Books2Africa
Logistics Officer Internship
Role Description
Location: Canterbury, UK
Shifts: Flexible, 9am - 5pm
Pay: Unpaid. Lunch provided
Skills required: Training provided
Awards: Certificate after 200 hours

ABOUT BOOKS TO AFRICA INTERNATIONAL

Books To Africa International is a UK registered charity (No 1152599) that is educating people and saving the environment by collecting donated books from the UK and sending them to institutions of learning in Africa. Books2Africa is in Special Consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and participates in the UN’s activities and international development initiatives.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Logistics Officer volunteer internship allows you to gain first-hand experience in the practical operations of an international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and provides you the opportunity to develop transferable skills such as teamwork, fundraising and communication. Volunteer logistics officers are responsible for checking, scanning, sorting and counting donated books at our office in Canterbury. As part of the Logistics Team, you will be scanning/entering the barcodes/ISBN numbers of books into an online database using a computer and a barcode scanner.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS TRAINING PROVIDED

Develop your teamwork and problem-solving skills. Interns receive a variety of transferable skills training sessions on logistics, project management and enterprise fundraising depending on the number of volunteering hours completed. For more information on the transferable skills training available to interns, download the internship guide.

REWARDS

Interns get free lunch and a free book of their choice each day they volunteer. You also receive a certificate and a reference letter after completing 200 hours and are appointed a Books To Africa Ambassador to represent Books2Africa at events ranging from school assemblies to United Nations events.

Scanning

Sorting

Packaging

Taping and Labelling

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