E-Volunteering in Development Practice

Virtual Volunteering in Development Practice


Volunteering programmes have long been a starting point for global development careers. But in today’s constantly connected world, a new kind of volunteer has emerged: The e-volunteer.

Often the most valuable skills people can offer global development organizations are not in-the-field but from the comfort of their own home. Online volunteering can take on a complete variety of roles: translation, mentoring, writing, and editing, outreach and advocacy, or even technological development. There are numerous ways to volunteer in the sector when it fits around your schedule and without travels.

E-volunteering also provides a valuable opportunity for volunteers to gain and advance their professional skills and experience and grow their network. This is particularly true for those early in their careers or looking to transition to the global development sector.

We are soliciting for young professionals seeking to use their education and skills to address social and economic challenges for underserved populations and desire to engage in an intense professional development experience while applying creative solutions to deepen impact.

This programme is unpaid and delivered in English only. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply to this programme.

If you are an organization representative wishing to engage online volunteers click here.

Who Should Participate

  • Entry and mid-level professionals in the humanitarian and development sector from developing and developed countries who wish to share knowledge and expertise with others.
  • Young graduates wanting to break into the international development sector.
  • Individuals with a technical background interested in improving their knowledge and skills.
  • Individuals with no technical background interested in exploring careers in global development.
  • Postgraduate students of peace and conflict studies, disaster management, gender and development and other fields of humanities.

Benefits

  • Gain extensive knowledge of global development delivered by experienced practitioners drawn from a variety of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), international organisations, consultancies, think tanks and academic institutions.
  • Become proficient in social impact surveys and data collection.
  • Confirms mastery of skillset and industry principles and best practices.
  • Boost your career confidence and expand your professional network.
  • Gain edge over a significant number of fully-funded scholarships offered by universities, foreign governments and international organizations that support development-related studies.
  • Receive the IDR authorized certificate of volunteering in development practice.

Practice Areas

  • Administration
  • Art and Design
  • COVID-19 Response
  • Community Organizing
  • Data Analytics
  • Event Organization
  • Humanitarian Response
  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Mentoring
  • Outreach and Advocacy
  • Programme Implementation
  • Project Development
  • Research
  • Safety and Security
  • Social Media Management
  • Surveys and Data Collection
  • Teaching and Training
  • Technology Development
  • Translation
  • Writing and Editing

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why the virtual volunteering programme development practice?

A classic chicken and egg dilemma, international development jobs in the field require previous international experience. But, how do you ever break in if no one will give you that first experience?

Today, often the most valuable skills people can offer global development organizations are not in-the-field but from the comfort of their own home. Online volunteering can take on a complete variety of roles: translation, mentoring, writing, and editing, outreach and advocacy, or even technological development.

E-volunteering also provides a valuable opportunity for volunteers to gain and advance their professional skills and experience and grow their network. This is particularly true for those early in their careers or looking to transition to the global development sector.

What is the mode of this volunteering programme?

Our volunteers consist of individuals working remotely on carrying out one or several of our practice areas. Volunteers will be in the network of Dataville Research and will be able to make original contributions to our programmes and thematic areas. They will continue to work or study in their current positions and various locations, but will interact with our team as a part of the volunteering.

Do I need to have experience in the development sector?

No prior experience is required. However, entry and mid-level professionals in the humanitarian and development sector from developing and developed countries who wish to share knowledge and expertise with others may apply to this programme.

What are the important dates in this programme?

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Application opens

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Application closes

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Notification of successful applicants

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• Batch enrollment of volunteers on Microsoft Teams
• Creation of LinkedIn profile
• Familiarity tour of co-volunteers

October 18, 2021:
Commencement of remote internship activities

November 26, 2021:
End of programme and issuance of volunteering in development practice

How is this programme funded?

This programme is a social impact initiative of Dataville Research LLC. Hence, as a matter of policy, no fee is required from selected participants.

Further enquires?

For further enquiries, please send a mail to volunteering@datavillegroup.com. Our Support Team typically respond within 1-3 hours.