Community Organizational Development Volunteers work with local government and civic society organizations to promote citizen participation, especially among youth and women. Volunteers work alongside locals to strengthen the organizational capacity of local institutions, while also encouraging volunteerism through community-based projects. To support the economic upward mobility of youth and women, Volunteers organize employment skills training (networking, resume writing, interview, etc.)
Volunteer duties often consist of the following:
• Co-facilitate with local partners a community needs assessment to determine local needs and priorities;
• Co-facilitate community-based projects based on locally identified needs;
• Plan and facilitate extracurricular programs that bolster employability skills;
• Coordinate youth programming including clubs, camps, sports and other extra-curricular activities that support youth employability, life skills, leadership, and volunteerism;
• Implement workshops to raise awareness about key issues and concerns in the community, (example: environmental protection, gender equality & property rights);
• Support organizations’ preparation and submission of project and grant proposals;
• Mentor youth and/or women in life skills and employability skills.
Other expectations include:
• Demonstrate independence, self-initiative, flexibility, open-mindedness, and commitment to serve.
• Possess an attitude of humility and curiosity towards other cultures.
• Exhibit adaptability and a willingness to sensitively communicate even when confronting challenges.
• Demonstrate empathy and a willingness to view situations from multiple perspectives.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check