Our goal is to help create opportunities through education for some of the most vulnerable children in the world. We work directly with street children in their own environment towards reunification with their families, reintroduction to education & the creation of a sustainable home-life for their ongoing upbringing. From 2010 to 2012 we helped more than 10,000 children gain access to education.
London, United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013
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VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATOR INTERNSHIP
Innovative individual wanted to develop overseas volunteer scheme!
London, United Kingdom
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Street Child is a UK based charity that currently runs programmes across Sierra Leone and has established itself as a leading organisation providing quality and sustainable education to thousands of children.
Street Child runs two programmes:
1. ‘No Child Left Behind’ delivers high impact projects to reduce the number of children dependent on the nation’s streets and reintegrates them into family life and school
2. ‘Every Child in School’ focuses on providing first time education to rural communities giving them their first ever school and teacher training. ECiS aims to prevent children in rural villages migrating to urban centres and ending up dependent on the street for survival.
Between 2008 when it was launched and 2012, Street Child reunited 2,000 street children with their families and created educational opportunities for more than 10,000 children.
Volunteer Scheme Co-Ordinator
At Street Child, we are very proud of our volunteer-based approach and are currently developing our Volunteer Scheme in Sierra Leone. Designed to offer valuable assistance to our project work as well as creating increased fundraising potential for Street Child, our new Volunteer Scheme has the potential to play a vital role in the continued expansion of this dynamic charity.
To assist with the programme’s development, we are looking for an outstanding individual to undertake a minimum three-month internship for 3-5days a week based in our London office (travel expenses paid, hours flexible) reporting directly to the programme director.
The position will require the ability to engage new volunteers to work
with us in Sierra Leone on short- and long-term placements. The goal would be
to generate a significant increase in volunteer applications, with particular
focus on under-graduates and graduates looking to gain experience of the
charity sector through volunteer opportunities with Street Child. The
internship would also involve effective administration across the entire
This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to play a key role within the growth of an exciting new facet of a rapidly expanding organisation. There is also a very real opportunity to capitalise on successful execution of the role: whilst the initial internship would be for a minimum of three months, for the right, target-driven individual able to demonstrate their ability to assist in significantly up-scaling the programme, there would be the chance to explore a paid position and eventual employment.
The ideal candidate would possess the following:
- experience of working effectively towards set goals within a specified timeframe;
- the ability to demonstrate a target-driven approach to their work;
- self-motivation and the ability to work independently;
- a proactive and professional approach;
- strong academic credentials;
- a keen interest in charity and development.
We are looking for candidates who can start in August.Please send a CV and cover letter, together with your availability to firstname.lastname@example.org by 19th August 2013 for the attention of Helen Ong, with the job title in the subject box.
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