General Description: The United Aid for Africa Foundation needs an individual to manage a program of Christmas wishes events in Ivory Coast. The events supply Christmas presents and a little Christmas cheer to deprived children. The individual would be responsible for overall management of the gift deliveries and associated planning activities.
Major Responsibilities include:
- Helping plan each year’s Christmas Wishes event (s) in Ivory Coast
- Managing the budget
- Coordinating with other UAA staff to run an annual fundraising event
- Working with other UAA staff to advertise the program and the Christmas parties
- Writing to inform or to advertise the program
This volunteer position requires experience working on programs or projects in a non-profit setting. Program management experience is desirable.
Introduction of Christmas Wishes Program:
Every year, UAA hosts Christmas parties for orphans and needy children in Africa to provide them and their families with food and gifts. Throughout each year, children tell us their Christmas wishes and UAA helps make these wishes become reality.
Many of the children who participate in the Christmas wish program have experienced loss of family members, hunger and the dislocation and violence of war. Like children everywhere, their wishes are simple. They want the pleasure of hugging a new favorite toy, learning a new game or learning to read a book.