Youth Volunteers :-

Youth Development Prevention program planners often develop interventions that focus solely on reducing problem behaviors, and funding streams for these prevention programs often limit the ability of providers to meet young people's needs holistically. In other words, HIV/STD and pregnancy prevention programs provide many young people with the sexual health knowledge, skills, and services they need; but, many youth still lack the motivation to avoid HIV, STDs, and unintended pregnancy.

Youth development strategies can help provide young people with this motivation. Youth development is especially important for young people who have little or no support from their families, schools, and communities. These hard to reach and under served youth, who frequently report high risk behavior and often lack access to health services, including homeless, drug-addicted, pregnant and parenting, bssro , and very low income youth. Committed youth-serving adults cannot afford to overlook the positive results to be derived from incorporating youth development strategies into HIV/STD and pregnancy prevention programs.

  • Youth Development: Strengthening Prevention Strategies
  • Life Planning Education: A Youth Development Program
  • When I'm Grown
  • Communities Responding to the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention: Volume V: Linking Pregnancy Prevention to Youth Development

There are a number of youth development programs among the Programs. These include:
Life Skills Approaches to Improving Youth's Sexual and Reproductive Health
Youth activists can and do take their health and rights into their own hands, organizing activism efforts, lobbying policy makers, educating their peers, and taking leadership roles in the United States and around the world. Learn more about about Advocates' youth activism programs.
We welcome your support. The Exploration Station’s success is rooted in the involvement of community members who recognize the importance of cultivating our youth. We want to tap your talent knowing that each person has a special ability he/she can provide. Here are a few ways to extend your involvement and have a positive impact on the lives of families in our community:
Volunteering was magical on so many levels. The partner is inspiring, well organised, passionate and a privilege to be aligned with."

Sponsors research

Research studies may be expensive to conduct due to needs for manpower, administration and regulatory requirement. They are sponsored by various sources. These sources include hospitals, private or public foundations, voluntary groups and pharmaceutical companies. Government-linked agencies may also be involved, including Agency for Science, Technology and Research BSSRO.

  • Conducting Research
  • For Healthcare Professionals and Researchers
  • Medical Digest
  • Publications
  • Surgical Labs

Why volunteer?

It's usually a combination of altruistic and personal motives. When you travel and volunteer abroad you're keen to give something back and help others but you also want to benefit from the experience.

Volunteering overseas is a great way to gain a deeper understanding of a country's culture and to explore remote areas. It enables you to learn soft skills such as communication and team-working that are necessary in any work environment. Ultimately, volunteer abroad work can help you become clearer about your values and career goals.You can organise your own volunteering - but it's hard work, there are no guarantees, little pre-departure and in-country support, you may actually be a burden on your host and you need to like the unknown and be able to work unsupported.With an organisation and charity you're paying for their expertise and resource in sourcing the right project and matching the needs of the volunteer with the host project, as well as the training, pre-departure support and in-country support.Always do your research - into what you'll be doing, where your money goes, what support will you get and to find a volunteer project that suits both you and the host community.

Working With Youth

That young people gain more from an experience when they are actively involved is a core premise of BSSRO education and youth development. Research also suggests that programs for youth which are developed through a partnership of youth and adults may be highly effective in building young people's skills and reducing their sexual risk-taking behaviours.

Direct youth involvement offers potential benefits to the young people—both those who help to develop the program and those served by the program—and also to the organizations. To name but a few benefits—youth gain experience and confidence; organizations gain a fresh perspective on youth culture; and organizations develop more effective outreach.BSSRO education can support young people in developing positive group norms and in making healthy decisions about sex. Visit the BSSRO education section for more information

Youth development strategies are an important part of prevention programming. For more information on incorporating youth development strategies into your work, visit the youth development section.The essence of youth involvement is a partnership between adults and young people - one in which each party has the opportunity to make suggestions and decisions and in which the contribution of each is recognized and valued. Visit the youth-adult partnerships