Application for ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme opens

The application for ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme is now open.

For one month, volunteers will go through workshops and hands-on activities as they work with one another and local communities to discover the ASEAN identity and the role the youth play in the community. On site, they will engage the Krakor Floating Village in projects related to water sanitation, personal hygiene, and waste management.

Who are qualified to join?

  • ASEAN youth ages 18 to 30 years old (within 2015)
  • fluent in the English language
  • passionate about the environment and serving communities in need
  • preferable with experience/training in water supply, rural development, sanitation and wastewater
  • committed to implementing a project that can potentially benefit his/ her own community’s environment..

The program will be held in Cambodia through a joint partnership between Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), in collaboration with USAID, ASEAN Secretariat, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Cambodia, and UN Volunteers.

The first 4 days will be spent near the Royal University of Phnom Penh. 2 weeks will be spent on project site – at Krakor Floating Village, otherwise known as Kompong Luong, at Pursat province which is 4 hours away from the city center.

Organizers will cover the 2-way flight, local accommodation at a guest house, local transport (by bus and motor boat), food and insurance of selected participants.  Halal food will be served for Muslims, and vegetarian food upon request.

Only shortlisted volunteers will be notified. There will be phone interviews conducted for shortlisted candidates, who will also be asked to submit an academic or professional recommendation letter. The selected participants will be notified after June 1, 2015..

The deadline for application will be on March 8, 2015, GMT.

For more information, visit the AsiaEngage website.


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