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United Nations Volunteer Programme for Local Undergraduate Students

United Nations Volunteers (UNV) – Hong Kong Universities Volunteer Programme for Undergraduates

Background

With the support of United Nations Volunteers and government funding, the Programme aims to enable undergraduate students from the universities in Hong Kong to participate in a 6-month volunteer assignment under UN field units or agencies in South East Asia. The assignments will normally start in summer 2017 and last for 6 months.

Volunteer Assignments

- Duration: around 6 months
- Locations: UN agencies/field units in South East Asia
- Service scope: health and education, disaster risk reduction in the area of environment, youth issues and other areas with focus on information technology
- Job duties: administrative support, monitoring and evaluation, communications and outreach etc.

Commitment of Volunteers

- Participate in pre-departure training in Hong Kong and orientation in the duty station
- Complete a 6-month assignment in South East Asia
- Submit mid-term and final reports on the assignment
- Participate in post-assignment de-briefing
- Share experience and inspirations gained from the assignment

Financial Support to Volunteers

Round trip travel costs from Hong Kong to duty station, monthly living allowance and health/life insurance will be fully funded.

Eligibility

- At the time of application, enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme in HKU
- Hong Kong resident* aged between 18-29 recommended by the university with good reference
- Commitment to global peace and development
- Proficiency in spoken and written English; knowledge of other languages of the working destination will be an asset
- Volunteering experience in or out of Hong Kong
- High motivation, enthusiasm, and adaption ability to different culture and environment
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Literacy in computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and social media

* Definition of “Hong Kong Residents”, in general, refers to persons having the “Right of Abode” or “Right to Land” in Hong Kong and persons who have been permitted to remain in Hong Kong on residence status (such as employment, student, dependent, etc.) other than on visitor condition will be treated as Hong Kong residents.

Application Details

Application normally opens in November. For details, please stay tuned with CEDARS’ email.

Enquiries: cedars-programmes@hku.hk

This programme is supported by:

- United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
- Agency for Volunteer Service (AVS)
- Peace and Development Foundation (PDF)
- Hong Kong Volunteer Associations (HKVA)
- The University of Hong Kong and other partner universities

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