Many people would like to volunteer internationally to help advance women’s rights, but they do not have the time or funds to travel to another country for several weeks or months. Similarly, many women and girls in developing countries need assistance to further their education or employment goals but do not have access to resources in their home communities or the funding or capacity to travel abroad to seek training.
However, with the widespread availability of Internet and e-mail, international volunteers can now share their skills with women and girls in hard-to-reach places. Although nothing can take the place of direct, face-to-face exchanges between people, the Alliance’s long-distance Empowerment Programs take advantage of the Internet and new Internet-based communication technology to help open the world to women and girls in developing countries through long-distance volunteers. The Alliance currently has two Empowerment Programs, our Mentor Program and our English Program.
Apply for the Volunteer Programs
To apply to become an English Program Volunteer, please select the application form for the English Program. The application forms are different, so please make sure to select the correct form.
To apply for the Mentor Program, please e-mail the Mentor Volunteer Application as an attachment to Lisa at email@example.com or Scarlett at firstname.lastname@example.org. [November 2012 UPDATE: We do not currently have any volunteer openings in the Mentor Program. Please check back soon!]