If you meet all the requirements, go straight to the UNV registration form. Bear in mind that you might not have a choice of duty station: this will depend on operational requirements, and you might not find out where you will be posted until after you have been recruited.
There is no way of knowing exactly how long you will have to wait between registering in the database and receiving a call to a possible volunteer opportunity. Registration in the database does not guarantee that you will receive an assignment as a UN Volunteer.
What are the main assignment conditions?
The vast majority of UNV assignments are based on 6-12 month renewable contracts.
UN Volunteers receive support during their assignment in several ways, e.g. through a monthly volunteer living allowance, annual leave, and medical insurance.
Finally, there are many ways for former UN Volunteers to keep in touch with each other and stay involved, to advocate for volunteerism for peace and development or mobilise others to volunteer.