Volunteering Tasmania has partnered with Student Volunteer Army New Zealand (SVA) to trial a youth-based volunteering program to recognise the volunteer efforts of young people in Tasmania. This program is available for public high school students and young people registered through jobs hubs. It will recognise and link youth volunteering to skills that support young people to get jobs, build networks and increase civic participation.
The Youth Volunteer Army is all about:
- Changing a young person’s trajectory by improving their resilience, confidence, and employability
- Linking volunteering with education
- Supporting volunteering organisations by encouraging a culture of volunteering in young people
- Supporting Tasmanian action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
The Student Volunteer Army Service Award app allows volunteers to record and reflect on the good they do in their communities, and automatically builds a CV of volunteering (summary of service). Volunteers can then use this CV of volunteering to stand out when applying for apprenticeships, scholarships and employment.
*Only available to those registered at a school.