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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!

Description:

The AIFB is looking forward to working with Media and Communications in order to spread the mission and vision of the Foundation worldwide. We can make a difference by introducing our status and the youth of our services for this important cause and be able to receive support from others through various media channels. We are looking for volunteers with experience in working in publicity such as newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, publishing, etc. We would like to work with the media, primarily print media, in promoting The Blind Women and Children Foundation.

Qualification and responsability:

The focus of this role is to:

  • Attract different avenues of the media in order to express the mission and the vision of the Foundation to the public
  • Schedule and provide opportunities for the media to participate in different events and activities in the AIFB Foundation
  • Allow the media to interview different individuals or departments in the Foundation
  • Create guidelines for methods of communication with the media including telephone calls, internet outreach, face-to-face meetings, radio, and other media- related technology.
  • Create press releases regarding the mission of the Foundation and any special announcements given by the AIFB Board.
  • Research and create mailing lists and telephone contact lists for the purpose of outreach and for use with all media communication.
  • Update and publish all articles and materials on the AIFB website.
  • In addidtion, update, revise, and make changes (including images) to the foundation website inculding Faceboook, Twitter, Volunteer pages, YouTube, LinkedIn and monitoring Board Member emails to the Foundation Website.

Required documentation:

  • Current resume
  • Email address, mailing address and phone number
  • One page of writing sample
  • Contact information for two references that are not family members (no letters required)

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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

  • Public Relations
  • Office Management
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Research
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Microsoft Office Suite

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18

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