EWB has been working to support local ventures committed to tackling poverty and inequality in sub-Saharan Africa for the last decade. The COVID-19 crisis is causing economic damage globally, and we know that it is the poorest and most vulnerable in the global south who suffer most in these situations. We also know that it is the social enterprises that are doing important work that will be hit the hardest.
Now, more than ever, our partners need your support. We must act now so that they can survive this crisis and contribute to the recovery. That’s why we are asking EWBers to volunteer to help our partners through the crisis.
Our ventures and partners in sub-Saharan Africa have diverse talent needs. Many can be supported remotely such as UX/UI design, business modeling, social-media marketing, and others.
EWB is exploring how to facilitate the process of matching bright Canadian talent with the needs of our ventures, remotely. As an organization that has developed 20 years of expertise in creating in-person connections, this is new for us, but we’ll learn together!
If you are interested in seeing how you can play a role, please complete the form below to tell us a bit about yourself. If your professional skills align with the needs of our ventures and partners, our team will reach out to you for more information, as well as to share more details about potential initiatives and opportunities where your skills could be of support.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please expect the volunteer-to-venture matching process to be slower over the holiday season. Rest assured that your application will be reviewed and we will be reaching out to you once we are back to full operation in the New Year. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
EWB – Virtual Talent xChange Registration Form