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 our trips to meet the people we serve (once a year to each country).

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 internships in the U.S. and abroad require a 12-week commitment. Students interning for Self-Help may receive academic credit with partnering colleges and universities.

Internships are unpaid. Travel and living expenses 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.

 

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.