In order to keep our costs at a minimum, only two of the staff members outside Iran hold paid positions (one in the US and on in the UK), their main task being the coordination of our fundraising efforts outside Iran. So, the help of volunteers is crucial to the running of our organization and we use volunteers from across the world.
It is great work experience for those people who are at university and college and we are willing to give references to future employees based on your work at the Omid Foundations.
We need volunteers in the US, UK, Iran and the rest of the world for the following roles:
|Role||Time commitment||About the role||Location||Qualifications|
|Administrator||On a project by project basis. Commitment to be agreed to meet project deadlines.||Maintenance and improvement of mailing list and other tasks from home if you have a PC.||US, UK, Rest of World||Computer skills, word processing, knowledge of 'Outlook', familiarity with internet.|
|Fundraising (grant making bodies)||On a project by project basis. Commitment to be agreed to meet project deadlines.||Identify and raise funds from institutions, grant writing, follow-up on grant applications, and preparation of progress reports for grantors.||US, UK, Iran, Rest of the World||Fundraising experience, grant writing experience, familiarity with the organizational structure of major funding bodies like the United Nations and the European Commission preferred.|
|Fundraising (individual and corporate)||On a project by project basis. Commitment to be agreed to meet project deadlines.||Identify and raise funds from potential individual and corporate funders. Organize fundraising functions/events. Volunteers needed in all states.||North America, Europe||Fundraising and event organization experience, networking skills. Familiarity with the Iranian corporate world for fundraising in Iran.|
|Marketing & PR||On a project by project basis. Commitment to be agreed to meet project deadlines.||Awareness building, placement of editorial articles and programs in local media, procurement of free advertising on the internet, improve visitations to website.||US, UK, Iran, Rest of the World|
|Legal||Ad hoc work as and when needed.||Any and all legal work needed for a registered charity||Iran||Practicing Iran based lawyer.|
|Accounting||Ad hoc work as and when needed.||Maintaining the accounts, preparing and filing tax returns and other regulatory filings for US charity.||US||Practicing US based accountant|
|Medical services||To be mutually agreed.||Attending to the medical needs (in all fields of medicine) of the young women in our care.||Iran||Practicing physicians in all fields of medicine.|
|Psychiatric counseling||To be mutually agreed.||Psychiatric counseling for the women in our care who are in need of counseling.||Iran||Practicing psychiatrist or therapist|
|Corporate relations and job placement for our 'graduates'||On-going or for a set agreed period.||Networking with the corporate world in Iran for creating a 'corporate affiliate' program, in which each corporate affiliate is committed to provide a number of employment positions to our 'graduates'; monitoring of job performance of 'graduates' after job placement.||Iran||Familiarity with and access to the corporate world in Iran|
|Graphic Artists||On-going||Designing digital and hardcopy brochures, exhibition catalogues, etc.||UK||Illustrator, Quark and/or InDesign|
If you are interested in any of the roles then please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Some of our volunteer roles can be undertaken as e-internships. If you are looking for work experience based at home, we can provide you with projects which can be completed in your own time, meeting specific agreed deadlines. We have e-internships available in fundraising and communications. Contact us if you are interested and we can discuss which projects are available at the time.
The Omid Angel Program
We are running a unique program which takes volunteers out to our center in Tehran to work with the girls and then go back to their communities and help fundraise for the Omid Foundation. Find out more.