Women's Global Education Project Volunteer Opportunity

Published

07/10/2018

End Date

11/30/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Women's Global Education Project office
136 North Marion Street
Suite 201
Oak Park
Illinois
60301
United States

Description

Description

Do you want to help create a more equitable world for girls and women? Do you believe that educating one girl can affect an entire community? Hey, so does Women’s Global Education Project. We’d love for you to lend a hand.


Through close partnerships with in-country grassroots organizations to ensure that our work is community-driven, sustainable and appropriate to the actual needs of those we serve, WGEP currently works in rural Kenya and Senegal to address and dismantle the root causes of poverty, such as the lack of education, limited opportunities for women and girls, and insufficient resources for local organizations.


Since the launch of our programs in 2004, we have provided over 1,700 full and partial scholarships to our girl scholars, taught over 1,000 women in adult literacy programs, helped 1,900 girls avoid female genital mutilation, and have impacted over 10,000 individuals through our community awareness programs, just to name a few impact points.


As a volunteer, you would help with the daily running of our office. This includes, but is not limited to, depending on your skills, tasks ranging from administrative duties to grant research, communications, fundraising and stewardship. Volunteers work in our Oak Park office, typically 2 days per week, 5 hours per day.


Responsibilities 

During the summer, volunteer activities are primarily focused on helping prepare for our fall annual fundraiser, Ndajee; creating materials, securing silent auction items, etc. Other responsibilities range from administrative duties such as copying, filing and organizing to communications to translating documents from French to English. Grant research, donor database management and stewardship are other important volunteer responsibilities.


Requirements

Volunteers must be university or graduate students/recent grads with a strong interest in education, women's empowerment and global development.


Skills

Required - PowerPoint, Excel, Word, organization skills, comfortable working independently, conscientious

Preferred – graphic design, communications, event planning, WordPress, French, stewardship, grant research

How To Apply

emily@womensglobal.org

Contact Emily to learn more!


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