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Change the world by using your skills
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Published: Monday, 15th February 2016

Vodacom has opened applications for its flagship volunteering programme, Vodacom Change the World whose main focus is to provide skilled and experienced South Africans an opportunity to volunteer their time at a non-profit organisation (NPO) full time for a year.

The NPO benefits from a skilled resource, which they would not have been able to afford, while the volunteer also grows and develops through this life changing experience.

“Through the Vodacom Change the World programme, volunteers are afforded a unique opportunity to do something close to their hearts whilst imparting their much needed skills and expertise. If you would like to do the same, apply today,” says Maya Makanjee, chief officer corporate affairs at Vodacom.

The programme is in its sixth year and continues to grow from strength to strength as it touches the lives of ordinary South Africans. One of the 2015 participants, Kgabo Mmekwa, armed with a Masters degree in Developmental Studies is following her passion, developing skills and giving hope to youth in Bronkhorspruit.  

“People want to make a difference but they’re afraid of what they may need to give up. I didn’t give anything up, I only gained. I am using my skills in Developmental Studies to help develop and upskill the youth in Bronkhorstspruit. I am training unemployed youth on entrepreneurship and small business management. This has changed my life,” says Mmekwa.

If you feel you have what it takes to change the world, then now is the time to apply to be one of the 2016/2017 volunteers. You will need to approach an NPO and gain its support and agreement on your role, goals and proposed monthly salary, then apply online at www.vodacomctw.co.za. Applications close on 20 March 2016.

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