Volunteer for the 11th Annual Walk for Literacy!



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One-time only


Cambridge Common Park
United States


Barakat is dedicated to providing exemplary basic education in Afghanistan and Pakistan: we advance literacy and increase access to secondary education, particularly for girls and women. One way we support this mission is by hosting an Annual Walk for Literacy (WFL).

This year the 11th Annual Walk for Literacy is on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Barakat's WFL raises both awareness and funds for our important mission of educating and empowering children and women in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The scenic walk through Cambridge is a fun and unique event, where a diverse community of walkers come together to support a worthy cause – educating thousands of women and children without access to quality basic education! In 2014 – 2015, more than 3,000 children (over 50 percent of them girls) enrolled in Barakat’s five schools. An additional 605 girls and women attended our lower-level and higher-level literacy programs in Afghanistan.

Since its inception in 2008, the walk has grown to attract almost 1,200 walkers and has raised over $120,000.

We are extremely grateful for the volunteers who support this event on annually. Help us support a fun event for a cause by signing up today to volunteer.


Walk set up starts at 8 am, and the walk begins at 10 am from Cambridge Common Park in Harvard Square. All volunteers will receive breakfast, lunch and a FREE T-Shirt.

Volunteers are needed for

  • Greeting people at the registration table
  • Set up
  • Handing out swag (t-shirts, food, maps)
  • Cheering walkers on at water stops
  • Packing up

For those who need community service hours, this is a great opportunity to help! Contact events@barakatworld.org to sign up to volunteer!


  • Training Provided


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Email events@barakatworld.org, please provide a phone number you can be reached at.