Volunteer for Life

The Volunteer For Life (VFL) Project is an initiative of the Fresh & Young Brains Development Initiative with support from United Nations Volunteers (UNV), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Nigerian National Volunteer Service (NNVS), the Presidency, Abuja.

 

Project Objectives

  • The overall objective of the project is to encourage active citizen involvement in societal development through Volunteerism and Social Responsibility.
  • The Project targets Nigerians within and outside the country who want to use volunteerism as a means of giving back to society and contributing to societal development.
  • Just as the name implies, the VFL project is expected to run throughout a person’s lifetime. It cuts across all sectors of the economy and involves both children, youth, adults, groups and corporate bodies.

 

Project Aim

  • The Volunteer For Life (VFL) project aims to build and promote a Culture of Volunteerism in our society.
  • The Project will build capacity in the areas of Volunteerism, Mentoring, Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability.

 

Project Activities

  • Production of more copies and dissemination of the Toolkit for Volunteerism (April 2011)
    Advocacy & Capacity Building (Jan 2011 – Dec 2013)
  • Launch of the Volunteer for Life (VFL) Project online – March 2011 http://fbinaija.blogspot.com/
  • Online Certificate Training on Volunteerism & MDGs – June, 2011
  • Grassroots Awareness on Building a Culture of Volunteerism in Nigeria (Jan 2011 – Dec 2013)
  • Volunteer Placements (DIC, Landmark Initiative)
  • Awards/Special Recognition to Individuals and Communities that promote Volunteerism – Dec 2011

 

Categories and focus area

  • Children (Young Volunteers Club – YVC)
  • Artists (Volunteer Your Talents for Development – VTD Initiative)
  • Government MDAs/OSSAP-MDG (Volunteer Desks Project)
  • Professional Groups/Development Partners (Volunteers Market Place – VMP)
  • Companies (Marketing Volunteerism to improve CSR)
  • Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions (Diplomatic Volunteering Project – DVP)
  • Churches/Mosques (Preach and Practice Volunteerism – PPV)
  • Communities/NGOs/Policy Makers (Advocate and Legislate on Volunteerism (Volunteers General Assembly – VGA)– NNVS, NA Committees on Diaspora
  • Media (Volunteer Reporting Mechanisms – VRM)
  • Youth (YSE/YSEM initiative with UNV,DIC, UNIC, World Bank)
  • NYSC (Volunteer Service Year Project)
  • Retirees (Volunteer Your Experience)
    ECOWAS Business Roundtable on Volunteerism with ECOWAS Peace Fund