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Field Volunteer

This program offers qualified volunteers the opportunity to take an active role in helping charity: water monitor and report on existing water projects.


This is a new initiative created to expand charity: water’s presence on the ground and improve the flow of project information to and from the field. The program offers qualified volunteers the opportunity to take an active role in helping charity: water monitor and report on existing charity: water projects.

All current positions have been filled, but we encourage qualified applicants to complete the application. We'll keep your information on file and reach out if you're a fit for future opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • You’ll conduct site visits to charity: water projects to assess project function, verify reporting information and take photos
  • You’ll provide updates and feedback to the charity: water team through regular
    field reports
  • You’ll coordinate and fund all logistics leading up to and during deployment

Must-Haves

  • 21 years or older
  • At least 3 months experience living in a developing country
  • Ability to commit to a 6 week assignment
  • Commitment to fund all costs related to volunteer deployment and training 
  • A laptop, camera, GPS unit and international phone plan
  • Availability to participate in a 2-day training at charity: water’s office in NYC
  • Some background/experience in international development, water and
    sanitation desirable

Skills

You take initiative and can work independently
When you land in-country you're going to hit the ground running. You're self-sufficient and will be able to execute your volunteer responsibilities with limited support from our team in New York.

You're flexible and able to adapt to a challenging work environment
You're attuned to the inherent challenges that exist in the regions where charity: water works, and you're ready to tackle anything that comes your way. You're capable of excelling in an environment that's not always familiar, comfortable or easy.

You're a problem solver
Nothing stops you from getting where you need to go or doing the work you need to do. When problems arise, your instinct is to step up, get creative and find a solution.

You’re a great communicator
You recognize the importance of clear and consistent communication when working as part of a team. You check-in regularly and are able to concisely and effectively convey your message.

You have experience working internationally and cross-culturally
This isn't your first time in the field. You have international experience under your belt and proven experience collaborating across cultures.

*Applicants without at least 3 months experience living in a developing country will not be considered.