Volunteer to be a Trainer with SOS Foundation

The Skills Outside School Foundation is a registered not-for-profit in Nigeria (IT73040) and the UK (09365183) providing employability skills training, career mentoring and development, education building services and scholarship opportunities to disadvantaged youth at secondary and tertiary level in Nigeria.

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Volunteer Trainer (Headstart)

 

PRIMARY DUTIES OF VOLUNTEER TRAINER

 

  1. Selection of the Participants
  2. Coordinating the 7 skills workshops for the participants
  3. Coordinating the career development journey of the participants
  4. Writing a progress report which must be submitted to the Program Officer
  5. Administering the robust skills workshops and career and education workshop evaluation framework
  6. Managing the Applications process for external opportunities for the students
  7. Facilitating the Business challenge workshop

SECONDARY DUTIES OF VOLUNTEER TRAINER

  1. The design of the skills workshops – the selection of the techniques to achieve the goals and the steering of group processes
  2. Understanding the participants and the workshop content prior to planning the workshop
  3. Following a step‐by‐step process to clarify assumptions and focus the workshops on the specific objectives of the sessions
  4. Making adjustments to the workshop design—structure and learning activities—as needed for the situation
  5. Sharing first‐hand practical experiences with the participants to extend their learning and understanding
  6. Leading follow‐up and evaluation of the learning, collecting feedback on the event and tracking learning, during and after the workshop
  7. Providing additional examples of concepts and case studies to guide and support participants’ learning

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Program Manager (Headstart)

TIME COMMITMENT OF VOLUNTEER POSITION:

  1. 8 HOURS A WEEK (MINIMUM)
  2. 12 HOURS A WEEK (MAXIMUM)
  3. SATURDAYS ONLY, REQUIRED BETWEEN 9.00AM-5.00PM (FULL DAY)
  4. EVERY WEEK FOR THREE-FOUR WEEKS

LOCATION(S) FOR THE VOLUNTEER POSITION

ABUJA

ASSIGNMENT

Trainers will be assigned to schools based on proximity to the location and days of preference

SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  1. Presentation – communicating ideas, using visual and other aids, giving feedback, listing skills
  2. Facilitation – managing activities, eliciting contributions and learning, creative and innovative thinker, ability to create an atmosphere of confidence among participants.
  3. One-to-one – coaching, counseling, mentoring, advising, assessing
  4. Consultancy – investigating, advising, evaluating
  5. Design – designing activities, e-literate, knowledge of group development, including the ability to sense a group’s mood and change methods or adjust the program on the spot.
  6. Interpersonal – building relationships, ability to handle conflict, trust in other people and their capacities, respect for the opinions of others, does not impose ideas on others, adaptable.
  7. Assertiveness – confidence, challenging and supporting.
  8. Expertise and Interest – knowledgeable, insightful, up to date, enthusiastic about being a trainer.

OTHER ABILITIES

  1. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  2. Proficiency in cloud software applications (Skydrive, DropBox, Google Docs)

QUALIFICATION

  1. A university degree in any field
  2. Previous experience in training or facilitating workshops, sessions etc. This could be part time, as an intern, as a volunteer or full time.

 

HOW TO INDICATE INTEREST TO VOLUNTEER

Step 1: Read the post requirements above carefully, taking note of the location

Step 2: Make sure you are resident in the state where the opening exists

Step 3: If you are fully available and interested, kindly register at http://volunteers.volunteerinnigeria.org (skip this step if you have registered in the past)

Step 4: Drop us a comment below this post (NOT the registration page) with your name, active phone number, active email address.

 

NOTE: Your comments with personal information will not be published. Please do not leave a comment if you have not registered and be sure to leave a comment on this very page with the opening announcement after you register. We close recruitment in about a week or two. Therefore, your comment needs to come in (and follow the guidelines above) before then to be considered. Thank you!

Volunteer for the girls!

W.TEC is running an After-school Technology Club project. This project is to teach young girls between the ages of 11 and 17 in school practical computer science and technologies. 10 schools have been approved in the Yaba (Lagos) vicinity for the project.
The trainers are to have a 3-day in-house training every first week of the month for the next 6 months and teach the students at the schools every other Wednesday in the month, between the hours of 12 – 4 pm at the schools.
The schools that have been handpicked for this project have computers and internet facilities to make for seamless project implementation.

We are assisting with volunteer recruitment for this cause. The curriculum to be taught will be made available to volunteers. They should be committed to the program and sending an impact report after the 6 months program. The volunteers will have the opportunity of discussing their stipend at the interview. They:

  • Must be available to work a minimum of 4 hours per week
    • Must be available and willing to commit at least six (6) months initially for an internship.
    • Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate level degree in a computer related field.
    • Minimum of two years of college in a communications or computer related field.
    • Proficiency in computer applications:
    o Microsoft Excel ,
    o Microsoft Word,
    o Microsoft Powerpoint,
    o Conducting research via internet

 

Required abilities:
• Ability to prioritize tasks and efficiently manage time.
• Ability to exercise good judgment and effectiveness in working with teenage girls
• Strong oral and written communications skills
• Ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
• Ability to maintain professional (business casual) dress and grooming.

 

HOW TO APPLY TO VOLUNTEER

Step 1: Register at http://volunteers.volunteerinnigeria.org (skip this step if you have registered in the past)

Step 2: Drop us a comment below this post with your name and phone number.

(Comments with personal information will not be published. Please do not leave a comment if you have not registered and be sure to leave a comment after you register)

 

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The worth of volunteering and #IVD2014 Highlights

The major highlight of the past week was delivering a radio outreach  in commemoration of the International Volunteer Day for Social and Economic Development (IVD). IVD, established by the United Nations General Assembly to be commemorated on 5th December annually, is about telling the world what volunteers and volunteer-involving organizations achieve for development.

The Volunteer in Nigeria media outreach project on International Volunteer Day spreads the message of volunteerism, meeting the critical need to advance the passion of volunteerism (using every medium possible). It was important to appeal to and inspire people (particularly the bulging youth population) and share more stories of local volunteering through the media. To these ends, 13 electronic media channels across the nation were used and this was the schedule:

Vibes FM Benin, Edo state. Between 12 and 2pm
104.1FM Vision Africa FM, Umuahia, Abia ‘I go yarn’ 8:30am
Odenigbo99.1 FM Anambra 7.30am
Radio One103.5FM Lagos: This Morning 9am
Cool TV Good Morning Nigeria Show
96.9 Cool FM 96.9 Abuja: Good Morning Nigeria Show 9am
Orange FM, Akure, Ondo state 9am
Search FM Minna, Niger state 9:30am
Raypower 93.5FM Ibadan, Oyo state. 12 noon
Liberty 91.7 FM Kaduna 9am
Grace FM Lokoja, Kogi state 11am
Cool FM Port Harcourt, Rivers state. 8:30am
Nigeria Info 99.3FM Lagos ‘Morning Crossfire’ 8:30am

The aims of the outreach were to spread the message of volunteerism, it’s dire importance to a developing nation with a critical unemployment and security situation, the double-edged benefits of volunteering (for development and to the volunteer), the necessity of the volunteering attitude in a region most in need of excellent leadership, and challenging the perception that sees ‘volunteer’ as the one who is not going to earn anything for all his hard work not as a productively purposeful action.

Promoting and supporting the culture of volunteerism in African countries like Nigeria is critical for many reasons. Volunteering impacts society for economic and social development. So, volunteers can work to deliver programmes and project that significantly affect the development situation of their country. There is much of such work and many unengaged young hands in need of something interesting to do. Moreover, the ideals of the volunteering disposition embody attitudes that are far too important for nation building.

If we must build communities of forward thinking Africans with keen interest in the region, volunteering cannot be perceived as a thing for those in development work or practice alone. We must consciously lead a generation of people who not only passionately pursue their careers (in any sphere of life) but take the time to volunteer their skills and time for the benefit of society.

Having young people talk about what they can do for their country and not just what their country can do for them was such a delight!

 

A BIG THANK YOU to all of our friends at the stations, Azuka, Bimbo Adebanjo, Johnnie Ugochukwu, Uju Chukwu, Collins Ajibola, Dare Oduale, Samuel, Ebenezer Avazi, Olufisola Agboola, Ukay Amele, Olamide, Samuel Ehikhuemen, Daniel Odekunle, Adebayo Omodepiver and Mayowa Salu!

SPECIAL APPRECIATION to Okunade Lukman and coordinator-at-large, Chioma Tanwa!

 

IVD 2014 Cool FM Abuja IVD 2014 Liberty FM Kaduna IVD 2014 Nigeria Info FM Lagos state IVD 2014 Olamide at Grace FM Kogi IVD 2014 Orange FM Akure Ondo state IVD 2014 Radio One Lagos IVD 2014 Rhythm FM PH Rivers IVD 2014 Search FM FUT Minna Niger state IVD 2014 Vibes FM Benin Edo state IVD 2014 Vision Africa FM Umuahia Abia state

Want to host us or be a part of this next time? Be sure to drop us a comment below immediately and we would be in touch. Thank you!

Volunteer for the LCA!!! Film Festival

The Lights, Camera, Africa!!! film festival (staged annually by The Life House, a non-profit) showcases the brightest ideas in African cinema. It promotes film making talent from within Africa—especially works from Nigerian filmmakers.

Some volunteers are needed to assist with logistics and general coordination. Festival T-shirts will be provided. Jeans are to be worn. Resourceful and enthusiastic and enthusiastic people who are interested in the arts, media and networking are particularly invited to volunteer on this one.

Date: Friday, 26 Sept – 1st October.
Venue: Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Time commitment is every day from 9am – 7pm.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Step 1: Register at http://volunteers.volunteerinnigeria.org

(Skip this step if you have registered in the past)

 

Step 2: Drop us a comment below this post with your name, email address, and phone number.

(Comments with personal information will not be published. Please do not leave a comment if you have not registered and be sure to leave a comment after you register)

 

 

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2014 MILEAD Fellowship: Don’t miss the closing date!

Hello fam!

In the spirit of the International Women’s Day and as the closing date (March 14) draws close, we encourage you again to ensure every young woman learns about the 2014 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program.

The program aims to identify, promote and develop young African female change makers (19-25 years) to address issues facing women and girls across Africa.

Get all the details right from the horse’s mouth here: http://www.moremiinitiative.org/milead-fellows/2014-application

Remember to tell us about your progress!

Join our fast growing network of thousands of exceptional youths taking action here: http://volunteers.volunteerinnigeria.org

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We are ONE!!!

Hello!

This day, #1year ago, we sent out our very first tweet via @NaijaVolunteers and gave life to the Volunteer in Nigeria dream.

Although very glad to be amongst the set that actually see their dreams to reality, we cannot exactly say our imagination journeyed us this far in its one year plan. We have to say that as upstarts, imagination did not work much. Consistently leaning on God for direction, overwhelming passion, constant low cost internet and prolonged pro-bono behind-the-scenes working hours did it.

#DidYouKnow that some people subscribe for a Blackberry plan then take out the SIM card and insert it into a modem to browse on their laptops at an affordable rate? Lol…to cut the long story short, we survive! Now you see why we are going to be supporting Web Foundation’s Alliance for Affordable Internet forum at Abuja.

So to mark one year, we would be launching our Code of Engagement and advert options. Advertising with us is a great way to support our work whilst reaching a massively increasing audience. We already got one ad live before we were ever one year! Be sure to check The Fleuri Academy ——->

Also, we are working on having our Anniversary Open Day where our founder, @thetytestudent, gets to answer all your questions about what we are doing. Meanwhile, you may begin leaving comments below this post with your questions, comments, congratulatory messages, recommendations, etc.

Finally and most importantly, we launch the #JJCseries. This would be about sharing career progression/work experiences and other adventures people go through while job hunting.  We aim to chat via social media with a job seeker or professional weekly and publish regular promoted blog posts on the subject. Our hope is to adequately guide the career newbies (who Nigerians may call ‘Johnny Just Come’) whilst sharing relevant information to equip people (teenagers to adults) with success strategies for winning career plans.  Find out how to be featured on our chat here.

Bon Anniversaire and THANK YOU!

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Apply for the 2014 Milead Fellows Program

Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) has announced its annual call for applications for the 2014 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program. The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and thrive in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole.

The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them address issues facing women and girls across communities in Africa. The MILEAD Program equips Fellows with the world class knowledge, skills, values and networks they need to succeed as 21st century women leaders. Applications are welcome from young African women between 19 – 25 years of age, living in Africa and the Diaspora. The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to 25 outstanding young women who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession.

To be eligible for the program, an applicant must be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora; agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEAD – beginning with a three-week residential Summer Institute in Ghana; and commit to a community change project. Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package. Please review program and application guidelines carefully, before completing your application. Application Deadline is Friday March 14, 2014.

For more information and how to apply, read more.

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