Mapping youth volunteerism in Bhutan

A database of youth group led activities, skills and programmes for young people.

A group photo of youth with the President of YDF
12 August 2021

Coinciding with the International Youth Day, the Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS), a data base of youth volunteers and organisations in Bhutan went live on August 12.

The VMIS maps youth group led activities, skills of youth and the programmes initiated by organisations for young people. Developed jointly by the Bhutan Youth Development Fund, UNICEF Bhutan, Department of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education, Loden Foundation, and Bhutan Center for Media and Democracy, the VMIS and is expected to enhance coordination and networking among volunteers and organisations that work with and for young people.

Her Majesty the Gyalyum Tseyring Pem Wangchuck, the President of Bhutan Youth Development Fund launched the Volunteer Management Information System.

For more than two decades, Her Majesty has worked effortlessly to empower the lives of the most vulnerable children and youth across Bhutan and continues to nurture and invest in the country’s future. To mark the day, the Ministry of Education honoured Her Majesty for Her Majesty’s contribution in ensuring the development and wellbeing of children and youth in Bhutan.

These videos will help you understand how the Volunteer Management Information System works and how you can register to be a volunteer.