VOLUNTEERING WITH BOOKS2AFRICA
OUR TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS AND INTERNS PLAY AN INTEGRAL PART IN OUR DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS
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. Learn more about Books2Africa on the about page.
ABOUT VOLUNTEERING ROLES
Volunteering with Books2Africa 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. Volunteers and interns will be working as Logistics Officers and be 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. Unlike volunteers, interns are required to adhere strictly to working 20 hours per week at our warehouse in Canterbury.
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS TRAINING PROVIDED
A range of opportunities exist for you to develop essential skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and project management. 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 some of the transferable skills training available to interns, download the internship guide.
REWARDS AND CERTIFICATES
Volunteers get free lunch and a free book of their choice each day they volunteer. Interns also receive a certificate and a reference letter after completing a minimum of 200 hours and are appointed Books To Africa Ambassadors who can represent Books2Africa at events ranging from school assemblies to United Nations conferences.