Volunteer Assistant to President of the Foundation
Afghanistan International Foundation for the Blind (AIFB)
The Afghanistan International Foundation For The Blind (AIFB) formally known as "Afghanistan Blind Women and Children Foundation (ABWC)":
Enhancing the lives of blind individuals in the country since August 28, 2009, AIFB has been recognized by NY State as a non-profit foundation. Its mission is to empower Afghan blind women through healthcare and blind children through education and rehabilitation services in Afghanistan.
The Afghanistan International Foundation For The Blind needs your time as a volunteer!
Description of the position:
You will be working directly with the President of the Afghanistan International Foundation for The Blind, doing the following:
- Research, clerical work, such as: organizing files and folders, accounting and treasury, writing tax-deductible letters, building a database, supporting fundraising efforts, creating a list of potential donors, monitoring other volunteers work in the absence of the president.
- We welcome student interns for this position, especially in the field of Social Sciences.
Qualifications and Responsibilities:
- Volunteers must be proficient in basic computer skills, such as: Microsoft-word, excel, PowerPoint, research, and responding to emails
- Must be able to read, write, and communicate: writing professional letters to other organizations, write tax deductible letters, writing partnership letters to national and international organizations in a professional matter, and create excel sheets
- Must have basic office management skills
- Volunteers must commit 3 to 6 months work to the foundation
- Volunteers are responsible for having a signature on any legal documentation provided by (AIFB) foundation
- Volunteers must protect, respect, and make a commitment to the confidentiality of the foundation. Must follow the rules and regulation of the office work
- Current resume
- Cover letter
- Three professional reference letters
About Afghanistan International Foundation for the Blind (AIFB)
40-10 12th Street, Apt. 1C, Long Island City, NY 11101, US
With collaboration and partnership of other international organizations, the foundation will offer services for blind individuals in Afghanistan in order to improve quality of life in the area of education, health, rehabilitation and community services.
The foundation’s objective is to provide educational services to all ages, offer life changing services such as providing blind based computer applications and technologies for children, sending much needed blind based equipment and medical supplies from the United States, teaching students how to study mathematics and science using tactile systems, and providing training.
AIFB, by partnering with medical facilities around the world, will offer health services and provide financial support for prescriptions, laboratory procedures and operations as well as focus on access to local medical facilities, mental health treatment, chronic disease prevention, childbirth, and nutritional guidance.
The Foundation provides rehabilitation and evaluation services as well as community services. We collaborate with and support The Afghan Blind Association in Kabul to promote the disability rights movement.
Student interns: Must be college students or have a bachelor's degree. Interns commit to work 4-5 days per week. They will have a project for their time at the Foundation which they must complete.
Volunteers: Work schedule is flexible, so long as the volunteer works for at least 2 hours/week. Their tasks will be based on the department they request. The minimum time commitment is 6 months.
Board Directors and Officers of Departments must serve for one year.