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Have you ever wondered how you can use your skills differently?

Contributing to a purpose-driven organisation that's dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world can provide meaning and purpose in your day-to-day work life. Imagine how you can make a difference by browsing the different ways you can get involved with UNICEF. 

Hear from Alice Hall of UNICEF Australia

How we hire

UNICEF Australia is determined to build a better world where all children and young people can thrive, and to do that, we need to build a team that is diverse in perspectives and experiences. And this begins with our hiring process.

We believe hiring is a two-way conversation and decision; we’re truly interested in getting to know you and we're curious about what's important to you. We also ensure that you have the opportunity to discover more about us through the process.

Step 1. Take the time to stand out

When you see a role that interests you, show us how it's the right for you. Prepare by exploring our website, getting to know our purpose, and familiarise yourself with any information about the role prior to submitting your application.

Step 2. Getting to know each other

For most opportunities, we start with a short conversation so we can learn a little more about each other. The more questions you have, the better. We then have an in-person interview where you will meet with the people you’ll be working with.

Step 3. Decision time

We take every hiring decision seriously. We continuously seek feedback along the way, from you, all those you meet, and from your referees. If you don’t progress after a final interview, you will always hear back from us and you can seek feedback.

Step 4. The final steps

If we both decide this is a great match, we will need you to complete one final step, as working in a child-focused organisation comes with many important checks to properly safeguard children, but we will tell you more about that at the right time.

UNICEF workers holding their hands up© UNICEF Australia


Volunteering is a meaningful way to make a difference to the world's children, that's why we're building a network of volunteers who feel they are contributing, learning and part of our shared purpose.

We're currently working towards a dedicated pathway to volunteering with UNICEF Australia. Click below to register your interest in our Job Opportunities section.

UNICEF Australia's Young Ambassador© UNICE Australia /2023/Labade

Young Ambassadors

Our Young Ambassador program gives young people aged 15-24 the opportunity to speak up for children’s rights and for what matters most to Australia's young people.  

Recruited from across Australia, our Young Ambassadors are trained in leadership, government advocacy, media and communications, and engage with children and young people to male meaningful change.


Job Opportunities at UNICEF Australia

Your questions answered 

The best way is to register your interest via the Job Opportunities section above. When volunteering opportunities come up they are predominantly in our Sydney Metro office. 

As our role in Australia is primarily one of advocacy and fundraising, UNICEF Australia does not directly recruit volunteers or employees to work with UNICEF overseas. However, to assist you on your journey to volunteering overseas with UNICEF, please click here.  

Yes, they can. At this stage, the minimum age for volunteering for UNICEF Australia is 17 years old, but this will also depend on the opportunity we have available. The best way to register your interest is through the job opportunities above.

UNICEF Australia has opportunities that arise for internships from time to time. These opportunities are driven by department needs and, most importantly, our capacity to spend the right amount of time with you. All opportunities as they arise are advertised in our Job Opportunities above