ASEAN – Volunteerism and Youth: A Sub-Regional Project for East Asia & Pacific

This project for youth NGO leaders from member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations sought to examine U.S. government and civil society institutions that work to engage youth and promote civic awareness. Through visits to a range of non-profit organizations, foundations, faith-based organizations, community groups, and social enterprises, participants examined a range of creative and traditional methods of engaging young people to develop leadership skills, healthy lifestyles, volunteerism, and civic activism. Participants also examined best practices in volunteer recruitment, retention and management. This English-speaking sub-regional project included twelve participants from eleven countries representing NGOs, foundations, and small enterprise. After a project opening in Washington, participants traveled to Pensacola, Florida; Iowa City, Iowa; and Seattle, Washington.

Project summary

ASEAN – Volunteerism and Youth: A Sub-Regional Project for East Asia & Pacific
Number of Visitors: 12
Regions: East Asia and Pacific
Countries: Australia, Brunei, Myanmar [Burma], Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Samoa, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Impact Areas: Youth Leadership Development, Volunteerism
Program Areas: Exchanges
Partners: NGOs