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NOTE: Your comments with personal information will not be published.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!

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Volunteer Facilitators needed for iTELP 2017

Founded since 2012, Mind Alignment Centre (MAC) continues to empower young people to create transformational opportunities for themselves and others. By helping them to develop the skills, values and habits to transform their immediate environment and communities, we continue to identify, align and connect the next generation of leaders.

ITELP 2017 is an intensive 20-day fun-filled teenage leadership camp for young people between ages 13-19 organised by MAC, and set to hold between 31st July and 19th August, 2017. Young people from different schools and families would learn social innovation, develop problem-solving skills and engage in service learning projects at various community sites.

Through deep dive into readings, simulations, project-based learning and Human Centred Design lectures delivered by skilled and certified facilitators, TELPians would develop life skills and competencies to use their initiatives to solve real life problems and generate ideas for shared prosperity.

Volunteers are needed to serve as programme facilitators, using the organisation’s curriculum. Volunteers are required to be present at camp site by 28th July 2017 (for training and orientation). They also need to be present at the camp all through the duration of the programme. However, volunteers would be given a day off in exceptional cases.

Volunteers should:

  • possess good communication and collaboration skills
  • have a passion for young people and Africa
  • possess good self-drive, self-mastery and control
  • love to help others identify and solve their problems
  • be willing to share room with a fellow camp facilitator

 

Key Responsibilities of volunteers include:

  • Volunteers will be trained on arrival on how to deliver the curriculum
  • Self- study lesson guides and peer-to-peer feedback sessions
  • Facilitate lessons in teams
  • Observe participants’ retention and engagement level
  • Guide students through Service Learning Project process
  • Write advisory comments to parents
  • Serve as chaperons for fun trips and visit to community site

Location: Samonda, Ibadan

As a volunteer, you would:

  • Have unique and measurable opportunities to develop life skills
  • Have access to international professional development opportunities and recommendation available within our network.
  • Have opportunities to develop quality relationships with some of the best students in Ibadan and successful enterprises across the country
  • Receive a certification of completion after the camp
  • Receive a personified recommendation letter

MAC is pleased to provide accommodation and feeding to all volunteers throughout their stay on Camp.

 

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 close recruitment in about a week or two. 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!

Latest Weekend Volunteering Opportunities

VolunteerCorps (VC) education programme teaches Mathematics, English and LIFE (Leadership, Information, Finance and Ethics) issues to senior secondary school students in public schools in Lagos and Ogun State. The students attend the weekly Saturday tutoring (while schools are in session) where volunteers from various fields come in to tutor them. These volunteers also serve as role models to the students. This is done every term and starts from 10am-12noon or 12-2pm on environmental Saturdays.

Volunteers are expected to commit to teaching every Saturday throughout the term for an hour minimum. They are expected to be:

Able to impact the students
Great teachers
Confident
Passionate
Selfless
Committed
Result driven

The tutorial centres are located in Amuwo Odofin, Apapa, Ikeja, Lagos Island, Surulere, and Yaba Local Government Areas (L.G.A.) in Lagos state; and in Obafemi-Owode L.G.A and Owode-Egba at Ogun state.

 

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 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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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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For: Volunteer in Nigeria

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How to get off to a great start this New Year

We are in the first work week of the year and you probably have the year in perspective with your goals planned. Or maybe you do not. Either way, you want to apply big picture thinking to your endeavours this year.

Imagine being in your room and never leaving. That’s how myopic your resolutions are when they are all about you, your family and your friends-if you remember them.

What is your dream again? It is most likely about that thing you want to do that would get massive buy-in and increase your influence. You want your name to be easily recalled no matter who is asking or being asked, right?

You have no dream or goals? You at least admire the influencers on Twitter and LinkedIn. Think about Bill Gates, for example, who currently has 19,246,813 followers and follows 166 on Twitter. If we assume his followers are all the people that know him while he only follows those he knows, then we can estimate that he knows 0.00086248% of those who know him. And this case is not as extreme as that of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama who has 10,053,450 followers but follows no one.

So here’s what I am saying: a tangible vision (resolution, dream, goal or whatever you call it) is essentially about optimally affecting huge numbers of people beyond those you directly know. This is the concept organisations apply as they incorporate responsibility and sustainability practices. The need to support family and friends may provide compelling reasons to move towards your vision-when you already have one-but it is not all about them, for these 3 reasons at the minimum:

  1. Family and friends have proven to be the laggards in the innovation equation– Doubt me? Enter ‘late adopters’ in your search engine and check the results. If you are starting out an unfamiliar course, they get too familiar; they may be the latest adopters of your vision.
  2. You need a giant reservoir of motivation: For those days after you have enjoyed some level of success or want to quit, you need massive motivation and inspiration to draw from in solo moments. The crowds provide the best shot in the arm.
  3. As you get older, they just want you to eat and rest– A popular saying where I’m from says, “A fool at forty is a fool forever.” It loosely translates to: what you have not done at age 40 is late. Do you like KFC? Me too! Colonel Sanders did not START experimenting and trying out his restaurant franchise idea before he was 40 years old.

You may have more reasons. Share them with us in comments.

There you have it. With this new lens, go take an enlightened look at your resolutions or populate a new list, if you like. I hope you have a great year!

 

Chioma Tanwa makes people and brands lead, and is on Twitter and Facebook.

Volunteer at summer camp

Hello Lagos!

Summer Camp Nigeria 2013 is an amazing two-week residential camp to hold at Grange schools Ikeja, organized by Brainy Educare Services for teens and preteens (8-16years old) from within and outside Nigeria. The program is set to run from August 11th to 25th, 2013 and will feature programs like skill acquisition, character building among other fun activities that can inspire learning.

One of the major goals that Brainy Educare hopes to achieve with the camp is to teach the kids things that they ordinarily won’t learn in school. Hence, they need volunteers who are skilled in the following areas:

1) Fluent in oral and written Spanish to facilitate the language classes. People fluent in French are also welcome.
2) Vocational Skills such as:
  • (Ankara) Bag Making
  • Bead making/Wire works
  • Painting/drawing
  • Cooking
  • Computer Software Programming
  • Tailoring
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Graphic Designing

3) The Art of Self-Defense

4) Classes on Leadership and Social etiquette
5) Sports Director who would be in charge of morning aerobics and other sporting activities.

Overall, volunteers who are patient and work well with kids are needed. It’s important that interested volunteers be available within the 2-week period.

Apart from the Self Defense class which would require the facilitator to come for a maximum of two times, most of the activities mentioned above would require other major volunteer facilitators to come to the camp regularly.

Fill the form below to indicate interest. Be sure to sell yourself well in the brief profile.

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Openings for Youth training facilitators in Lagos

A youth engagement project of the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative of the US Consulate General Lagos has partnered with us to facilitate the recruitment of 35 credible volunteers for its upcoming Leadership and Entrepreneurship training of students of public secondary schools in Lagos. The goal of the initiative is to reach 1000 students in 5 public secondary schools.

IDEAL PROFILE OF VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers should be:

– Passionate about teaching Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Social Change
– Available for 6 Wednesdays between October and November 2013
– Available for 2 Saturdays in August 2013 (for training).
Volunteers may fall into any of these 3 categories:
– Working class professionals who can spare 3 hours every Wednesday for 6 weeks between October and November
– Entrepreneurs who manage/run their own businesses and have flexible schedules
– Students who run their own businesses or have ran a business in the last two years
NOTE: Previous facilitation experience and experience working with youth will be an added advantage. Volunteers would be subject to assessment to ensure they are a good fit.
VOLUNTEER REWARDS
Volunteers will:

+Get a weekly transportation stipend

+Be awarded a certificate of volunteering from Promenade Youth Initiative and Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative of the US Consulate General, Lagos

+Be hosted to a closing dinner/lunch

+Get the opportunity to meet and network with young professionals passionate about social change in Nigeria

+ Be part of a network of change agents making a difference in Nigeria

LOCATIONS (Volunteers will have to choose their preferred location):

-Ikeja

-Yaba/Mushin

-Surulere

-Egbeda

APPLY BY FILLING THE FORM BELOW:

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