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NOTE: Your comments with personal information will not be published.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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Come volunteer for Lagos Comic Con and KID-Con!

Lagos Comic Con is a creative convention that focuses on showcasing the creative industry that is booming in Nigeria! Volunteers are needed to support this initiative. Some of the volunteers will work with KID-Con, which is the kid version of the convention. They will participate in a ‘Tomorrowland in Africa’ event that will be screening, and a creative competition between secondary school students. They will need to engage with the participants, make sure students are accounted for, etc.

Another set of volunteers will act as support during registration, to answer questions from people who may need directions or to presenters who need information. Another set of volunteers will help with social media, engage participants in photographs and/or interviews.

Volunteers can expect to gain experience, network, and be inspired by activities in the creative industry in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.

The event takes place on Saturday September 17, 2016 at Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. There will be training for volunteers selected on September 3, 2016.

We are looking for volunteers who are:

-Energetic
-Creative
-Friendly
-Enjoy meeting new people
Volunteers will receive lunch and refreshments as well as t-shirts and certificates.

 

HOW TO INDICATE INTEREST

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!

 

Latest openings at UR4Africa

Hey fam!

UR4Africa is recruiting volunteers for a number of projects this year. Details follow.

1st Public Art Nigeria April-May 6 sessions

Climate Change in Africa project

Partners: Recycle Points, Wecyclers, Terra Kulture

Students will work with partners to develop a theatre production about Climate Change in Nigeria.

We are looking for mentors who are creative and are available on Saturdays from 10am-5pm. They will need to participate in a training session about Youth Engagement and Child Abuse. They will receive a certificate after completing at least 3 sessions working with the youths in our program. The program will kick off from Ikeja.

Our Saturday programs run on Saturdays from 10am-5pm.

Reading with Parents program:

This program was organized for some of our students whose parents do not know how to read the English language. This program is set up for the year.

This opportunity will be offered once or twice a week for our parents and will be organized based on volunteers availability. Volunteers will be trained on how to teach reading effectively and the program will start in April; running from our Ikeja location.
All mentors/volunteers will need to learn our philosophy when engaging with our youth and adults participating in our programs – a training series is being organized for all new and old mentors. We are facilitating the first of these workshops/trainings on Saturday March 5th starting at 10am. If they should decide to stay on as a mentor after the project is already finished we would be very happy to have them.

Requirements from the mentors are:

– To be on time

– Be a team player

– Be enthusiastic about mentoring and volunteering

– Be flexible

– Be patient

– Challenge participants to think creatively and differently

– Be present (no phones while volunteering with our organization)

– Be positive and passionate

– Be cheerful

 

Volunteers who have technology skills and are creative are preferred.

 

HOW TO INDICATE INTEREST 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, active phone number, role interested in, and active email address.

(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 page after you register)

NEW OPENINGS!!!

The UR4Africa program in November and December focuses on Tech & Health and it is in partnership with tech companies in Lagos. Kids would be taught how to make apps that will teach people about health topics and awareness around diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Typhoid, Obesity, Cholera, etc. The program begins November 7th and ends December 19th.

 

We have two programs:

1) Fridays from 2pm-5pm

2) Saturdays from 11am-4pm

 

Volunteers mentors are needed for these projects. Volunteer mentors will be required to attend training workshops October 24th and October 31st. Trainings will most likely be from 10am to 2pm.

 

Requirements from the mentors are:

– To be on time

– Be a team player

– Be enthusiastic about mentoring

– Be flexible

– Be patient

– Challenge the kids

– Be present while mentoring

-Currently in Lagos and for the duration of the program

Volunteer mentors who have some experience using a computer or with technology and are creative are especially welcome.

 

HOW TO INDICATE INTEREST 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 (NOT THE REGISTRATION PAGE) with your name and active phone number and email address.

(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 page after you register)

 

From the Admin/Communications Team
For: Volunteer in Nigeria

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Volunteer Mentors for a Recycling & Environmental Education Project

UR4Africa is working on a project with two recycling companies in Lagos and a phone app company based in New York. They would be engaging students who will be learning about recycling August 25th and creating illustrated stories for an app on recycling on August 27th -judged by the reps from the recycling companies. The app will be free for people to download to help spread the awareness of Recycling and Environmental Education. They require volunteers for this cause. The students and volunteers that worked with them will be featured as authors and illustrators on the app.

Key locations involved are Yaba and Ikeja, Lagos state and this will take a 2 day commitment. A bus will pick everyone from a designated station. Lunch and snacks provided.

Volunteers would be responsible for engaging a group of about 6 students each, be enthusiastic about the work they are doing and be willing to share and brainstorm ideas. They would be required to maintain a positive cheerful attitude with the students and be firm. They do not need to draw but have to be open to thinking outside of the box, being creative, and working with a team.

Volunteers who are great children instructors, are based in Lagos at this time, and available on August 25-27 are welcome.

 

HOW TO INDICATE INTEREST 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 active phone number and email address.

(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 page after you register)

 

From the Admin/Communications Team
For: Volunteer in Nigeria

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NaijaVolunteers
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VolunteerInNigeria
Add us as friend: http://www.facebook.com/naijavolunteers

Register here: http://volunteers.volunteerinnigeria.org

Our #IVD2014 project: http://volunteerinnigeria.org/ivd2014