manage an Upwork for refugees and others

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One of the groups we work with has managed to raise funds for a training center in a refugee area in Jarablus, N Syria, where many refugees from the war have fled. The first cohort of graduates have been trained in computer skills and are seeking remote work! So they want to try to use upwork, but its not possible to set it up from their location, and they do not have any experience in managing it or making such a group successful.

We are looking for volunteers who would first help set up the upwork group, guide the new graduates to set up their individual profiles, and also people who might mentor on their first jobs to help make sure they establish a spotless reputation such as is needed on these kind of sites.

We are also separately working on a "Jobs for Hope" site that would be specific to hiring refugees and those in oppressive situations, that would be more understanding than gig sites like upwork or fiverr, but right now they need to get started on some remote work, and these sites exist, so we need to use them.

If this is successful we might open it to groups in other refugee communities as well, or we may be able to focus on the specific targeted site for them. Short or long term volunteers are welcome as we can tag team, but we want someone who is interested to kind of commit to specific pieces and can work pretty independently - you'll have a slack community around you and people who need help, but not micro-direction. Thank you!

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Location:

10923 Progress Court #3326, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741, US

Mission Statement

We created civ.works as a platform for all of us to work together to overcome the corrupting influence of money in politics. Together we can address bad policy, legislation and to hold all of our elected officials accountable. For democracy to work -our government must represent "We the People". civ.works: Together. We can.

Description

civ.works is a privacy protected social platform built for meaningful civic action.

The concept of civ.works is to finally provide a societal machine to stand up against something created nearly 50 years ago -and begin the process of empowering citizens again. We are building a platform together -against an incredibly mature and well-funded machine. Your volunteer efforts will be helping us collectively build something powerful and important.



CAUSE AREAS

Computers & Technology
Employment
Immigrants & Refugees
Computers & Technology, Employment, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Administrative Support
  • Program Management
  • Professional Development
  • Arabic

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • probably about 5 hrs of setup work, then can be 1 hr/week to maintain and support, if possible.
  • Arabic is not required, but helpful if you have some. Several of the students speak English or can translate for others.

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