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African Council Volunteers

  • VO79153


Description

Who we are:
The African Council is an independent voluntary organisation with a mission to promote the social and economic welfare of African People.
We celebrate the best in African culture(s), history and values. We promote the attainment of education and life skills especially among Africans. We also advance active citizenship among Africans through engagement in civic and political process, institutions and leadership.

Some of our projects:

  1. Employment/Enterprise coaching events
    • The event seeks to provide coaching and empowerment for Africans through education, guidance and support, to increase Africans involvement in employment, enterprise and entrepreneurship opportunities.
  2. Civic and Political structures coaching events
    • The event seeks to provide coaching that encourages and provides guidance to Africans, to increase involvement and participation of Africans in civic and political life in Scotland,
  3. Engagement events
    • Our engagement events seek to understand the challenges and barriers that Africans face in participating in all areas of Scottish life and ways to mitigate these challenges.

Volunteering Opportunities:
Volunteers are vital for delivering the African Council's projects and services. We are looking for volunteers to join our team and we currently have volunteering opportunities available in the following areas:

  1. Website Support
  2. Corporate Communications
  3. Social Media Management
  4. Legal
  5. Digital marketing and advertising
  6. Event planning, support and management
  7. Research
  8. Administration
  9. Help desk

Benefits of volunteering with the African Council include:

  1. Opportunities to learn new skills
  2. Employability training
  3. Meet new people
  4. Networking opportunities
  5. Flexible working times
  6. Develop your skills and talent and turn it to something employers will be excited about
  7. Boost your CV with relevant work experience\n8. Fun hangouts, as well as,
  8. Satisfaction of being a part of team that will make a significant difference in Scotland

Fantastic opportunities to help at a very exciting time in the development of the African Council. All help is greatly appreciated.

For more information please contact Ca-ananay Maduka, Volunteer Coordinator at E Mail: info@africancouncil.org.uk or Tel.: 01224 579218.

Organisation aims and objectives

The African Council is an independent voluntary organisation with a mission to promote the social and economic welfare of African People. We celebrate the best in African culture(s), history and values. We promote the attainment of education and life skills especially among Africans. We also advance active citizenship among Africans through engagement in civic and political process, institutions and leadership.

Availability

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Flexible times available to volunteer. All help greatly appreciated.

Restrictions

Experience required: Reliable, friendly, trustworthy, dedicated and willing to progress the African Council and the African Community in Scotland.
Travel details: The time you can commit is flexible to your schedule. We recognise you have other commitments (e.g. higher education students have exams) and so how much time you can commit is down to yourself. You don’t have to travel to our offices to be able to carry out most of the volunteer work but when we do require you to travel, we cover your travel expenses.
Minimum age: 17

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses are paid where volunteers has been requested to come into the office or an event. We refund transport fare/parking for the day or cover mileage @45p/mile.
Training details: Excellent support and relevant training provided to all volunteers. The volunteer induction covers the company background, leave entitlement, sickness absence, hours of work & benefits, financial procedure, health & safety, training and development. Ongoing training covers employability training and business development training and other relevant areas. Support is available to the volunteer as needed.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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