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NGO Support Placement


NGO Support Placement

The Umbrella Foundation


At a Glance

  • Start Date:25/05/2018
  • End Date:31/12/2021
  • Closing date:31/12/2021
  • Post Updated:31/05/2018
  • Min Hours:2 months
  • Role Type:Community Development



We work to empower displaced, trafficked and vulnerable children and their families in Nepal through projects which promote the preservation of the family unit, education and community development.

As a volunteer, you will provide assistance to our small but dedicated Nepali and International team. We’re looking for volunteers willing to share their own skills and background to help the local staff. There is a strong emphasis on education both academic and holistic therefore volunteers help with workshops and extra-curricular activities including arts, music, sports and other creative outlets!  If you feel like your skills match up with our needs then please reach out to us!

Why not take this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the Nepali culture, learn about the challenges and goals of development, make a genuine difference in the lives of vulnerable children, and have a personally enriching and life-changing experience?

Please find the programme details here:

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Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

  • Researcher: Assisting with existing research projects, or conducting your own related to alternative care, trafficking and child protection.
  • Sponsorship Coordinator: Collecting data, compiling information packs, updating profiles and supporting email correspondence.
  • Media Coordinator: Taking photos for marketing and profiling purposes, writing articles for the newsletter and updating social media and the blog.
  • Workshop Leader: Organising workshops for the children and youth

Skills required for this role:

We’re aware that applicants come from a variety of backgrounds and, knowingly or not, have much to offer staff, youth and children. Therefore, we welcome people with specific skill-sets to conduct training workshops and ongoing mentoring in their field of expertise whether its English language, computer skills, child protection, report-writing, health, social work etc. By transferring your knowledge, it helps long-term capacity-building on a local level and is a great way to make a long-lasting contribution!

Details of time commitment needed for role:
There is no fixed end-date, rather just a two-month minimum stay (8 weeks) which we feel offers a stable, consistent environment and allows you to get a good understanding of our charity, the local culture and ideas of development in Nepal. We are very happy to have you stay beyond your initial commitment should you wish.

Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Age minimum of 20 years at time of programme Show evidence of good character – Provision of clean police background check Health / Travel Insurance Agree to Umbrella’s Code of Conduct Agree to fundraise €1,500


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Darren Halligan

Address: The Umbrella Foundation, Dublin, Ireland


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