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Promote Youth Volunteer Participation Plan

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Promote Youth Volunteer Participation Plan

A. Purpose

The Youth Development Administration (YDA) of the Ministry of Education is recruiting youth to engage in helping the impoverished, disadvantaged, implementation of sustainable development, and serving for other volunteer works, both domestically and overseas. Youth are also encouraged to dedicate themselves towards volunteer services related to the improvement of community welfare, care for new immigrants, cultivating local history and culture, promoting fair digital and other opportunities. The hope is to continually enhance the power of young volunteers and encourage volunteering trends to establish a culture of volunteerism in Taiwan.

B. Project Protocol

I. Strengthen Youth Volunteer Service Platform and Network
(I) Establish Youth Volunteer Centers bring local governments, schools, and private organizations together as a strategic alliance to jointly promote youth volunteer service work.
(II) Operation Youth Volunteer Service websites .Each youth volunteer center operates subsidiary websites for each center, with synchronous operation of Youth Volunteer Service Facebook group to provide youth volunteers with a variety of ways to obtain information.

II. Promote Youth Volunteer Service Philosophies
(I) Host youth volunteer event series: Set annual themes to host youth volunteer event series in March and April each year, Attract media and youth attention through hosting these series of events, recruiting more youth to take part in volunteer services.
(II) Print posters and foldouts, and utilize new media channels to escalate and expand promotional efforts.
III. Develop Varied Youth Volunteer Service Plan
•Host youth volunteer team events: Combine related local resources to encourage youth volunteers aged 15 to 35 to expanding volunteer services.

IV. Strengthen Youth Volunteers’ Service Knowledge:
(I) Host basic and special volunteer training: Host and supervise schools and youth volunteers of organizations basic training and special training in accordance with the Volunteer Service Act.
(II) Develop youth volunteer mentor mechanism: Recommend school teachers, professional NPO personnel with experience leading youth volunteers to form a team of mentors, assisting in local consulting and networking services in order to effectively lead and direct youth service.

V. Host Competitions and Recognition of Exemplary Behavior
(I) Select outstanding teams、Hold Youth Volunteer Service for Regional Peace celebrations and awards ceremonies.
(II) Handle overseas field visits and exchange affairs for representatives from outstanding teams.