Hello to all supporters, RUDEC is in need of a skilled volunteer with skills in online fundraising and networking to come and join us for a couple of months for a pre-Christmas challenge! This internship can be done from your home country as well as from Cameroon.

RUDEC struggles every year before the school year begins to collect enough donations for all the orphans to be able to start a new chapter in their education. We want to change our approach for donations for the orphan project in two aspects.

First, we want to start collecting donations for the orphans before Christmas. As you know, the holidays are a good time to initiate big fundraisers anyway, because somehow the whole world finds their conscience at this time. Also, sponsoring a child’s well-being is a much better and a more heart-felt gift than a book or a pair of socks.

Second, we want to become a permanent member of GlobalGiving. In order to become a member, the non-profit needs to do a challenge first: raising 5000 dollars from 40 unique donors in one month. It requires a full-time volunteer working on it and as the fundraising lasts one month, we think the duration of the stay of this volunteer should be between 6 and 8 weeks (and of course – go home for Christmas knowing you have made a change…or at least tried :))

The tasks for the volunteer:

  • registering with GlobalGiving and getting all required documents up and approved with the help of Joshua (could be done before arriving in Cameroon – see https://www.globalgiving.org/non-profits/join-globalgiving/application.html to know what awaits);
  • create the project on the website – and make it sound pretty, add photos, share details about RUDEC’s work etc needed to demonstrate how the donations will be used to make a difference;
  • networking within own networks to find donors as well as sending countless e-mails to big donors across the world;
  • preparing videos, pictures etc during the month to encourage donations.

If the project is succesful, RUDEC will be a permanent member of GlobalGiving, thus accessing a network of giant corporations alongside our usual donors, which will benefit the orphan project greatly. If not… well, we tried. We will always manage in other ways.

As we said, this internship can be done from your home country as well as from Cameroon. If the volunteer chooses to do it online and from home, RUDEC will still give a certificate for having completed an internship with us, inc volunteering hours, so that it can be used for school applications and CV in the future.

If visiting Cameroon is a must (and it should be a must for everyone at least once in their lives), then a house in Belo and a cook are awaits. Same prices and contribution sizes as for all other incoming volunteers apply. See more at http://rudec.org/join-us/.

Please share this message amongst your friends and help us find the perfect person to join us for this project and challenge their skills for the greater good! As always, there is no age limit. This could be perfect for someone retired, taking a year off, a stay at home mom or someone working half-time. Everyone interested is encouraged to contact us on Facebook or e-mail info@rudec.org.

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