Fundraising Training Evening
On the 26th of January SVA held a fundraising training evening for the 2016 volunteers. The evening consisted of an informative presentation by Dickon Copsey from CoSS who explained how SVA can be a useful and valuable asset in terms of career prospects. Following on, there were numerous activities which helped the volunteers engage with each others through icebreakers and a detailed presentation by the training coordinators who helpfully explained tips and tricks to enable volunteers to fund raise effectively.
SVA Teams up with GUU Magazine
SVA's secretary Niamh O'Connor & Imogen Hardman teamed up to write an informative article about their experiences within SVA and after SVA, which featured in the Glasgow University Union Magazine. You can read the article by following this link: http://issuu.com/guui/docs/november_2015/1?e=7710157/31385958
SVA Teams up with GUST
SVA in collaboration with GUST developed a promotional video aimed at increasing awareness, education and promoting the role organisations like SVA provided in tackling poverty. The video highlights the extent of poverty on a global scale and the moral duty those fortunate enough to live like we do have to help to improve standards of living, nutrition, education and sanitation.
Africa: sustainable Development for All?
SVA would like to share and recommend this free online course to all our followers.
"Learn what progress Africa has made towards inclusive development and consider challenges post-2015 in this free online course.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Africa as a continent is rich in natural resources and minerals and has increasing rates of wealth in some countries. The course will explore why there continues to be many sub-Saharan African countries which perform poorly on development indicators for reducing poverty, hunger and unemployment and improving maternal health and access to quality reproductive health services.
Explore sustainable development and the post-2015 agendaThis free online course will assess progress made to date in the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals and will provide information from key people in international development to discuss whether the proposed UN post-2015 sustainable development agenda can be achieved in sub-Saharan Africa. ￼￼ The course is designed for anyone with a passion for humanity, human rights and sustainable development. You will learn to think critically and communicate effectively about development stories, past, present and future.
We will introduce the key concepts in sustainable development, the historical background and current context. You will look at the organisations involved in development and how they have changed over time.
We will also explain how development data are constructed, and the strengths and limitations of different types of evidence. We will highlight who has been counted in development data, how robust the data are and who is missing from data sets.
Learn with experts in sub-Saharan AfricaYou will learn with experts from the University of Aberdeen Centre for Sustainable International Development (CSID), who have extensive experience of living and working in sub-Saharan Africa.
They will bring a multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary perspective to the course, recognising that a range of approaches is required, to tease out the complexity of sustainable development and help us understand why inclusive development has not yet been realised.
The course will use academic texts alongside films, music and novels, enabling you to analyse different ways of seeing, listening and experiencing received wisdoms about development. You will also get the opportunity to discuss your own experiences with other learners worldwide and to learn from experts from the UN, national governments and development partners from sub-Saharan Africa. These experts include: Madame Zainab Hawa Bangura (UN Secretary-General Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict); Dr Agnes Binagwaho (Minister of Health, Rwanda); Sir Malcolm Bruce (Chair of the UK Parliamentary Select Committee on International Development); and an ex-President of Nigeria, Olesegun Obasanjo."
THANK YOU to everyone who attended the pre-departure meeting and good luck to our volunteers on your future projects this Summer. The board is confident that this year's volunteers will do a fantastic job and bring back many valuable experiences!
CONGRATULATIONS to the new executive board. The votes came in and a new president, vice president and secretary have been selected for the academic year 15/16.
New Exec Board:
President: Samantha Wallace
Vice President: Keziah Jones
Secretary: Niamh O'Connor
We look forward to another, successful year with SVA!
FUNDRAISING FOR NEPAL
NEPAL NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Our Nepal volunteers from 2011 have started an initiative to raise money to emergency aid response for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. They are looking for fundraisers to help them in the Live Below the Line (5-day-challenge) this week or next week. The idea is to spend only £5 for all food and drink (ie. £1 a day)! The more people who get involved the more money they are likely to raise!
They are looking for donations from anyone who is willing to give. Please give what you can because all donations will go straight to disaster relief efforts in Nepal!
For more information about the challenge and how to make a donation, follow this link:
Training Weekend Schedule
Here is the finalised version of our training weekend schedule.
The Board is looking forward to seeing all our volunteers there!
Saturday 28th March 2015
Location: Qudos QMU
10: 30 am – 11:00 am Overview of Weekend / Ice Breakers
11:00 am – 11:30 am Fears / Motivations / Expectations
This session will explore volunteer’s motivations to take part in International development projects. We will examine expectations of what their experiences to be like while abroad in order to best prepare them for their project ahead.
11:45 am – 13:00 pm Global Issues and an Introduction to International Development
In this session, we will introduce the field of international volunteering and the importance of having sustainable and responsible volunteer projects. Volunteers will take part in a group exercise in order to enhance their understanding of global issues.
13:45 pm – 14:30pm Ethical Considerations of Volunteering
Critical thinking is a vital skill to any volunteer going abroad. In this session we will examine some of the ethical considerations and implications associated with international volunteering in order to raise awareness of these issues. By the end of this session we hope volunteers will understand the importance of evaluating and critically assessing international projects.
14: 45pm – 15: 30pm Monitoring / Evaluation
Following on from the previous sessions, this session will explore the importance of monitoring and evaluating projects. We will take a look at the various frameworks and techniques available for monitoring and evaluation. By the end of this session we hope volunteers have a better understand of how and why SVA perform M&E as well as the importance of assessing previous projects to ensure continual improvement.
Sunday 29th March 2015
Location: Debates Chamber GUU
12:00pm – 13:15pm Teamwork / Communication
This session will explore the importance of teamwork and communication to our projects. Volunteers will take part in various exercises to practice these vital skills. By being able to communicate effectively and work well in a team, we hope volunteers will feel confident and well prepared about going abroad to a new country and working closely within a group of peers.
13:20pm – 14:05pm Cultural Sensitivity
It is important that volunteers are culturally aware and sensitive to any differences and similarities that may exist between their project country and home country. This session seeks to explore the importance of cultural shock and the importance of cultural sensitivity. We hope this awareness will allow volunteers to build strong relationships and become open minded while on project.
14:20 pm – 15:05pm Child Protection
Throughout your international volunteering experience most of you will be working closely with children. This session will explore issues surrounding the rights of a child and how to ensure the safety of the children you will be working with.
15:10pm -15:30 pm Making the Most of your trip
In this brief session, we will take a look at some tips for making the most out of your volunteer projects abroad.
15:55pm – 16:40 pm Personal Development
We hope that your time with SVA will equip you with new and exciting skills, challenges and experiences. In this session we will examine the opportunities that can be available to you after retuning from your projects. We will also examine how your SVA experience can enhance your CV/ LinkedIn accounts.
16:45pm – 17:10pm Debrief :Fears/ Expectations/ Motivations
This session will readdress the fears/motivations/expectations that volunteers discussed at the beginning of the weekend. We will discuss if any of these have changed and address any remaining uncertainties in order to help volunteers feel well prepared for their project’s ahead.
Training Weekend 28-29 MARCH
Every year Student Volunteers Abroad arrange a training weekend for our new volunteers. This training is mandatory for any volunteers who want to go on projects so that they have the best preparations possible for the challenges they might while abroad.
This year the training weekend will take place in the QMU on Saturday and the GUU on Sunday, and we have a bunch of valuable and fun activities planned for these two days. First the volunteers are given some Ice-breaker Activities to get to know one another. Then, there will be training on Child protection and Safeguarding given by Mark and Kate Wilson. This will cover how the volunteers can ensure that the children they work with are safe and go over topics such as the rights of children and how to act towards children while abroad. There will also be trainings on Monitoring and Evaluation, i.e. what measures to take in order to ensure that the projects are sustainable. Furthermore, a general Introduction to Volunteering, covering topics such as sustainable development, the pros and cons of volunteering and why volunteering is important. Another training session will be Make the most of your experience, focusing on how to use your knowledge and experience from volunteering in your future career. Also, there will be training on General Health While Abroad, which covers both mental and physical challenges the volunteers might encounter. Lastly, there will be seminars on Conflict Management for all volunteers. A more detailed schedule vill be released on the weekend.
The training weekend is an excellent opportunity for the volunteers to prepare themselves for their upcoming projects, but it is also a chance to bring together the whole society in a social event. Therefore there will be a pub crawl in the West End on Saturday evening so both the volunteers and the board can get together for mingling and a bit of fun.
The next Board Social Event has been scheduled to take place at Shanghai Shuffle on March 25th. We are extremely excited to celebrate our work so far this year by meeting up outside of our board meetings. The evening will be filled of "organised fun": such as dressing up, singing karaoke and footloose dancing.
Thank you Merlin and Keziah for planning this crazy fun event.
Applications officially closed
Applications for our Summer projects in 2015 have now officially closed. We want to thank everyone who participated in the application process and made the selection of volunteers possible. We now have four groups of very enthusiastic and capable volunteers who will go away this Summer to make a change in the world.
Since Student Volunteers Abroad is a non-profit organisation, the volunteers now have the important task of fund-raising for their projects. So far, many wonderful, different events have been planned for the Spring. To keep up with these exciting, upcoming events: please follow us on Facebook. All donations and proceeds will go directly to funding the projects in Malawi, Uganda, Kenya and Indonesia.
We also have a very exciting training weekend planned for the volunteers March 28-29th. During these two days there will be many fun activities and valuable training given, so that our volunteers get the best preparation possible for the challenges they might encounter while abroad. There will also be a fun social event for Saturday evening so that all the volunteers can mingle with each other and get to know the Board, while dressed up as animals on a pub crawl in the West End.
EBOLA - THE EPIDEMIC WE ARE ALL BLIND TO 24/11/201424/11/2014
I would imagine everyone reading this has heard of Ebola, read about Ebola and is now perhaps getting bored of talking about Ebola. However, it’s in this critical time we should all make ourselves aware of the facts. We’ve all know about Band Aid, and we hear of the occasional case of Ebola in Europe, but do you really know about the severity of the ongoing situation in West Africa. It’s now the fourth biggest disease outbreak in the 21st Century, totalling 15,000 diagnosed cases and over 5,500 confirmed deaths. A report produced by the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that there could in fact be upwards of 1.4 million cases by January 2015 unless a radical change happens. However, with 10% of the dead listed as care-workers, the prospect for Ebola eradication is gloomy. Something that can be a force for good however, is ensuring people know the facts from the falsities. Therefore, whilst I could never claim to know anything about medicine, nor am I an Ebola expert, I’ve compiled a list of some myths that have been making the rounds on social media. Simply by being aware of the facts of Ebola, you can begin to make a positive change.
This media comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Image Library (PHIL), with identification number#10816
Myth #1 – There is an effective cure, it’s just too expensive
Unfortunately, this is not true. It’s one thing attempting to distribute an expensive cure, it’s another thing to develop one. Currently, clinical trials are underway in Canada, whilst other promising developments have been reported in Russia, but as it stands, there are no sure fire cures. Those that have survived the virus were treated in the early stages of the illness and were simply lucky (and in the hands of very talented medical professionals).
Myth #2 – Ebola is a death sentence
The average likelihood of death is ‘only’ 71% and whilst this is terrifyingly high, it is less that the often quoted 90%. Despite no effective cure, patients treated quickly can survive. However accessibility to medical care continues to be a major issue across Western Africa.
Myth #3 – Ebola is airborne
Ebola is not, and never will be airborne. In fact, Ebola is remarkably non-contagious and can only be contracted by direct contact with bodily fluids. This has prompted the “No handshake, no sex rule” advertised in heavily affected areas.
Myth #4 – People can carry Ebola without become ill
It was feared that individuals could be carriers of the virus without actually becoming ill themselves. If this were the case, the disease would likely have become far more widespread as ‘carriers’ travelled away from the infected regions. However, this is not the case. It takes around 21 days for symptoms to become apparent, but anyone that has contracted the virus will display the symptoms.
Myth #5 – Band Aid 30 is going to fix Ebola
No, a song is probably not going to rid the world of Ebola. Nor is it “detrimental”; an argument concocted by Fuse ODG. The re-release of Do They Know It’s Christmas Time has received a great deal of criticism from the press, the public and, apparently more notably, Adele. However, it’s difficult to argue with the concept. A bunch of rich people singing an awful remake of a cheesy 80s song generated more than £1 million within the first 5 minutes of its release. That’s a phenomenal amount of money being funnelled into life saving equipment such as bleach, gloves, and syringes, as well as facilitating the search for an effective cure. Therefore, whilst smiling celebrities won’t fix everything, it is a step in the right direction.
PPE Training; CDC Global
So, what can I do?
I am so glad you asked! There are a number of things you can do to help. Firstly, don’t share nonsensical and non-reputable Ebola articles on social media (except this article, which is an obvious exception...). The over sharing of fictitious myths creates cynical and ill-informed people who become disillusioned. By sparingly sharing correct information, you can help create a knowledgeable generation who know how to prevent the spread of disease, who are aware of where to travel, and who donate their energy and money to a real, serious cause.
This leads on to the second way you can help. You can donate. This is always a touchy subject and there are numerous questions about where the money goes and whether it’s ethical. Yet, without any donations, many more victims will suffer. So, maybe you actually could buy Bob Geldof’s new track, or if you don’t feel this is for you, source a donor site. Doctors Without Borders has a fantastic appeal, as do Christian Aid and Unicef. I can’t name them all here, but do some research and find an appeal that suits you, and then just give a little. I promise it won’t break the bank, but if it will, try not to forget and donate after pay day.
This current epidemic has killed more people in the last month (17th Oct 2014 – 18th Nov 2014) than any other Ebola outbreak in known history. The situation is far from over and has a long way to becoming more stable. So, I know the news stories are getting tiresome, but don’t allow yourself to become blind to it. Small donations and a bit of awareness from you can really make a difference, so don’t give up.
Written by Peggy Henery - SVA Research Coordinator 2014-15
Thank you so much and a huge well done to all those who ran for a position on SVA's Executive Board for next year!
Everyone had some fantastic ideas for helping SVA to grow as an organisation and we're so excited to see the positive changes that can be made over the next year.
Congratulations to Lindsey, Lorna and Cali, who will officially begin their new roles at our Annual General Meeting in October.
Other positions on the SVA Board, such as Social and Publicity Coordinator, IT Coordinator and Project Coordinators will be filled after our AGM in October.
Pre-Departure meeting 25/05/2014
This Monday we will be holding our annual pre-departure meeting, in which our volunteers will have their final training session and be given the chance to ask any last minute questions before they leave for project in just a few weeks time!
We also vote in our new Executive Board at this meeting, who will step into their new roles after our Annual General Meeting in October. If you'd like to read the manifestos of those who are up for election this year, please click on the links below.
A huge congratulations and well done to our Cambodia volunteers, who are the first team to hit their fundraising total!
The group have now raised £7000 to pay for the amazing work that they will be doing in Siem Reap this summer.
If you'd like to see what their project will involve, check out the Cambodia Project page.
Good luck and well done so far to all our other project teams, who are still working hard to fundraise the remainder of their budget. Who will be next to hit their target?!
Challenge Us! 03/05/2014
Our Malawi Nancholi volunteers are currently running a 'Challenge for Charity' fundraiser.
The idea is very simple: you can challenge one or all of the volunteers to complete any task of your choosing. They'll propose a fair donation amount according to the challenge, you donate the agreed amount to their project fund and then your challenge will be completed!
To see a few ideas for possible challenges or get in touch with the team to propose your challenge, please visit their Facebook event page here.
Happy Easter! 21/04/2014
Happy Easter to you all! We hope you've had a lovely break.
Fundraising events have been few and far between in the past few weeks due to revision and exams, but we hope to have a few more organised before our teams leave for project.
In the meantime, many of our volunteers are now holding individual fundraisers, both in Glasgow and outside, so please keep an eye out for them and give generously!
Every team needs your support to reach their final targets and have the best possible impact on their projects.
Get to know us a little better 04/04/2014
We at SVA are really keen to be open about who we are and how we operate as a charity.
To that end, we have recently begun uploading various resources onto our website, including some of our most important policies and agreements.
We hope to upload more resources in the coming months, but to see what we have available so far, please click here.
SVA is on Instagram! 16/02/2014
In our continuing effort to expand the reach of our social media, SVA has joined Instagram!
Follow us @svaglasgowuni to keep up with pictures of our fundraising events and to see photos from our past and current work on project across Africa and Asia.
Thank YOU 05/02/2014
A huge thank you to all of you who made it to the SVA Ceilidh on Monday night!
The event was a great success, raising £434.60 in total for our charity.
We hope that you all enjoyed yourselves and had a memorable night! Make sure you keep an eye on our Events page for more vews about upcoming fundraisers for each of our 2014 project groups.
SVA Do The Shanghai Shuffle 22/01/2014
Although SVA is best known as a charity, we are also a society, and last night the SVA Board got themselves together for their first social of the year!
After a delicious meal, costumes were donned and the Board proudly belted out some karaoke classics at Shanghai Shuffle on Bath Street.
It was truly a sight to behold, so here are some photos for you all to devour.
It's Ceilidh Time! 14/01/2014
Semester Two may have only just begun here at the University of Glasgow, but the SVA Board have already been hard at work setting up our first big event of 2014.
We'll be holding our annual SVA ceilidh on Monday 3rd February in Glasgow University Union. The ceilidh is always a major highlight of the SVA calendar, and we'd love to see as many people as possible at this year's event!
With tickets held at last year's price of just £5, and all profits going directly to SVA, the ceilidh is guaranteed to be a night out that's easy on both your pocket and your conscience.
This year's music will be provided by the fantastic Spootiskerry Ceilidh Band, and with a whole host of prizes to be won at the raffle and games, there's no excuse for missing out on the traditional Scottish fun!
For all the details, check out our Facebook event by clicking on the button below.
Volunteer Selection 05/12/2013
Applications are now closed for our 2014 Projects.
Thank you so much to everyone who submitted an application. We were very impressed with this year's applicants and appreciate the effort that you all put into your application forms and selection day activities and interviews!
Unfortunately there is no way we can take everyone who applies, but the coordinators of each project have made their final decisions and our new teams of volunteers have been selected! Well done and huge congratulations to all you lucky people who have made it onto a project.
We look forward to officially meeting you all as new SVA members, and hope that you're as excited to get started as we are.
Welcome to SVA!
Are You SVA? 24/11/2013
Applications are due in just a few days, so to give you a last boost of motivation to hand yours in, here's a little video about some of the things that will make your SVA experience so incredible!
Presentations Are Available Online 18/11/2013
We'd like to say a huge thanks to everyone who made it to our information nights last week. If you couldn't make it on either evening, you can still access all of the information we provided because we've uploaded videos of the presentations made by each project!
You can find a specific project presentation by clicking on their project page and scrolling to the bottom, or you can watch them all by visiting our YouTube page. You'll find that a lot of the information spoken about in the presentations is also available to read on the project pages.
Don't forget that if you want to apply, your application must be submitted by 12pm on the 27th November 2013. Click here to download your form.
If you haven't quite been persuaded yet, here's a little speech from our President, Eleanor Gall, to give you a bit of encouragement!
Information Nights 05/11/2013
If you want to learn a bit more about SVA and the projects that we're running this year, come along to one of our information nights!
These will be held on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th November in Boyd Orr 222, beginning at 6pm.
On each night you'll see a presentation about each project and hear a little bit from our President about the work that we do. Then there will be a chance for you to chat to the project co-ordinators, if you have any questions. Afterwards we'll be heading to the pub, so if you'd rather talk to us in a more casual setting then feel free to come along!
We hope to see you there!
Applications Are Now Open 05/11/2013
Applications are now open for our 2014 projects!
All the information you need, including the application form, is available on the applications page. Remember to submit your application no later than 12pm on 27th November 2013.
Fresher's Fair 18/09/2013
We spent yesterday at Fresher's Fair meeting loads of lovely people. If you didn't make it by yesterday come and say hi (everyone's welcome, not just those pretty young things). We're in Randolf Hall and if you're interested in SVA we'd be happy to answer any questions you might have about our projects.
P.S. Everyone's back safe and well from our projects! We had a great summer and we'll be telling you all about it in the next few weeks.
Dress up to go can collecting? Aye! 30/03/2013
Malawi Bangwe volunteers decided to dress up and brave the pubs during the six nations rugby games to shake their cans. Graham and Louise dressed up as a giraffe and a lion and can-collected around the pubs in the West-end and town on Saturday. They found that Grahams ears and Louise's tail seemed to help raise a bit extra and all in all managed to collect £250! On Sunday, Cali, Jenny and Olivia dressed up as Zebras and did the same, the pubs were a bit quieter but still managed to raise a nice £50.
So for dressing-up, looking a bit ridiculous and having a good laugh with lots of the customers they managed to make £300 for the Malawi Bangwe Project.
Regarding events at the GUU... 28/03/2013
I'm sure you're aware of the incident at the GUU a couple of weeks ago. We at SVA have decided to release a statement regarding our position on the incident.
"Student Volunteers Abroad work on international development projects in five developing countries around the world. On all of these projects we aim to promote gender equality on the basis of our own beliefs and to work towards the advance of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, of which the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women is central. We feel therefore it is a responsibility of ours to promote this goal on the University of Glasgow campus.
What #IF? 23/01/2013
Today marks the launch of the "If" campaign - a campaign to lobby the G8 into making 2013 the beginning of the end of global hunger. We live in a world where 1 in 8 people are living with the pain of hunger, but also in a world with enough food to go around (though sadly it doesn't). The "If" campaign suggests that there are four "big ifs" involved in solving this problem. They say that there would be enough food for everyone:
To be a part of the campaign all you have to do is sign up on the enoughfoodif.org website.
The January issue of SVA Update is in the wild... 17/01/2013
... and its our most jam packed yet. This first issue of 2013 is full of the usual quality feature articles, another coordinator profile (this time with the lovely Emma Sibbet) and for the first time we've got events listings. Admittedly this time round there aren't too many events in there but we hope in the coming months to fill that section of all of the SVA project's fundraising events, as well as events around Scotland with a focus on international development. If you're running such an event and wish to have it listed in SVA Update (and here on our website!) send an email to our IT coordinator, Craig, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Well wasn't the ceilidh braw? 15/01/2013
Thanks to everyone who came down and made last night one to remember. We'll post the sum raised here later but we're sure its over £1,000. (UPDATE: We did, in fact manage to break through the £1,000 barrier with a grand total of £1083.98).
You can keep up to date with all our other events through the Events page on the website.
The Alumni Network's now on Linkedin! 10/01/2013
We've now got a Linkedin account and there's an Alumni Network Group. If you'd like to connect with us you can do so here.
Happy New Year! Its the SVA ceilidh... 08/01/2013
Happy New Year.
We're having our annual SVA ceilidh on Monday the 14th of January and it would be lovely to see you there. Ticket's are £5 and it starts at 7:30pm in the GUU Debates Chamber. Head over to the Events page if you want to know more or join the event on Facebook.
The newsletter elves have been busy... 24/12/2012
Following on from the first edition of SVA Update we now have a jolly Christmas issue for those of you on Santa's nice list (that's us assuming friends of SVA automatically end up in Santa's good book).
The contents of this little issue include a list of thank yous from our President Colin Reily, articles about the info nights and selection days and a wee interview with our Junior Treasurer Marcus Hollyer. There's also a link to this video of Colin's talk at the second info night.
Alumni network and the new SVA newsletter 19/12/2012
If you've previously been a member of SVA you should have recieved an email (or two) from our Alumni Coordinator, the lovely Alan-James Mahon. If you've not yet received this here's what Alan had to say.
If you wish to sign up to receive our Alumni emails you can do so at the sign up page on our website by clicking here.
The first issue of our new newsletter, SVA Update, is available to download from our website too. Just click on the picture of the front page below to download it. Alternatively you could head over to the Newsletter section of the website where you'll also find all the content from Issue 1.
If you wish to sign up to receive our newsletter you can sign up on our website by clicking here.
Our project pages now have galleries too 21/11/2012
Our photo galleries are now live. Each project page has one and they're full of pictures from the 2012 projects. Go on and take look. You can find a project's gallery by hovering your mouse over the project name in the Projects pull down menu in the navigation bar. Alternatively, click on the link on each project page.
We've extended the application deadline 20/11/2012
Due to the number of applications received after the 5pm deadline we've decided to accept these applications. With this in mind, and in the interest of fairness, we've also chosen to extend the application process until Wednesday the 21st in case there is anyone who was in the position where they didn't send their application because they thought they had missed the cut off.
If you are still interested in going abroad next summer to Malawi Bangwe, Malawi Nancholi, South Africa, Uganda, Nepal or Cambodia to do a range of volunteering from teaching to construction to health work, send your applications to email@example.com
We've got our information nights coming up on the 6th and 8th of November. If you're interested in volunteering with Student Volunteers Abroad (or just interested in SVA or volunteering in general) pop along to these. Both nights are to be held in The Boyd Orr Building on University Avenue and will start 6 o'clock. On the 6th we'll be in Room 203 and on the 8th Room 222.
The evening will consist of presentations on each project, after which you'll have a chance to talk to our project coordinators. We'll be heading to the pub afterwards too if you'd prefer a chat in a more informal setting.
We look forward to seeing you.
We're now accepting applications 25/10/2012
Applications are now available to download from the Applications page, where you'll also find information on how to apply. The deadline for submitting your completed form is the 19th of November at 5pm. Good luck!
Welcome to our new website! 22/10/2012
Thanks for visiting our new website. We've just moved in and we're still to unpack a few things but feel free to have a look around.
If you'd like to keep up to date with SVA's news and events, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Click here to visit our newsletter homepage, where you can find all of our issues available to download or read online.
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