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.

Who are the Summer Fellows? Fellows are talented and passionate upper-class students from leading colleges including Amherst, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, MIT, Penn, Princeton, Wellesley, Williams and Yale. 35 Fellows will be chosen from almost 200 applications to spend their summer in Boston.

What are the Projects? The projects have been pre-scoped and fall into five categories: Program Expansion, Program Assessment, Operating Strategy, Marketing Strategy and Fundraising Strategy. Fellows will lead their projects full-time for 10 weeks from the research all the way through the implementation phase.

Who are the Nonprofits? The Boston nonprofits that will host the Fellows have been carefully screened and fall into a range of industries including: Youth & Education, Health & Human Services, Community & Economic Development, International Development, Arts & Culture, Human Rights and the Environment.

What is the Mentor�s Role? The Mentors will act as project advisors and career development coaches to these young and talented future leaders and social entrepreneurs. Each Fellow will receive a workplan at the beginning of the summer to guide his/her work. Mentors serve as a resource in the completion of the project.

What is the Mentor�s Time Commitment? We expect Mentors to be available to Fellows over phone/email for 1-2 hours per week from June 5th to August 11th and meet at least once face-to-face. Fellows will lean on Mentors as they prepare their midterm and final presentations for their nonprofit hosts.

Who can be a Mentor? We are looking for nonprofit and for-profit professionals that are passionate about making a difference in both a young students� life and a nonprofit organization. Mentors should have at least two years of work experience and expertise in one of the project categories listed above.

Why should you be a Mentor? This is a unique opportunity to help a Boston-area nonprofit with a strategic initiative while at the same time acting a source of knowledge and inspiration to a motivated future leader. Best of all, you will be able to build your professional and project management skills and have fun!

Who is New Sector Alliance? New Sector www.newsector.org is a 501(c)(3) strategy consulting firm located in Boston, MA. Our mission is to accelerate social change by strengthening organizations today while developing leaders for tomorrow. Over the past five years, we have harnessed the talents of over 300 students and 150 professional consultants from Accenture, Bain, BCG and McKinsey to help nonprofits become stronger organizations. Our teams have completed 80 projects for 60 clients including Jumpstart, Citizen Schools, IBA, Pine Street Inn, Tenacity, Year Up and many more

posted by Rachel A. Roth 02 | posted April 8, 2006 | updated April 7, 2006 | contact poster

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

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