NGO Development

Help develop more impactful programs and expand the reach of our partner organizations as a development volunteer.

The most important skill needed for this kind of volunteer work is a positive attitudecreativity, and flexibility. The most successful volunteers have been self-starters who are willing to chart their own goals and objectives, while serving the needs of the partner organization. Please note that to write project and funding applications for our partner project volunteers will need an intermediate level of Portuguese or fluent Spanish.

Overview

Fyaz Faisal, from Canada at Incubadora Jovem, da PUC-RJ

There's no doubt, our partner organizations are making significant impacts in their communities - but with your help and creativity, their programs could develop even further - making them markedly more sustainable and impactful. Volunteer opportunities range from helping partner organizations to create new programs, develop existing ones, make performance indicators, and work in outreach and promotion.

Why volunteer in NGO development?

Our partner organizations provide essential resources and programming to their communities, but staff members are often swamped by day-to-day operations and have little time to focus on the "big picture." As a non-profit/business volunteer, you will have the opportunity to help them accomplish objectives that they may have not otherwise had time or the man-power to do without you. The time commitment and reach of your work is largely up to you, but creative and industrious go-getter types are always needed for this kind of role.

Skills needed for NGO development

Najin Kim, from Korea, at SAMP (Sociedadede Amigos do Morro dos Prazeres)

The most important skill needed for this kind of volunteer work is a positive attitude, creativity, and flexibility. The most successful volunteers have been self-starters who are willing to chart their own goals and objectives, while serving the needs of the partner organization.

 

Many of our volunteer programs were formatted by volunteers, and all the descriptions on the website were written by a past volunteer (Jeffrey Schulte, from USA). We also have some communication channels that were established by volunteers. You may also help our partner organizations to develop as a Volunteer for Development.

 

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