SRD Volunteer Program
SRD volunteer program was launched in 2009. Since then, SRD has hosted 24 volunteers from a variety of nationalities, expertise and volunteer organizations (Austraining, Volunteer for Peace Vietnam, World University service of Canada, the Luce Foundation, etc.). Some are under-graduate students who want to gain hand-on work experience and engage themselves into a foreign culture. Some are experienced professionals who desire to diversify their experience in working for a local NGO in a developing country. Regardless of their motivations and backgrounds, they all share a common goal of bringing a better life for poor rural communities and have made a significant contribution to the growth of the organization over the past 5 years.
All of SRD’s volunteers have been important resources to our operations. They have worked on many projects in various departments: Sustainable Agriculture, Climate Change, Human Resource, Communications, etc. Their diverse background and experience has provided important inputs to our works. It is SRD’s volunteers that produced valuable and expert reports, research, analysis, publications such as annual reports, communications strategy, climate change/value chain mainstreaming guidelines, and developed our new website and the Green Office program. Finally, the participation of international volunteer in SRD’s operations has allowed us to create a multicultural working environment where SRD staff and the volunteer freely exchange professional knowledge and experience with each other.
The SRD volunteer program is designed to enable volunteers to get involved in all aspects of our work. It offers volunteer chances to learn how local NGOs operate and how community development projects run. Volunteers attain technical knowledge by taking part in our project activities in various fields: sustainable agricultural, climate change, and advocacy, etc. On a grass roots basis, they work with many different ethnic communities and a range of stakeholders.
Our volunteers are emissaries to connect with other organizations and add to the already substantial networks that SRD chairs (VNGO&CC and VNGO-FLEGT). And SRD helps volunteers connect with its partner organizations. SRD provides our volunteers with a great work experience that will prepare them to for a professional career at other reputable organizations.
Finally, given the diversity of our volunteers and their unique abilities, SRD is committed to take great care in placing them in specific departments that will best utilize their abilities and help them flourish. We are always open to the opportunities to establish long-term partnership with volunteer organizations and highly appreciate their efforts to facilitate volunteers’ placement at SRD.
Applicants are not liable for any payment when applying for volunteer positions at SRD.
Funding for private accommodations i.e. airfare and housing will not be provided by SRD. You must request funding from outside organizations to fund your private transportation and living expenses. Although, SRD will pay a daily fixed per diem when you are on field trips. And all expenses related to the field trip will be covered.
SRD will give full access to our facilities and available resources.