SVA (Student Volunteers Abroad)

Student Volunteers Abroad is a student-run charity based at the University of Glasgow

Student Volunteers Abroad is a student-run charity based at the University of Glasgow. Founded in 1998, we send volunteers out to projects across the developing world every summer. Currently we are working on projects in Africa and Asia.

As a charity we have three main aims:
1. To work with local organisations on sustainable projects for the relief of poverty.
2. To promote awareness and education, amongst students, of the social and environmental issues that affect the developing world.
3. To promote cultural links and encourage cultural exchange.

We take on new volunteers once a year through an application and interview process. This is usually between October and November. Volunteers are then expected to fundraise with their project group throughout the academic year before departing for project between June and July.

After completing project, volunteers are eligible to apply for a position on the board. These range from project co-ordinator to social and IT positions, each with fantastic opportunities to get involved with SVA and learn more about how the charity is run.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the projects that we currently run, please send us an e-mail or visit our website, www.studentvolunteersabroad.org

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