Volunteer in Africa

Women's International Economic Development Volunteer Opportunities in AfricaWomen's International Economic Development


There are many ways in which we could put your skills to use in the area of Women's International Economic Development:

  • Assess the impact of our programs by conducting one-on-one interviews with the Mamas.
  • Assist with the production of our Annual Report by consolidating assessment data and writing articles that showcase our Mamas' achievements.
  • Coordinate team building sessions like the Global Mamas Service Day or recognition events.
  • Assist with fundraising through grant writing.
  • Develop and implement training programs in areas like customer service, basic computer skills, literacy, financial management, or health care.


Past Women's International Economic Development Projects

Melanie Popowich - Women's Empowerment	volunteer in Africa

Melanie Popowich
Edmonton, Canada

Mel, with her extensive expertise as Marketing Manager for United Way Canada and her 'what can I do' attitude was able to accomplish the following:

  • Results Tracking Overhaul: determined which metrics are worth keeping and also create a format that will make easier to track the metrics year to year and better summarize the quantitative data at the end of the year.
  • Summarizing Data: compiled the results for various locations into meaningful data to be used in our annual report.
  • Took the lead in putting together a private voting system with our staff to determine the Global Mamas of the Year and other secondary certificates in Cape Coast.
  • Organized the Global Mamas of the Year event.
  • Worked closely with Esther, one of our Global Mamas, on a funding proposal for her recently created NGO.
  • Assisted with last minute issues related to international shipments.

Melanie says she really enjoyed organizing the Global Mamas of the Year event in Cape Coast; she felt honored to be a part of it and will never forget that evening. She learned a lot about Global Mamas and felt connected to the women after finding out about their lives, dreams and ambitions. She loved the volunteer house in Cape Coast - she particularly recalls her first 'memorable' evening in Cape Coast, when she had dinner with women from Japan, Spain, US and UK - where she met other like minded volunteers and made some great, lifelong friends. She also loved the staff in the office, who besides being helpful and friendly, served as guides and friends.

"The women of Global Mamas welcomed me with open arms and I felt like I was a member of their extended family. In general, I witnessed that the women of Ghana are strong, beautiful, resilient, and passionate. They are the pillars of their communities, it was an honor to work among them and learn from them."