Virtual Volunteering

Virtual Volunteering for South Africa

Our virtual volunteer program is an answer to the global Covid-19 crisis and the associated travel bans, which make volunteering abroad currently impossible. However, especially because of the Covid-19 crisis, in South Africa the need for international volunteers is higher than ever before:

Efforts to fight this unprecedented global crisis show how important international work experience is in order to solve the crisis across countries and continents.

 

Our virtual volunteer program aims at everyone, who can spare a few hours per week and who would like to make a meaningful contribution to fight the social and economic impact of the Corona Virus in South Africa.

As part of your virtual volunteer placement you work from home and support non-profit organizations in South Africa in the development and management of crowdfunding campaigns to assist in civil society organisations in mitigating the social and economic impact of the Covid-10 crisis.

 

The measures taken by the South African government such as a very strict Lockdown and international travel bans have proven to be very successful to prevent the explosion infections with the Corona Virus in South Africa. However, they have serious economic consequences – many people have lost their jobs, and the government’s rescue programs are not far reaching enough despite enormous efforts:

 

Food Security for South Africa’s Poorest Population:

Our project partners working in the field of social interventions urgently need support to organize soup kitchens and food packages for the increasing number of people without any income.

 

Support for Victims of Domestic Violence:

Our partners in the health sector report an increase in domestic violence, which affects children and women in particular. They need support to temporarily house and care for victims of domestic violence.

 

Support for Wild Animal Sanctuaries:

Our partners in animal conservation, who are running sanctuaries for wild animals such as lions and other wild cats as well as monkeys, are usually funded up to 90% by entrance fees from international visitors, urgently need support to feed the animals in their care. During these difficult times, our partners are more dependent than ever on international donations.As a volunteer, you make an important contribution to the fundraising efforts of our partners and thus also an important contribution to mitigate the economic and social consequences of the Covid-19 crisis.

 

PLEASE NOTE – THERE ARE NO PROGRAMME FEES FOR OUR VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME! 

As part of our free, virtual volunteer programme, you support the live&learn team in crowdfunding campaigns for the following emergency programmes:

Soup Kitchens & Food Security

Soup Kitchens & Food Security

Soup Kitchens & Food Security

Victims of Domestic Violence

Victims of Domestic Violence

Victims of Domestic Violence

Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

Who is virtual volunteering for?

Our virtual internship programme aims at everyone, who would like to assist us and our partner organisations in making a positive contribution to coping with the social and economic consequences of the Corona crisis in South Africa.

 

Ideally, you have the following skills:

 

  • Expertise or first experience in marketing, communication, fundraising or crowdfunding
  • Good computer skills
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Travel enthusiasm, enthusiasm for South Africa
  • Interest in getting involved in a good cause
  • Self-initiative and high motivation

 

A virtual volunteer placement offers you excellent learning opportunities in the field of non-profit management as well as marketing and fundraising in an international context. You will get a deep insight into the social and economic situation of a country in the Global South and you will make relevant international contacts. As soon as the international travel bans are lifted and you can visit South Africa yourself, we will support you in organising your stay in South Africa as well visits of project (s) that you supported as part of your virtual volunteer placement.

Tasks & Duration

You support live&learn with the development and management of crowdfunding campaigns for our partner organizations that are particularly affected by the Covid-19 crisis and/or organize extensive emergency programs for particularly affected people.

 

Your specific tasks include:

 

  • Support the planning and design of crowdfunding campaigns
  • Editing of information and media (video and photos) for the campaigns
  • Communication with project partners on various aspects of the campaign (e.g. arrangement of incentives / gifts for donors)
  • Spread the campaign using live & learns communication tools such as website, newsletter and social media (Instagram, Facebook)
  • Writing progress reports and communicating with donors and partner institutions

 

You volunteer from home with flexible working hours either part-time or full-time. You can also determine the length of your volunteer placement yourself. The management of one crowdfunding campaign usually takes between 4 and 6 weeks on a part-time basis.

Are you interested to join our virtual volunteer programme?

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