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We are a small Ethiopian athletics tourism and renewable energy company. We organise altitude training and hiking for every level of fitness enthusiast. We also run an athletics club, through which we work to broaden our athletes' skills in areas such as English, communication skills, athletics coaching and massage. Our solar energy work, meanwhile, contributes to the electrification of off-grid Ethiopian households, which constitute 70% of the country's population.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
Spending time with us presents an excellent opportunity for independent, self-starters to apply their internet, computer design, photography, video editing, proposal writing and / or conversation-focused English teaching skills with a small Ethiopian company. Taking part in running or hiking does not have to be of interest to you but, if it is, you can gain first-hand experience of training at altitude and mixing with athletics enthusiasts. You'll also mix with renewable energy specialists. Expect fresh food. Prepare to experience (as well as to contribute to!) Addis Ababa's rich culture and social life. You can also learn some words of Amharic.
We welcome volunteers who are able and keen to help with any of the following:
(1) Website editing and development - experience working with WordPress or equivalent web applications a must;
(2) Create and edit video content in addition to filming new footage - previous video editing and / or filming experience a must;
(3) Compile proposals and PowerPoint presentations for grants, sponsorship and / or investment;
(4) Design leaflets, posters and events materials (using programmes such as InDesign, PhotoShop or equivalents).
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please give some details about which of these tasks you would be most interested in (and best suited to) working on. You will need to have your own laptop with you. We ask for a minimum commitment of three weeks.
** COVID-19 SITUATION: WE REGRET TO HAVE TO SAY THAT WE DO NOT EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO RECEIVE VOLUNTEERS UNTIL JANUARY 2021 AT THE EARLIEST. IF YOU ARE ABLE AND INTERESTED IN OFFERING REMOTE SUPPORT IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE BE IN TOUCH. **
We are a 20-minute walk from the eucalyptus forests and Entoto Hills of Addis Ababa and a 45-minute bus journey to the city centre. Room and board (three meals per day) provided.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
max 5 hours per day, 5 days a week
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