Reasons to join SVA?
- SVA gives students the unique opportunity of working with grassroots NGOs in the developing world
- Not only do you go on an amazing trip, but you know that you are doing something worthwhile and long lasting with your summer
- SVA gives you first hand experience in working in international development
- SVA is not a 'voluntourism' option, instead it is a registered Scottish charity as well as a student society that provides development projects which are concentrated on the local community and sustainability
- By joining SVA, you get the chance to meet a wide range of like minded students from different year groups and courses
- If you are interested in International Development, or a career in the charity sector, SVA is the perfect way to gain knowledge and experience.
- You are given the opportunity to continue working with SVA by joining our board and gain invaluable work experience in the running of a charity.
- As SVA is student society you get to meet lots of new people, have lots of fun and take part in our annual fundraisers and socials.
What past SVA members have gone on to?
- Work for Oxfam
- Work for Xchange Scotland
- Work for Water Aid
- Work for Christian Aid
- ICS (international citizenship service) Team Leader
- Study at the United Nations University