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Afghanistan International Foundation for the Blind (AIFB)

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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!

The Afghanistan International Foundation for the blind is looking for volunteer s who have experience working in many aspects of a non-profit foundation, including grant writing and its submission, fund raising, research, and management. We encourage volunteers to apply for this position if you are interested in only one of the above aspects of nonprofits, we welcome you to please apply to volunteer, we need support in all aspects of our work. For student internships, commitment will depend on the requirements of the school. The department’s function is conceived and carried out through the following:

  • Experience in grant research and submission
  • Computer proficiency, specifically with Excel and budget planning, excellent reading and writing skills, analytical and logical reasoning skills, and excellent communication skills both verbal and written

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Volunteers must commit to work with the foundation for 3 to 6 months
  • Volunteers must work 2 hours per week with the foundation.
  • Volunteers are responsible for having a signature on any legal documentation provided by (AIFB) foundation
  • Volunteers must protect, respect, and make commitments to confidentialities of the foundation
  • Follow the rules and regulation s of the office work
  • Volunteers are responsible to take full participation in all fundraising events conducted by the organization

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter
  • Three professional reference letters

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About Afghanistan International Foundation for the Blind (AIFB)

Location:

40-10 12th Street, Apt. 1C, Long Island City, NY 11101, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

40-10 22th Street, Apt. 1CLong Island City, NY 11101

SKILLS

  • Fundraising

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18

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