Changemakers


Become a Community Changemaker!

African Initiatives is in need of friendly and enthusiastic people to become Community Changemakers. Can you help us raise awareness about what we do and raise much needed funds to help more people access their rights in Ghana and Tanzania? This role is highly rewarding and flexible, and can fit in with any lifestyle.

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  • do a talk at your local club, school, university or social event
  • help run a stand at a local event or festival
  • plan a fundraising event such as a party, quiz night or sponsored event

I’m busy. Do I have time?

Yes. This role fits in with everything else you have going on. To become a Changemaker, you just need to complete one group training session here at our offices in Bristol. These are held quarterly and are usually on a weekday evening after work. Once you’ve completed this training, you are ready to find opportunities to spread the reach of our work in your own time, in your own way. With the support of our volunteer manager, you can start planning your talk, event or stand.

Furthermore, once you’ve gained the title of Changemaker, you can dip in and out as you come across opportunities in your area! And, of course, you don’t have to do a talk, run an event and host a stand – if you are more comfortable with just one aspect of the role then just stick to that. Sometimes the volunteer manager will call upon you to help with a specific event – that means you won’t always have to find your own opportunities if that’s a bit daunting.

What do I get?

In return for your time, you’ll get fresh ideas to get you started, a bumper pack of ready-made resources, a volunteer ID card to take with you to events, as well as ongoing support – and plenty of feel-good factor, of course!

Ready to join the team?

Email Holly at recruitment@african-initiatives.org.uk to apply, with ‘Changemaker’ in the subject box. Please include a paragraph about yourself and your reasons for wanting to join African Initiatives’ exciting Community Changemaker movement. CVs welcome but not essential.