Frequently Asked Questions
Aie Serve is a non-profit, non-political, non-partisan, non-religious and non-governmental organization that works on youth empowerment via training, consulting and coaching. Aie Serve is based in Lebanon and targets the Lebanese community.
Aie is a Japanese word meaning Love and is pronounced “I”. Thus our name means “I Serve…” and “Love to Serve”.
The founders were a group of university students and graduates from various universities, majors, backgrounds, ethnicities, citizenships, religions who were united by their love to serve the community.
Respect, Acceptance & Love.
Respecting others’ point of views and beliefs no matter what. Accepting differences and considering them the seeds of diversity. Loving others for who they are, and not which political background or sect they are from as we all share common basic needs.
Aie Serve’s is a youth empowerment NGO and thus targets youth aged between 18-30 anywhere in Lebanon.
Aie Skills – Training Program to Empower Youth with Soft, Life and Managerial skills
Aie Clubs – Network of Youth Lead Clubs in Universities and Local Areas that do Community Development, Service and Awareness Activities
Aie Exchange – Trainings and Exchange Programs that teach new Tools and raises awareness on multicultural dialogues.
We have around 30 registered members, 8 Advisory Board members, and a list of more than 800 volunteers and supporters. On a monthly basis we have around 7~10 new applicants who go through our Mentorship Period to eventually become registered members.
Aie Serve is managed and run by volunteers who fill all the positions from Officers to Program and Project Coordinators to Board Members and Advisors. Alternatively, whenever needed and financially feasible, Aie Serve assigns part-time staff to do work that cannot be done by its volunteers for a certain period of time.
We currently don't have a physical location.
We put a lot of time and effort to ensure diversified sources of funding that ensure our sustainability and independence from any political/religious agenda whether locally or internationally. In this context we use the following combination of funding sources:
Corporate CSR Partnerships & Sponsorships
Fundraising Events & Activities
Grants & Awards
Part of the core strategy in Aie Serve is to avoid re-inventing the wheel and so majority of our work is based on partnerships with individuals, organizations and institutions to leave the biggest impact in our society without having to duplicate any work. In this context we’ve created a network of partnerships and collaborations with local, regional and international organizations.
Our network of contacts extend from local partners in Lebanon to partners in the Arab world, Europe, India, US and others. You can see some of our partners in the following link: Aie Serve Partners. If you’re interested to partner with us then drop us an email at info.aieserve.org
If you’re between 18-30 and live in Lebanon then you can simply go to our Join Us Page and fill in the form. We’ll automatically receive your contact information and we’ll call you for a volunteers introductory meeting in a maximum of 2 weeks and from there on you’ll get to know the process and details of becoming a member.
If you’re interested to invest in supporting Aie Serve empower youth via its programs or other initiatives then you can simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and explain to us what you have in mind, we’ll get back to you in 48 hours.
There are many ways to stay up to date with us, here’s how:
Join our Facebook Page
Follow us on Twitter @AieServe
Email us to add you to our mailing list: email@example.com (Put “Add Me to Friends List” as the email subject”)