Graduate Volunteer Programme coming to NYSC Camps!

The Graduate Volunteer Programme (GVP) is a volunteer programme which commenced in 2009. This programme recruits graduates who have completed their National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) as volunteers to volunteer in communities as teaching assistants. The volunteers are also involved in community development activities and small projects as part of the programme. During this programme, the volunteers are equipped with ongoing trainings for their personal and professional development. The GVP is currently working in Kwara, Nasarawa and Kano States and it is a partnership between, VSO, NYSC and other implementing partners in the states. Through this programme, many young graduates have gained work experiences, confidence, job opportunities and awards.

The good news is that the GVP, beginning from March 2013,
is being extended to in-service corpers and will launch this pilot model in Nasarawa and Kwara States. It will also, not focus on teaching only but have incorporated opportunities for volunteering with Agric extension workers. So, this gives volunteers on the programme the option to volunteer as a teaching assistant or with Agric extension workers.

On Tuesday, 12th March, there will a sensitization in the Kwara and Nasarawa camps where more details will be shared on the in-service and post service programmes of GVP. If you know of any corper who wants to have a memorable experience in the next one year and have been placed in these states, then tell them about GVP and to meet with us at the camps! I will be in at the Kwara camp and open to your questions :-)

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