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Maisha Collective Volunteer

Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Heshima Kenya

Posted on: June 16, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity description

Program Overview: Heshima Kenya is a Chicago based nonprofit that works to protect and empower unaccompanied refugee young women and girls, including their children, who have been displaced by war and are living alone in Nairobi, Kenya. In order to support their journey to independence, Heshima Kenya developed the Maisha Collective, a peer-driven initiative that fosters leadership and business management skills through the design and production of unique hand-dyed scarves.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with all Maisha Collective related events, programs and communications. You will have the opportunity to gain experience in an international non-profit, while gaining significant experience in event planning, business and marketing, communications and fashion design.


  1. Event planning and attending Maisha Collective events.
  2. Developing and identifying new events, retail outlets and new partners.
  3. Facilitating and coordinating all Maisha Collective events.
  4. Respond to communications in a timely manner.

Preferred Qualifications and interests:

  1. Bachelor degrees in International Relations/Studies/Affairs, Business, Marketing, Communications, Fashion Design
  2. Excellent communication skills
  3. Excellent writing skills
  4. Experience planning and attending events
  5. Positive, upbeat attitude and honest
  6. Great administrative skills
  7. A desire to make a difference

How to apply

Please email your resume, cover letter and two references to


PO Box 408077, Chicago, Chicago, IL, 60640, US


Extra details
Training provided
Owner's areas of focus

Time Commitment

3 months or longer
Time commitment
Occasional (weekly or monthly)
Times of day
Days of week
Flexible schedule