NATIONAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA
The National Volunteer Service (NVS) of Papua New Guinea is a statutory body of the government establish through an Act of parliament in 1990. It is aligned with the Department of Community Development, Youth and Religion and comes under the care of the Minister responsible. Its intended purpose is to recruit nationally skilled and qualified Papua New Guineans to serve in rural communities as volunteers.
They were to sacrifice two years of their lives/careers to provide much needed services to communities that were unreached by the normal service delivery of the government. NVS can be viewed as a mechanism put in place by the government to “fill in the gaps” in areas where the normal service delivery of the government have failed to reach or are non-existent at all. ….READ MORE
- Promote and support the process of communities developing themselves.
- Promote, support and give significance to the volunteer’s participation and contribution in community development.
- Provide a venue for the development and transfer of Papua New Guinean skills to carry out effective community development.
- Develop, maintain and sustain NVS capacity to meet the demand of communities for development services vital to their day to day survival.
- Work parallel in partnership and cooperation with and among other organizations who share a similar vision for development both within PNG and abroad.