Sunday, 1 August 2010

Online volunteer/internship opportunity: Website design and development

We are a new non-profit association registered in Cameroon; we are running our activities and our project in Cameroon and the Central Africa sub-region. Currently we are looking for committed and dedicated volunteers - Web Designers with previous experience to create our new website or convert our blog ( to a Website.

The new website should content the following: (1) our mission: a quick tagline to sum up what ARPEDAC is about. (2)How sponsors will be helping; let our users know what ARPEDAC do with their money once they sponsor, including to inform sponsors how they’re making a difference to peoples or someone’s life. (3)Photos and videos of families or people ARPEDAC have been help and our Current projects. (4) Donate button; allowing sponsors to get involve online. (5) Specific projects and funding goals and possibilities to show how much ARPEDAC’s raised to date related to funding goal. (6) keep in touch tagline: a sign up, mailing list and also to for newsletter about ARPEDAC activities and what is up to. (7)How industries, others people help can: make it clear that sponsors can helps in other ways; area where ARPEDAC can suggest fundraising ideas and advises how users can help promote the website and ARPEDAC via other social networking sites.

If you are a web designer student you also more than welcome as this position may suit you being a great opportunity for your final project and portfolio. It is also important for you as a student getting experience to get your future job as a WEB DESIGNER.

Please also note that this is an unpaid position, however excellent references and a certificate of achievement will be given after successful completion of the project work.

The first step should be to agree with the volunteer the content of the new website and then set up a schedule for the design of the site and its conversion to CMS. The volunteer will use information on the blog and also will receive any information including photography; he or she will then submit sample home page designs for our consideration and comments. The volunteer will also make recommendations on a cost-effective website hosting; the appropriate Content Managed System (CMS) to allow us to usually update the website.

Background Information

The fact is that due to the unusual nature of our project in developing countries such as Cameroon, have local skills and sponsors to respectively implement and fund most our project is a great challenges; therefore alternative ways of involve professional skills and to find sustainable financial to support our work is indispensable. One of the options is to develop a powerful vehicle for communicate our work and drawing supporters to the cause.

Your contribution as a volunteer will be to design a good website which can significantly benefit ARPEDAC. It will help to increase donations, recruit volunteers, and educate the public about our cause. The new website will also incorporate blogs, galleries, and mailing lists.

- 4 to 10 hours work per week for 4 or 6 weeks
- Experience and knowledge of Content Managed System (CMS).
- Experience in website design and development.
- Design a website that is easy to use, professional and informative.
- Experience in online donation

If you have proven skills and experience in website design and development, and if you'd like to use your skills to make a difference supporting so many people in need with our project, then we'd love to talk to you.

Please send your CV and covering letter regarding your interest in working for this project at