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Organisation Supporting Marine Conservation

Accommodation Provided
Mozambique

3- 6 Months

Our partner exists to protect the ocean’s giants from extinction with the aim of reversing global declines in threatened marine species. Their pioneering research feeds into conservation and education efforts to protect large marine animals. Their current projects focus mostly on manta rays and whale sharks but also include hump back whales, dolphins, black marlin and turtles.

As well as conducting research, they work with the local community and its leaders to promote sustainable fishing methods and create locally managed marine areas to reduce threats to these marine populations. They are planning to grow and expand their reach to South East Asia and South America.

Your role will involve conducting a similar internal review, checking on their progress and continuing to implement changes for best practice. You will provide support and training on QuickBooks, support in moving away from a cash based accounting system and help developing a business development strategy to take on more funding for their research projects.

Basic knowledge of Portuguese is advantageous.

Organisation Supporting Marginalised Youth

Affordable Accommodation
Peru

4- 6 Weeks

Our partner aims to empower children and young people in Peru. They believe that with access quality education and employment opportunities young people will be able to build a better future for themselves.

The organisation provides education and vocational training support for marginalised young people, they partner with a number of organisations and through these partnerships support organisational sustainability through income- generation, cost reduction initiatives and capacity building for staff.

Recently they have undergone staff changes and have requested the support of an AfID volunteer to help support the new manager.  Your role will involve providing training on Xero and assistance with monitoring with regards to bank and cash transactions. The organisation have recently changed their strategic plan and would like support to adapt the budgets and the accounts to the new strategy and projects.

Organisation Supporting Rural Farmers

Affordable Accommodation
Malawi

3 - 4 Weeks

Our partner works to support farmers living in rural communities in the Northern region of Malawi. The organisation aims to assist farmers with agricultural production and the marketing of their crops.

The region in which our partner operates is prone to both flooding and drought therefore the organisation works with the farmers to try and minimise the damage caused by these natural disasters. Alongside this the organisation works towards the integration of clean, safe water and promotes empowerment for school children and members of the community.

You will be reviewing the organsiation's progress and providing furhter guidance and training as required. You will also support preparing for an external audit and meeting EU reporting requirements.

Performing Arts School for Underprivileged Children

Homestay Option
Brazil

4 Weeks +

Our partner organisation was set up to make a difference in the lives of children living in an underprivileged area in Recife, engaging with issues such as employee rights and sexual and reproductive health.  To the younger children, they offer lessons about culture, folklore and traditions of the carnival, St. John and Christmas.; to the older children, lessons about citizenship, employment and employee rights, sexual and reproductive health.

The areas where they will need your help include:
- putting into place an accounting system that suits better their needs;
- evaluating safer and more accurate systems of financial control to be implemented in a long run;
- creating a template of financial report to ensure transparency;
- helping them design a campaign for promoting/starting an endowment fund for the organisation;
- helping them decide the best kinds of investments in order to maintain the profits of the endowment;
- training people keeping records up to date and to use them as tools for fundraising and reporting and developing a finance workshop for children and young adults.
 
Portuguese/Spanish Speaker required.

NGO Using Performance and Microloans to Help Local Community

Accommodation Covered
Cochabamba, Bolivia

2 - 3 Months

Our partner uses art and performance to lead children towards a better future. Many Bolivian families move from rural areas to find opportunities in the cities, but end up living in poor and dangerous conditions. The organization's main projects include a “Social Circus” school, specialising in teaching juggling and other performing arts, a music programme whereby the children are working towards producing an album, and a microfinance programme, where families are making and selling bracelets. 

Your role would be to support and train local staff and implement the initial phase of microloan programme and set up a guide and a manual.
 
This assignment will require a Spanish speaker: the staff is predominantly Bolivian, though English speakers are around as well.

Please note that overseas assignments, in this case in Laos will incur a placement fee as per the AfID Tailored Volunteer Programme fee scale.

Organiastion Who Envisage an HIV-Free World

Volunteer House or Guesthouse Options
Togo

4 - 6 Weeks | French Req

Our partner’s organisation envisions a world without HIV and provides comprehensive health and social services for people living with HIV/AIDS. They support HIV patients by offering free medical consultations, antiretroviral therapy, group support sessions and home visits. In addition, our partner has an effective program of prevention of HIV transmission from mother to child, delivers sexual education and free contraceptive methods.

Your role will include undertaking a general assessment of the organisation’s current processes and financial controls, identifying any weaknesses, and recommending and implementing any changes which you deem necessary.  The Director has also requested support with reviewing the procedures manual, training local staff in accounting and finance to keep track of the accounts and manage them themselves and help them move from Excel to QuickBooks. 
 
French Lnguage skills are desirable.

Disaster Relief Organisation Supporting Community Development

Indonesia

2 Months

This organisation was founded as a response to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, by which Indonesia was hugely affected. Their main focus areas are disaster relief, and health and education within childhood and community development. 

The organisation delivers its health and education programmes in 8 villages, and therefore has various field offices, with a central base in Bandung. Their projects around disaster relief come and go wherever necessary, and increasingly they are focussing on long-term development. They are running community development, maternal health and early childhood development programmes. 
 
You will review their accounting processes and controls in line with the recommendations and undertanding what they were comfortable and able to implement as well as the challenges.  They would benefit from support in creating standardised processes and templates for all the field staff to report, these would eventually help him prepare donor reports as well as any reports for internal use. They would also appreciate support in reviewing their budget creation, monitoring and cashflow management processes. 

Spanish Speaking Accountant for Construction Organisation

Affordable Accommodation with host family
Antigua, Guatemala

4- 6 Weeks

Our partner works on housing projects, helping to rebuild and improve the houses and community buildings of rural Guatemala. Although based in Antigua, the organisation works on a national level. So far, they have helped to build or add improvements to around 650 houses, and 70 community buildings. They build the houses with the help of local masons and constructors, and improve the living conditions and facilities of local families. 

Your role will include checking the implementation of the first volunteer’s recommendations, strengthening internal controls, help the organisation prepare for an external audit and provide further training to the finance staff. Our partner prepare their year-end accounts at the end of February and depending on your arrival you could also provide support in this area. 

Spanish Speaker Volunteer for Grassroots Agricultural Organisation

Affordable Accommodation
El Salvador

4 Weeks +

Our partner is a grassroots organisation of subsistence farmers and local Permaculture Associations, promoting the development of a healthier and ecologically sustainable society.

Permaculture methodology uses the Farmer to Farmer approach where farmers learn from other more experienced farmers how to work together to improve the environment and produce more food; improve their water and health sustainably and develop confidence and self-reliance in the communities.
 
Your role would be will be akin to undertaking a general assessment of their financial controls and procedures, identifying any weaknesses, and recommending and implementing any changes which you deem necessary. In addition the partner has requested training on general accounting and financial principles to strengthen the financial knowledge and capabilities of the three local Permaculture Associations and support with fiscal responsibilities such as VAT, tax reports and rent. 

Volunteer Accounting Consultants

Tailor-made voluntary placements to fit your availability, skills and preferences.
Botswana

2 Weeks to 12 Months

Are you waiting for your ideal volunteer assignment to appear? 
If so, wait no longer. With over 350 charity partners across Africa, Asia and Latin America the roles listed are only a small sample of what is available.

We tailor all assignments around a volunteer’s personal preferences, experience, budget and availability. You could be budgeting with a street child centre in Kampala, coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Kigali or conducting financial reporting for a primary school in Kathmandu.

Please get in touch so that we can discuss the wide range of opportunities available to you.

Volunteer Accounting Consultants

Tailor-made voluntary placements to fit your availability, skills and preferences.
Cameroon

2 Weeks to 12 Months

Are you waiting for your ideal volunteer assignment to appear? 
If so, wait no longer. With over 350 charity partners across Africa, Asia and Latin America the roles listed are only a small sample of what is available.

We tailor all assignments around a volunteer’s personal preferences, experience, budget and availability. You could be budgeting with a street child centre in Kampala, coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Kigali or conducting financial reporting for a primary school in Kathmandu.

Please get in touch so that we can discuss the wide range of opportunities available to you.

Volunteer Accounting Consultants

Tailor-made voluntary placements to fit your availability, skills and preferences.
Malawi

2 Weeks to 12 Months

Are you waiting for your ideal volunteer assignment to appear? 
If so, wait no longer. With over 350 charity partners across Africa, Asia and Latin America the roles listed are only a small sample of what is available.

We tailor all assignments around a volunteer’s personal preferences, experience, budget and availability. You could be budgeting with a street child centre in Kampala, coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Kigali or conducting financial reporting for a primary school in Kathmandu.

Please get in touch so that we can discuss the wide range of opportunities available to you.

Volunteer Accounting Consultants

Tailor-made voluntary placements to fit your availability, skills and preferences.
Sierra Leone

2 Weeks to 12 Months

Are you waiting for your ideal volunteer assignment to appear? 
If so, wait no longer. With over 350 charity partners across Africa, Asia and Latin America the roles listed are only a small sample of what is available.

We tailor all assignments around a volunteer’s personal preferences, experience, budget and availability. You could be budgeting with a street child centre in Kampala, coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Kigali or conducting financial reporting for a primary school in Kathmandu.

Please get in touch so that we can discuss the wide range of opportunities available to you.

Volunteer Accounting Consultants

Tailor-made voluntary placements to fit your availability, skills and preferences.
Myanmar

2 Weeks to 12 Months

Are you waiting for your ideal volunteer assignment to appear? 
If so, wait no longer. With over 350 charity partners across Africa, Asia and Latin America the roles listed are only a small sample of what is available.

We tailor all assignments around a volunteer’s personal preferences, experience, budget and availability. You could be budgeting with a street child centre in Kampala, coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Kigali or conducting financial reporting for a primary school in Kathmandu.

Please get in touch so that we can discuss the wide range of opportunities available to you.

Volunteer Accounting Consultants

Tailor-made voluntary placements to fit your availability, skills and preferences.
Philippines

2 Weeks to 12 Months

Are you waiting for your ideal volunteer assignment to appear? 
If so, wait no longer. With over 350 charity partners across Africa, Asia and Latin America the roles listed are only a small sample of what is available.

We tailor all assignments around a volunteer’s personal preferences, experience, budget and availability. You could be budgeting with a street child centre in Kampala, coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Kigali or conducting financial reporting for a primary school in Kathmandu.

Please get in touch so that we can discuss the wide range of opportunities available to you.