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The 25th IAVE World & Youth Volunteer Conference
in Augsburg, Germany
Hong Kong Youth Delegation

The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) World & Youth Volunteer Conference will take place in Augsburg, Germany from 16 to 20 October 2018. 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 different regions. 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

  • 15 to 21 October 2018 (including air travel)

  • Kongress am Park Augsburg Convention Center, Augsburg, Germany

We are looking for ……

  • Young people aged 18 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 3 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.

  • All documents must reach AVS Volunteer Training and Development Centre on or before 8 June 2018 (refer to postmark).  Please mark "IAVE Youth Conference, Hong Kong Youth Delegation".

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview on 28 June 2018.

  • 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 in early July 2018. 

  • 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$4,500 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 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)
     Ms Sara Lai (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:        2527 3362            
     E-mail:      tdc@avs.org.hk            Web:      www.avs.org.hk