Enactus UCD - Healthy Habits Volunteer
UCD in the Community
Would you like to develop your IT, networking or web design skills in beautiful Malawi? VMM have short term volunteer opportunities in Malawi with a charity who are looking for people who could train youth in the community at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels in various programmes.
You will have the opportunity to develop your skills while providing much needed assistance to the charity and the community under the supervision of key personnel.
Volunteers will also gain experience in the IT requirements of community development and charity organisations, data extrapolation, software management and application, identifying areas for improvement and updating applications.
Placements start from 4 weeks up to six months and are available all year round. These are self-funding roles and volunteers are required to fundraise for their trip and VMM will advise and support you in your fundraising efforts. A four week placement is €1,700 which covers your accommodation and meals, airport transfers, pre-departure training, comprehensive insurance, 24-hour support and debriefing and a donation to the organisation to help continue their vital work. Don't let the fundraising put you off as you will be genuinely surprised at how many will want to help you.
By volunteering with VMM, it will contribute to the experience you need particularly if you wish to work in the development sector at home or internationally.
VMM are signitories of the Comhlamh Code of Good Practice and have received comprehensive compliance award for 2017 and in several years pervious. What this means for you as a volunteer, is that we are committed to ensuring that your volunteer experience is wholly positive from the very start and when you come home.
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
As agreed with host organisation and according to their requirements and the skills of the volunteer
Full role description provided before going on placement
Skills required for this role:
Cloud technology an advantage
Details of time commitment needed for role:
Monday to Friday, unless otherwise agreed Weekends and public holidays off
Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
Application form available on http://www.vmminternational.org/volunteer/short-term-volunteers/apply-for-short-term-posts/
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Fiona Duignan
Address: VMM International, 68 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1
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