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About the organisation

The Wonder Foundation

Organisation Summary: We empower vulnerable women, girls and communities through education.

Our work falls into two categories. Firstly, we support local, sustainable education projects in the UK and worldwide by sharing our knowledge and expertise, and helping secure funding through donations and grants. Secondly, we amplify the voices of our partners, and wider issues around female disadvantage, to influence policy and improve access to good quality education

We partner with projects that have a proven track record in assisting disadvantaged communities through education. In practice, this involves giving girls and young women the training required to enter a high-quality job, enabling them to lift themselves, their family – and ultimately their community – out of poverty for good.

Application deadline: 

The beauty of this role is that you can make it whatever you want it to be! You want to use your initiative and gain skills. We can offer project and event management training. You get real stuff to put on your CV (and we can help you to make your CV look fabulous) through helping us to raise money. Love parties’ Organise one to remember. Great British Bake Off aspirant? Pilot your latest creation through an amazing bake-sale. Love music? Put on a concert. Wonder Foundation is a charity that works with community-based partners overseas to offer education opportunities that lead to long-term exit from poverty for vulnerable women and their families. We need volunteers to help us to support the fabulous work of our local partners. Their work changes lives, engages communities and creates a ripple effect around them.

Role Aim: 

The beauty of this role is that you can make it whatever you want it to be. From a sponsored run that just adds some oomph to your current training regime to organising the fabulous night out of your dreams with a team and gaining loads of skills (and kudos) to spending a rainy weekend baking in front of a good film and then selling those cakes - we can help you to plan your fundraising event, train you and help you to see how to sell your achievements to future employers.

Duties: 

The beauty of this role is that you can make it into whatever you want in terms of commitment, working alone, or working as a team. You get real stuff to put on your CV (and we can help you to make your CV look fabulous) through helping us to raise money for our projects. Love parties’ Organise one to remember. Great British Bake Off aspirant? Pilot your latest creation through an amazing bake-sale. Love music? Put on a concert. The possibilities are endless - you can work alone or in a team (and we can help you to find team-mates!). You can do something big or something small. Our WONDER team will be there with support, advice and training when you need it.

Skills needed: 

- Be an independent worker, with an interest in developing their own skills and knowledge, and a can-do attitude

- An excellent team player with proven experience

Training: 

We offer training to young people on event and project management. These sessions are given by qualified professionals with experience in the field. We offer ongoing support.

Location: 
In a location of their choice, with visits to the WONDER office (Wellesley Terrace) if they choose.
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
N/A
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here