Volunteer Centre (ZAF-35)


Type: Administrative - Country: South Africa

Brief description and main aims

Volunteer Centre is a non profit organization which is based in Cape Town, South Africa but has developed strong National and International Partnership for more than 30 years.
 
The Vision of the organization is “Helping Build a Nation that Cares”– and we believe that local and international volunteers can make a huge contribution by volunteering their time and skills in projects across all sectors – which include children, the eldery, environmental projects and many other interesting volunteering opportunities. The main aim is to motivate and develop effective volunteering through consultation, training, information and placement services for the benefit of all.

Main Activities

The Volunteer Centre currently:
  • Coordinates and manages the ICYE program in Cape Town
  • Recruits local and international volunteers and places them into NGO’s
  • Works in partnership or collaboration with other organizations around South Africa to implement programs of their needs.
  • Conducts youth engagement activities.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer is expected to:
  • Assist in administration work
  • Program formulation and implementation (volunteers come up with practical ideas)
  • Do some field work
  • Research for the Volunteer Centre
  • Set up and handle social media platforms
  • Market and Promote the organisation
  • Help with cleaning and sorting out in the office
Immediate tasks will also be granted

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should
  • Be able to speak basic English
  • Be committed and a hard worker
  • Be computer literate
  • Be able to plan and organise things
  • Be able to operate social media
  • Be able to work independently and take initiative

Location

Athlone, Cape Town.

More Information

Not only the volunteer will be office based, she or he will have the opportunity to interact with VC projects meaning interacting with local volunteers. ie. "Girl Talk" and Sector Project. This will mean planning in some case and implementing some marketing activities. Please note that this volunteer will not have any dealings with the other volunteers except in her social life.

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