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ZAMBIA | FINANCE VOLUNTEER @ Legal NGO for Juvenile Prisoners

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Organisation : Accounting for International Development

Location : Sydney

Time required : 35 hpw

Duration of project : 4 - 6 weeks

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services, Education & Training, Law, Justice & Human Rights, Youth & Young People

Posted on : 8 Apr, 2020

About the role

Are you an accounting professional looking to use your skills and experience to give something back to society and those less fortunate around the world? Perhaps swap London for Laos, Melbourne for Malawi or Boston for Belize!?

Accounting for International Development offers every type of accountant, from anywhere in the world the opportunity to use their skills to support a broad range of non-profit organisations globally. Volunteer Accounting Assignments of between 2 weeks and 6 months form part of our ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity of charities in over 50 countries.


Our partner exists to support juvenile prisoners, the majority of whom are male, who have become lost within and are now in conflict with the justice system of Zambia.

Provisions for the young boys were scarce so the founder began by arranging donations of blankets and other goods, this progressed to chatting to the boys and going to visit them regularly at weekends.

The organisation organises activities for the boys including educational and sporting activities throughout the week and are planning to install a computer lab next year. The founder provides legal representation and matches them to pro bono lawyers who monitor their cases, provide legal guidance and representation and secure court dates. They also run advocacy for system reform in the local and wider Zambian community, running a regular radio programme and collecting donations in the community.

You will help with financial reporting and presenting financial information for funding proposals. They would like to create templates for creating budgets and business plans which can be adapted for different proposals. You will also be reviewing the progress of their new Accounts Assistant and provide more training and coaching.

Accommodation provided.

We are closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19. All overseas volunteer placements will be arranged for when it is safe for both the volunteer and charity partner to go ahead.


Feeling inspired?
Need a fresh challenge… to do something worthwhile?
Keen to volunteer & share your skills & experience?

If that’s a YES (x3) , please click to ‘APPLY’ and see other similar volunteering opportunities overseas.

We are confident you’ll encounter a variety of new and exciting challenges, share new experiences with inspiring people and learn skills that will give you confidence to face challenges in other areas of your life. You’ll be inspired and get back so much more than you give!

About the organisation

Organisation name : Accounting for International Development
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

Please quote in application: ZAMBIA | FINANCE VOLUNTEER @ Legal NGO for Juvenile Prisoners via Pro Bono Australia.


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