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International Social Work


~Frugal International Volunteering
~Entering International Work
 ~Career Consultations
~Paid & Unpaid Opportunities 
   ~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.

In the 1st Consultation (we recommend a series),
--we dig down to your roots &  desires so that your
   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

Ann McLaughlin MSW, with international & 25 years counseling experience, power packs Consults.

"Ann 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, Ireland

Consult is the foundation. Guide is the roadmap.
Seeking international work? Consult + Roadmap to Resources will save you years of futile frustration.   (See Apply page for Fees.)


2) Guide: Roadmap to Resources
Ideal for people entering international work

Looking for a job? Ask for Paid Guide:
packed with
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 applicants;
steer to where you have a chance of getting a job.
We help break your goal into do-able steps.

A 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

We 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 to..");
  --or unusual requests.

“I am overwhelmed by the breadth and depth of materials you have sent.”


3) Cover Letters & Resumes  ...more

International work is competitive:
you are competing against people from all over
the globe not just your hometown.
It is essential that your resume & cover letter
be compelling!
--Learn how
to "get your foot in the door."
--Learn how to present your skills & contribution
  so that your CV is thrown in the "keep" pile.
The Muslim stilt-village of Ko Panyi, Thailand
"The Muslim stilt-village of Ko Panyi, Thailand"  Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli
4) Frugal Volunteering in Social Work!
-- in Africa, Asia or the Americas; + new Volunteer Vacations.

Social workers needed. Great experience for paid work:             

--Central America. Super skilled with children? Coach staff that work with children orphaned by abuse & AIDS. "Download" your group & residential skills, child development & behavioral management skills. 

--Grassroots girls school in
Africa. 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 development.
Work with youth or women. Help launch new initiative with sex workers; AIDS & trauma.

--Dominican Republic. Work with women & children who have fled Haiti.
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.
ead website first please! then answer Questionnaire. here.
Takes 14 minutes & Is essential foundation for services.
We call after getting your Questionnaire or when you are up in queue.

Email 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 web.

"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  

"NGOabroad 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.  I consider the service a bargain."
Simone Pfeiffer, Montreal
NGOabroad is unique service enabling a broad range of people to make a difference.
Skills that are especially needed:
..Social Workers. Poverty workers. Counselors.                           ..Teachers: Literacy, Vocational* & Academics.
..Community organizers. Organizational leaders.                         ..Youth workers & people who love children.
..Women's rights. Gender based violence.                                    ..Accounting. Finance. Micro-finance.
..Journalists. Media. Teach theatre, writing.                                 ..Teach entrepreneurial or business skills.
..Human Rights. Democracy building. Law                                     ..Nurses. Midwives. ARNP's. Nutritionists.
..Conflict reconciliation. Refugee workers.                                    ..Physical, occupational, speech therapists.
..Appropriate technology. Solar. Water. Sanitation.                        ..Disability experts & advocates.
..Environmentalists. Foresters. Logistics.                                      ..Doctors. Dentists. Pharmacists.
..And more! What skills do you contribute?                                    ..*Mechanics. Construction. Sewing. Hair Stylists.

Who is needed? Students, professionals, retirees, families & workers with a passion for humanitarian service! 

Your interests, hobbies & life skills are just as important.
Are you a coach? athlete? musician? gardener? caterer? solar electrician? bike mechanic? We'd love you to teach your skills.
Are you crazy about kids? a parent, foster parent, grand parent (and have no criminal record?) Kids need you!
Are you an office worker or manager? We need your organizational & the-glue-that-holds-things-together skills.

The needs & opportunities in other countries determine if your skills are suited to paid or voluntary work.

See Apply page: for steps to get NGOabroad services; fees for services
& to download Questionnaire.

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