The Watoto Project
Project Development Coordinator
Position: Project Development Coordinator
Volunteer Interns will be assigned to a specific children’s center. They will report to their Center Director and the Selfless Solutions Watoto Project Coordinator, as well as to other Selfless Solutions’ staff members that are assigned to them (together “Reports”). Reports will help guide the work of Volunteer Interns and collaborate with them to accomplish the tasks which they are given, as well as those which they create for themselves through dialogue with Reports and other staff.
Although Volunteer Interns will be given direction, they are expected to be self-motivated, creative, and proactive. Through dialogue, they should seek to collaboratively identify what needs to be done to further Watoto Project/partner organizations’ goals, and then take initiative to co-create and execute strategies to address those needs. The Volunteer Intern position is not for those who are looking for a vacation, or for those who must be hand-held and told exactly what to do at all times.
The Selfless Solutions’ Volunteer Internship Program is for those who are serious about co-creating positive change in the world using a method founded on mutual respect, humility, and love.
Selfless Solutions partners with organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa to generate the resources and expertise necessary to effectively address needs in their communities.
Our Watoto Project is an initiative based in Arusha, Tanzania with the mission of empowering children to escape intergenerational cycles of poverty by providing them with basic needs, healthcare, and educational opportunities.
To fulfill this mission, Selfless Solutions recruits dedicated Volunteer Interns to work with our local partners on the ground to improve and grow the initiative. This enables the Watoto Project to reach more children, while also better addressing the needs of the children it currently serves.
Responsibilities of Volunteer Project Development Interns
Collaborate with Reports and other staff to improve and grow the project, as well as potentially co-create and develop new strategies to address community needs.
This will sometimes require Volunteer Interns to conduct needs assessments, data collection efforts, and/or generate formal reports.
Assist Reports with project management, including monitoring day-to-day milestones and helping with administrative tasks.
Research and identify prospective donors and proactively initiate & execute fundraising campaigns and events.
Work with Reports, Organization Staff, and the Selfless Solutions Communications Team to generate marketing content, as well as engage and retain existing donors and sponsors.
Identify and initiate partnerships with potential collaborators (individuals, groups, organizations, etc.).