The Flanders Department of Culture, Youth, Sports and Media and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) have a longstanding cooperation on youth volunteering.
The project “Promoting and up-scaling youth volunteering in civil society organizations in South Africa” seeks to cultivate an enabling environment for youth volunteering to flourish in civil society organisations in South Africa. The project is intended to help develop the culture of volunteering in South Africa by offering young people a multiplicity of quality volunteering opportunities and strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations who work with youth volunteers.
The overall aim is promoting and scaling up quality of youth volunteering in South Africa and the region. The project has five priorities or building blocks: capacity building, funding, knowledge generation, infrastructure building and marketing and advocacy.