As an organisation born out of a volunteering trip we understand how this kind of experience has the potential to change lives. We believe it is an invaluable opportunity for any individual to travel, experience new cultures, meet new people and most importantly a chance to open your mind and apply your talents and skills to something new.
For this reason we will work with you to tailor your experience so you can gain valuable knowledge and skills in the parts of the organisation that are of most interest to you.
Expect a hands-on role where you will have the opportunity to get involved in our busy teams working in Kenya and Uganda. At Xavier Project you will;
- Gain exposure to how an overseas organisations works
- Get hands-on experience of working on a variety of educational programmes
- Build relationships with the organisation’s staff, partners and beneficiaries
- Be involved in the development of new learning initiatives
- Contribute to our mission to improve the rights, protection and opportunities of refugees
I volunteered for Xavier Project for 5 months and it was certainly one of the best things I have done in my life. Xavier Project gave me the opportunity to focus on the work I really enjoy and wanted to learn more about. I supported in the Communications department, doing things like filming, photography and creating online promotional content. During my time I really grew a lot in these skills and I felt that my work was really helpful to the organisation. The staff were open to my ideas, gave me space to be creative and were really fun to work with. I was also happy that there were lots of opportunities to work directly with the beneficiaries of the organisation. I learned so much from them and even made some really good friends. I’m very sure that there wouldn’t have been a better place for me to volunteer than Xavier Project.