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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Openings at CCSF Abuja

EVENT FLYER

Chika Chukwumerije Sport Foundation (CCSF) is an Abuja-based NGO that uses sports as a tool of development to empower individuals.

They would be needing  volunteers to help out with their 2nd International Taekwondo Opens which aims to feature dignitaries from around West Africa.

Meetings will be held on 15th & 16th October 2013. Venue is the Korean Cultural Centre on the 15th of October 2013, and Sheraton Abuja Hotel on the 16th of October 2013.

WHY YOU SHOULD VOLUNTEER

1. NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY: The quality of participation is across 8 countries, 24 Nigerian States, and other key institutions like the Nigeria Police, and Paramilitary Units [Immigrations, Customs and NSCDC]. With a rich diversity of Nigerian and West African community coming, this is a great way to make new friends and explore fresh opportunities.
2. BE PART OF RIO 2016 OLYMPIC DISCOVERY: They were both discovered through CCSF events like this. We expect to unearth more talented youngsters for the 2016 Global event. By volunteering this event, your contributions would help streamline activities that would make our discovery hunt more successful.
3. MEETING BUDDING AND NATIONAL SPORTING STARS: Taekwondo might not be football, but it certainly has its share of colourful, interesting and enigmatic budding stars. You might never know who you take a picture with that would be future Olympic Gold Medallist or World Champion.
4. HAVE FUN: Abuja has already thrown everything that it has in terms of fun and entertainment. Even though, these activities still keep us entertainment, an event like this could bring a fresh lease of energy to our interest levels, and provide just the difference we all look for sometimes.

Interested and already signed up with us? Leave a comment saying “I am interested.” Otherwise, please sign up using the form below. Please only apply for this post if you are at Abuja.

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Openings for EMAC Walk 2013

Exquisite-Magazine-Walk-Against-Cancer pic

The Exquisite Magazine against Cancer Walk (formally known as the Exquisite Fashion Party) is an event which has been held quarterly since 2006. EMAC is held to increase the awareness for cervical, breast and prostate cancer and also screen people free.

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Yearly, the Exquisite Magazine team has been able to screen a number of people free of charge at the exquisite fashion party. Instead of a party, the Exquisite Magazine Against Cancer walk has been created with the aim of screening even more people. In the last 2 years, 25% of the people screened had early stages of cervical cancer and the team aims to help raise more awareness for cancer and highlight the importance of early detection.

The aim is to continue to increase the awareness for;

  • Cervical cancer (the only cancer with a pre cancerous stage) which kills one woman every hour in Nigeria
  • Breast cancer which kills a woman every minute
  • Prostate cancer where eight in ten black men will be affected in their lifetime.

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We have been informed by the editor of the magazine that volunteers are needed to help distribute fliers next week as well as help on the day of the walk to coordinate people and offer general assistance.

Don’t just remain with the crowd-contribute! If you are already signed up with us, kindly leave a comment saying “I am interested.” If you have not, fill the form below. Limited spaces are available. Kindly apply by Sunday, September 1, 2013.

 

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VSO-ICS Youth Volunteering Programme

VSO-ICS Youth Volunteering Programme is a youth-centred community development programme, conducted in partnership between International Citizen Service (ICS), Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and their implementing partners.

The three-month programme brings together young people (aged 18-25) from the UK and Nigeria. Each team will typically consist of 20 young people, with equal numbers coming from the UK and the host country. In carefully selected communities, volunteers work in placements fully supported by their implementing partner organisations and two full time VSO ICS programme supervisors. Together, in cross-cultural counterpart pairs, volunteers live with host families and work in the host communities. The type of work varies depending upon the needs of the community, but can include service delivery, advocacy work, and peer-to-peer education programmes. Through a programme of structured personal development and learning, ICS aims to create a cadre of young people who will make lifelong contributions as advocates for international development and as agents of social change within their own communities.

Completed forms should be returned to the VSO-ICS Team at

No 14B, Banjul Street, Off Monrovia Street, Wuse 2, Abuja

Or by email

foluwasho.adeniran@vsoint.org

The deadline for submission is TOMORROW, 20th of August 2013 by 4:30pm

Only short listed candidates will be invited for the interview.

Interviews will be conducted in two Locations: Ilorin and Abuja

Credit: beforegraduation.org

Find some more information  in the application form here: VSO-ICS-Application-Form-Nigeria

If you are successful, be sure to let us know. If you have problems accessing the form, please leave a comment and I’d send it to you via e-mail.

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#EngageNaijaYouth

Volunteer in Nigeria & coinaire.com present an International Youth Day special:

         ‘THE NIGERIAN YOUTH AND NEW RULES OF ENGAGEMENT’

(a nationwide social media discussion using the hashtag #EngageNaijaYouth)

Since mainstream jobs, internships and entrepreneurship have left us tens of millions of idle young people, in what other effective ways can we keep our youth productively engaged?

In the few days to your birthday, you probably take a moment to find reasons to celebrate and map out strategies for a greater year. The International Youth Day is going to be celebrated again on August 12. To mark this special day, the Volunteer in Nigeria network  in partnership with Coinaire Games has started off a nationwide social media discussion using the hashtag #EngageNaijaYouth on Twitter and Facebook.

The intent is to begin conversations around other youth engagements (aside the already vigorously preached mainstream jobs, internships and entrepreneurship which have left us the reality of tens of millions of idle youth) that can keep our youth productively engaged and to bring innovative ways of engaging young people to light. Coincidentally, this topic has been raised at a time when apart from the millions of unemployed young people in Nigeria, even more millions of youth have been thrown into idleness due to strike action and the summer holiday.

If you understand that the youth population represents the strength of our country, then it is easy to see that this discussion is everybody’s discussion. As such, every young person, professional, policy maker, Nigerian in Diaspora, and Nigerian alike, is invited to weigh in on this discussion. We also invite persons and organisations interested in the issues facing Nigeria, Africa and youth development from the rest of the world. It is easy to leave a comment on the subject! Once you are signed in to your Facebook and Twitter accounts, you just make a post commenting on the issue including #EngageNaijaYouth in your statement. You could also join the main Twitter discussion moderated by @NaijaVolunteers on Sunday, August 11, 2013 (6-9pm). We’d be chatting with major movers and shakers and you do not want to miss this! Remember to include the hashtag, #EngageNaijaYouth, and @NaijaVolunteers in your posts. Coinaire Games would be giving out free recharge card after you have won an easy game at coinaire.com all day!

The following considerations help clarify the direction of the discussion:

-What functional youth associations and groups are there for young people to join conveniently?

-Are there project outsourcing platforms that allow the youth work remotely? How can they be made effective and acceptable to organisations?

-Can companies and other organisations effectively implement work shadowing and volunteering programmes for their Corporate Social Responsibility projects? What are the ways to successfully implement such?

-What can be done to promote professional half-day, quarter-day, flexible, freelance and remote jobs?

-How can we best structure Industrial Training programmes to achieve its objectives and achieve effectiveness?

-What other engagements are available and can be created for the Nigerian youth?

Some great people from our network of nation-building volunteers would be compiling the conclusions from this discussion and have it forwarded to the Federal Ministry of Youth Development and the office of the Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation. Start leaving your suggestions and comments immediately!

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Openings for Abuja summer camp

Kiddies Heritage

Hello Abuja!

Daar Communications has partnered with Kiddies Heritage Entertainment to present a camp for children aged 7-15 years. The camp is to hold from August 5-17, 2013. Volunteers are needed immediately. The children are to be engaged in Leadership/Skill Development, Excursions, Computer & ICT, Fashion design, Fitness and Nutrition, Etiquette and Poise, Finance and Time Management, Decor, Makeup, Beauty, Cosmetology, Career seminars, Capacity building, Creative arts, Culinary arts, Agriculture, Soap making, Tye and Dye, 3D Animation, Sports and Indoor games.

The camp would hold at Gwarinpa, Abuja.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are already signed up with us, kindly leave a comment saying “I am interested.”

If you have not, fill the form below

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Openings at TY Danjuma Foundation

The TY Danjuma Foundation, an independent private Nigerian Philanthropic grant-making organisation, makes grants to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) to implement projects in three main thematic areas (Community Health Initiatives, Enhancing Quality of Education, and Income Generation Initiatives) to empower women and youth.

Community Health

The Foundation’s Community Health Initiatives programme supports projects across a number of medical, health-related and hygeine matters. These include: Free Medical Missions; Partnership with Community Health Centers and Referal Hospitals; as well as Water and Wellbeing projects.

Enhancing Quality of Education

The Enhancing Quality of Education programme of the Foundation supports initiatives aimed to enhancing the quality of, and improving access to education, i.e. enrolment, retention, transition and completion of basic education. This is done by funding Good Schools Projects; Community Libraries projects; as well as Peace Education projects in conflict-prone communities in Nigeria.

Income Generation Initiatives

The Foundation’s Income Generation Initiatives support youth employability interventions; as well as women’s literacy and entrepreneurial skills development. The aim is to enhance the income generation and management capacity of the youths and women, who are without doubt among the most marginalised groups in Nigeria.

The TY Danjuma Foundation is looking to appoint a number of dynamic skilled, knowledgeable, experienced, and talented staff to fill vacancies. They desire hardworking, development-oriented and compassionate individuals with high personal ethical and moral standards to join their young, highly motivated and hardworking team. Familiarity and dexterity with computer packages, electronic tools and the virtual environment are basic requirements for all positions in addition to the specialised requirements of each position.

 

Position/Title: ICT/Library Intern (Duration: 12 months)

Location: Abuja

Position Summary

The ICT and Library Intern will work as part of the Communications team of the Foundation to improve the ICT environment and experience of the Foundation.

Responsibilities

  • Manages the ICT tools, processes etc.
  • Assist to manage the use of the Foundation’s library facilities, resources, equipment, and services, and provide information about library policies;
  • Recommend materials and help individuals find information that they need;
  • Search standard reference materials, including on-line sources and the Internet, in order to answer clients’ reference questions;
  • Keep records of circulation of books and publications;
  • Support the development of library policies and procedures in collaboration with the IMO;
  • Design information storage and retrieval systems, and develop procedures for collecting, organizing, interpreting, and classifying information;
  • Develop and index databases that provide information for library users;
  • Perform any other tasks or duties, including logistics and administrative support, as may be assigned by the supervisor or Management from time to time.

Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Demonstrates  acceptance  of responsibility; shows pride in work performed; demonstrates  flexibility  in  acceptance  of  assignments  and  schedules;
  • Maintains professional behaviour and appearance;
  • Exhibits dependability and willingness to learn;
  • Creative and Flexible.

Education, Skills, and Experience Required

  • HND or Bachelor’s Degree in ICT related field; other qualification would be an advantage;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of ICT tools management is required;
  • One to two years of  post-qualification experience;
  • Demonstrable knowledge in desired areas of responsibility;
  • Demonstrated skills in PC management and software applications: Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher;
  • Demonstrable skills in basic IT maintenance and troubleshooting;
  • Social networking skills;
  • Good verbal and written skills.

Generous allowance paid.

 

Position/Title: Interns (Duration: 12 months)

Location: Abuja, Taraba or Edo

Position Summary

An intern works with a variety of officers under supervisors and mentors while working on real projects.

Responsibilities

  • Assist team in identifying process improvements; 
  • Provide administrative and general logistic support to officers assigned to; 
  • Provide programmatic support to thematic officers assigned to; 
  • Assist supervisors in the preparation of payment requests and funds liquidation; 
  • Providing support in monitoring media mentions, generating summaries from same; 
  • Data entries for Monitoring and Evaluation exercises; 
  • Note taking and compilation of meeting minutes as assigned; 
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by Management.Personal Characteristics
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Demonstrable  acceptance  of responsibility; shows pride in work performed;
  • Demonstrable flexibility  in  acceptance  of  assignments  and  schedules;
  • Maintains professional behaviour and appearance;
  • Exhibits dependability and willingness to learn;
  • Creative and Flexible.

 Education and Skills Required

  • A graduate in any field of learning;
  • At least one year of professional experience (NYSC);
  • Strong written,  verbal,  analytical,  and  interpersonal skills;
  • Must display maturity and a high level of professionalism;
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess excellent follow up skills;
  • Working knowledge of computer software application;
  • Must be flexible and able to work overtime when required;
  • Must be organized and work well with constant priority changes;
  • Familiarity with social networking sites desired;
  • Interest in non-profit management and community development;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively.

The Intern is expected to work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. The Foundation offers stipends.

Position/Title: Volunteers

Location: Abuja or Taraba

Volunteers require personal characteristics similar to Interns. The working hours are flexible and negotiable.

The Foundation encourages volunteers from all ages. The Foundation wishes to provide a dynamic work experience.

The Foundation offers stipends.

Education and Skills Required: Flexible.

These openings present excellent opportunities for career newbies who are looking forward to building a career in international development or any of the thematic areas to gain tangible experience. Because of the flexibility of the volunteering position, it may not matter if you are still a Corps member or a student, so long as you reside in the concerned state.

To complete the online application, you would need:

  • A two-page CV which speaks directly to the position of your interest
  • An application letter (not more than 2 pages) stating why you think you are suitable for the position and what value you hope to bring to the Foundation if given the opportunity.

MY ADVICE:

1. Address letter to:

TY Danjuma Foundation,

Plot 2015 Oda Crescent,

Off Dar Es Salaam Street,

Wuse II,

Abuja.

 

2. Find sample cover letters here to guide you on how to write the application letter.

3. Ensure your CV is customised to fit the position and the organisation’s focus areas. Yes! Take a second look at that old CV.

4. Some university students tell me they do not have CVs because they are students. You can make yourself a CV.  Just put in experiences with AIESEC, JCI, Rotary Club, ENACTUS, trainings, your BSc /HND [degree] (in view), your activities that relate to the position, and a compelling career objective incorporating development or any of their focus areas. Remember to put in your phone number and email address and other personal data.

5. Once you’ve been confirmed for interview, scour the website ( http://tydanjumafoundation.org ) and digest every piece of information on it.

(More career advice at http://thetytestudent.wordpress.com)

You can apply online here http://tydanjumafoundation.org/tydf-online-job-application/

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Deadline: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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