Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Global Volunteer Network currently has opportunities to work with children and their community through our partner organization in Ethiopia. Volunteers will assist our partner organisation’s mission to rescue children off the streets and give them a better life. This is a Christian-based organisation, however, volunteers from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Volunteers will be involved in tutoring children after school with a focus on conversational English, grammar, science, and mathematics. Additionally, volunteers with musical and computer skills are needed to instruct the children in these areas. Volunteers need to be able to develop new and creative projects, as well as techniques for instructing children with special needs. In addition, volunteers will work in staff development, finance and accounting, computer training, and/or grant writing. Once a week volunteers have the opportunity to serve at a local feeding center where meals are provided to the street community, a large percentage of who are children.

Please note that this project requires volunteers who are self-starters, who can take part in a flexible schedule, and who can work with minimal supervision. The program is located in the suburb of Asko, about 25 km outside the capital city of Addis Ababa.

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