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ACCOUNTANT OR BOOKKEEPER - CITIZEN DIPLOMAT OPPORTUNITY

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GREATER NEWBURYPORT-BURA KENYA ALLIANCE LTD

  • 6 people are interested

We are seeking a volunteer to help with improving the accounting and bookkeeping discipline of the organization. The ideal candidate would agree to join the board and accept the office of Treasurer. Presently, members meet virtually once per month for forty-five minutes, although the position does not require presence at these meetings. The previous treasurer typically spent no more than one to two hours per month recording and communicating information to members.

The Greater Newburyport Bura, Kenya Alliance (GNBA) is Newburyport’s Sister City organization. GNBA is a non-profit organization in existence since 1993 and composed of volunteers and supporters from greater Newburyport, Massachusetts. At present, there are about 20 active members.

GNBA members are committed to fostering friendship, cross-cultural understanding and mutual respect between the people of the greater Newburyport area and those of our Sister City, Bura, Kenya.

Bura is a rural community in the hills of southeastern Kenya. Many residents are subsistence farmers, and access to affordable education, health care, and technology can be a challenge. There are a variety of community development initiatives going on in the area, which sits alongside some of Kenya's most beautiful national parks.

A Sister City organization is not a charity, but in order to enliven the friendship and cultural value exchange foundation of the organization, GNBA has partnered to fund a number of small scale civic and social development works including:

  • medical clinics
  • reforestation & tree planting
  • education
  • youth soccer
  • beekeeping
  • literacy
  • computer technology
  • leadership for women.

Over the twenty-seven year history, seventeen members of the Bura community have visited Newburyport, MA and similar numbers from Newburyport have visited Bura, some members having traveled there multiple times.

If you are more than just curious about the lives of people in Africa and would like to "act globally" as a citizen diplomat, participation in GNBA can be a very rewarding experience. More information at www.masskenya.org.

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About GREATER NEWBURYPORT-BURA KENYA ALLIANCE LTD

Location:

PO BOX 1021, NEWBURYPORT, MA 01950, US

Mission Statement

GNBA members are committed to fostering friendship, cross-cultural understanding and mutual respect between the people of the greater Newburyport area and those of our Sister City, Bura, Kenya.

Description

The Greater Newburyport Bura, Kenya Alliance (GNBA) is Newburyport’s Sister City organization. GNBA is a non-profit organization in existence since 1993 and composed of volunteers and supporters from greater Newburyport, Massachusetts. At present, there are about 20 active members.
GNBA has partnered to fund a number of small scale civic and social development works including:

  • medical clinics
  • reforestation & tree planting
  • education
  • youth soccer
  • beekeeping
  • literacy
  • computer technology
  • leadership for women.

Over the twenty-seven year history, seventeen members of the Bura community have visited Newburyport, MA and similar numbers from Newburyport have visited Bura, some members having traveled there multiple times.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Financial Auditing
  • Financial Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Microfinance

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Two hours per month

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