~Frugal International Volunteering
~Entering International Work
~Cover Letter & Resume Overhauls
1) Career Consultations
--can save you years of "barking up the wrong tree."
--builds a solid foundation to launch your career.
the 1st Consultation (we recommend a series),
--we dig down to your roots & desires so that
original motives inform the emerging career plan.
--we clarify your goals & contribution
--we discuss if/how your ideal fits reality:
what the needs are in other countries &
"how the game is played" in international work
--we identify how your skills fit internationally
--we plot the steps & strategies to reach your goals
with international & 25 years counseling experience, power packs
has gone to great lengths to understand
what exactly I was looking for & more importantly what I
needed. She has succeeded in giving me direction and
I now honestly feel I know what I
want to achieve
and how to do it." Niamh,
the foundation. Guide is the roadmap.
Seeking international work? Consult + Roadmap to Resources
will save you years of futile frustration.
(See Apply page for
Roadmap to Resources
Ideal for people entering international work
Looking for a job?
current job openings
& the organizations
to watch for openings.
Wisest: Career Consult + Guide - our "1-2 punch"
We teach: avoid big NGO's, glutted with
where you have a chance of getting a
We help break your goal into do-able steps.
Guide is treasure trove of resources! to show you
--how international work is organized;
--opportunities from entry level to advanced,
tailored to your skills & experience;
-- how to go about your search.
--100+ pages that takes 2-4 days to make.
"The vast diversity of the
Guide opens many new doors." Raina Ng JD, NZ
give you the raw materials, you make it happen!
Tap our expertise & vast database to:
--enter or advance in international development;
--fulfill personal dreams ("I always wanted
--or unusual requests.
“I am overwhelmed by the breadth and depth
of materials you have sent.”
3) Cover Letters &
International work is
you are competing against people from all over
the globe not just your hometown.
It is essential that your
resume & cover letter
your foot in the door."
--Learn how to present your skills & contribution
so that your CV is thrown in the "keep" pile.
in Social Work!
-- in Africa,
Asia or the
new Volunteer Vacations.
Social workers needed. Great experience
for paid work:
America. Super skilled with children? Coach staff that work
with children orphaned by abuse & AIDS. "Download" your group &
residential skills, child development & behavioral management
--Grassroots girls school in
Help transform thinking in the village about women & girls. Need
community organizers, grant writers, women's advocates...
tutors, AIDS & health educators.
--Refugee Camp in Africa. Help build
livelihoods; active therapies to help with traumas: art
therapists & graphic artists; drama/storytellers;
sports; work with youth & families. Need French & English speakers.
--Sierra Leone is rebuilding after civil war. Need
community organizers, program management & business
Work with youth or
women. Help launch new initiative with sex workers; AIDS &
--Dominican Republic. Work with women & children who have
Great experience in human rights, poverty & livelihoods.
--Haiti & Costa Rica, Street kids. Men are needed for
stellar program in Haiti. Help create alternatives for
kids who took to the streets.
Vocational & primary education; women’s organizers; DV.
--Trafficking. Social workers request this. What we offer
reflects that at a global level, we are "just starting to get
our act together."
See? Each organization can use many skills. So no tight "job descriptions".
Pitch us your Questionnaire & we can discuss
options that fit for you.
--"More bang for your buck." Richer but
1/4th price other programs.
website first please! then answer
Takes 14 minutes & Is essential foundation
We call after getting your Questionnaire
or when you are up in queue.
answered Questionnaire & resume to info @ NGOabroad. com
Find it on your own?
It's not what you can find but what & who you know.
Our contacts, broad knowledge of world affairs, how humanitarian
work is organized & international resources trumps a "find" on
"The information Ann accumulated in 3 days for my
Guide about working with deaf kids is more than I have in
3 years." C. Des Loges, Toronto
is a fantastic service for anyone wanting to work
internationally, be it paid or volunteer work. I was very
impressed by Ann,
her honest optimism (no
sugarcoating but no dire warnings) and her curiosity about
me and my goals are as well as her obvious dedication.
Ann's insight into and knowledge of the
world and non-profit organizations is invaluable. I now have
a much clearer idea of what opportunities are out there for
me and I have a real understanding of where I can best
contribute my skills.
consider the service a bargain."
Simone Pfeiffer, Montreal