Three Fun Volunteer Opportunties in Egypt

Egypt is famous for being home to what remains of the impressive buildings built by the ancient Egyptians and the largest river in the world.

There is plenty to do there for travelers.  Its cities and culture are the result of years of evolution from two religions: Christianity and Islam. But in some cases you can see traces of the ancient religion from the time of pharaohs.

Egypt

Cairo – Egypt by Andrew A. Shenouda | Flickr

Producing Cheese in Egypt with Land O’Lakes International Development

Requirement of the Program: Only U.S. citizens or Green Card holders are eligible to apply.

Start Date: ASAP

Length of Assignment: 15-21 days

Your time is donated and all expenses such as airfare, lodging, meals and an interpreter are paid.

During this assignment, the Volunteer will visit cheese processing units, identify problems in the production process, give advice on overcoming those problems, give recommendations on the optimum procedures and train technical staff on newly introduced recommendations.

If this isn’t the opportunity for you check out their website. They are often offering new ones.

Pyramid panorama

Egyptian Pyramids by David Evers | Flickr

Website Developer for The People’s Fund for Global Health and Development

Duration: 3 Months or Longer

They are looking for someone who would like to volunteer for the creation and maintenance of a website at thepeoples.fund domain. With the following functionality:

  • Basic organization information components
  • Project application submission portal
  • Project evaluation portal
  • Online rating platform
  • Online live meeting portal
  • Discussion forum
  • Membership application portal with online fee payment

This can be performed from anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in this opportunity check out their website of send an email with your CV to info@thepeoples.fund

Date Marketing and Packaging with Farmer to Farmer Middle East & North Africa

Only American citizens and green card holders may apply for this assignment.

Duration: 15 – 21 days
Work time: Full time (30 – 40 hours per week)
Start Date: ASAP

They are looking for someone with a university degree in marketing and years of experience, computer skills.
The Egyptian date industry needs to take critical steps toward the improvement of marketing operations. This is why the volunteer should assess the current marketing practices, identify potential markets and recommend efficient marketing practices.

For more details about this assignment and to apply visit their website.

NOTE: Each of the organizations listed above are constantly in need of volunteers for different areas. These assignments might not be for you but their websites are constantly being updates with new ones.

Volunteer Options in South Africa

South Africa is a place with an amazing cultural diversity with 11 official languages and tons of different ethnicities. It is also well known around the world for the delicious wines that they produce.

The diversity doesn’t stop at cultural aspects. You will also find a wide diversity of wildlife, from hippos to penguins with habitats just as varied. This is definitely a country that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

To me, one of the best ways to explore the world and visit unique places such as South Africa is through volunteering. Here are 3 opportunities you might be interested in:

Addo Elephant Park, South Africa

Addo Elephant Park, South Africa by Brian Snelson | Flickr

Academic Manager for Imagine Scholar

Imagine scholar is a program for underserved youth in the Nkomazi region of South Africa that offers creative and holistic education. They seek to give students tools such as critical thinking, communication and character.

The organization is looking for a volunteer to work with the Executive director to oversee the academic development of kids, run seminars, create learning plans and match students.

Aside from accommodation and food volunteers are provided with a 1,000 Rand stipend per month.

If this sounds like a task you are interested in send your CV and a letter or video with a personal statement as to why you want this opportunity to megan@imaginescholar.org or check out www.imaginescholar.org/

After School Mentor for Streetlight Schools

They opened a primary school on January 13, 2016. Aside from offering the school program they also have after school activities for the students.

They are looking for volunteers to support the afterschool program at the art, dance, computer or skateboarding lessons. Volunteer are also welcome to provide ideas for new extracurricular activities.

You can send your CV to melanie@streetlightschools.org or visit www.streetlightschools.org

Table Mountain - South Africa

Table Mountain, South Africa by South African Tourism | Flickr

Volunteer Coordinator for DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

DAKTARI receives paying volunteers who want to help with teaching local children about the environment through a wildlife orphanage. The organization is searching for a coordinator / camp manager who can greet other volunteers, provides orientation, trains them, monitor their work, among other things.

Their fees include accommodations, all of the meals, laundry service, towels and bedding, airport pick up and drop off as well as a trip into town per week.

Check out their website for more information.

All of the organizations I just talked about have programs that run year long and constantly need volunteers for different tasks. So visit their websites and you might find some other volunteering opportunity that suits you better.

Opportunities in Ethiopia for Volunteers

Ethiopia is a country in the horn of Africa and the oldest independent country on the continent. There are historians who think that this might have been the beginning place of mankind due to fossils found there.  Its natural beauty, high mountains, lakes, waterfalls and historic buildings also make it a great place to visit for explorers.

Aside from trekking, bird watching, rafting on the Omo River, wildlife viewing and visiting native tribes there are tons of volunteering opportunities available. I have found three interesting options:

Ethiopia, Omo River, Karo Tribe

Ethiopia, Omo River, Karo Tribe by Achilli Family Journeys | Flickr

Medical Director at Lalmba Association

Lalmba Association is a small, Colorado-based NGO that operates a Health Center and orphan care programs the Ethiopian highlands. They are looking for a volunteer Medical Director who will oversee the Health Center operations.

They don’t pay salaries but they do cover all of the travel to/from Ethiopia, working and living expenses in Ethiopia. Applicants should be from the U.S., South America, Canada or Europe. You should be a Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant with current medical license to practice in the U.S., South America, Canada or Europe.

For more information about this opportunity and other upcoming ones visit their website.

Microfinance Expert wanted by Strong Hearts Ethiopia

Strong Hearts Ethiopia is based in the Kore neighborhood of Addis Ababa. The microfinance program is designed to help low income members of the community start their own business to become self-sufficient earning income.

The organization lends money as capital for supplies and equipment, as well as provide mentoring and business advice. Volunteer tasks in this program might include research, community development through sustainability of a regular income, or giving advice on how to improve people’s businesses.

For more details of what the assignment is about visit their website.

Work with Children at Love Volunteers

They have a children Teaching/Working with Children program in Addis Ababa. These kids have lost their birth families due to extreme poverty, AIDS and other life-threatening conditions. Without their help these children would be living on the streets alone and in danger, unable to attend school or reach their full potential.

During the school year from September until the end of June, volunteers have the opportunity to teach in the local school. You also get to design and implement fun and educational activities for children living within our project homes. The only requirements are being over 18 years old, speaking English and to be able to commit for at least four weeks.

Take look at the website from Love Volunteers for more details.

Volunteer Physiotherapy Coordinator – Sierra Leone

Posted on the Idealist.org:

The King’s Sierra Leone Partnership (KSLP) is a long-term capacity building partnership between King’s Health Partners in London and key partner institutions in Sierra Leone. KSLP aims to help strengthen Sierra Leone’s health system by improving training, clinical services, policy and research. Key partners include Connaught Hospital, the College of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), Connaught Government Hospital and the Ministry of Health & Sanitation.

KSLP is looking to recruit a Volunteer Physiotherapy Coordinator to support programmes in Connaught hospital and the Sierra Leone Clubfoot programme. This person will be based in Freetown and will have a critical role in supporting both the Connaught Hospital Physiotherapy Service and the Sierra Leone National Clubfoot Program:

Duties at Connaught would include:

  • Building capacity and improving service delivery in priority areas including (areas from above
  • Developing continuous professional development programme for within Connaught
  • Mentoring existing staff
  • Working with partners to support the development of an in country physiotherapy qualification.

Responsibilities associated with the Clubfoot programme include:

  • Monitoring and evaluation of clubfoot clinics to ensure adequate data collection, peer evaluation and standards of practice are in place.
  • Organising ongoing training programmes in Ponseti
  • Keeping up to date on research and practices in Ponseti
  • Assisting counselling team with their work on raising awareness, collection of patient stories and developing facilitation guides for parental support groups.
  • Supporting the NRC team to work with partners to raise awareness of clubfoot
  • Advocating for Ponseti method to be included on medical, nursing and physiotherapy curriculum.

It is essential that the applicant have the following:

  • Qualifications: Recognized physiotherapy degree
  • Experience: Extensive post graduate experience in a wide variety of clinical settings including musculoskeletal, respiratory, neurology, and pediatrics; managerial and supervisory experience; teaching experience
  • Skills: Ability to analyze and interpret complex clinical situations and manage appropriately within the limitations of the context; ability to devise or adapt clinical guidelines in a manner that is appropriate to the context; ability to devise, deliver, and evaluate training
  • Personal Characteristics: Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills, highly skilled in the use of verbal and non-verbal communication with clients, carers, and families; skilled at working independently with minimal supervision; ability to work flexibly within a sometimes unpredictable environment

Prior clinical experience with Ponseti and in Africa or other developing countries would be advantageous.

Support Provided to Volunteers

This post is a one-year unpaid voluntary position but the post holder will be provided with the following support:

  • Three return flights from London to Freetown
  • Multi-entry visa, residency permit & professional registration
  • Vaccinations & antimalarials
  • Accommodation
  • Insurance
  • Stipend for living expenses (£500 per month)

Hope Springs Haven Team Leader

We need volunteers (social workers, teachers, acountant, administrator, fundraisers) to work with us at Hope Springs Haven. Hope Springs Haven is a locally registered (no. WCBO/285/15) Christian Community Based Non-profit making organisation located in Wakiso District, Uganda. Hope Springs Haven exists to holistically equip orphans and other vulnerable children, particularly girls, enabling them to reach their full potential, live sustainable lives and become change agents in their communities.

Hope Springs Haven works in partnership with other international and local organizations, community leaders, churches and other volunteers in promoting girls’ education, health, psychosocial support, life skills empowerment as well as spiritual nourishment. HSH seeks to find longer-term solutions to child vulnerability by empowering children, their families and caregivers for a better livelihood and sustainable future.

https://www.betterplace.org/en/organisations/hopespringshaven