Jamaica Gleaner - - SOCIAL -

AN­OTHER OP­TION for school leavers this sum­mer is vol­un­teerism. Those think­ing about vol­un­teer­ing should con­tact the Na­tional Youth Ser­vice (NYS). The NYS of­fers a struc­tured vol­un­teer ex­pe­ri­ence. The pro­gramme is de­signed to in­crease youth par­tic­i­pa­tion in na­tional and com­mu­nity ini­tia­tives.

Pro­gramme aim is to fos­ter civic re­spon­si­bil­ity and strengthen com­mu­ni­ties.

Youth can be fa­cil­i­tated within an or­gan­i­sa­tional set­ting, in com­mu­nity-based projects, spe­cial days or ac­tiv­i­ties on a con­tin­u­ous ba­sis.

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