As a volunteer in administration you can help and support organisations that for their part take care of locals or the environment. Included are activities that relate to a typical office support such as documenting
the work of the organisation, participating in business evaluations, translating documents and suggesting a work plan for the upcoming periods.
Not only volunteering in business requires financial support, but volunteering in general as well. If you want to volunteer as, for example, a Fundraising Officer or a Community Fundraising Assistant, you can have a
big impact on the financial aid that the programs receive. Your work consists of assisting in the development and implementation of fundraising campaigns, the planning and managing of fundraising events, the
development of donor materials as well as the acquisition of possible donors. This means that even if you are, by definition, doing an office job, you are mainly out there promoting the good cause of your program.
Being a volunteer in management offers you a very broad field of possible tasks. On the one hand you can be participating as a program coordinator, which means that you handle aspects of recruitment, vetting and
supporting the volunteers before they arrive at the program’s site. Or you can share your skills as an NGO manager where you assist the local program directors in managing activities and financial accountability
tasks or you provide the new volunteers with insight into the running of an NGO. A typical NGO administration & management volunteer needs to be enthusiastic, willing to learn and ready for a challenge!
You are interested in photography? You love to write about your experiences and what happens around you in articles or in a blog? Is communication a very important aspect for you? Then you should definitely have a
look into volunteering in marketing. You can either participate in the creation of documenting photographs and videos for the biologists that research the local’s flora and fauna, or you can raise children’s and
adolescent’s awareness of their rights through multimedia strategies by coming up with your own project ideas or you can gain information and hence blog about the local’s culture on the organisation’s website to
inform future interested volunteers. In this category of volunteering in business there are no limits for you to be creative!
The category of volunteering in microfinance is very important. Microfinance takes care of offering financial services and education to low-income earners and small trades. You will be involved in numerous activities
such as teaching and offering financial advice, keeping record of different accounts and helping the small businesses to become self-sustainable. Thus, you are not only helping at the moment that you are at site, but
with a forecast that can spread over the upcoming years!