World Food Programme (WFP) - Volunteering


International Organizations

Location (s):

  • Italy
  • Worldwide


The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.


Volunteer with WFP and help us achieve Zero Hunger

Volunteering with the World Food Programme (WFP) means helping millions of people around the world. Our volunteers make a difference every day, contributing their expertise and experience to add value to the organization in different functional areas. WFP offers the opportunity for volunteers to work in the areas they know best, while helping the organization achieve its goal of Zero Hunger.

To volunteer at our headquarters in Rome, Italy, apply to the Voluntary Assistant Roster.

United nations volunteer programme

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. The UNV programme partners with various organisations across and beyond the UN system, including the World Food Programme. Information about the different UNV modalities, the application procedure and other aspects of the volunteering programme can be found on the UNV website.


Assisting 86.7 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.

On any given day, WFP has 5,600 trucks, 20 ships and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistanceto those in most need. Every year, we distribute more than 15 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31. These numbers lie at the roots of WFP’s unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, one that gets the job done quickly at scale in the most difficult environments.

WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations. Two-thirds of our work is in conflict-affected countries where people are three times more likely to be undernourished than those living in countries without conflict. 

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Who can volunteer for WFP

  • Anyone over 18 years of age (student, professional or retired).
  • Committed individuals who want to contribute their services and add value to the organization.
  • Collaborators interested in living a unique working experience supporting WFP’s mission.


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

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