iVolunteer Overseas (IVO) is a joint initiative of iVolunteer and VSO. This program gives you, qualified and experienced professionals, the unique opportunity to work in countries in great need for your skills. The remuneration is modest- that’s why the term used to describe these placements is “volunteering assignments”.
A volunteering assignment is an incredible avenue for both personal and professional growth. Volunteers get to hone their skills by working in challenging environments while gaining a perspective on life that is outside the reach of those safely ensconced in their conventional careers. Little wonder then, that the world over, employers are looking for candidates who have volunteered at some point in their professional life.
VSO has extended its recruitment program to India through its partner iVolunteer Overseas (IVO). Since 2005, more than 200 committed and skilled volunteers have been placed through IVO program and have come back with enriched lives and careers.
The volunteers come from different backgrounds, possess a unique set of skills and are offered placements in Africa and Southeast Asia. While individual start dates may vary, field placements can range from one to two years and tend to fall under the following broad categories:
+ NGO Management/ Advocacy Specialists/ M & E Advisors/ Fundraisers
+ Gender Specialists/ Gender Development Adviser
+ Organizational development Adviser (Capacity Builder)
+ Education Management/ Teacher Training/ Vocational Training
+ Project Management- Development Projects
+ Business Development- Livelihoods/ Microfinance
+ Agriculture Professionals
+ Healthcare/ Hospital Management
+ Theatre Management Specialist
+ Volunteer management and more…
If you are an individual with a proven track record of leadership and management responsibilities with over 5 years of experience in the above categories and are interested in becoming a volunteer then visit http://www.ivoindia.org
The application process for the iVolunteer Overseas (IVO) program consists of the following steps:
+ All candidates must send in their Resume or CV for initial screening
+ Passing candidates will be asked to complete a full IVO Application form
+ Shortlisted candidates will invited for telephonic interviews for assessment day in New Delhi
+ IVO will conduct reference checks of shortlisted candidates before the assessment day
+ Advancing candidates will then attend a one-day assessment day with IVO
The whole process from application to departure takes about 4-6 months.
For questions, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions. Alternatively send us an email with your current CV at email@example.com and we will guide you on how to proceed further.
All volunteers will receive pre-departure training, return flights, sponsored visas, health insurance, accommodation, and a stipend to cover their living expenses during their placement and more. We do not charge fees or security deposits from the candidate for the above opportunity. For additional information on financial support and benefits, click here.
Please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website http://www.ivoindia.org. You can also connect with us through our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ivolunteeroverseas where you can find interesting updates about volunteering and people who have volunteered with us.