In the NGO Development program you can help to improve the work and communication of our partner organizations abroad in order to improve the positive impact and broaden their reach in their communities.
Overview – Volunteering with NGO Development
As a volunteer you can support many established Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) struggling to help their communities. In a key effort, the NGOs are offering different types of activities and services, in order to improve the living conditions of the local populations. However, these NGOs are often very limited in financial resources and staff available. This is, where you can come in with your volunteer work, and make the whole difference!
Many staff members are volunteers that receive no salary for their work and efforts. Since the local organizations often lack skills and resources, they have difficulties to become powerful players at the local level.
Opportunities to help in the NGO Development project
As a volunteer in NGO development project you will work closely with the organization helping them in many different ways. Volunteers may both work with general administration and organizational development. Moreover, activities include writing reports and proposals or developing ideas for income generating activities. If you can bring your IT skills or choose to teach English, that is also a great help!
Volunteers’ work have been helping our partner NGOs to achieve more and better results meeting their goals and broadening their reach in their communities.
Activities might include but not limited to:
- Develop fundraising projects or write Gant letters
- Create presentations of the social projects that motivate local residents
- Write Strategic growth plans
- Establish and loyalty new partnerships
- Develop new communication channels
- Others that add to the partner organizations objetives and goals
Skills needed for NGO Development
Volunteers from any background are welcome in this project. There are different NGOs working in many areas. All projects need help and there is always something you can do, but volunteers will go a much longer way if they can grasp the local language.
The most important skill needed for this kind of volunteer work is a positive attitude, creativity, and flexibility. The most successful volunteers have been self-starters who are willing to chart their own goals and objectives, while serving the needs of the partner organizations.