Description:

The AIFB Foundation is seeking DEDICATED board members to improve the quality of life for blind individuals in Afghanistan. As a board member, you will have the opportunity to have a major impact on the medical, educational welfare, rehabilitation, and community services to help over 400,000 blind individuals in Afghanistan.

Qualification and responsibility:

The primary work of the Board of Director is to make decisions on behalf of the foundation and work as a team to make sure that decisions made by the board are executed legally. They will be required to participate in Board meetings every 3 months, if an individual misses 3 board meetings without giving prior notice they will be removed from the board.

  • Must be able to commit 6 months to 1 year
  • Must cast the majority of board of director's vote in order to become a member
  • Must be able to answer any questions that arise from the board members
  • Must be able to support the foundation in the amount of $300 annually or encourage people to support the treasury of the organization
  • The responsibility as a board member will be to help us extend our contact network, recruiting or improving board of director functions, fundraise, and make accurate decisions that benefits the mission and vision of the organizations.

Requirement

  • Must have strong leadership skills
  • Must be able to make decisions that benefit the welfare of the organization
  • Be able to conduct and participate in fundraising events

Individuals who are willing to become Board of Directors need to submit the following documentation:

  • Current resume
  • Email address, mailing address and phone number
  • One page of professional biography in an essay format that will include their educational background, current position, their past work experience and their volunteer work in other organizations.
  • 3 reference letters from individuals that are not family members, along with their email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers

Description of the position:

You will be working directly with the President of the Afghanistan International Foundation for the Blind doing research, clerical work, accounting and treasury, building a database, supporting fund raising efforts, monitoring other volunteers in the absence of the president, and more. 4 hour per week commitment and volunteer time is flexible based on volunteer's availability.

We welcome student interns for this position, especially in the field Social Sciences.

Qualification and responsibility:

  • Volunteer must be proficient in basic computer skills
  • Must be able to read, write, and communicate in a professional matter,
  • Must be punctual
  • Must have basic office management skills
  • Must follow the rules and regulation of the office

Required documentation:

  • Current resume
  • Email address, mailing address and phone number
  • One page of professional biography in an essay format that will include their educational background, current position, their past work experience and their volunteer work in other organizations.
  • 3 reference letters from individuals that are not family members, along with their email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers

Qualification and responsibility:

The department’s function is conceived and carried out through the following:

  • Management Policy and Process
  • Management Information Systems
  • Society and work related and relevant to the foundation
  • Leadership, Values, and Corporate Responsibility

 

The primary purpose of the department of General Management is to offer appropriate leadership and management services with respect to the foundation. This purpose encompasses:

  • The personal values and qualities of effective general managers and foundation leaders
  • The philosophies, values, and strategies that inform our vision
  • The relation of the foundation to the broader community and other external constituencies
  • Work hand-in-hand with the Treasury of the Foundation in order to keep accurate records of the finances of the Foundation
  • Keep the checks and balances, managing all tax-related materials and monitoring the overall financial status of the Foundation
  • Gather and maintain all records of bills, receipts, accounts payable, receivable and other financial information pertaining to the Foundation
  • Prepare and send tax deductible letters to our donors
  • Volunteers are obligated to work 2 hours per week

 

Required documentation:

  • Current resume
  • Email address, mailing address and phone number
  • One page of professional biography in an essay format that will include their educational background, current position, their past work experience and their volunteer work in other organizations.
  • 3 reference letters from individuals that are not family members, along with their email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers

Qualification and responsibility:

One of the important departments in the Foundation is Finance, which provides the measurement, disclosure or provision of assurance about financial information in order to help the Board of Directors and the Human Resources department make accurate resource allocation decisions. We are looking for people with experience in finance, accounting, statistics, etc.

  • Volunteers are obligated to work 2 hours per week
  • Work hand-in-hand with the Treasury of the Foundation in order to keep accurate records of the finances of the Foundation
  • Keep the checks and balances, managing all tax-related materials and monitoring the overall financial status of the Foundation
  • Gather and maintain all records of bills, receipts, accounts payable, receivable and other financial information pertaining to the Foundation
  • Prepare and send tax deductible letters to our donors

 

Required documentation:

  • Current resume
  • Email address, mailing address and phone number
  • One page of professional biography in an essay format that will include their educational background, current position, their past work experience and their volunteer work in other organizations.
  • 3 reference letters from individuals that are not family members, along with their email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers

Qualification and responsibility:

The fundraising/events planner helps create fundraising opportunities and organize fundraising events in their community that will benefit the Foundation. Fundraising events may be constituted through walkathons, auctions, bake sales, raffles, artistic and musical performances, national and international gatherings, personal donations, etc. We are looking for sociable and extroverted volunteers to help achieve the goals of the Foundation. You will be seeking potential companies to sponsor these events financially.

The focus of this role is to:

  • Provide the opportunity for fundraising by connecting with other organizations for the purpose of performances (concerts, art galleries, theaters, etc.)
  • Organize the programs for walkathons, marathons, and other fundraising opportunities
  • Design and produce raffles for the purpose of fundraising for the Foundation

‚ó¶Attract other organizations or agencies for the purpose of donating their resources to the Foundation. For example, seeking out locations for fundraising events

 

Required documentation:

  • Current resume
  • Email address, mailing address and phone number
  • One page of professional biography in an essay format that includes their educational background, current position, their past work experience and their volunteer work in other organizations.
  • 3 reference letters from individuals that are not family members, along with their email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers

Qualification and responsibility:

By providing education the foundation will employ the necessary tools to impart knowledge and empower blind children to function successfully in society geared towards literature, science and technology. We are looking for volunteers having knowledge of Persian, Pashtu and English literature. With respect to the category of science, we are looking for people experienced in the fields of chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and geometry as well as any experience related to technology.

Requirement:

Volunteers are obligated to work at least 2 hours per week

Required documentation:

  • Current resume
  • Email address, mailing address and phone number
  • One page of professional biography in an essay format that will include their educational background, current position, their past work experience and their volunteer work in other organizations.
  • 3 reference letters from individuals that are not family members, along with their email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers

Qualification and responsibility:

The AIFB is looking for professional or experienced web designers who have at least 2 years of experience working with websites.

The Web Designer responsibility is to help the AIFB maintain and update its website with current events and happenings. This is a major need for the organization at this time and will only involve occasional commitments of 4 or 5 hours per month.

  • Improve website design and general online presence
  • Make web content updates
  • Manage switching our website host provider over to a new company
  • Lead the purchase of an additional URL
  • Help implement an email address for Board members that end in the website extension
  • General trouble shooting as issues arise

 

Required documentation:

  • Current resume
  • Email address, mailing address and phone number
  • One page of professional biography in an essay format that will include their educational background, current position, their past work experience and their volunteer work in other organizations.
  • 3 reference letters from individuals that are not family members, along with their email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers

Description:

The AIFB is looking forward to working with Media and Communications in order to spread the mission and vision of the Foundation worldwide. We can make a difference by introducing our status and the youth of our services for this important cause and be able to receive support from others through various media channels. We are looking for volunteers with experience in working in publicity such as newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, publishing, etc. We would like to work with the media, primarily print media, in promoting The Blind Women and Children Foundation.

 

Qualification and responsibility:

 

The focus of this role is to:

  • Attract different avenues of the media in order to express the mission and the vision of the Foundation to the public
  • Schedule and provide opportunities for the media to participate in different events and activities in the ABWC Foundation
  • Allow the media to interview different individuals or departments in the Foundation
  • Create guidelines for methods of communication with the media including telephone calls, internet outreach, face-to-face meetings, radio, and other media- related technology.
  • Create press releases regarding the mission of the Foundation and any special announcements given by the ABWC Board.
  • Research and create mailing lists and telephone contact lists for the purpose of outreach and for use with all media communication.
  • Update and publish all articles and materials on the ABWC website.
  • In addition, update, revise, and make changes (including images) to the foundation website including Facebook, Twitter, Volunteer pages, YouTube, LinkedIn and monitoring Board Member emails to the Foundation Website.

 

Required documentation:

  • Current resume
  • Email address, mailing address and phone number
  • One page of professional biography in an essay format that will include their educational background, current position, their past work experience and their volunteer work in other organizations.
  • 3 reference letters from individuals that are not family members, along with their email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers

Description and requirements:

Technology Related to Blindness - Help to create training manuals and to train teachers and students in Afghanistan for advanced technology geared to blindness (i.e. Electronic Software, Jaws, System Access, Braillenote, Braillespeak, Braillelight,BrailleSince U2, Vector Reader, Perkins Brailler, BrailleWriter, Graphical Tactile System, Slate Stylis, Braille Literacy, Language Master (Talking Dictionary), Talking Calculator, etc). Help train other volunteers within the Foundation on how to use these types of programs.

Required documentation:

  • Current resume
  • Email address, mailing address and phone number
  • Contact information for 2 individuals that are not family members, along with their email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers
  • Sample of writing
  • Volunteers are obligated to work 2 hours per week

Qualification and responsibility:

In the case of Human Services, we are looking for volunteers with experience in case management, case assessment, community assessment, outreach, community development, and research and development.

The focus of this role is to:

  • Provide the opportunity for fundraising by connecting with other organizations for the purpose of performances (concerts, art galleries, theaters, etc.)
  • Organize the programs for walkathons, marathons, and other fundraising opportunities
  • Design and produce raffles for the purpose of fundraising for the Foundation
  • Attract other organizations or agencies for the purpose of donating their resources to the Foundation. For example, seeking out locations for fundraising events

Required documentation:

  • Current resume
  • Email address, mailing address and phone number
  • One page of professional biography in an essay format that will include their educational background, current position, their past work experience and their volunteer work in other organizations.
  • 3 reference letters from individuals that are not family members, along with their email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers

Qualification and responsibility:

The Afghanistan International Foundation for the blind is looking for a volunteer who has experience working in many aspects of a non-profit foundation, including grant writing and submission, fund raising, research, and management. Even if only one of the above aspects of non-profits is of your interest, we welcome you to please apply to volunteer, as we need support in many aspects of our work. For student internships, commitment will depend on the requirements of the school.

The department’s function is conceived and carried out through the following:

  • Use your experience in research to send our grants to other organizations
  • You should have computer proficiency, specifically with Excel and budget planning, excellent reading and writing skills, analytical and logical reasoning skills, and excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Required documentation:

  • Current resume
  • Email address, mailing address and phone number
  • One page of professional biography in an essay format that will include their educational background, current position, their past work experience and their volunteer work in other organizations.
  • 3 reference letters from individuals that are not family members, along with their email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers

The Afghanistan International Foundation For The Blind (AIFB) formally known as "Afghanistan Blind Women and Children Foundation (ABWC)":

Enhancing the lives of blind individuals in the country since August 28, 2009, AIFB has been recognized by NY State as a non-profit foundation. Its mission is to empower Afghan blind women through healthcare and blind children through education and rehabilitation services in Afghanistan.

The foundation accepts national and international students.

The Afghanistan International Foundation For The Blind needs your time as a volunteer!

 

Qualification and Commitment:

Student must complete 3 months internship 5 days per week (6 hours per day), equaling around 500 hours per semester.

Students are required to be fluent in English.

Bilingual students who are fluent in Persian and Pashto are welcomed.

Requirement:

The foundation requests the following for students:

  • Your email address, mailing address and phone number
  • College requirement forms from your department
  • Resume
  • One page short bio that explains your education background (your work experience in the past your current position as employee or student and volunteer experience in the past)
  • Sample of writing
  • 2 letters of references one from the university and one from colleagues and friends (not family members) along with their email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers
  • The university internship department contact information (mailing address, email address, phone number, fax number, and cell phone).

AIFB does not accept independent student interns, only one sponsored or approved by their university.

 

The student must participate in face to face interviews before entering to the internship program.

For more information about volunteer opportunities or to learn more about The Afghanistan International For the Blind please contact our president Nooria Nodrat through phone or email:

Nooria Nodrat, President, The Afghanistan International For the Blind

Email: nodratn@gmail.com

Phone: (917) 391-8614