Otago Southland Model UN 2022 Volunteer Registrations




17 September, 2022


University of Otago

Registrations Close

10 September 2022

After a long hiatus, we are super thrilled to be able to reintroduce UN Youth back into the region! Otago-Southland Model UN (OSMUN) is back, and we need your help to make it better than ever. 

Held at the University of Otago, OSMUN 2022 offers volunteer opportunities for tertiary students (or post-high school students under 25) over a weekend to get rangatahi engaged with international affairs and global politics. If you are interested in leading the charge with civics education, this could be for you!

So what is a Model United Nations? Essentially, high school students get the opportunity to represent a member state of the United Nations in a simulation of a United Nations General Assembly. This year our topics will be particularly relevant to youth. Your job will be to facilitate workshops, activities, and general debates to get students working together and problem-solving. 

Volunteering at OSMUN is an activity in which tertiary students can engage with and give back to the Otago/Southland region and see tangible benefits from their involvement, both for themselves and for the delegates. While in a supporting role, volunteers are exposed to the same content as delegates and thus expand their knowledge about global citizenship and issues. The volunteering experience gained from OSMUN is useful for professional development and looks great on the CV! Everyone is encouraged to apply, and you DO NOT need any previous experience! It will be a great chance to meet and network with other like-minded, awesome young people, make new friends, and guide high schoolers into the next chapter of their lives.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Otago Regional Council Member, Georgia, at [email protected].


This registration submission authorises UN Youth New Zealand the right to capture my image and likeness in photos, videos and other media footage (“footage”). Additionally, it authorises UN Youth New Zealand the right to edit, publish and distribute any and all footage of me without any compensation to be used for any lawful purpose (e.g. creating promotional material).This registration submission authorises UN Youth New Zealand the right to collect, store and use any and all demographic information of me to be used for any lawful purpose (e.g. tracking who our organisation is reaching). This demographic information will not be individually identifiable. The foregoing authorisations shall continue indefinitely unless I otherwise revoke them in writing to [email protected].