The KWASU Volunteer Scheme (KVS) is established for KWASU students who share a passion for and commitment to enhancing communities and improving lives through their selfless services. It is the ideal opportunity to unite to exchange new ideas, apply expertise, and implement improvements that transform our communities. It will help our students grow personally and professionally in order to be well rounded graduates by the time they leave the four walls of KWASU. It is envisaged that the Scheme would help to inculcate into our students the entrepreneurial and community service spirit given that the University is the University for Community development. The strategic objective is to develop innovative ways to ensure a win—win process whereby KWASU benefits, the students benefit, and the community also benefits.
Benefits of participating in KVS
Volunteering connects you to others: Helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people, animals, and organizations. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills. Volunteering helps you make new friends and contacts: It strengthens your ties to the community and broadens your support network, exposing you to people with common interests, neighbourhood and organisational resources, and fun and fulfilling activities. ♦ Volunteering increases self-confidence: Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. • Volunteering can advance your career: It is also a great way to gain valuable job experience in a new field. Your volunteer work might also expose you to professional organizations or internships that could be of benefit to your career. Just because volunteer work is unpaid does not mean the skills you learn arc basic. Volunteering can also help you build upon skills you already have and use them to benefit the greater community. Ali Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your life: Volunteering is a fun and easy way. to explore your interests and passions. Doing volunteer work you find meaningful and interesting can he a relaxing, energizing escape from your day-to-day routine of work, school, or family commitments. Volunteering also provides you with renewed creativity, motivation, and vision that can carry over into your personal and professional
When it comes to voluntecring„ passion and positivity arc the only requirements.
The most valuable skills you can bring to KVS are:
• Open mind
• Willing-ness to do whatever is needed, and
• Positive attitude
Minimum and maximum stork hours Volunteering doesn’t have to take over your life to be beneficial. The important thing is to volunteer only the amount of time that feels comfortable to you. Volunteering should feel like a fun and rewarding hobby, not another chore on your to-do list.
Why Join KVS? Aside the above highlighted benefits of volunteering, KVS acknowledges your dedication and service to the community and has designed unique, tangible and direct measures to appreciate your include: Monthly university-wide recognition of outstanding volunteer of the month Certificate for volunteers of at least three months Commendation letter signed by the Vice-Chancellor for participants who win volunteer of I the month for three consecutive months
Getting the most out of volunteering You’re donating your valuable time, so it’s important that you enjoy and benefit from your volunteering. At KVS, we expect our volunteers to:
• Ask questions.
• Make sure you know what’s expected.
• Don’t be afraid to make positive and impactful change.
• Enjoy yourself?
Obtain the KVS application form from the Office of SIWES and Student Employment and Upon completion,
return together with a typed and duly signed application letter and a curriculum Vitae.
Shorlisted applicants will be interviewed if required
Successful applicants will be formally notified and appointed.