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 on-site volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting in 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.
Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Cameroon
Start Date Mar – Jul 2017 (flexible)
Length of Placement 4 Months
Language Requirements English
English Reading: Level 1, Writing: Level 1, Speaking: Level 1
French Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Please submit a French Cover Letter and Statement of Interest
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only
The Lobeke National Park in SE-Cameroon forms part of the “Tri-National de la Sangha (TNS)” transboundary conservation area shared with DRC and the Central African Republic that has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its rich biodiversity and variety of wildlife habitats.
WWF Cameroon is recruiting a creative website developer to create a website for Lobeke National Park to promote tourism in the region. The website should inform the public about the National Park and attract more tourists to the region.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
- Develop an online marketing strategy for Lobeke National Park
- Develop a website promoting the park and its activities
- Provide training to local staff to ensure the website is maintained
Essential Academic Qualifications:
Certification in information technology communications; website development; marketing; tourism; or other relevant field.
Essential Professional Background:
-2 years experience in website development
Cuso International World Wildlife Fund
The World Wildlife Fund's mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF is one of the world's largest conservation organizations. The Green Heart of Africa Global Initiative (GHoA GI) is a joint effort by the WWF Network to promote conservation of Congo Basin forests and associated habitats, species and services. It currently focuses on the following countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon and the Republic of Congo.
Tips for working in an online environment are available in our E-volunteering Toolkit found on our website, http://www.cusointernational.org/docs/default-source/publications/Training-Resources/e-volunteering-toolkit.pdf?sfvrsn=2
Based on approval, we will provide reimbursement for communications expenses related to your placement, such as Skype minutes, photocopying, and mail. We will reimburse to a maximum amount of $20 per month, with receipts, to a maximum of $100 for the length of the placement. Long-distance telephone call expenses will not be covered.
Technical requirements and considerations: E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with 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 will be required for this placement.
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