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Models of Corporate Support for Volunteer Action- A case example from VSO Jitolee- Kenya Presented by: Carol Kiangura. About VSO, VSO Jitolee & VSO RAISA.
Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is the world’s leading independent international development organization that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.VSO's high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all.
VSO Jitolee is a registered international NGO in Kenya with the core mandate of promoting volunteerism to address global poverty and enhance participation of disadvantaged members of society in socio-economic and political development.We are part of the international VSO Ffederation. Other members of the Federation are; VSO UK; VSO Bahaginan and VSO Netherlands. Federation members provide resources to support VSO programmes globally.We have over 40 years’ experience of recruiting, placing and managing volunteers overseas. We also work on a national basis with other organisations that use volunteers, offering consultancy and advice.
Business prioritiesEmployee volunteering is a classic win-win situation
ONE OFF “CHALLENGE” EVENTS
Your Organization can develop community service portfolios of one off events tailor made to Corporate specifications e.g.
Water body clean ups
Construction & renovation of buildings
Spend a day with a group of disadvantaged young people
2) LONG TERM COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME:
Your Organization can create long term sustainable community partnerships for corporate company employees, addressing various community needs. 3 months to a 2 year community projects.
Primary school homework clubs
Construct a website for a youth self help group
Set up documentation systems for women’s group in underprivileged areas
Youth mentoring programmes
3) Building local business partnership agreements:
Your organization can develop national short term employee engagements community placements. Programs range between 2 weeks to 3 month placements in community projects, anywhere in the country.
These activities could vary according to the corporate employee’s professional specialization.
Placements could be very focused and offer excellent exposure and professional development for corporate employees, e.g. working in accounting in district community programme
4) Virtual Volunteering:
This could be a deal for the busy corporate employees who cannot afford to take some time off from work. They can offer valuable expertise to communities anywhere in the Southern Africa region from their work station.