What we do

Volunteerism and Diaspora management


For a Nigerian in Diaspora:

  • A minimum qualification of first degree a recognized University, technical institute and any other recognized tertiary institutions.
  • A minimum of 12 years post qualification working experience or
  • Such other professional qualifications as the service may from time to time specify.

For a Nigerian resident in Nigeria:

  • A minimum qualification of first degree from a recognized University or College of Technology or Federal College of Education
  • A minimum of 20 years post qualification working experience or
  • Such other professional qualifications as the service may from time to time specify
  • A Nigerian resident in Nigeria can apply as a volunteer if he/she has retired from the public or the private sector or it still serving in the private sector and is duly qualified
  • In both cases in paragraphs (i) and (ii) above, the intending volunteer must present a medical certificate of fitness from a recognized medical practitioner in a government hospital,
  • Volunteer must fill the relevant NNVS forms and submit supporting documents to back their academic and other Professional claims.


  • Volunteering is not undertaken primarily for financial benefit
  • Volunteering is not seen as a substitute for employment or permanent means of livelihood
  • Volunteering brings benefits to a third party as well as the people (Community).
  • Volunteering is undertaken passionately
  • Volunteering is undertaken without discrimination
  • Volunteering is not a hindrance or obstacle to human and material development of the community.


  • Declaration of interest by the potential volunteer by contacting NNVS headquarter, NNVS offices in states or offices of the Local Government Chairman; or for Nigerians in Diaspora through Nigerians in Diaspora Organization offices, Europe Africa, and America
  • Response of NNVS headquarters to the potential volunteers, sending necessary placement description.
  • Screening and selection of volunteer
  • Reception of volunteer on arrival
  • Formalization of joining logistics
  • Commencement of volunteers work at recipient organization or community.
  • Disengagement processes.


Volunteers give their time and skills freely and in return they have the right to:-

  • No discrimination or harassment on basis of tribe, religion, culture, gender, age or disability.
  • Protection of life and property.
  • Dictates of the Nigerian Constitution.
  • Be actively involved in society.
  • Have a description of the volunteering roles.
  • Have their duration of volunteering counted as working experience.
  • Volunteer without duress or pressure.
  • Be given appropriate skills and training.
  • Be supported in their voluntary activities.
  • Safety in their volunteering placement.
  • Have all out of pocket expenses reimbursed.
  • Have any concern or question dealt with properly.
  • Have their personal information kept confidentially
  • Access to their personal information.
  • Freedom of religion.
  • Be treated with human dignity and respect.
  • Informed about NNVS activities. 


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