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Volunteer in Madagascar

AOM is happy to host volunteers at our Hope House in Antsirabe at no cost — volunteers only need to pay for their flight and meals. Food is really affordable.

Volunteers expose the children to English,  friendship and hope. In exchange they will gain an enhanced world view and increased compassion for this beautiful culture. Every little bit of love these kids receive helps them grow into emotionally healthy adults. With so many growing children there is never enough adult attention, especially for those having suffered the loss of family.

PLEASE NOTE – We are currently only considering applicants who are interested in staying in Madagascar for atleast 6 months. To apply please download and complete the form below and email it back to AOMadagascar@gmail.com

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Volunteer from Home

Not everyone can travel to Madagascar, but there are plenty of ways to volunteer for AOM from  home. If you own a small business you can help us design new business models for parents, if you’re good with numbers perhaps you can organize our micro-finance program. If you’re a teacher you can contribute to our curriculum development. Artist and Designers can lend their artistic skills. Learn about what we do and let us know how you can help!

Please contact us to chat about volunteering from home. We are happy to arrange a phone call, Skype meeting or email.

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AOM Internships

Looking for a unique opportunity to complete a project with real-world results? Students who wish to experience community development work, learn about sustainable practices, and create international connections are encouraged to apply for an AOM internship.

Internships can be created for ANY area of study. This program is worth 3-6 credits at most universities.

Students will design a project relating to AOM’s vision in Madagascar, then work closely with a coordinator to bring the project to life. This will include frequent communication with AOM coordinators in the USA and Madagascar. Traveling to Madagascar is not required, but it is an option for students who desire a destination internship. Accommodation is free.

Grades are dependent on innovation, planning, development, and implementation of the project– not the success of the project. Development is a learning process for us too, after all!

Qualifications
1. Be pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree in appropriate field.
2. Demonstrate strong verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills
3. Have access to technology that meets requirements for distance learning & communicating
4. Be within 1 year of graduation by the start of the internship
5. Demonstrate self-motivation and ability to work hard.

If you would like to learn more about Internship opportunities contact us!

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For Students

Start a student chapter

AOM is looking fort energetic, motivated students of any age to start and lead student chapters at their school. We will provide you with a pack to help you get started, which includes a brief how-to guid, a Club Constitution and some ideas that will help your club become active within your school and community. All clubs will have support from AOM staff and are always welcome to join currents AOM projects. If you are interested in starting a student chapter contact us!

Host a book drive 

Books are scarce in Madagascar, and many students who lack access to education have never even had a book of their own. We are currently seeking more books for the children in our programs and for adults in our English language classes. It doesn’t matter how many books you collect, we are grateful for any effort. We have lots of ideas for book drives for all ages. If you’re interested get in touch!

Picture Pals

Because many pre-school age children cannot read or write (and due to the language barrier) we have launched  program where children exchange drawings. This is a great way to make friends and learn about cultural differences. We are looking for more pre-schools or parents who are willing to participate. If you are interested please contact us for more information.

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