July 15th is UNESCO’s World Youth Skills Day, and we’re celebrating with the launch of our new SVA Summary of Service.
How Does It Work?
Sign up to our SVA Service Award and start volunteering. After you reach Bronze level (32 hours of volunteering), you can request a Summary of Service to use in your CV or applications to university, polytech, or apprenticeships. It’s a great tool to demonstrate what you’ve done in your community and how you’ve made an impact on Sustainable Development Goals.
- This option of the Summary of Service will become visible after the you’ve reached Bronze level (32 hours).
- Click on the ‘Summary of Service’ link in the Service Dashboard below the ‘Options’ menu.
- After requesting two Summary of Service reports, you will need to wait a week before you can request another one.
Why World Youth Skills Day?
SVA Foundation programmes involve young people across multiple sectors including conservation, social support, sport, and the arts. The skills that students learn while volunteering as part of UC SVA, the SVA Service Award, SVA Schools, and Live Life are significant. Despite these skills, there are issues for young people around employment.
“. . . young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions”https://www.un.org/en/events/youthskillsday
Help us continue to build skills for young people through volunteering by donating to the SVA Foundation and promoting volunteering in your community.