Kenya National Youth Service (NYS) Volunteer Recruitment: Everything You Need to Know

The Kenya National Youth Service (NYS) has officially announced its upcoming volunteer recruitment exercise. This opportunity is open to both male and female Kenyan citizens nationwide. The recruitment drive is scheduled to take place from February 5 to February 9, 2024. This summary provides an overview of the minimum requirements, application process, and important details for prospective volunteers.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Nationality and Residency: Prospective volunteers must be Kenyan citizens and residents of the respective sub-county where the recruitment is taking place.
  2. Age Limit: Applicants should fall within the age range of 18 to 24 years.
  3. Educational Qualification: A minimum grade of D plain and above in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is required.
  4. Identification: Applicants must provide an Original National Identity Card along with their academic certificates and one set of photocopies at the recruitment center.
  5. Certificate of Good Conduct: Possession of a Certificate of Good Conduct is mandatory.
  6. Medical Check-ups: Readiness to undergo medical check-ups during and after the recruitment process.
  7. Physical Training: Willingness to undergo demanding physical training.
  8. Voluntary Service: Preparedness to offer voluntary service to the nation in any part of Kenya.

Application Process

Prospective volunteers are required to present themselves at the recruitment center in their respective sub-counties during the scheduled recruitment period. It is essential to bring the necessary documentation, including identification, academic certificates, and other relevant documents.

Special Consideration

  • Orphans: Orphans who meet the qualification requirements are granted special preference. Sufficient documentary proof, such as parents’ death certificates or burial permits, must be provided.
  • Persons with Disability: The recruitment process encourages the participation of persons with disabilities who can endure rigorous physical training. They are encouraged to present themselves at the recruitment exercise in their respective sub-counties.

Reporting and Calling Letters

Successful candidates will be required to report for the NYS paramilitary course at NYS College, Gilgil, and NYSTTI Naivasha. Specific dates and times will be indicated in their respective calling letters.

Zero-tolerance Policy on Corruption

NYS emphasizes a zero-tolerance policy against corruption. Canvassing or offering considerations for admission is considered an offense, leading to automatic disqualification and potential prosecution. Instances of corruption are urged to be reported promptly to the Director-General at the provided telephone number 020-2400129.

Prospective volunteers are encouraged to adhere to the outlined requirements and procedures for a fair and transparent recruitment process



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