In every Inspire hub we have a number of projects that provide career break volunteers with specialist skills the opportunity to impart their knowledge to further sustain our long-term programmes. We strive to incorporate and educate as many diverse transferrable skills to all the communities we work with ensuring all of our recipients receive training in as many new skills as we can provide.
For people taking a career break, it has been demonstrated that volunteering is an invaluable method of enhancing professional skills in a different and often more challenging social and cultural context.
For sustainable development to occur in developing communities, the wider the skills of the people, the faster the growth. Specialist skills such as computer programming to football coaching are vital for the growth of individuals and provide exciting new opportunities for our community partners.
Educational systems, in all the countries we work in, focus entirely on traditional and formal educational methods and do not currently offer students and young adults a varied education. Extra-curricular and vocational skills are rarely taught at our partner schools and are invaluable for the personal development of children and young adults. Knowledge of sports, cooking, computer programming, arts, gardening and drama are vital skills that enthuse students encouraging them to remain in school or college.
Our youth development, income generation and women’s empowerment programmes require people from all backgrounds to transfer skills to further the careers and livelihoods of our community partners. Specialist skills such as engineering, architecture, building, sewing and painting add enormous value to community members as they can learn new skills to improve their households, schools, community centres and health facilities.
Professionals can utilise their work-place knowledge at our local NGO partners by teaching new business acumen to staff members ranging from capacity building, staff training, accounting, marketing and social media.
We are looking for people from varying backgrounds to assist with diversifying the skills of our partner communities and projects.
Videographers, media experts, computer programmers, to gardeners, chefs, hairdressers and designers can all bring new and exciting expertise to our long term programmes. These new skills can be transferred to our partners through workshops, trainings, monitoring, evaluating and research.
No matter what background you come from, if you think that you can bring a new and exciting skill to our programmes we want to hear from you. We are flexible and can always tailor a programme to fit your skills and interests whilst benefitting our local partners.
Introduced in Thailand
In Cambodia with plans to expand