Nigeria Youth Volunteer

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Nigerian Youth

We bridge divides by bringing people together: connecting individuals and organizations to help communities tackle their toughest challenges.

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The Intro

Who We Are

The Nigerian Youth Volunteer (NYV) is a Not-for-Profit National Youth Volunteer Development Programme endorsed and launched in 2012 by the Nigeria National Volunteer Service (NNVS), The Presidency, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) with the support of the United Nations Volunteers, Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) and the International Association for Volunteer Efforts (IAVE) in line with the aspirations of the United Nations Universal Declaration on Volunteerism, African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVS) and the National Policy on Inclusive Volunteering, 2020.

The Nigerian Youth Volunteers (NYV) is established to promote the culture and practice of Volunteerism among young people in Nigeria


To be the nation’s leading volunteer development platform that works to build a Nation with a critical mass of discipline, patriotic, socially responsible and responsive Citizens harnessing and utilizing their inherent and productive potentials to play active roles in building strong and resilient communities through volunteer efforts and community service.


To sensitize, mobilize and positively engage Citizens through a modern, dynamic, strategic, coordinated and inclusive volunteerism in order to build strong and resilient communities that enhance and facilitate sustainable development.

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To promote volunteer internship and mentorship of young people to learn and imbibe practical leadership skills. To conceptualize and organize volunteer oriented programmes and projects aimed at building the capacity of young people and adult alike. Promote teamwork and collectivism in addressing community needs and challenges

Build and sustain the culture of volunteerism, community and service learning among young people and adults alike.

Mobilize and harness the abundant yet redundant human capital resources for sustainable community development.

Mobilize and build a critical mass of social entrepreneurs and change agents as socially responsible and responsive young people and adult alike.

Promote the establishment and management of Volunteer Time Bank (VTB). Identify volunteer needs and opportunities and mobilize youth volunteers to actively participate.

To identify and create volunteer opportunities aimed at providing young people with preliminary career and work experiences.

Youth Mainstreaming, Programming and active participation in Volunteer Advocacy, Communication, Education and social mobilization

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