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2017-18 Hong Kong Outstanding Youth Volunteers Scheme
 
Organizer : Steering Committee on Promotion of Volunteer Service, Social Welfare Department
Partner Organization : Hong Kong Outstanding Youth Volunteers’ Association


2017-18 Hong Kong Outstanding Youth Volunteers Scheme


Introduction
                                                                                        
In order to recognize the commitment and contribution of youth volunteers towards society, the Steering Committee on Promotion of Volunteer Service (the Steering Committee) of the Social Welfare Department organizes the 2017-18 Hong Kong Outstanding Youth Volunteers Scheme (the Scheme) to select 20 outstanding youth volunteers to participate in the promotion of Volunteer Movement in Hong Kong and exchange their volunteer experiences with people outside Hong Kong. 


Objectives
  • To commend the youth for their contribution and commitment on volunteering;
  • To widen the vision of the outstanding youth volunteers and expand  their network; and
  • To encourage young people to be ambassadors in the promotion of volunteering. ​


Targets candidates

Youth volunteers aged between 16 and 24, with right of abode in Hong Kong, who are devoted to serve the community and contribute to the promotion of volunteering.   Successful applicants are required to assist the organizer to promote volunteering in the subsequent two years.  Applicants will be divided into two groups according to their age and a total of 20 youth volunteers will be selected.  The selected youth volunteers will become the candidates of the Scheme to receive training.  Those who have satisfactory overall performance will be awarded and become the Hong Kong Outstanding Youth Volunteers. 


Deadline for application: 17 May 2017 (Wednesday) 


Date of interview:  
 
1st round   :  24 June 2017 (Saturday) 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 
Final round   8 July 2017 (Saturday) 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 
The interview will be conducted in groups. Different from previous years, the Final Round Interview will be conducted through different mode of activities in a day camp to enable applicants to enhance their self-awareness, better understand their competencies and exchange experiences and insights in volunteer services. Applicants should reserve the above whole day for interviews.  Should any applicant fails to attend the interview scheduled by the organizer, he/she will be regarded as self-withdrawal.


Application Details

Application Form

Leaflet (Chinese version)

"2016-17 Hong Kong Outstanding Youth Volunteers Scheme" Penang Exchange Tour Report (Chinese version)
 

Enquiry 

Secretariat of the Steering Committee on Promotion of Volunteer Service
Tel no.: 2234 0100
E-mail address: covs1@swd.gov.hk