KIRC FOUNDATION is looking for volunteer to help in the cassava cultivation in Ghana.if you are interested Visit: www.kircfoundation.byethost16.com
You could try posting your volunteer opportunites on some of the following sites:
Information and registration http://www.workaway.info/information-for-hosts.html
Click on 'for hosts'
Register as an organisation, then post volunteering opportunities.
Worldwide Volunteering http://www.wwv.org.uk/
Mary I have tried almost all the site but have not yet recieve any response from any volunteer yet.please can you try it for me ?Or is there any other way out?
Sorry to hear you haven't had any responses yet - it can take time, and there is also a certain amount of luck involved. All I can suggest is to read your information and see how it compares with others e.g. are you charging a high fee, or do you only have very limited details of what volunteers would be doing etc.
Learn from others in Ghana too - see how they are finding international volunteers.
In the task title you talk about wanting volunteers to help with growing cassava. Seems to me that this is something local people can do themselves? Or are you looking to find people who can teach you e.g. improved methods of cultivation? If so, get in touch with Ken Hargesheimer http://www.nabuur.com/en/user/minifarms/profile who can send you DVDs about effective low-cost farming methods which farmers should be able to use without needing any outside money.
just learned about this off the internet. The internet has many sites doing this and in several different ways. Very inexpensive way to build. I have never seen any reference to this on NABUUR.
Hi Bernard and Mary,
Its all about patience to get any response for volunteer tasks. From experience, it has taken over 8 months to have responses to posts on idealist. So, Bernard, should be hopeful to be contacted any time, if his tasks are well articulated and elaborated to capture the interest of, and need for any volunteer help!
For and on behalf of Luhwahwa Youth Development Foundation (LUYODEFO)
The following links may be of help-
Email- Dawn@aglionline.org ;
http://www.aglionline.org/ Africa (Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda).
Contact Detail- http://www.idealist.org/en/about/contact.html?#contact
Contact Form- http://www.cadip.org/form.htm
Contact Form- http://www.differentafricaconnection.nl/index.php?option=com_contact&Ite...
(Africa - Projects - Management & Microfinance / Education / Health / ICT / Agriculture )
Contact Detail- http://www.globalcrossroad.com/application.php
*Search for volunteers, for any country -
Contact Detail - http://www.goabroad.com/feedback.cfm
I just returned from volunteering for 3 months in Ghana! What a great country with amazing people! :)
Here are my suggestions for getting more volunteers…. All the sites previously mentioned are great resources! But as already said it is so important that the information stated there by you is clear, accurate and makes people want to come and help your organisation. I think this one http://www.i-volunteer.org.uk has not been mentioned yet!
Do you have a facebook page or a blog? These are good ways of communicating with volunteers? And keeping them updated. I know from the organisation I volunteered with in Ghana that through this people interested can find out more about what the organisation is doing before they decide if they want to go and volunteer with them.
To create a blog you can go to http://www.blogger.com/ And it should be easy. (This is also free!)
Have you had any volunteers yet? Also a good idea is to have past volunteer reports on your website. These should just be an explanation of what they did and how they found their time volunteering.
If you can make a video and put it on youtube that is also a good idea!
Really the more often your organisation appears on the web the better!
Perhaps you could try contacting http://travelingdifferently.com/ and see if you can write an article for their site!
As a volunteer myself I always contact more than one organisation to see which one gives me the best response. So it is so important to be fast, friendly and informative with your communication with people who are interested in volunteering. Another idea is that with the volunteer fee you explain to the person interested in volunteering what this fee is for e.g. ….£ for accommodation and …£ for food so they understand why you are charging them to volunteer. Of course you should be friendly with people interested in volunteering, but in my opinion it is also very important that you remain formal!
You could also give interested volunteers an e-mail address of a past volunteer to get in contact with if they have any questions (of course this is only relevant if you have had volunteers in the past).
Make sure you take many photos and keep up dating them on your website so people can get an idea of what they would be doing as volunteers and that you are making progress.
Another idea is to try and partner with NGO’s abroad that may be interested in expanding what they offer to Ghana or to the part of the country were you work and would do their work in partnership with local organisations such as www.projects-abroad.net.
You could also look for local organisations that work in Ghana and that may want to partner with you to share resources and ideas and perhaps even volunteers. In case you are interested the organisation I volunteered with was http://www.godsglorychildrenfoundation.com/ perhaps you could share ideas and links together. They are also currently looking for volunteers.
Let me know if you want me to explain any of my points in more detail or if you need help with anything specific.
Hi Dear, I used to work with local organisation who normally get volunteers from all over the wolrd. I was the project manager as well as volunteer co-odinater.Through this I have worked with lots of local and foreign volunteers before i decided to form Kirc foundation.For Kirc foundation I have not had any volunteers yet. I am looking forward to receiving volunteer to help in our project.Can you help recruit volunteers for the Kirc foundation? Can you Help me create a blogger for my organization?I can't wait to send you all the document you may need to help recruit volunteers for Kirc foundation as well as to create the blogger.Thank you. waiting to here from you soon.
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