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IAVE Asia Pacific Youth Volunteer Conference

 

The 15th IAVE Asia Pacific Youth Volunteer Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hong Kong Youth Delegation

 

The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) Asia Pacific Youth Volunteer Conference will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 22 to 23 November 2017.     As a leading organization in promoting volunteerism in Hong Kong and the IAVE Representative for Hong Kong, Agency for Volunteer Service (AVS) is going to organize a youth delegation, with passion for volunteering, to attend the Conference. 

The Conference is full of interactive, fun and educational activities.  It offers opportunities for the youth delegates to connect and exchange, and learn from their peers from the Asia Pacific region.  Delegates will also have a chance to experience local volunteering activities.  It is a great opportunity for the Hong Kong youth to reach beyond their boundaries and learn more about volunteerism and the development of volunteering in the new age.

Selected youths will be sponsored for the trip to benefit from that exceptional overseas experience.


Date and Venue

  • 21 to 23 November 2017 (including air travel)

  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


We are looking for ……

  • Young people aged 16 to 30 with secondary five education or above

  • Proficiency in spoken English and Cantonese

  • Have at least 3 years of active engagement in volunteer service

  • Dedicated and passionate towards volunteering

  • Good leadership and organizational skills

  • Mature, independent, outspoken and willing to work in a team

  • Willing to learn, share and commit during the whole programme including preparation and follow up work

 

Who can nominate?

  • Universities, colleges, secondary schools and registered NGOs in Hong Kong

  • Nominator can make a maximum of 4 nominations

 

Nomination Details

 

A.    How to Enroll

  • The nomination form should be completed with the signature of both the nominator and the nominee; and submitted with copies of supporting documents

  • If the nominator makes more than 1 nomination, preference should be indicated

  • The nominee should provide an article of own volunteer experience in about 500 words in English.

  • Nominee aged under 18 requires parental / guardian consent. 

  • All documents must reach AVS Volunteer Training and Development Centre on or before 31 May 2017 (refer to postmark).  Please mark "IAVE Youth Conference, Hong Kong Youth Delegation".

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview on 6 June 2017.

  • Candidates who are not invited to interview are considered as not successful.

 

B.    Selection

  • Information provided in the nomination form and the supporting documents are the basis of first-round selection. Selected candidates will be informed to attend an interview through e-mail.  Those who fail to attend the interview would not be considered. 

  • The final selection will be conducted through panel interview.  Result will be notified via email by the end of June 2017. 

  • Selected delegates have to sign and submit the confirmation letter, along with the copy of travelling document and the enrollment fee before the set date.

  • AVS has the final decision on the selection and all the arrangements.

 

C.    Enrollment Fee

  1. The selected candidate is required to pay a fee of HK$1,500 for enrollment.  The fee for flight tickets, accommodation, conference registration, training programmes, insurance and uniform would be subsidized.

  2. Delegate has to compensate all the fees incurred by AVS for withdrawal after confirming participation. 

 

D.    Responsibilities of Delegates

  1. Delegates should undertake the necessary preparation work, attend the whole conference and at least 80% of the pre-conference training, meeting and post-conference session.

  2. Delegates must hand in a self-reflection assignment (in 800 to 1,000 words in English or Chinese) within three weeks after the Conference.

  3. Organize a “Sharing Session” in group to report and share the learning experience within 3 months after the Conference.

  4. Delegates must apply for their own travelling visa and ensure that the valid period of passport is not less than 6 months.

  5. Except the listed subsidized items, delegates must be responsible for their own expenses. 

 

E.    Enquiry and Submission

Ms Becky Lam (Senior Officer, Training and Development)
Agency for Volunteer Service
Volunteer Training and Development Centre
Address:    Shop D101-102, 1/F, Block D, Cho Yiu Centre, Cho Yiu Chuen, Kwai Chung.
Tel:            2865 2520                Fax:        2827 3362            
E-mail:      tdc@avs.org.hk            Web:    www.avs.org.hk

Nomination Form