Youth Advisory Group Member Application
IAVE exists to promote, strengthen and celebrate volunteering in all of the myriad ways it happens throughout the world. With members in 70+ countries, we are the connective tissue of a global network of leaders of volunteering, NGOs, businesses and volunteer centers that share a belief in the power of volunteers to make a significant strategic contribution to resolving the world’s most pressing problems.
Every 10 years IAVE celebrates the Global Youth Volunteering Summit (GYVS), an event, made by youth and for youth, that seeks to connect young volunteers from all regions of the world.
The 1st Summit was in Tokyo, Japan in 2001, and the 2nd Summit took place in Barranquilla, Colombia, in 2011. The next Summit will be in Edmonton, Canada in 2022.
The Youth Advisory Group is responsible for co-producing the conference with MacEwan University and IAVE. This group will ensure that all planning and development is taken forward with a youth-led approach and with a global perspective. The group will comprise of young people ages 16-30 from around the world (50% from Edmonton, the host city) and would commit to being involved in the planning process for 12-18 moths prior to the event.
Through the open application process, two representatives from each region (Africa, Arab Nations, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America) will be selected to serve in the Youth Advisory Group. This group will be co-chaired by the IAVE Board Representative for Youth, Yvette Tackie, and the MacEwan University Student Representative.
We are looking for young people between the ages of 16-30 who:
An ideal candidate is:
Opportunity to shape the outcome of an exciting, once in a lifetime global event.
Connect with hundreds of young people from all over the world.
Opportunity to learn what trends are shaping youth volunteering.
Inspire and activate keynotes and workshops with relevant stakeholders.
Build an exciting agenda for attendees from around the world.
Share your knowledge expertise and culture with your global peers.
Develop inspiring projects related to youth volunteerism.
Opportunity to travel to Canada to attend the Summit in person!
The application is now closed. Thank you for your interest in participating!