Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Start Date May – Jul 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 3 Months
Language Requirements English
English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from international volunteering while having the extra advantage of fitting into one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.
E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment, Internet and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with an unreliable internet connection. Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that when working with the partners, emails will not be responded to immediately. For most of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers and flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.
For additional information about our e-volunteering program, please refer to: https:/goo.gl/FQEmbx
Not sure whether e-volunteering may be right for you? Take this short survey to find out: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/e-volunteering
Are you familiar with the Wild Apricot membership management software system? If so, our partner in Jamaica would love to work with you.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
- Assist JASW to understand and relate to the smooth operation of the Wild Apricot system.
- Educate operational staff on system best practices and ways to maximize the use of the system for optimal benefits to organization. Communicate regularly with operational staff to ensure database operations are meeting the needs of members
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-Degree in Computer Science, Database Management, or related IT field.
Essential Professional Background:
-2-5 years of experience working with software and data management.
-Knowledge of systems integration
-Experience administrating the Wild Apricot membership management tool.
Jamaica Association Of Social Workers
The Jamaica Association of Social Workers (JASW) is a membership organization for professional social workers, social work students, and other social service workers in Jamaica. It is vision is to contribute to the creation of a just society through the promotion of healthy human relationships, equality and social justice.
Over the past 13 years Jamaica has seen the interest in professional social work grow exponentially from one social work program at the University of the West Indies, Mona, to now nearly 20 programs of social work across the island. These students and social work educators regularly request information on JASW’s activities and membership options and want to be beneficiaries of its service. Their needs include but are not limited to: updated classification of social workers (for improved wages), employment opportunities, social work standards of practice, and social work licensure (registration); and this is where JASW comes into play- to standardize, organize, and shape their efforts and practices.
E-Volunteering Success Stories
E-Volunteering: Virtual Teams Making a Real Difference
Creating online support teams to support emerging social entrepreneurs
E-Mentoring: International Development One Email at a Time
Direct e-mentoring - mobilizing Canadian interns, supported by seasoned e-mentors
Online crowd sourcing: Good Globalization
Mobilizing classrooms to produce valuable market research data - Cuso International alumnus leads students at one BC college in helping rice farmers in Laos