Samuel Turay

Africa Regional Manager, Global Network of Volunteering Leadership (GNVL)


Samuel Turay is the Africa Regional Coordinator for lAVE’s Global Network of Volunteering Leadership (GNVL). He is a passionate volunteer leader and youth activist. He also serves as the Vice Chair of the Africa Union Volunteers Linkage – Reference Group.

Previously, Samuel has served in diverse capacities, such as a Community Volunteer for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation (2009 -2010), Producer and Presenter for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Cooperation’s Youth Platform Radio Program (2011 -2013), Volunteer Researcher at the British Council Sierra Leone (2012 -2017), and National Volunteer for Voluntary Services Overseas (2019 -2020).

More recently Samuel was a Project Assistant for the Voluntary Services Overseas (2020 -2022), a regional expert in the 2022 United Nations World Volunteers Report, a speaker at the United Nations Volunteers Global Technical Meeting in 2020, and was the CSO – Sierra Leone Representative at the High-Level Political Forum in 2021.

Samuel is also a member of the Forum for International Volunteering in Development (2019 – present).

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