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Business Professionals Needed to Mentor Haitian Entrepreneurs - Can be done from anywhere!

MicroMentor just launched a new program in Haiti and we are actively looking for volunteers interested in supporting job creation and improving livelihoods as Haiti rebuilds. By volunteering a few hours of your time each month to mentor an entrepreneur over Skype, email or phone, you can have a direct, positive impact on Haiti's economic recovery.

Location

A Volunteer Opportunity You Can Do From AnywhereHaiti
Haiti
Organization: 
Area of Expertise: 
Business Development
Skill Needed: 
Whatever your skills, there is likely an entrepreneur who could benefit from your professional experience. Commonly requested areas of expertise include business planning, marketing strategy, increasing sales, time management, analyzing cash flows, managing finances, and website development. We ask that the mentors in the Haiti program have either 3 years of business ownership experience, 5 years of management experience, or several years of professional experience in a specialized skill set related to business and one of the following: - Fluency in French or Haitian Creole, - Experience doing business in Haiti (or similarly challenging contexts), - OR significant experience relevant to sectors of growth in Haiti (such as import/export businesses, value-added agriculture, energy or textiles/artisan goods)

MicroMentor

MicroMentor is an online service that connects small business owners with business mentors. MicroMentor puts your skills and experience to work, and gives you the opportunity to engage in a meaningful one-on-one relationship with an entrepreneur.

MicroMentor is an initiative of Mercy Corps, an international non-profit organization, that provides communities with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives.

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Soon to be graduate with a B.A in French, looking to find a role volunteering in Haiti

Location

Winooski, VT
United States
Area of Expertise: 
Language
Skill Offered: 
I posess a B.S in Business Management, and although my applied usage thus far has been confined to marketing and sales, I am knowledgeable in market research as well as writing business plans. I have also worked in the restaurant industry for over ten years, between bartending, cooking and serving, thus I have extensive knowledge of this sort of business. In addition, as of December 2011 I will have a B.A in French (language), so I can effectively communicate with the Haitian popluation. While I am not especially skilled in construction of infrastructure, I would be extremely happy to work in this area, provided that I can be trained to fulfill a position.

I would ideally like to volunteer to help businesses rebuild and flourish in Haiti. I have helped to set up new restaurants and business accounts in several different arenas, so I feel very confident in my ability to not only communicate with business owners, but also to help them find new and creative ways to attract business; whether it be local or tourism driven. As stated above in my "skills offered" section, I would also be more than happy to work anywhere where training is provided.

Languages Spoken: 
French