Become a Prikkle Academy Volunteer

You are welcome to Prikkle Academy’s Volunteer Portal.

Are you looking for an opportunity to share your skill, talent and expertise with the world in a meaningful way? Do you want to put your knowledge into action, but don’t know how? We have something exciting for you!

Prikkle Academy Volunteer

We are a team of young people that is constantly looking out for other creative minds around the world to colour the canvas of our work with their ingenuity. You can share your ideas, expertise, time and skills with us at Prikkle Academy virtually (from the comfort of your home) or physically.

Please use the form below to send us your application. We accept volunteers on a rolling basis throughout the year.

The basic requirements to volunteer with Prikkle Academy include;

  • Good spoken and written English.
  • Must be between 18 and 36 years old.
  • Ability to take initiatives and ask ‘hard’ questions.
  • Passionate about youth, education, community and sustainable development.

For all the volunteering roles at Prikkle Academy, when you deliver according to the plan, you will gain access to the following:

  • A letter of recommendation from our Executive Director.
  • List the outcome of your work with us on your CV.
  • Potential Job opportunity.
  • Training (in-house, with our partners both national and international).
  • Prikkle Academy’s Toolbox gives us an edge in the industry.
  • Networking with the best in the development industry.

Below are the current volunteer roles at Prikkle Academy.

1. Social Media Ambassador/Manager (Remote/Virtual Role) – For 3 to 6 months.

Are you superb when it comes to using words, pictures, videos and other media assets to get the attention of people? We have been looking for you!

You will be in charge of developing, implementing and managing our social media strategy. Your 3 to 5 hours per week with us will be to weave out amazing social media content – that can get people inspired and make them take the desired action. You should be in the know about the latest social media best practices and technologies.

Would you like to attend social media-related educational conferences (online and offline), to keep polishing your social media skills? We have all that for you. In any case, you should know how to use tools such as Buffer, Canva, Inshot and others. Be eager to collaborate with other team members.

If you have made professional solutions happen the use of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Google My Business, then we would like to have you on board.

Please, scroll to the form below and sign up.

2. Community Champion. (In your community) for 4 to 8 months.

You have some connection to young people and children in your community, you have been thinking of engaging these youths, but you don’t know how to go about it?

Prikkle Academy wants to launch a program in your community!

You will help us to help you in mobilizing young people in your community to create action by gathering information about youths, development programs and youths activities in your community. Then, you measure and evaluate program impacts (and write the report for the same).

Generally, you should have an enviable connection to your local community (and have access to key stakeholders), you should have lived in that community for more than 6 months.

Do you have what it takes to mobilize resources (physical, financial, etc) to run programs and projects? Then, please apply below to become a Prikkle Academy Volunteer.

  3. Code Club Lead. (In your community) for 2 – 5 months.

Are you a teacher or have access to teenagers within your community that you will like to impart with the skills of coding? Prikkle Academy is the Official Partner for CoderDojo Foundation in Nigeria.

We are offering you an opportunity, as a volunteer, for you to set up and run a Coding Club right where you are.

It doesn’t matter if you are familiar with coding or completely new to it — because this is an opportunity for you to learn while the students (or teenagers) are learning.

There is 3 major requirement to be considered for this role:

  • Have a passion for using tech to create solutions.
  • Have a laptop and a reliable internet
  • Have access to a public space, where you can train the students.

    4. Documentarian (In your community) for 4 months.

Are you aware that there are people around you (both young and old), that have created, used (or still using) solutions that are even hard to find on google?

Then, there are problems that have been solved and can be found on google, but it is unlikely they are created in your indigenous language.

Here’s an opportunity for you to solve these 2 problems for yourself and the people in your community, through one of our programs called SENARABA. (click to subscribe).

If you like to use a mobile or digital camera to capture everyday moments, this is a great platform for you to polish that skill and learn the professional (how to capture the video, editing, publishing) side of things.

     5. Volunteer Youth Mentor/Trainer

Are you passionate and skilled in helping young people navigate their way to their desired careers? Are you eager to see young people flourish in their strengths, uniqueness and gifts, as they turn all that into decent employment?

Have you been doing this for at least 5 years? Then, this volunteer role is for you.

There is 3 major requirement to be considered for this role:

  • be an experienced mentor, eager to spend your spare time inspiring possibilities in a young African
  • have enough stories to share about the positive impact of your mentorship in the lives of youths.
  • have 4-5 hours to commit to mentor 1-2 young people per month.