Jersey Overseas Aid is delighted to announce a full programme of overseas volunteering opportunities in 2024 based in Nepal, Rwanda, Kenya and Malawi. Jersey residents will get the opportunity to understand more about International Development and most importantly, responsible volunteering. Our JOA volunteering projects are planned to respond to the needs of communities as defined by the communities we work closely with. JOA’s 2024 projects are designed to ensure that they are impactful, in an equal partnership, ensuring sustainable improvements for poor and marginalised people. Working alongside these communities with a shared aim: to improve their quality of life and support their own capacities to help address poverty and inequality in line with Sustainable Development Goals. JOA is also excited to be developing further online volunteering opportunities in Accountancy and Health which it is hoped will launch in the Spring of 2024.
In addition to its volunteering programme, JOA also offers personal and professional bursaries – a number of funding opportunities for Jersey residents who want to gain experience in the development sector. For more information, please ‘click here’ www.joa.je/get-involved/bursaries. Alternatively, please contact the JOA team at email@example.com or call on 446901 for more information or for an informal chat.
About the Projects
Nepal, April. Gurkha Welfare Trust UK (14 places)
With support from local project partners, the JOA volunteers will assist in the construction of a new secondary school in rural Chitwan. It will be hard work, but there is a job to suit every ability. Participation on this project will enable volunteers to work with an iconic organisation, learn about beneficiaries’ daily lives and the central role community plays in an ever-changing social landscape.
Rwanda, May & July/August (in alignment with Jersey school holidays). Hands Around the World Jersey (seven teachers per trip)
This project, in partnership with Jersey Education, enables skilled professionals to work alongside Rwandan teachers in a one-to-one approach. In addition to classroom-based team-teaching, volunteers will work with local partners to deliver workshops to school staff, focusing on teaching methodologies, working together with the Rwandan school syllabus, exchanging knowledge, skills and experience.
Kenya, June. Sand Dams worldwide (14 places)
This project is led by Sand Dams Worldwide and their local partner, the Africa Sand Dam Foundation (ASDF). The project will support a subsistence farming community in Ukambani (a region of South East Kenya, comprising Machakos, Makueni and Kitui Counties) to build a sand dam to provide a reliable, year-round water source.
Malawi, July. Habitat For Humanity (12 places)
Partnering with Habitat For Humanity, this Global Village programme in Malawi offers volunteers the opportunity to contribute directly to work on the ground as part of a wider project which will improve the living conditions of the 6,200 people living in Chatata informal settlement.
How to Apply
Applications for 2024 volunteering projects are now closed