Apply to be a PAA Summer 2018 volunteer

Public Art Africa (registered as the Initiative of Public Art in Africa) is a youth led non-profit organization run by mentors and youths from various parts of Lagos. Youths use creativity to engage the community in Human Rights, Health, the Environment, etc.

The organisation is interested in working with volunteers on two programmes this summer.

1) PAA Summer Programme takes place between July and August in various locations from Ikeja to VI. The purpose of this summer programme is to expose students to different careers and professions so that they can start thinking about future careers for themselves. It is a series of excursions to a number of companies. It is an opportunity to show the kids that there are amazing people in Nigeria doing amazing work.

2) The second programme is a summer screening series in partnership with some organizations in Lagos. It takes place for 10 days in August for youths from various parts of Lagos. A series of films will be shown and volunteers will be needed to work with students after the screening on activities including drama, arts & crafts and poetry.

The volunteers will act as chaperones for the students during excursions, making sure to promote the organisation’s mission of using creativity to build Africans for the future. They will also be expected to be positive role models and be keenly interested in making positive impact on the kids.

All materials necessary to effectively mentor Public Art Africa youths will be provided. Volunteers should make sure they dress appropriately and comfortably. They are required to be:

– punctual
– enthusiastic
– encouraging
– engaging

 

Volunteers will be required to participate in a training in Lagos on Saturday, July 28, from 10am-4pm.

This opening is for volunteers resident in Lagos.

 

HOW TO INDICATE INTEREST TO VOLUNTEER (Please follow these instructions carefully)

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 and meet the requirements

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 and the state where you are currently based.

 

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 will close recruitment in about a week. Therefore, your comment needs to come in (and follow the guidelines above) within that recruitment window to be considered. Unfortunately, we may be unable to reach out to everyone due to limited openings. Please bear with us and do not be discouraged from trying again. Thank you!

 

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Summer Workshop Facilitators in Lagos

Public Art Africa is a youth led organization and an initiative of UR4Africa, a Pan Africa media company that focuses on teaching, producing and distributing positive Africa content that is unique. Through Public Art Africa, UR4Africa develops programs that provide youths and people in local communities with hands-on experience in the areas of health, human rights and the environment.

This summer, there will be a series of workshops for students and their families around the topic of health, environment and entrepreneurship. Students will gain knowledge and experience each week on Leadership, Health, Nutrition, Entrepreneurship and the Environment. It will hold on week days from July 24 to August 25. Volunteers will be assigned to the weekly programmes based on their availability, interest, and desire to provide mentorship on weekly themes.

Volunteers must enjoy learning and understand what it means to collaborate with others. Your tasks will require you to be a role model to a group of youths who will ask you questions about yourself, your work, your opinions about life, etc. You will help facilitate conversations between students and community members. Volunteers will also have secondary tasks including helping students get on buses, making sure every participant gets lunch, and collecting supplies, amongst others.

All volunteers are required to:
– Be punctual
– Be a team player
– Be enthusiastic about mentoring and volunteering
– Be flexible
– Be patient
– Challenge participants to think creatively and differently
– Be present (no phone distractions)
– Be positive and passionate
– Be cheerful

There will be a screening process to ensure alignment of vision, mission and goals. All volunteers will be required to attend training on July 22nd from 10am to 5pm at Maryland, Lagos.
NOTE: For Lagos residents only

 

 

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, and 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 will close recruitment in about a week. Therefore, your comment needs to come in (and follow the guidelines above) within that recruitment window to be considered. Unfortunately, we may be unable to reach out to everyone due to limited openings. Please bear with us and do not be discouraged from trying again. Thank you!