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Asfar always welcomes volunteers to assist in our work.

Whether you would like to volunteer as an Editor, a Contributor, provide assistance on our Youth programmes or even support us in our development and fundraising side, Asfar would be very interested to hear from you.

In order to volunteer, please send your CV and a short email explaining why you would like to get involved in to: info@asfar.org.uk


Current Volunteer opportunities


Summer Internship

Asfar is recruiting a Summer Intern to work on our development and international project management between July and August 2017.

Asfar is currently finalizing our strategic plan 2017 to 2020, and in order to assist with its development we have taken the decision to appoint our first ever Intern to support us to mobilise the new strategy.
The internship will be part-time and paid.

Ideally, we are seeking an Intern who can start from July, has initiative and is eager to learn about working for an international NGO.

For further details, please read the profile here – Part-time Summer Intern

To apply, please email you CV and your reasons for your application to info@asfar.org.uk

 


Child Marriage in the Caucasus Research Volunteer

Asfar, an international NGO (www.asfar.org.uk) is seeking a volunteer Researcher to provide key information on the issue of child marriage in the Caucasus, specifically in Georgia and Azerbaijan.

According to the UNICEF’s the State of the World’s Children 2016 report, 1% of Georgian girls are married by the age of 15 years old, while 14% of Georgian girls are married by the age of 18.

Asfar is currently finalizing our strategic plan 2017 to 2020, and in order to assist with its development and as well as future Caucasus-themed international development programmes, we are seeking a dedicated volunteer to carry out a piece of desk research on the current state of play of Child Marriage in the Caucasus.

Ideally, we are seeking a volunteer who can start on this as soon as possible, and provide an overview of the situation in Georgia and Azerbaijan.

The research focus will include:

  • Current country-level statistics of child marriage;
  • Ethnic groups and regions participating in child marriage;
  • Reasons for the rise of child marriage post-the collapse of the USSR and the level of child marriage pre-USSR collapse;
  • Number of Girls who return to education/employment after their marriage;
  • Types of projects addressing the issues in each region;
  • NGOs working on the subject and key contacts;
  • Potential barriers to resolving the issue etc.

The piece of research should be no more than 20 pages in length, should be concise and focus on the national, regional and local issues.

The ideal volunteer would be someone with experience in research, especially secondary research methods, initiative and able to work on their own, and have enough time to volunteer and be able to complete the report by 15th August 2017.

There will be wider opportunities to work in partnership with Asfar, especially on the child marriage prevention agenda if the volunteer wishes to do so.

To apply, please email you CV and your reasons for wishing to work as a Child Marriage Research Volunteer to info@asfar.org.uk

 

Trustees to join a new charity

As part of Asfar’s ongoing growth and delivery development, we will shortly be establishing a new charity to deliver Conflict Resolution and Development programmes specifically focusing on Sport for Peace; Women economic empowerment; and child marriage in the Caucasus.

Asfar seeks a minimum of 5 dedicated Trustees, including young people and people over 40, with a wide range of experiences, such as:

  • Fundraising skills
  • Legal skills and knowledge
  • Social Media skills
  • Partnership building skills
  • Project management
  • Sport coaching skills
  • Specialist knowledge in relation to women and children

To be considered as a Trustee, please send your CV and cover letter to info@asfar.org.uk by 1st July 2017.


Translators

Asfar wishes to make our e-Journal and wider site fully accessible both to the UK and the Middle Eastern audiances. In order to achieve this, Asfar is seeking to develop partnerships with dedicated Translator volunteers experienced in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Turkish
  • Farsi
  • Hebrew
  • Kurdish

Asfar is aso interested in speaking to translators of wider languages for future developments of our webistes, including: Georgian; Somali; Greek; Berber; Azeri; Russian; Serbian; Albanian; Ladino; Bulgarian; and many other languages.

 


 

Erasmus+ volunteers

Asfar is seeking dedicated volunteers interested in supporting the project management of our Erasmus+ and wider international programmes. To learn more about our programmes, visit our Erasmus+ pages – http://www.asfar.org.uk/erasmus/what-is-erasmus/