NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE – Volunteer Serviceman/Servicewoman Mass Recruitment

Government and Public Service
  • Government and Public Service
  • Kenya


Job Description: Volunteer Serviceman/Servicewoman


Welcome to the National Youth Service (NYS), where we believe in harnessing the potential of the youth for nation-building. As a Volunteer Serviceman/Servicewoman, you will play a pivotal role in community development, fostering leadership skills, and contributing to national progress. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference while gaining invaluable experiences.






Job Level: Entry Level

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Community Engagement:
  2. Leadership Development:
  3. National Service:
    • Contribute to national development initiatives.
    • Represent NYS in official events and activities.
  4. Skill Development:
    • Acquire new skills through training sessions and workshops.
    • Apply acquired skills in practical projects for community improvement.
  5. Team Collaboration:
    • Work collaboratively with fellow volunteers to achieve common goals.
    • Foster a sense of camaraderie within the NYS community.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Passion for community service and national development.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Gain leadership and teamwork experience.
  • Contribute to positive societal change.
  • Skill development opportunities.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant for Volunteer Serviceman/Servicewoman:

  1. Passion for Service:
    • Express your genuine passion for community service in your application.
  2. Leadership Examples:
    • Share instances where you demonstrated leadership skills, even in small settings.
  3. Adaptability:
    • Highlight your ability to adapt to different environments and work with diverse groups.
  4. Problem-Solving Skills:
    • Provide examples of situations where you successfully addressed challenges.
  5. Effective Communication:
    • Showcase your communication skills, emphasizing the importance of clear communication in a team.
  6. Commitment to National Development:
    • Convey your commitment to contributing meaningfully to national development initiatives.
  7. Teamwork Experience:
    • Detail experiences where you collaborated with others to achieve a common goal.
  8. Continuous Learning:
    • Express your eagerness to learn and grow through the training programs offered.
  9. Initiative:
    • Provide examples of times when you took the initiative to improve a situation.
  10. Community Involvement:
  • Highlight any past involvement in community projects or volunteer work.

Please note: Aligning your application with these tips will significantly enhance your chances of being selected.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is the role of a Volunteer Serviceman/Servicewoman?

A: Volunteer Servicemen/Servicewomen actively engage in community development, leadership training, and contribute to national progress. They work collaboratively to address local needs.

2. Are there specific qualifications required for this role?

A: The minimum qualification is a High School Diploma or equivalent. Passion for community service is crucial.

3. How can I prepare for the recruitment exercise?

A: Attend our scheduled outreach programs, familiarize yourself with NYS initiatives, and showcase your passion for community service during the recruitment process.

4. What benefits does the role offer?

A: Volunteers gain leadership and teamwork experience, contribute to positive societal change, and access skill development opportunities.

5. Is there a specific age requirement for applicants?

A: The program is open to youth, generally within the age range of 18 to 24.

6. How long is the volunteer commitment?

A: The volunteer commitment typically spans a specified duration, with opportunities for continued engagement.

7. Can I apply if I have previous volunteer experience?

A: Absolutely! Previous volunteer experience is valued, and it can enhance your application.

8. What training opportunities are provided?

A: Volunteers have access to leadership training programs, workshops, and skill development sessions.

9. How are community projects selected?

A: Community projects are identified in collaboration with local leaders, focusing on addressing specific needs within the community.

10. Is there a stipend for volunteers?

A: While this is primarily a voluntary role, there may be occasional allowances or incentives provided.


We wish you the best in your application process! Remember, at the National Youth Service, we are committed to diversity and equal opportunity. Our website does not charge any application or recruitment fees.

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