Location: Virtual- work from where ever you are, on your own schedule, on your computer. Its an opportunity to make a difference from your home and on your own time.
We just launched a fundraising campaign and can use all the help we can get as this is a very new phase for YesLiberia. Our goal through these campaigns is: To raise funds for the underprivileged in Liberia (a country located in Africa that was colonized by Americans with a dream but has unfortunately been gravely affected by back to back civil wars).
These funds will help YesLiberia continue to provide: Scholarships and other programs such as: tuition assistance, basic health education and services, water wells, public toilets, provide senior citizens’ food vouchers, a sponsored community soccer team and currently projected to build a public library facility.
The description below is general but it is really a simple opportunity you could do virtually from home. If you have ever done a fundraiser online through a pledge page you set up for a cause, this is very similar. Please take the time to make a difference! And we can always keep track of your hours should you ever need verification that you were part of this campaign.
Create your pledge Campaign page.
Set a goal and achieve it.
Promote your page and campaign for friends, family, public to make donations.
Follow up with coordinator regarding the status of your campaign.
Pass the word and generate interest for others to begin their own campaign!
Some experience in fundraising or event organizing is helpful but not mandatory
Great passion for YesLiberia’s initiative and personal independence
Compensation: This is an Un-paid Internship (with possible credits hours toward graduation for students)
Please join this worthy cause today!
More About YesLiberia:The Youth Empowerment Services of Liberia (YesLiberia, Inc) is a non-profit Organization that through service-learning opportunities focuses on enhancing the lives of disadvantaged children, while promoting intercultural understanding to foster global citizenship and improve communities in Liberia and abroad. To date, we’ve given over 350 scholarships in Africa, partnered with 9 schools in Africa, worked with approximately 90 volunteers, and provided school supplies for over 3000 kids, sent 4000 text books and reading books to Africa, hired 4 interns in the USA with course credits benefits towards their graduations, and collaborated with student organizations at 8 universities across the USA. Simply put, if you’re a student with leadership skills, we are the place to build your resume with real-world experience.
Our mission is to empower young people through meaningful service learning opportunities in education, healthcare, and technology. We do this through strategic partnerships and learning models to utilize existing youth habits and uphold societal values in the communities we work.
Conviction created YesLiberia. Daily the needs of underprivileged are ignored. We ignore their struggles because it’s easier to deal with the more important things in our lives-- like climbing the corporate ladder and saving money so we don’t become indigent. And some of us ignore their challenges because they bring back unpleasant memories we seek to repress. But disregarding the plight of the underprivileged yields no resolution. Then certain things happen to remind us their struggles exist no matter how hard we try to pretend our needs surpass theirs.
Jallah was convicted by several of those things over a short period of time. The prostitution of children in Thailand reminded him of Liberia. The rape and war in Congo reminded him of Liberia. The genocide in Rwanda reminded him of Liberia. He remembered his underprivileged past--a past where he was seen as less than elite based on his tribal and economic status and where his education came as a gift from the United Methodist Church.
Reminded, he became convicted to act and YesLiberia was founded to educate and help underprivileged Liberians whose plight he intimately understood.
YesLiberia is a 501c3 charity organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service since July 2009. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law. YesLiberia is also registered at four government agencies in Liberia.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.