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Regular Volunteer Programme

FAO Regular Volunteer Programme provides opportunities for individuals to contribute their volunteer actions, where suitable, to support the work of FAO in connection to FAO Strategic Objectives and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Programme proactively and strategically mobilizes broad-based volunteer services of citizens of FAO Member Nations, especially from the Global South, to contribute to end hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity.

FAO does not provide any remuneration to FAO Regular Volunteers.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality: candidates must be nationals of FAO Member Nations.
  • Education: candidates must have completed secondary school education.
  • Languages: candidates must have working knowledge of at least one FAO official language (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian). Knowledge of a second FAO official language will be considered an asset.
  • Age: candidates must be aged 18 or older.
  • Skills: candidates should be able to adapt to an international multicultural environment, have good communication skills and be knowledgeable in the use of basic computer programmes.
  • Residence/Visa status: candidates should have appropriate residence or immigration status in the country of assignment.
  • Family relation: candidates with family members (defined as brother, sister, mother, father, son or daughter) employed by FAO under any type of contractual arrangement are not eligible for the FAO Regular Volunteer Programme.

How to apply

Apply to the “Call for Expression of Interest”, which is published on our employment website.

All applicants must apply through iRecruitment by submitting an on-line application form together with a motivation letter.

Only selected candidates will be contacted.  

For more details, please visit Volunteer FAQ page