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- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Sustainable Development Solutions Network
A few hours per month
475 Riverside Dr.
Do you want to make a difference in the life of a young innovator hoping to start a new social business? Do you want to help communities address tough challenges like lack of healthcare, poor education, or lack of modern energy by giving local youth the skills they need to scale up their idea? This is the opportunity for you!
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network is a US-based 501c3 organization that supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all countries in 2015. The SDGs are ambitious goals for the world, such as ending poverty and hunger, achieving universal access to education and healthcare, protecting ecosystems and fighting climate change, and promoting peace and social inclusion.
SDSN Youth, the under-30 cohort of the SDSN, publishes the Youth Solutions Report (YSR), which showcases transformative, youth-led initiatives to achieve the SDGs. It features businesses like Liter of Light, which brings safe solar light to areas without electricity, or Bean Voyage, which works to ensure farmers get a fair share of profits from high-end, sustainably produced coffee.
The young solution-makers featured in the report have a passion for solving the world's most pressing problems, but given their young age, many lack the experience or entrepreneurial skills they need to launch or grow their social business. To close this gap we also run the Youth Investment Readiness Program, a 16-week accelerator that will help participants build and refine their investor deck. Each week, participants will listen to a 1-hour webinar from an expert, draft a new component of their development strategy, and receive feedback from a mentor on their materials.
The culmination of the program is an opportunity for participants to get real feedback on their business plan and newly-created investment deck from a working investment professional. There is no expectation from the participants that they are making a pitch and that actual investment will take place; rather, this is a safe space for honest, real-world feedback to improve their materials before entering an actual investment setting. We are seeking investment professionals to volunteer to review 1-3 investment deck(s) and provide constructive feedback to our young entrepreneurs.
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Please fill out the online application (log in with any Google account) and attach a CV to be considered for this opportunity.