Volunteer

Your time and your talent can empower entire communities.

GO ABROAD

Join us on a trip to meet and share your skills with the people we serve.

BECOME AN INTERN

Intern with us to build life-long relationships and memories.

SPREAD THE WORD

Encourage others to help our cause through various event opportunities.

 

Host a Fundraiser Event

Connect with us to learn how you can support Self-Help International by hosting a fundraiser event.

GO ABROAD
Join a cultural immersion trip

Come with us on one of our trips to meet the people we serve (once a year to each country). Upcoming trips: 

  • Nicaragua, Nov 16 – 23, 2017 (tentative)
  • Ghana, February 2017 (dates TBD)

Share your skills abroad

Periodically, Self-Help will offer extended trips to those who have a specific skill and are interested in sharing that work with our staff members in Nicaragua or Ghana.

To learn more about travel opportunities, Contact Us or call (319) 352-4040.

 

BECOME AN INTERN

Self-Help domestic internships require a 12-week commitment, and international internships require a 16-week commitment. Students interning for Self-Help may receive academic credit with partnering colleges and universities.

Internships are unpaid. Travel and living expenses for overseas internships cost $2,000–$3,000 for the duration of the stay. We encourage students to seek funding through their school and individual fundraising.

Internship locations:

  • U.S. headquarters in Waverly, IA
  • Ghana
  • Nicaragua

To learn more about our internships,  Contact Us or call (319) 352-4040.

Current U.S. positions available for Fall 2017 (click for more info):

Graphic Design Intern

Communications Intern

Finance/Accounting Intern

 

SPREAD THE WORD

Become an ambassador

Advocate for those we serve by speaking to churches and civic groups in your community and around Iowa and across the country.

Host a house party

Excited about the work of Self-Help and want to share it with your friends? Host a house party — whether it’s coffee and dessert or a full on meal — to teach others while having some fun! Iowa residents are encouraged to request a Self-Help Staff member to join, and they will happily present to your friends.

Attend an upcoming event

Our list of events is growing. Check them out!

Request a speaker

Wanting to engage your community around you? Whether it be at a library, church, school, or home,  a Self-Help staff member can speak at your event.

Become a fundraiser

Are you a motivated self-starter? Contact us to learn more about how you can host a fundraiser in your community to support the programs of Self-Help.

To learn more about how you can spread the word,  Contact Us or call (319) 352-4040.