Africa Bridge

VOLUNTEER

“A GOOD HEAD AND A GOOD HEART ARE ALWAYS A FORMIDABLE COMBINATION” – nelson mandela

Africa Bridge volunteers are passionate, talented and willing to donate one of life’s most precious commodities: time.

Currently we have volunteer positions open for those who have experience with nonprofit or corporate administration, public relations, marketing, social media, program development and education. At times, Africa Bridge also recruits skilled interns to manage high-level projects.

In order to match your skills, abilities and interests to the needs of Africa Bridge, please download, complete and return an application for consideration. Our volunteer coordinator will contact you with options for getting involved.

Please note that Africa Bridge does not have a formal overseas volunteer program; however, if you are traveling to Tanzania and/or have experience in international program development, please contact us.

Asas Truck CollectionFaraja Mbungu is a new and powerful presence in the ranks of Africa Bridge volunteers.  Faraja grew up in the Iringa region in central Tanzania and attended university in Dar-es-Salaam, studying sociology and later working toward a Master of Business Administration.

From 2005 to 2012 she held increasingly responsible positions with large international nongovernmental organizations devoted to addressing Tanzania’s challenges in the areas of HIV/AIDS, health and nutrition, maternal health, and social service delivery systems.  Then, after marrying a fellow aid worker, she moved with him to Portland and began the process of settling in.

This is when she learned about Africa Bridge, and reached out to offer her assistance.  During this past summer, Faraja returned for an extended visit to Tanzania, and devoted a substantial amount of time to Africa Bridge business.  She is using her intimate knowledge of government and the international aid environment to make invaluable connections for us.

Faraja also spent a few days visiting our projects in the southwestern highlands and shadowing our staff during their long workdays.