Volunteer opportunities Marketing/social media
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Microfinance volunteers Uganda
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Nansana Ngabo Stage Nansana Town Council, P O Box 36612 Kampala
Microfinance volunteers Uganda is offering volunteers from all over the world the opportunity to serve or work with Ugandan communities; as a part of the small microfinance institution Community Microfinance (CML) or by helping out with some of the many other projects that CML is involved in.
Volunteer Opportunities Marketing/Social media
Lenders Without Borders (www.lenderswithoutborders.com) is a platform that links individuals and companies in the western world with small-scale Ugandan business owners in need of funding. The aim is to reduce the high capital costs microfinance institutions in Uganda face and thereby increase the outreach of financial services as well as reduce interest rates. Lenders Without Borders is however not about charity. We want to create a more positive picture of Uganda as a country full of investment opportunities and all money lent through us is returned to the lender with an interest. The concept is developed by MFV’s founder together with two previous MFV volunteers.
There is now a need for help in developing the concept further. Especially, we need someone to help us with online marketing. We are looking for an innovative person that can help us reach out to a broader public. Skills in writing (English is the language we use), social media management and an interest in photography is necessary. Your most important characteristic for this position will however be your creativity. This position might not be a full time position and can be combined either with helping CML with other tasks, working with other projects of your choice or just spending more time exploring Uganda as a tourist.
Who can be a volunteer?
Anybody can volunteer with us! Many earlier volunteers have been students but we strongly encourage also others, such as retirees or people in need of a break from their jobs to apply. The volunteer experience can also be part of your holiday or backpacking trip as you can stay as short as a week.
To become a volunteer, you need to be able to communicate in English, the official language in Uganda. It is also necessary for you to be able to adapt to a different culture and a sometimes much simpler life style than you are used to. This volunteer program will show you the real Uganda and that involves things such as slow or absent internet connection, power outbreaks, cold showers and things taking very much longer time than expected. On the other hand, you will get a memorable experience and new perspectives of life.
Terms and conditions
You can volunteer with us for any period from one week up to six months. All volunteer positions are unpaid and you are responsible for covering all costs associated with living in and travel to Uganda. MFV will help you arrange accommodation in either a host family or at a guest house and will also assist with visas and other practical aspects.
Most of MFV’s partners work on weekdays during normal business hours. However, we encourage you to travel while in Uganda and schedules are flexible.
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers