Volunteer with Us
"I was fortunate to work with VGIF as the Grants Associate in the office, but I eventually left to pursue an advanced academic degree. After, I chose to get involved as a UN committee member and a board member. My interactions with project directors from around the world affirmed that no change is too small and that each woman impacted by a VGIF-funded project is a step towards empowering women worldwide. As a younger board member, I enjoy learning from those who built this great organization, while contributing my perspective as a member of the generation that will ultimately be entrusted with its continued success.
I continue to support VGIF because we truly respect local women as the experts on what is best for their livelihood and success. The successful projects, inspiring stories and life-changing outcomes from the hill tribes of India to the rural communities of Zimbabwe keep me involved with - and dedicated to - the amazing work of VGIF."
VGIF Volunteer, USA
Ways to Volunteer
From the start, VGIF has been a volunteer-driven organization. For the first twenty years, programs were run without any paid staff and then run for almost twenty years with only one paid staff person. As the organization now moves towards creating larger impacts for women and girls worldwide, a growing office to handle day-to-day operations is in close communication with the governance board. As VGIF experiences great growth, volunteers continue to play key roles throughout the organization. Volunteer activities include reviewing grants to spreading the word about VGIF, securing new members, and overseeing VGIF’s investments. VGIF Board and committee members donate their services to the organization with no payment for time, travel or expenses incurred.
As a VGIF member, you can volunteer in the following ways. Please contact the VGIF office for further information on any or all of these roles.
Calendar of Events
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
New York, NY
Young Professional Network 5K Fun Run/Walk
New York, NY
Mid-Year Board Meeting