Volunteer opportunity posted by: The Muskoka Foundation
Posted on: January 23, 2013
The Muskoka Foundation, also known as the "Do Good as You Go" guys, is a foundation that seeks to transform the adventure travel sector by including ethical volunteering as a standard part of every traveler's plans, and therefore create a fleet of hundreds of modern day explorers, who are traveling and developing communities around the world, leaving a wake of positive change. Hence, the concept of "doing good as you go"!
Muskoka has been doing this by connecting travelers to their local partners around the world that are doing good in their local areas, taking into account what the needs are of each local partner and what each traveler has to offer.
"If you come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together!" - Aboriginal Saying
One of the very unique things that Muskoka believes is that they do not charge volunteers to do good with them. Muskoka is committed to not let volunteering fees deter good-hearted travelers from doing good as they go and make positive impacts with their local partners.
At the moment Muskoka is looking for a volunteer to help them raise awareness of what Muskoka offers to travelers and to local partners all over the world. Someone who can help find ways to connect to individuals and organizations that can be catalysts in mobilizing travelers to do good as they go.
The candidate will ideally be someone who has passion for volunteering and passion to connect with different people. It can be done from home via emails and social media tools, and it doesn't require traveling. The ideal candidate will be someone who thinks outside the box and who can take the initative to pursue relationships that can benefit our local partners and our travelers, and is a team player who is able to work with the rest of the team. Experienced PR managers who believe in volunteering to help locals be sustainable are encouraged to talk to us, we'd love to do good with you!
The time required to do this per week depends on the candidate, and the only fixed schedule will be a hour-long weekly Skype team meeting. Other tasks can be done online, wherever the candidate is.