Volunteer to help support Mine Detection Dogs and Landmine Survivors


(38.890846,-77.08815)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

2425 Wilson BoulevardSuite 240Arlington, VA 22201

One of the Marshall Legacy Institute's Mine Detection Dogs (Sully) who is working in Bosnia

About

The Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) is seeking volunteers to help support it's humanitarian mission of promoting hope, growth, and stability in war-torn countries, specifically by helping people who have been injured by landmines and by donating life-saving mine detection dogs to indigenous demining organizations to help countries free their land of mines.

Position Type: Volunteer in Arlington, VA - Courthouse Metro area

Duties: Assist with research, thank you letters, donor outreach, filing, etc

Timeframe: 3-5 hours per week for at least three months.

Organization Description: The Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) is a Virginia-based 501(c)3 nonprofit that was formed in 1997 to extend the vision of Nobel Peace Laureate George C. Marshall by alleviating suffering and promoting hope, growth and stability in war-torn countries. For many nations, a primary obstacle to achieving sustainable progress is the deadly legacy of landmines, the relics of armed conflicts that often ended long ago. Landmines halt agricultural production, impede economic growth and the return of refugees, instill fear, and kill and maim innocent citizens on a daily basis, injuring or killing at least one person every 40 minutes. Thus, MLI’s primary mission is to establish practical, affordable and sustainable indigenous programs to help severely mine-affected countries rid their land of the horrific scourge of landmines. This includes the development and implementation of the Mine Detection Dog Partnership program (MDDPP) which provides Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) to accelerate the pace of landmine clearance operations; the Survivors’ Assistance program, which helps those who have been injured by landmines; and the Children Against Mines Program (CHAMPS), which promotes global citizenship and involves American youth in meaningful service-learning projects to help other children around the world.

Skills

  • Internet Research
  • Administrative Support
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 3-5 hrs per week for at least 3 months

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