Living conditions

Living conditions vary from stable environments to very changing and dynamic ones.  Be aware that many UN Volunteers work in remote, isolated duty stations where basic comforts may be limited. Many other UN Volunteers work under routine conditions, such as capital cities, with all modern conveniences available. Our assignments are categorized as “family” or “non-family” duty stations, depending on the nature of the assignment and the security context.


Wellbeing Differential

UN Volunteers serving in locations where the living conditions meet the eligibility criteria for payment of Wellbeing Differential, as established by UNV methodology, will receive a Wellbeing Differential payment. The purpose of the Wellbeing Differential is to offset the cost of living conditions that are substantially below those conditions in what is defined by UNV as a hardship duty station. Danger Pay and hardship entitlements provided to UN staff do not apply to UN Volunteers.