General Management Volunteer
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!
Qualification and responsability:
The department’s function is conceived and carried out through the following:
- Management Policy and Process
- Management Information Systems
- Society and work related and relevant to the foundation
- Leadership, Values, and Corporate Responsibility
The primary purpose of the department of General Management is to offer appropriate leadership and management services with respect to the foundation. This purpose encompasses:
- The personal values and qualities of effective general managers and foundation leaders
- The philosophies, values, and strategies that inform our vision
- The relation of the foundation to the broader community and other external constituencies
Work hand-in-hand with the Treasury of the Foundation in order to keep accurate records of the finances of the Foundation
Keep the checks and balances, managing all tax-related materials and monitoring the overall financial status of the Foundation
Gather and maintain all records of bills, receipts, accounts payable, receivable and other financial information pertaining to the Foundation
Prepare and send tax deductible letters to our donors
Volunteers are obligated to work 2 hours per week
- 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)
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.