Policy Centre for African Peoples

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Volunteer Opportunities at PCAP, International House



Volunteer Opportunities at PCAP, International House

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world,” the great leader Nelson Mandela once said. Our charity, the Policy Centre for African Peoples, was founded in the UK in 2008 to promote social engagement through education and leadership development.

To fulfil this mission, we carry out training, educational, professional and leadership development projects.

Our charity is seeking people to work on a voluntary basis on our training project aimed at supporting aspiring young entrepreneurs in the London Borough of Lambeth.

The volunteers participating in this project will have the exciting opportunity to:

  • Work at the Youth Innovation Floor, a new, vibrant creative hub at International House in Brixton;
  • Participate in the implementation of youth training programmes designed by an outstanding team from the London Business School;
  • Engage with a wide variety of partners in areas including entrepreneurship, finance, computing, media, coaching, academia and technology;
  • Assist in increasing the self-confidence, resilience and leadership skills of aspiring young entrepreneurs.

The activities we implement include:

  • Supporting the development and realisation of young people’s business ideas;
  • Training in entrepreneurship and other skills;
  • Mentoring and motivational sessions;
  • Role plays and practical exercises;
  • And developing young people’s capacity to achieve their entrepreneurial goals through networking and fundraising.

Ideally, we are looking for volunteers who are passionate about helping young people to become agents of positive change through business success, entrepreneurial innovation and social engagement. Good communication and interpersonal skills will be highly appreciated because, in addition to assisting with the mentoring and training sessions, the volunteers will help us reach out to young people in Lambeth and partners throughout London.

We would very much welcome savvy and enthusiastic users of social media.

Amongst other benefits, volunteers will:

  • Join an enthusiastic team dedicated to promoting youth empowerment through entrepreneurship, leadership training and social engagement;
  • Connect with a wide variety of entrepreneurs and professionals who are collaborating with our charity in areas including finance, economics, computing, technology, coaching, personal development, etc.;
  • Enjoy the opportunity to help motivate, mentor and train aspiring young entrepreneurs;
  • Gain useful skills related to business creation and management, coaching, education, leadership development and mentoring.

We are very flexible in terms of time commitment. The volunteers may choose to work and come to our office at International House only when their schedule and other commitments allow them to do so.

We reimburse London travel expenses against receipts and provide refreshments.

DBS checks are not required for these volunteer positions. However, the volunteers will be required to adhere to our young people’s protection policy.


How to Apply: To apply, send your CV to info@policycap.org . While the closing date for applications is 25th April 2019, suitable candidates may start as soon as possible upon receipt of their applications.