Action Appointments in collaboration with Action Volunteers Africa is starting up a Youth Desk database for all youth between the ages of 18 and 30. If you are interested in being added onto the Youth Desk, send your CV along with your completed AVA bio summary form. Send both documents typed out in MS Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisations seeking well-screened youth for internships, volunteer opportunities, or any entry-level jobs are encouraged to contact us. We charge very low rates and all profits from this initiative go towards supporting AVA.
ACTION VOLUNTEERS AFRICA Since our work involves connecting people to jobs in the development sector, the escalating problem of youth unemployment in our country and the lack of opportunities that exist for most young people who finish school is of great concern to us at Action Appointments.
In 2012 we decided to invest some resources and expertise in setting up an initiative to enable unemployed youth to gain valuable skills and working experience through volunteering for a year in an NGO. In 2013 Action Volunteers Africa commenced as a pilot programme placing 30 youth into a variety of NGOs as volunteers. Initially funded solely by Action Appointments, our Director, Lisa Garson, has been involved in leading and growing the NGO over the past 5 years. AVA is now an independent registered NPO and almost 1000 youth have been through its programmes.