Archive for November, 2015

United Nations Volunteer Programme for Local Undergraduate Students

United Nations Volunteers (UNV) – Hong Kong Universities Volunteer Internship Programme 2018


With a view to furthering youth volunteerism, the Programme funded by Home Affairs Bureau was launched by Agency for Volunteer Service (AVS), with support from Hong Kong Volunteers Association and Peace and Development Foundation. It allows local university undergraduates to participate in a 6-month assignment (normally starts from 1 July to 31 December) under the UN Youth Volunteer modality serving under UN field units or agencies in South East Asia.


The Programme contributes to global peace and development worldwide while enabling the selected undergraduate students in Hong Kong to build capacities, enhance service learning and strengthen cultural understanding in the neighboring regions.

Target Volunteers

Around 20 undergraduate students in Hong Kong would be selected this year from the nominations of the partner universities*.


• at the time of application, enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme in one of the partner universities*
• 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

Commitment of Volunteers

• participate in pre-departure training in Hong Kong and orientation in the duty station
• complete a 6-month assignment
• submit final report on the assignment
• participate in post-assignment de-briefing
• share experience and inspirations gained from the assignment

Vounteer 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.

Financial Support

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

Programme Information and Materials for Download

Information about the Programme is available at:

Programme Pamphlet

For more details about the United Nations Youth Volunteers Programme, please visit

Application Details

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

Volunteer Sharing and Highlights

1st & 2nd Batch of Youth Volunteers’ Sharing
Event Highlights
List of HKU Students


* Partner Universities (in alphabetical order)

• City University of Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Baptist University
• Lingnan University
• The Chinese University of Hong Kong
• The Education University of Hong Kong
• The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
• The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
• The University of Hong Kong

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