Malaysian Youth Volunteer (MYV) was formerly known as Local Virtual Volunteer (LVV). MYV is an Engagement with AIESEC initiative run by AIESEC Malaysia for Malaysian youth. The program empowers young people to take ownership of their personal development and at the same time take action towards solving social issues in Malaysia through volunteering in different SDG-aligned projects.
Unleash youth leadership potential by engaging in social projects designed for impact targeted on Sustainable Development Goals, international youth engagement initiatives, develop youth leadership through AIESEC’s Leadership Development Model.
The project aims to bring awareness to the Malaysian communities about food waste management and responsible consumer behavior by initiating easy actions towards reducing preventable food waste and fully utilizing the food waste for youths to influence their peers and their households.
Environmental. Cleansing. Habitation. Oasis. (ECHO) Project started in September 2021 aligning with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Climate Action initiated by the United Nations. Its purpose to educate communities about climate change and building action plans to reduce critical factors affecting the environment.
Each project has its own key activities! You will have training and facilitation session as well as international youth engagement spaces. Besides that, depending on the project, you may be conducting workshops, starting fundraisers, hosting webinars or even making your own compost. You can find out more about the project’s specific activities from your experience manager after submitting your Interest Form.
MYV projects allow you to work in diverse teams to carry out tasks. Through working with different youths and carrying out various tasks, you will learn to develop interpersonal skills such as communication skills, teamwork, problem-solving and much more.
Each MYV project is aligned with a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). Through the virtual projects, you will be taking steps towards solving a social issue by becoming aware of the reality of the situation, educating others and contributing to the solution.
The MYV projects are designed to be 4 weeks long to allow for enough time for proper preparation and meaningful execution of the project. Volunteers are required to commit to the full duration of the project to ensure a complete and beneficial experience.
MYV projects have a maximum working time of 15 hours a week. As long as you are able to commit to the project’s schedule, we wholly welcome you!
MYV projects are aimed to develop youths from diverse backgrounds so no specific skills are needed to join a project. Any knowledge required to execute the project will be taught to all volunteers during the project.
Yes, you can! We encourage you to step out of your comfort zone to develop your interpersonal skills through the MYV projects and gain the confidence to speak. However, some projects may require a higher standard of English compared to others due to the nature of the activities.
The MYV fees are used for administration fees and operational costs for us to run the project and ensure its sustainability. In return, we provide you with the platform to learn about current social issues, develop yourself, make an impact and experience cross-cultural differences.
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