Volunteer in Africa


Web Design Volunteer Opportunities in Africa

Web Design

 

Global Mamas provides sustainable livelihoods to hundreds of women in Africa through the production and sales of fairly traded products. We very much rely our various websites to attract a global audience to our organization, to sell our Mamas' products through wholesale & retail channels, to recruit volunteers, to market our cultural tours, and to engage potential donors. Web design volunteers engage in a variety of projects to:

  • Enhance the user experience on our websites,
  • Improve and update design and functionality, and
  • Maximize the use of search engine optimization strategies.

 

 

Past Web Design Projects

Megan Thompson - Marketing and Media volunteer in Africa

Megan Thompson
Edina, Minnesota


Megan assisted Global Mamas by optimizing & creating content for the Global Mamas website. She also pitched Global Mamas stories to various press outlets. In addition, Megan helped Global Mamas in the following ways:

  • Optimized Global Mamas website product pages based on keyword phrases strategically chosen to elevate search engine rankings.
  • Wrote new profiles of women for the Meet the Mamas section of the website.
  • Authored a profile on Global Mamas that was published in a Minnesota Monthly magazine.
  • Drafted a public relations plan for Global Mamas.
  • Composed updates for Global Mamas website, donors, and wholesale partners.

Megan had a wonderful time meeting the women of Global Mamas and witnessing their accomplishments – expanding their businesses, moving to new shops, and sending their kids back to school. She was grateful to be able to get out of my stressful life in Washington and unwind in Ghana – a great place to just slow down, clear your head, and have no worries about deadlines and the future.

"My time in Ghana with Global Mamas was one of the best experiences of my life. Ghana is such an amazing country to visit! The Ghanaian attitude towards life is so refreshing --- everyone laughs and welcomes you here with open arms. At the airport gate before I'd even stepped on my flight, I made a Ghanaian friend who invited me to dinner and gave me my Ghanaian name (Esi). Happy "high life" music booms in the streets and people will just dance to it, alone, and nobody cares. And of course there's the fresh pineapple and plantains, the beautiful beaches and the sun. I learned so much here in Ghana about life and work. Although I need to return to the hectic American pace, I will never forget the time I had here to slow down and enjoy every day."



      

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