The purpose of the youth and volunteer program is to systematically engage the youth of any society for other youth and students across Pakistan. Youth, which is the driving force of society, can easily face challenges and also finds solutions to these problems. By polishing their skills and make them prepare for a noble purpose, create a sense of volunteerism in this large segment of society. This program recognizes the role of youth in educating their peers and changing mindset which urges to educate, enable and empower young people to take active participation in voluntary activities.
The main objective of the Youth & Volunteer program is “To develop and sustain motivated, organized and well-trained youth & volunteers, representing all segments of society to effectively participate in YFP programs and services”.
The YFP Youth Volunteer program is looking for motivated and talented youth between the ages of 18 and 29. (Note: you must be younger than 29 throughout the duration of your service). Students who volunteer report that they gain a lot of benefits from it, including better time management, opportunities to meet new people, satisfaction from having helped others, and improved mental well-being.
Why Student & Youth Volunteering?
University life is all about the experiences – or at least so we are told. While studying and social gathering may take up a lot of your time, making space for some voluntary work can really add value to your overall university experience. Here are my to get involved in student volunteering at university.
- Make a Difference: First and foremost, student volunteering is of course a great way to make a real contribution to a cause you feel strongly about. For some, choosing a cause or charity is the hard part, while others may already have one in mind. YFP believes Student plays an important role in changing the mindset of society and make a huge difference.
- Having Amazing New Experience: The chance to participate in new experiences is a big part of the appeal of student volunteering, and the more involved you get, the greater a sense of satisfaction you’ll receive. You could find yourself standing outside a lecture hall hosting a seminar, workshop, competing in a different contest, etc. Volunteering can be as fun as you want to make it and really caters to everyone. You can always find something – and if it doesn’t already exist, start it up yourself!
- Meet New Peoples: It's not just about some social events; volunteering also means getting to meet people with a similar passion. This is also a chance to learn a lot, because of the diversity of the people you’ll be working alongside – all bringing different perspectives, experiences, and skills.
- Boost Your Employment Prospects: When you go for a job interview, having student volunteering work on your CV is always a bonus. No matter how what industry you’re applying to, employers always like to see part of your wider personality, and what you really care about. Of course, if you want to enter the non-profit and charity sector, voluntary work would be absolutely essential for your CV, to show your commitment. This kind of experience can also be an avenue for getting internships – and in turn jobs.
The Youth For Pakistan has a long tradition of welcoming volunteers who wish to serve by offering their time, knowledge, and/or professional expertise. When you volunteer for the YFP, you engage in a rewarding experience. Our volunteers are a valuable resource in contributing to the YFP’s mission, to find out more about volunteer opportunities for the YFP please fill the Membership Form below.