The Vodafone Foundation World of Difference UK programme gives 500 people the chance to work for their dream charity, and get paid. Over the years theyâ€™ve helped hundreds of people donate their skills and experience to the charities of their choice.
For successful applicants the Vodafone Foundation will provide their chosen charity with Â£2500, with the winner receiving the balance as a salary after NI and tax have been paid. Placements can be full-time for two months or part-time for four months (minimum 15 hours a week).
Obviously for a charity as small as we are, our funds just donâ€™t allow for any paid members of staff at all, and we are solely reliant on volunteers to run the entire service. David & Feona, our charity directors, also run all aspects of the charity in their spare time, trying to fit everything around full-time employment & family life. As such, some of our big ideas have not yet left the ground as finding time to complete these special one-off projects is near-on-impossible.
The World of Difference programme therefore presents an interesting opportunity, and we would be keen to speak to anyone who thinks they could commit their time to developing & implementing a special project for the charity.
If youâ€™ve got the passion and drive to make a real difference to our work, and further improvement in local rabbit welfare, why not get involved?
The process is simple:
- Discuss ideas for a project with us (call us on 0141 280 3272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to discuss it). Bring us your ideas, or ask us for some suggestions. Weâ€™ll chat about how we could best use your skills, manage the project, timings etc, and plan out everything you need to know in advance of making an application.
- Once weâ€™ve an idea of what youâ€™d be able to do, make your application to the Vodafone World of Difference programme. You need to make the application, but we will offer support where it is relevant to do so. The application deadline is 13th November 2012.
- The Vodafone Foundation will review applications and select 500 placements. Successful applicants will be notified after 14th January 2013.
- If you are lucky enough to be selected, you must start your placement between 1st March and 29 March 2013.
Please note that funding for these projects is limited to successful Vodafone Foundation World of Difference applicants only, and we will not be able to honour any funding placements if applicants are unsuccessful. It may still be possible for projects to continue unfunded dependent on circumstances.
For more information on the programme, visit The Vodafone Foundation World of Difference website.