The Suas International Volunteer Coordinator role is an excellent way for you to develop your leadership and teamwork skills. As a Coordinator, you’ll manage a diverse young team of volunteers, empowering them to develop their own potential within challenging environments in India or Zambia. It is a challenging and rewarding role for people from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines and work experiences.
Coordinators attend six Preparation Weekends (three of which are exclusively for coordinators) – receiving training in areas such as leadership, conflict resolution, team development, health, safety and logistics from Suas experts. You will then lead teams of Suas Volunteers on placement for eight weeks during the summer and regularly reporting back to the Suas office in Dublin.
“It was an incredible experience. I learned so much about myself, and my ability to work with people. I feel that it has given me an edge in my chosen career; I know that I can apply the skills I gained throughout the Programme to many situations.”
Cathal Elder, Team Coordinator, Kolkata.
The role of Coordinator is an excellent way to build your skills, no matter which sector you work in. When applying for jobs in the future, having this type of experience is what sets you apart from other applicants.