As an international development charity The Kindu Trust takes on a number of volunteers in Ethiopia every year. These are a valuable asset, performing a variety of roles for the trust including researching and assessment, teaching, designing activities for the Youth Club, visiting families and even doing a bit of decorating if they have the time!
Volunteering presents a chance to work closely with the Ethiopian communities that the charity supports, and to share their knowledge with these communities. The flow of information is two way, with our families helping the volunteer to understand firsthand what life is like for poor people in Ethiopia
“Being a part of a team that is fundamentally orientated to the welfare of others less fortunate has been a rewarding experience” Peter Keeling
“My experience in Ethiopia has been life changing” Jessica Hopf
Volunteering will change your perspective of the world and enable you to make a real difference, as well as teaching you a variety of new skills and providing a critical insight into how small charities function at home and overseas. Not only is this particularly valuable on a CV but it may open up new doors to any aspect of international development, from medical care to social work, logistics to sustainable technology.
The Kindu trust relies on the valuable feedback that we get from our volunteers, enabling us to assess our impact on the ground, which is vital in the continued provision of services to the levels which are required.
“I believe that the information provided through our impact assessment will go some way to helping The Kindu Trust improve its services to beneficiaries” Peter Keeling
Time today is a precious commodity, valued by individuals and organisations alike, so when volunteers donate their time it makes a real impact on the lives of all those involved.
“At first it seemed like a daunting experience and yet when we started our program we realised that we were happy as it gave us the opportunity to get to know the children and to teach them what they asked to learn” Jessica Hopf