Volunteer Connection Project EGYPT Summer 2013
What is VCP?
• began as one-person Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative University conference in April 2012 • grown to a six-member team of students from Cornell University, Ithaca College, & the American University in Cairo • CGIU • growing community of young leaders committed to solving global challenges • connects VCP with mentor, as well as training and skills to manage the organization • accepted to renew and expand the Commitment at CGIU 2013
There is often a disconnect between those who are willing and able to help expand NGO capacity in Egypt and those organizations that can channel this effort most effectively into results on the ground.
Our Solution Based on the principles of non-profit consulting, VCP provides a platform to bridge the gap between prospective student volunteers and grassroots Egyptian NGOs that require specific skillsets. As a result, the project will increase cross-cultural exchange of information and ideas.
Partner NGOs Alwan-‐Wa-‐Awtar promotes visual and performing arts ac3vi3es for youth between the ages of 7 and 20 years old
Awaliaa Elgaleel Founda3on oﬀers low-‐income families the opportunity to develop technical skills and access to basic services, ranging from job training workshops to health care provision
Peace & Plenty provides educa3onal, health, and environmental programs that enhance the quality of life in a unplanned community in southern Cairo
How can YOU get involved?
Example of Volunteer Opportunity Non-Formal Education Volunteer • planning and leading analytical workshops and activities (Sudoku, origami, etc.) • conducting English conversation workshops for 12-16 and 17+ age groups • developing and implementing interactive science curriculum for students ages 12 to 17
Example of Volunteer Opportunity
Monitoring & Evaluation Volunteer • developing a strategy of M&E for the NGO, including goal-setting, planning activities, surveying and feedback, managing relationships, streamlining operations, ensuring transparency • teaching a course to NGO employees about measuring NGO performance
Do you want to make a difference in the Arab world?
Does the idea of riding a felucca on the Nile River sound appealing?
VCP is a once-in-a-lifetime professional and cultural opportunity to spend time in Cairo, Egypt!
Learn more • Learn more about VCP and our NGOs § Website: www.volunteerconnectionproject.org § Facebook: www.facebook.com/VolunteerConnectionProject § Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Application process to become a volunteer § Complete online application & submit resume § Participate in Skype or in-person interview § Be placed in Egypt for July and/or August for 4-6 weeks
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 10, 2013