Volunteer Opportunities:
Here are some volunteer opportunities posted by different members of ASFSC. If you know of any, please log in and post them.

online volunteering website launched by a '02: ifihadahammer.org
if I had a hammer is a new volunteering site that connects folks with time or resources -- in any amount -- with visionary NGOs around the world who could really put 'em to good use.

have an old camera you need to rehome? love to play with Picasa now and then? whatever you've got to offer -- a dozen computers or a single beautiful photo, a couple of hours a week or a couple of hours a year -- why not put this to work for a cause you care about?
posted by Megan K. Ahern 02 | updated September 10, 2009

Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund
Are you ready to make a positive impact on women's health care?

Volunteer for the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion (EMA) Fund!

Connect Financial Resources to Reproductive Rights:
The EMA Fund provides grants to ensure that all women without adequate resources can have safe and timely abortions.
posted by Sarah E. Morton 05 | updated October 17, 2007

Seeking penpals for blind students in St. Petersburg
Please forward to anyone with interest/contacts in Russia: Seeking penpals with blind Russian university students, to help spread the word to U.S. students/classes, to brainstorm with us about finding support, to find people who will take things to Russia, etc. (M.N. Adamov Fund is a small Boston-based nonprofit with ties to Dartmouth's Russian department)
posted by Karsten A. Barde 04 | updated October 14, 2007

Work with some Bronx kids!
The South Bronx Charter School I helped found and currently work for is looking for volunteers.
posted by Jared Alessandroni | updated October 14, 2007

Sponsor a summer theater program!
Do you want to work with a rocking great set of people and wonderful Bosnian high school students?
posted by Sabrina A. Peric 03 | updated February 4, 2007

Grupo FARO: Public Policy and Pro-poor Reform in Ecuador
Unpaid internships available to work in public policy initiatives at a local NGO. Projects include work in decentralization/local economic development, education reform and contributing to the public debate.
Details at http://www.grupofaro.org
posted by Andrew R. Carreras 06 | updated December 1, 2006

Volunteer opportunity in Boston
Lots of volunteer opportunities at an amazing charter school in Boston!
posted by Meredith L. Liu 04 | updated August 23, 2006

Help manage an international development organization
The IHF is an international development organization focused on connecting communities abroad with academic communities in the United States. The IHF was founded at Dartmouth, and has a continued presence there. The IHF seeks individuals to join its volunteer central staff and, if qualified and willing to make the prerequisite commitments, the IHF board.
posted by David W. Morse 03 | updated May 9, 2006

Make a difference in a student�s and nonprofit�s life this summer!
New Sector Alliance is launching a prestigious Nonprofit Summer Internship Program in Boston this summer. The New Sector Summer Fellows Program will place 35 competitively selected college students with 35 prominent Boston nonprofits to implement a capacity building project that the host and a New Sector Program Manager have structured and scoped together. We are now looking for 35 Mentors to help our students as they complete their projects.

Please see below for more detailed information. If you would like to become a Mentor, please email Valerie Bockstette vbockstette@newsector.org with your resume and �Summer Fellows Mentor� in the subject line.

posted by Rachel A. Roth 02 | updated April 7, 2006

Great Volunteer Opportunities in NY area
NY Cares is a great organization that offers very well-organized, project-based volunteer opportunities in the New York area (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, etc.) All you have to do is attend a one-time orientation session for an hour, and then you're free to sign onto any of their many projects, doing everything from weeding a garden in the LES to walking dogs in Brooklyn to teaching adults computer literacy in the East Village. It's a very minimal commitment (sign on for one project or twenty), ideal for working professionals who don't have a lot of time to contribute but want to make a big difference when they do. -- Check it out at www.nycares.org --
posted by Evelyn Chen 01 | updated July 13, 2005

Community Based Technology Center in El Salvador

Volunteer needed to manage the technological, business, and programmatic aspects of a community based technology center in the Bajo Lempa region of El Salvador.

You will be working in a rural community with local, grassroots development organizations comprised of farmers, housewives, ex-guerrillas, ex-military soldiers, peace activists, ex-gang members, and youth groups, among others. The purpose of the center is to provide more access to information around health, job and education opportunities, news, culture, and access to other methods of communication, as well as to train local folks on both basic and advanced computer skills, while giving some also the opportunity to learn professional work skills and how to run a small business. Only the most basic technology experience is necessary, strong Spanish skills are a must. Must be able to adapt to living in a rural Spanish speaking environment where no one else speaks English, and rarely do non-Salvadorans pass through. Minimum of one month committment preferred. The families down here are incredibly kind, the kids are fun, and the river is cool.

posted by Gary E. Weissman 02 | posted June 27, 2004 | updated June 26, 2004 | contact poster

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