People Power - June, 2003

Do you need people in your organisation? Many non-profits struggle to find enough hands for the job. In fact, delegates at our Global Hand Consultation in Budapest identified a shortage of labour as one of their greatest problems. In response, Global Hand has opened a section called “Volunteer Agencies”.

Here are a few examples from our Volunteer Agencies page. We hope you find this new resource useful.

  • AlertNet – Jobs
    This webpage lists job vacancies in AlertNet’s member organisations. It currently contains over 150 jobs in both developed and developing countries.
  • CharityJOB
    CharityJOB is a UK-based resource to help match job seekers with charities. Over 46,000 job candidates receive a weekly email of the latest vacancies.
  • Deep Sweep
    DeepSweep is a free job posting service for non-profit employers and job seekers. Non-profit organisations can post vacancies, and individuals can register for automatic notification of job vacancies matching their qualifications.
  • Idealist – Non-profit Jobs
    Non-profit jobs around the world. On this page they claim to have listed every job site or directory they could find on the Web.
  • Jobs in Charities
    Interactive website where charities can advertise their need for volunteers either in the UK or overseas.
  • Netaid
    NetAid matches people who want to help with those that need support. Netaid has an online volunteering service that connects volunteers to poverty-fighting organisations around the world via the Internet. Offers opportunities to participate in volunteer research, writing, programming, networking and other activities without leaving home. NetAid also provides information about donating to charities, and has a database of charities.
  • ReliefWeb – Humanitarian Vacancies
    ReliefWeb’s job vacancy page. This service is free of charge, and submissions of humanitarian vacancies are welcome. Users can subscribe to the vacancies mailing list and receive automatic weekly notifications of new postings. The related jobs page lists other webpages with job vacancies.
  • VolunteerMatch
    VolunteerMatch is a non-profit, online service that helps interested volunteers get involved with community service organisations throughout the United States.

Our Budapest delegates also identified a shortage of funding as one of their other major problems. Our last news article focused on this issue and directed the Global Hand community to our current offerings re funding sources.

Please let us know if you have any suggested additions for these pages.