Openings at Friends Africa

Are you in Lagos, diligent and interested in volunteering with an International NGO for a worthy cause? Volunteers are needed for the Super Stars Play for Life Campaign!


Project Brief:

Friends of the Global Fund Africa is a Pan-African organization which works to mobilize strategic political and financial support for the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria through education, multi-sectoral advocacy and documentation. Friends Africa’s work supports the fight against the three pandemics with emphasis on the Global Fund a key funding mechanism in the fight. Friends Africa is requesting for volunteers to help with her upcoming World AIDS Day “Super Stars Play for Life campaign and Novelty Football Match. This project is aimed at fighting the discrimination and stigmatization of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) through celebrity advocacy. The event will bring together former Nigerian Super Eagle stars (Team Footballers) and a crop of Nigerian Celebrities from the music, acting, comedy and on-air personality industries (Team Entertainers) to play football.


Schedule of Events:

Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT): Friends Africa in partnership with its technical partners will be providing free VCT services to the general public from Monday 25th – Friday 29th November 2013. This phase involves daily mobilization of people from the surrounding streets and offices.

Team: Mobilization

When: Monday 25th Friday 29th November 2013 (9am – 5pm each day)

Qualification: Knowledgeable/experienced in public health (not compulsory), ability to sing, dance or act Responsibility: Mobilization of the general public to the VCT venue, coordination and registration of people at the VCT centre

Age Range: 18 30 years


Pre-Event Dinner: Friends Africa will host a dinner on the 29th of November to appreciate its partners for this project. This will be followed by the Novelty Football Match the following day. The following are areas where volunteers will be needed:

Team: Ushering and Protocol When: Friday 29th November 2013

Qualification: well behaved and mature individuals with ushering/coordinating experience Responsibilities: Assist with welcoming and sitting guests, taking their orders at the event


Novelty Football Match: The main event holds on the 30th of November (9am – 6pm) with over 2500 people in attendance. The following are areas where volunteers will be needed:

Team: Ushering and Protocol

When: Saturday 30th November 2013

Qualification: well behaved and mature individuals with ushering/coordinating experience Responsibilities: Coordinate the sitting arrangement at the stadium, assist people with information needs, maintain order, and welcome guests at the event.


Team: Registration, IEC Distribution, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) When: Saturday 30th November 2013

Qualification: Anyone that is friendly and responsible, can cope with large number of people and well-coordinated. Responsibilities: Registration of everyone in attendance on the 30th, distribution of Information, Education and Communications (IEC) Materials, distribution of M&E forms and assisting people to get it filled

Team: Hospitality

Qualification: People with waiting/waitressing experience, as well as mass distribution skills Responsibilities: Serving refreshment at the event and any other back-up services

Please Note: All events would hold at the Campos Square Mini Stadium, off Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island, Lagos. Also, ensure you would be available for openings you choose.


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Volunteer for W.TEC / ADOBE Youth Voice Workshop 2013

The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre is a Nigerian non-governmental organization since January 2008, working to encourage Nigerian girls and women to use information and communication technology (ICT) to empower themselves socially and economically. This is done through technology literacy training, technology-based projects, mentoring, work placement and research. W.TEC works in partnership with local and international NGOs, educational and research organizations.

W.TEC / ADOBE Youth Voice 2013 (Create with a Purpose Program) is a Film Production Workshop for secondary school girls.


Description: Workshop Volunteer

Workshop Volunteer Qualities:

  • Preferably a lady of age (20- 28)
  • Must be a resident of either Lagos Island or Mainland only.
  • Must have a passion to working with youth (GIRLS)
  • Must be an individual of high integrity
  • Must be available 2pm – 6pm, Monday to Friday

Skills and Qualification

  • The individual must at least be an Undergraduate or higher
  • The individual must be computer savvy
  • The individual must  have knowledge or experience of film production( taking pictures, shooting films and editing)
  • The individual must have an idea of film editing with either Adobe premiere elements or windows film maker.

Workshop Volunteer Job Duties:

  • Will work with lead facilitator in conducting training sessions
  • Will assist workshop participants with their technical challenges
  • Will help lead facilitator with technical computer jobs
  • Will help participants with their editing challenges
  • Will contribute to training session
  • Will  facilitate workshops
  • Will liaise with school authorities on behalf of W-TEC for various admin issues.
  • Could be mobilised to assist with other W.TEC duties within the Workshop period


Please apply using the form below



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Ladies in Lagos and Abuja especially, check this out!

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The Federal Ministry of Communication and Technology launched two initiatives on Monday namely the #smartwomanNigeria and training for 1000 girls in collaboration with #Huawei as part of Government’s  #GWIN programme.


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