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Volunteers

If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity that will inspire you every day and if you are motivated to donate your time and expertise to help make a difference in the lives of those trapped poverty, volunteer with us!

In return for your time and commitment, you will:

  • Learn new skills
  • Build new relationships
  • Explore Fair Trade and social justice

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. If you are interested, please email your completed application to career@hamrovillage.com

Overseas Product Designer - Volunteer in Nepal

Summary Description:
If you’ve got a keen eye for design, love working with textiles/felt, keep up with the trends,  then we want to hear from you. We are hiring a trained and preferably experienced volunteer designer to work with our producers in Nepal.

Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of sewing/felting and production process
  • Detail oriented, with eye for design and skill
  • Excellent cross culture communication skill, with ability to teach, train, work and get along with others
  • Ability to solve problems with planning, scheduling, and coordinating
  • Self motivated and Flexibility
  • Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism
  • Ability to use common sense approach
  • Required to have your own laptops

Duties:

  • Create prototypes and designs staying within current trends
  • Select materials within budget and pricing of product
  • Stay within the artisans skill level
  • Perform quality assurance and control
  • Train artisans to help streamline ongoing production process
  • Coordinate the completion of tasks within time frame
  • Plan and design packaging or tagging
  • Stay in constant contact with Office in Canada
  • Housing available
  • CAD $150 stipend after first month
  • Language/cultural support available

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Fine Art Design, Textiles or a related field

To apply, please send a brief cover letter and resume that includes your dates of availability, education and why you want to volunteer in Nepal. Questions can be directed to career@hamrovillage.com.