Motivation letter for volunteer work


In this article we bring you a sample of Motivation letter for volunteer work which you can use and adjust to apply for various volunteer programs and projects. In particular in this example you may find a motivation letter for volunteer work at UN, however it may be easily adjusted for volunteer work in any other organization.

In writing motivation letter for volunteer work you have to bear in mind following important things:

  1. Proper addressing
  2. Saying how you heard about the position and about organization
  3. Writing something about you skills and previous experience
  4. Informing the reader about you expectations form the volunteering in their organization
  5. Proper salutation.

Here is an example:

Dear (Sir, Madame, Mr. Name, Mrs. Name, Miss Name),

I am very much interested in the volunteer position that is currently available with UNDP Office in Bratislava. I noticed the advertisement listed on the website of UN Country team in Slovakia, and it immediately caught my attention as I have been looking for an engaging opportunity such as this for some time now.

I have already worked as a volunteer in the past for a Protestant charity, where my responsibilities have been related to project administration on the EU funded Projects. The variety of skills required for these projects together with my natural leadership qualities have allowed me to expand and add to my skill sets while enjoying the challenges at hand.  J 

Volunteer work has always been a part of my life in some form or another and UNDP is an organization that I would very much enjoy being a part of.

Please find attached my Resume for your consideration along with P11 form and References.

I expect your call for an interview on your earliest possible convenience.

Looking forward to hearing from you,


[Name Surname in PRINT Letters]