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.

The IHF promotes grassroots social and economic development by focusing the resources of US academic communities on the self-stated goals of communities abroad. Our model serves the needs of all involved. Communities abroad - our partners - retain control of the development process while gaining access to otherwise inaccessible resources. Students in US academic communities have real-world opportunities for learning and growth.

The IHF works in India, Costa Rica and Guatemala on projects addressing public health, youth development and community development. This work is supported by students at Dartmouth College, Stanford University and Haverford College, a national network of officers and advisors and a worldwide network of donors.

The IHF central staff and board provide the coordination and administration that power the IHF�s network, and that empower the volunteers who work to realize the goals of our partners.

The central staff and board are made up of volunteers with a passion for supporting change at the community level, and with skills that contribute to the management and administration of the organization. The central staff and board work across five major competencies:

1. Strategic planning/business development: IHF central staff and board members ensure operational alignment with the organization�s long term goals through project planning and selection of new initiatives. This includes identifying, analyzing and selecting new projects and new partnerships with communities abroad, collegiate chapters and other organizations.

2. Project management: IHF central staff and board members are deeply involved in planning projects, and advise on all aspects of project execution. Central staff members play a crucial role in project execution by overseeing the involvement of volunteers at collegiate chapters in project work and executing specific project related tasks. Central staff members also oversee reporting and accountability on project-related goals.

3. Fund development: IHF central staff manage relationships with individual donors and expand the IHF�s base of individual donors. The central staff also develop funding proposals when needed.

4. Communications: IHF central staff prepare and distribute materials to external audiences, maintain the organization�s website and facilitate internal information and knowledge sharing.

5. Administration: IHF central staff maintain the organization�s accounts, process donations, provide staff with funds as needed and meet the IHF�s legal obligations.

The IHF central staff member�s specific tasks vary according to the needs of network stakeholders. But the experiences of central staff members are shaped by several constants: a zealous commitment to impact in partner communities, a demand for work of the highest professional caliber, interactions based on mutual admiration and a willingness to learn and improve. The work requires dedication and can be demanding. But involvement in the IHF central staff offers unique venues for personal growth as well as opportunities to impact the lives of students and individuals in need.

posted by David W. Morse 03 | posted May 10, 2006 | updated May 9, 2006 | contact poster

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

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