We welcome volunteers from all over the world these can be technical volunteers, group volunteers or interns. These are usually short term mainly between 1-12 months. Group volunteers are encouraged to volunteer on a specific project.
We attach our volunteers to host families, take them through a social cultural orientation and avail team support for a fruitful stay with us. For your welfare, we request you to contribute 56 $ each week.
Volunteers are can initiate a project within our scope of work though they are encouraged to carry out research to so as to have a community sustainable intervention.
Those who may want to undertake their own projects must get clearance from OVAAT management.
OVAAT’s working hours are 8 hours five days a week but in case of deadlines and urgent tasks we work overtime and on weekends and public holidays. While all staff is based in the office, there are frequent travels to the partner communities to facilitate interventions. Volunteers will have a good balance of both work in the office and in the community.
How about volunteer safety while at OVAAT?
The safety and security of OVAAT Volunteers is our highest priority. OVAAT provides Volunteers with the training, support, and information they need to stay healthy and safe. Most areas OVAAT works in are safe, but for those areas that are remote such as landing sites, health and safety risks are an inherent part of Volunteer service. Volunteers can reduce these risks by following recommendations for locally appropriate behavior, exercising sound judgment, and abiding by OVAAT policies and procedures.
OVAAT continually updates materials for Volunteers with specific information about safety and security risks in the areas where they serve. This enables Volunteers to make informed decisions and have a safe, healthy Volunteer experience.
How to Apply?
Since we are a growing organisation, we currently have limited resources to support volunteers. Volunteers are encouraged to have their insurance, health care taken care of. We encourage seed grants for volunteers who intend to work with us (between $400 – $500) which can make quite a huge impact on a project. We encourage online grant seeking for projects that have taken off as well. Most volunteers we get are also funded by organisations or individuals and our experience with them has been key towards accelerating sustainable low cost high impact projects.
Whom should I Contact?
Drop us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org