The Vodafone Foundation is continuing its search for eight UK-based people to give up their job and work for a UK charity overseas for one year as part of its 2009 World of Difference campaign.
The eight winners will receive a salary and expenses package worth up to £45,000 to work abroad for a UK based charity. However time is running out. To take part you need to complete the online application form at v odafone.co.uk/worldofdifference by 30th July 2009.
Anyone with passion, drive and commitment can apply for these unique roles. Applicants can work for a charity of their choice as long as that work takes them overseas and their chosen charity is registered in the UK. Relevant skills, experience and knowledge that meet the needs of the charity will also be considered.
Becoming a winner of 2008’s World of Difference programme enabled Lucy Caslon to dedicate herself full-time to a charity she co-founded in Africa. She set up ‘Msizi Africa’ with a friend after a visit to Africa in 2006 with the aim of helping to relieve the hardship of children, where the AIDS pandemic has left many without parents or an extended family. Lucy believes World of Difference has changed the charity for the better. "The World of Difference programme has catapulted ‘Msizi Africa’ from an unknown charity to one that's making a major difference to children’s lives in this sector” she explains. ”I can’t believe that this is now my job”.