Volunteering with IWC Charities

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HELPING? You can contribute your time as it best suits you. We have many different roles within the IWC Charities Group. It can take less than 4 hours a month, up to 10 hours (or more) a week from your time. There is no need to speak Russian, but a little knowledge is a big advantage. Please contact the team at iwccharityvol@gmail.com

BOARD VACANCIES

CHARITIES ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER:

Attending the monthly IWC Charities Board meeting, writing and issuing minutes, maintaining a list of current actions,organising email voting when needed for funding award decisions,   maintaining the Charities Board constitution. Requires 5-6 hours per month. Further opportunities to get involved with organizing events or working with charities if desired.

CHARITIES Co-TREASURER:

Role:   working with the other Co-Treasurer to produce monthly and annual financial statements for the IWC Charities Board, coordinating the distribution of funds with Project Leaders, collating receipts from projects and cash management.

Location: home based.

Qualifications:  financial background or financial education, money minded, has basic bookkeeping experience and can work with Excel.

Language:  English/Russian (not essential).

CHARITIES PR:

Role:  Preparation an annual booklet of Charities Group, press-releases, articles for quarterly Newsletter, presentation promoting the Charities.

Location: home-based.

Language: English/Russian (not essential).

DONATION OFFICE VOLUNTEERS:

is looking for volunteers, who can help to hand over and select the donations every Monday, between 11.00-13.00 (the Donation Office is located near metro Belorusskaya, at Gruzinsky pereulok 3, apt. 1A).

DONATION OFFICE CoORDINATOR:

RoleCoordinating  donors and volunteers at the Donations office, receive, sort out  and distribute donations for supported projects, some paperwork

Location:  near metro Belorusskaya
Transportation: useful (but not essential).
Time:  Mondays from 11:00 to 13:00 and/or Tuesdays from 10:00 to 12:00.
Language: Russian/English.

PROJECT CoORDINATORS:

Role:  coordinate volunteers at the projects as necessary, receive and distribute funds, assist with paperwork.

Location: various.
Transportation: useful (but not essential).
Time: various.
Language: Russian/English.

GENERAL VOLUNTEERS AT PROJECTS

For general information on volunteering contact us at iwccharityvol@gmail.com

Our current volunteering needs are:

Day Care centers and orphanages

For more information contact: victoria@nm-g.ruiwcchildrenatrisk@gmail.com

English teachers

A couple of our projects are looking for English teachers. Locations and days vary.

Teaching Assistants

One of our projects is looking for teaching assistants to help with the pupils. The classes are in French and Russian on Thursdays and Fridays.

Lunches for French School

We are looking for people to prepare lunch at the french school on Thursday mornings.

Food Distribution to the Homeless

A project located near Kievski station is looking for volunteers to help distribute food to the homeless on Saturday evenings.

Volunteers Needed For St Egidio Christmas Lunch

St Egidio is holding its Christmas lunch for poor and homeless on January 7th. They ned donations for presents of gloves, scarves, hats, socks, personal care products and women’s beauty products. It will be possible to help making parcels for the guests, serving lunch and participating in other activities which they organise.

Pensioners Food Distribution

Help is needed on Wednesday mornings at the MPC pensioners’ program on Wednesday mornings.

Role: Serve tea and cookies to Russian pensioners; chat with pensioners; bake cakes or other treats to share with clients.

Location:  St. Andrew’s Anglican Church at Voznesenskiy pereulok 8. Near Pushkinskaya, Okhotny Ryad, and Arbatskaya metro stations. Here is a map. Please contact Imanni Burg at development@mpcss.org if you need directions.

Time:   Wednesdays between 9:45 and 13:00.
Language skills: Russian language skills are useful but not essential.

Doctor and Nurses

The MPC is looking for people with medical skills to help at their medical clinics on Tuesdays (10.00 to 16.00, Wednesdays 10.00 to 13.00 and Thursdays 10.00 to 13.00).

Translators

Translators are required for the MPC at their medical clinics on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (French/Russian and French/English).