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  • Spread the idea of volunteerism among Lebanese youth
  • Provide the idea of social cohesion, union and dialogue among them
  • Enhance their soft skills to be able to participate in the decision making process of issues that affect them
  • Activate and develop voluntary work in NGOs, universities, schools and municipalities
  • Involve communities in local work

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Weekend Activities
  • Targeting poor and disadvantaged communities and the most vulnerable at the social and the economic levels
  • Activities ranging from one day to a week maximum
  • On average 50 volunteers participating in each activity
  • The age group of volunteers is between 15 and 24 years
  • 20% of the volunteers must come from outside the community where the activity is being implemented
  • The contribution of the National Volunteer Service Program is of 10,000 USD maximum
  • Activities targeting youth as direct beneficiaries and the community as indirect beneficiary
Small Grants Program (SGP)
  • Targeting poor and disadvantaged communities and the most vulnerable on the social and economic levels
  • Activities can last a maximum of four months
  • Participate at an average of 50 volunteers in each activity
  • The age group of volunteers is between 15 and 24 years
  • 20% of the volunteers must come from outside the community concerned
  • NVSP contribution is of 30,000 USD maximum
  • Activities targeting youth as direct beneficiaries and the community as indirect beneficiary
  • It requires a contribution of 30% from the Implementing Agency (For NGOs)
  • These projects offset the equivalent of one million USD. This amount is divided into 33 projects of 30,000 USD each
Youth Summer Camps
  • Implemented directly by the Ministry of Social Affairs as part of its contribution in the NVSP Budget
Training


In order to strengthen NVSP soft skills training component, by partnering with international expert institutions and promote knowledge sharing and capacity building among MOSA staff, the NVSP applied and received the amount of 350,000 USD as a grant from the MDTF (Multi-donor trust fund).

For the first batch of volunteering projects under the Small Grants Program (SGP), the International Youth Foundation (IYF) provided TOT sessions to NGO representatives, whose projects were approved under the Small Grants Program, to the Ministry of Social Affairs staff and to NVSP PMU.

This year, representatives from schools and universities applying for the second batch of volunteering projects will also benefit from a 20-hour ToT sessions and will train their volunteers on soft skills and career planning and management.