GAiN is a network of people ready to help those in need with heart and hand; that includes you!
Here are some ways that you can get involved:
GO: GAiN Overseas Projects
Overseas projects are a great way to give some of your time to help others, make relationships with new people and learn more about the work of GAiN around the world. There are short term projects running throughout the year and you can join individually or as a group. Projects are sometimes run in English by other GAiN offices around the world. So you can expect to join an interesting and diverse group of people!
GAiN is working with local partners who are providing help to refugees in Greece who have fled their homelands. You will spend a week helping our local partner in an arrivals camp on the island of Lesvos. You could be distributing food, helping to accommodate new arrivals and manning the entry points for the secure sections of the camp.
We have teams going in February and October from the UK office with additional teams going from our Dutch and American offices.
Dates: 16th-24th February 2018
Click here for further information and to apply for the February project.
Following three years of team projects going to support the Roma community in Cluj-Napoca, this has become a regular project from the UK.
Building partnership with the local organisations has made a real impact in their ongoing work to see lives transformed for the long term. For a people who are consistently excluded from the wider culture there is a great need to show the children and teenagers that they are valuable and can reach for a better future.
Dates: Thursday 14th – Sunday 24th June 2018
Click here to apply to join the team in Romania!
You could be playing with the children, teaching English, helping with construction work and experiencing local Haitian culture.
GAiN Germany will be taking a team to Haiti in 2019, the dates are 20th Oct – 1st November.
If you would like to register your interest in this project please email email@example.com
Every year GAiN runs a student project in partnership with Student Life. Previous projects have been to support GAiN’s local partners at a Haiti orphanage, with the Roma community in Romania and more recently to refugee camps in Greece. These are great opportunities for university students to develop practical skills, make relationships and experience different cultures.
This year we joined up for a team to go to Greece in April, read the full story here.
In 2018 a team will be returning to Greece where many people continue to arrive seeking a place of refuge. For more information speak to your university Student Life committee or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit mystudentlife.org.uk/gainprojects for full details.
We are currently developing opportunities for professionals from within the medical and health sector to volunteer with our teams overseas. Please contact email@example.com for more information and to register your interest.
GAiN has an international database of people trained and ready to respond to disaster situations around the world. In the event of a disaster situation, depending on the circumstances GAiN will send a team to the area to assist one of our local partners in aid distribution, logistics and construction. When it is possible, GAiN may work with the local partner on a long term basis to provide support for several years after the disaster. You could be trained to respond as part of future teams.
Visit www.dartgain.eu to find out more about DART as well as how to apply and details for the next training.
GAiN Korea are recruiting volunteer teachers to work in their school in New Delhi, India. The school is able to reach children that would not usually have access to education. A foundation in English will allow students to apply for better jobs when they are older. You would be teaching English in the school classrooms and also with small groups outside the school. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As a long term project lead by GAiN Germany we are committed to see the lives of the children cared for and set up for a stronger future. Now with new dormitories and kindergarten the prospects look brighter already. We are still looking for staff who are willing to move to Haiti and form a team with other international staff to manage the project on GAiN’s behalf alongside the local team. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
GIVE: Resources and Time
Working out of our central base in Birmingham we are running local projects on a seasonal basis to collect relief items to send to local partners around the world. We are currently running an appeal for School Supplies and Women’s Care Packs to send to families in northern Iraq.
You can find out the full list of items we are collecting on our Appeal Page.
Do you have skills in project management and operations? Are you interested in finance or communications? Do you have skills in managing social media? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, and you are based in Birmingham, then GAiN UK needs you!
In the UK, GAiN is working to involve students, professionals and families in finding ways to respond with humility and generosity to the broken and hurting world we live in.
We need more people to achieve this aim.
There are three ways you could get involved:
1. If this vision has grabbed your attention, and you want to become part of the work full-time, you may be interested in joining GAiN as a staff member.
2. If you are a recent graduate, you could join our internship programme, being trained and equipped for whichever path you choose in life through active involvement in GAiN projects and other Agapé movements.
3. If you are unable to commit full-time, but would still like to be involved, then you could volunteer with GAiN in an operational capacity, overseeing project management, finance or communications. This could be either short-term or long-term.
Your role could be coordinating much-needed projects to a particular country, informing GAiN donors and partners of the vital work that their support is enabling, or providing efficient reporting and management of finances associated with specific projects. What you contribute on an operational level would be an essential part of demonstrating unconditional love to suffering people across the world.
If you would like to find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.