Volunteer Application Procedure

By Cynthia Alwizer

As a Maji Mazuri volunteer, you become a vital part of this dynamic and growing movement for systemic change. Our ideal volunteer is someone who has a pioneering spirit – someone who craves a challenge but also has a passion for helping others, and a commitment to making a difference. Through your participation, we can successfully accomplish the audacious Maji Mazuri mission of alleviating poverty by empowering people to bring about change in their own lives.

If you have been starting and leading endeavors your whole life or really want to play a transformational role in the world we live, then Maji Mazuri is the place for you! The willingness to take risks is a prerequisite for taking part in this exciting venture. An unwillingness to settle for less than excellence is a key asset but most important is a BIG heart and the desire to drive change. We want to work with people who are passionate about positive social change. We encourage you to think big and be bold.

 We’re glad you are applying to volunteer at Maji Mazuri, and hope you’ll find a home here as part of our thriving global community. We were founded in 1984, and over the course of our evolution, have established ourselves as a pioneer in recognizing and tackling the many different realities of poverty. We need your insight and energy to reach more people and to transform more lives.

If you haven’t yet done so, please take a moment to browse our site majimazuri.org and familiarize yourself with what we do before completing this application.

This application is divided into four short sections designed to help us get to know you better so we can make the most of our time together.

  1. Fill out basic application form requesting information about you and how you learned of Maji Mazuri, your professional experiences and aspirations
  2. Provide a resume highlighting your endeavors
  3. Written essay of not more than 250 words addressing your fit with Maji Mazuri’s mission. Be specific. Describe the relationship between your academic training, work experience and your intent to volunteer at Maji Mazuri. If you wish you can include response to the following questions (in one page or less, total): Have you launched and sustained innovative ideas for social change in your school or workplace? What is your vision for social change in your field of interest?  What strategies would you employ to achieve it?
  4. Fill out the formal volunteer contract.  Download from here and email us with form attached as acknowledgement or sign, scan and send it in either PDF or Word format.
Please attach the resume, essay and contract to one email and send to mmc@sedsmmc.org