We are looking for volunteers who can commit for a minimum of 10 weeks, with adaptable profiles and who have the enthusiasm and energy we need to provide support in various areas across the organisation.
In this generalist role, you will find yourself responsible for a variety of tasks, helping to ensure that both our programme activities and day-to-day operations run smoothly. Second Tree works in a transparent way, in a challenging and changeable situation in the field; therefore, an ability to learn quickly and be open to feedback is vital.
The possible tasks included below are not exhaustive or rigidly defined; an exact role profile is dependent on the skill set of individual applicants. An average day might see you talking to students in a camp to tell them about a new class, or supporting the writing of a grant proposal. Tasks could loosely fall within 4 key areas:
- Supporting programme coordinators in maintaining the day to day running of their activities with the Youth Wellbeing or Adult Education Programmes
- Supporting our children’s teachers or workshop facilitators in the planning or delivery of classes or excursions outside of camps
- Communicating key messages about our programmes to our students in camps or urban areas
Admin, Finance & Logistics
- Supporting our management team in liaising with external partners
- Maintaining organisation-wide financial processes
- Coordinating the arrival and housing of incoming volunteers
- Supporting the planning and implementation of Second Tree’s fundraising initiatives, such as campaigns
- Organising and maintaining regular communications with Second Tree’s donors (newsletters, thank you letters)
- Supporting in the identification of relevant grants
- Supporting in grant writing activities
- Contributing to the written/visual content of Second Tree’s social media output
- Developing social media strategies to expand our reach and impact
- Producing regular reports on performance
- Maintaining our website
You should be able to:
- Be accountable and efficient, making sure that tasks that you take up are completed on the agreed timeframe
- Be honest and transparent, being able to give and receive feedback in the most straightforward way possible
- Care for people; the interests of the people we work with should always be your first concern
- Instil the values above in the people that work with you
- Have keen problem-solving abilities, and a good understanding of what questions to ask, and when
- Communicate in English, both written and orally
- Learn quickly, managing a wide-ranging and intense workload
What do we offer?
- A nurturing and collaborative working environment. We work hard to help our volunteers grow; investing in personal and professional development.
- Accommodation in a shared house
- Transportation to/from work
- After completion of a three-month trial, if you commit long-term, a small monthly expenses refund
In certain periods of the year, demand is extremely high, and the volunteer houses might be full. If you have the means to pay for your own accommodation, please let us know. We would still be happy to host you if space is available. However, in a situation where the volunteer houses are full, this would allow us to offer a volunteering opportunity to someone that cannot afford to pay rent.
How To Apply:
Please send the following to Giovanni Fontana at [email protected]:
- Your CV
- Your cover letter
- Copy of your qualifications (If applicable)
In your mail, please:
- Put “General Volunteer” as the subject line
- Specify the dates you would be available to volunteer (starting date and length)
- At the end of the email, copy-paste the link of the ad you are responding to
If the application includes all of these we will get back to you in a maximum of 48hs.