Field Research Interviewers (Cambodia)

What will you do?
You’ll meet with Riverkids staff in Singapore to discuss the field research and go over the questions assigned and your schedule. In Cambodia, you’ll work with a translator to visit staff, families and others for your research. Read more. At the end of the trip, you’ll produce a report of your findings and suggestions for further research. In Singapore, we’ll meet to discuss the report and how it will be used to change and improve programs.

How long?
4 days in Cambodia. This requires at least one week and more of volunteering in Singapore before and after the trip for preparation and reporting to support the research in Cambodia. 

How often?
Ad-hoc. Riverkids has a backlist of research needs based on program development.

Who can do this?
You need to be culturally sensitive and comfortable talking to others. The interviews will often by in very poor surroundings about difficult subjects. It helps to be analytical and research-minded. When assigning research, your specific work skills and experience will be considered for closer matching.

What’s the impact?
Field research helps us directly answer questions about our programs to improve them or suggest new ways to help our families. For volunteers, it’s a way to learn about the community at the grassroots, directly working with people in Cambodia.


Social Worker (Cambodia)

How long?
1 week or more in Cambodia. Because this is a specialist skill, we can help do short and long-term specific trips. 

Who can do this?
You need to have social work experience and analytical skills. We are always looking for volunteers with social work, counselling and psychology experience. 

What will you do?
You will help the social worker team to write down process, guidelines and policy. Skills training, mentoring, program review and research, and capacity building is our biggest volunteering need in Cambodia. 


Project Evaluators (Cambodia)

How long?
2 weeks or more in Cambodia. Meetings/discussions before and after in Singapore for preparation and reporting.

How often?
Ad-hoc. Riverkids has a backlist of evaluations for programs.

Who can do this?
You need to be culturally sensitive and comfortable talking to others. The interviews will usually be at Riverkids classrooms and offices, but they may also be in very poor surroundings. It helps to be analytical and research-minded. When assigning evaluations, your specific work skills and experience will be considered for closer matching.

What will you do?
You’ll meet with Riverkids staff in Singapore to discuss the program that you will be evaluating, and go over the evaluation form, and your schedule. In Cambodia, you’ll work with a translator to visit staff, families and others for your evaluation.  Usually, you will observe a program and talk to the staff involved and then privately interview clients. At the end of the trip, you’ll produce the evaluation form and your suggestions and observations. In Singapore, we’ll meet to discuss the evaluation and how it will be used to change and improve programs.

What’s the impact?
Program evaluations help us monitor if a program has a positive impact or needs improvement, or even closing. Evaluations also help us discover possible improvements.  For volunteers, it’s a way to learn about the community at the grassroots, directly working with people in Cambodia, and to learn more about a program.



Annual Dinner (Singapore) 

How long?
10 to 60 hours over five months, becoming more intensive in October

How often?
Riverkids needs at least 8 volunteers on a team to put together our annual dinner

Who can do this?
You’ll need experience in partying! To be specific, event organizing, marketing or PR.

What will you do?
Riverkids’ annual dinner will be in late October of this year. We need a team of volunteers to plan the dinner for about 300 people. The fundraising dinner focuses on great food and wine, dancing and good music. You’ll work closely with our Singapore team to put together the event, from logistics to marketing to volunteering on the night itself.

What’s the impact?
Our annual dinner is crucial as part of our fundraising, helping us with overheads and bringing in new donors. For volunteers, you’ll see your teamwork create a fantastic night out with clear goals and room for plenty of creativity in the event.


Digital Video Editor (Online)

How long?
4 hours each month

How often?
Every month

Who can do this?
You’ll need knowledge in Final Cut Pro, Mac OS X, Final Cut Pro, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro and Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects). Experience with graphic replacement, multi-lingual content editing, encoding and web compression will be a bonus.

What will you do?
Riverkids has many childtrafficking prevention programs and we aim to produce our own program videos. We will email you the graphics, footages and texts to create fresh new videos or existing videos to edit. You’ll also need to keep in mind our child protection policy for removing or anonymizing client details. You will work with us to create the storyline, compose narration and photo captions.

What’s the impact?
Our videos are critical for engaging and updating donors. They will be published on our social media sites and YouTube to create awareness for childtrafficking and burned into dvds for Riverkids’ supporters to use for their fundraising. They may also be given to the media to air Riverkids’ work on TV. You will produce videos with compelling stories that will change lives. We welcome creative, dedicated and innovative volunteers with expertise in these areas to join our Singaporeteam to reach out to the worldwide audience.


Editing Reports and Blogposts (Online)

How long?
2 to 8 hours each month

How often?
Every month, for at least 10 people

Who can do this?
You’ll need experience in editing, copywriting, journalism or PR.

What will you do?
Riverkids produces several monthly reports, and frequent blogposts. We also have quarterly program reports for donors. Most of these reports are written in Cambodia or by volunteers involved in the programs. We need people to edit the reports so they can be published online or sent to donors. You’ll be emailed the report to be edited. You’ll also need to keep in mind our child protection policy for removing or anonymizing client details. For blogposts, you’ll log in regularly to our website to edit or rewrite assigned posts to make them clear, concise and well-written.

What’s the impact?
Our blog is critical for engaging and updating donors. Our monthly reports and reports to our donors are also important for our supporters to see the work we’re doing, especially the stories of change for our clients. For volunteers, you’ll learn about a range of our programs, clients and challenges from the inside, and contribute directly to keeping our donors and volunteers involved and supportive.


Designers and Digital Artists

How long?
Based on the types of fundraising events from 2-10 hours per event.

How often?
Adhoc.

Who can do this?
A talented creative designer who can design the full suite of marketing materials online and in-print. You should be proficiency in Freehand, Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. Mac software is preferred. Ability to work under tight deadlines is an advantage. You can be based in Singapore or any part of the world.

What will you do?
Work closely with the fundraising and communications manager on conceptualizing and designing collaterals needed for fundraising events.

What’s the impact?
Your contributions ensure that our publicity and media material is catchy and attractive.


Riverkids Shop (Singapore)

Riverkids Shops needs organized and dedicated volunteers to manage the inventory, process shop orders and support in ad-hoc sales and fairs for products. We need a time commitment of 2 hours a week. You need to be based in Singapore and make frequent trips to our physical inventory room in Bukit Merah.

Your commitment saves us of 3 working days per month!


Mentor Program Volunteer (at Riverkids’ office) — position is currently filled.

How long?
8 hours a week

How often?
Every week

Who can do this?
A well-organised person who enjoys reading children’s letters.

What will you do?
Read, scan and upload letters to google drive and keep track of updates in the directories and pocket files. You will email to mentors, prepare welcome packages to new mentors and go to the post office twice a month.

What’s the impact?
Each mentor brings in US$45 a month that contributes to the most needed fund at Riverkids to help our families in Phnom Penh. The mentor program reaches out to children who voluntarily participate and look forward to their letters and activities, and volunteers are needed to ensure it runs smoothly and with child welfare firmly in place. 

 


For further queries on any of the positions that you are keen on volunteering in, please contact us at florence@riverkidsproject.org