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Barakat Engage-Educate-Empower Event Volunteer

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Company/Organization: Barakat


Organization Description: Barakat, Inc. is a small international nonprofit in Cambridge, MA, with a mission of providing basic education in Afghanistan and Pakistan that advances literacy and increases access to secondary education, particularly for girls and women. Barakat runs 2 co-ed schools in Northern Afghanistan, literacy programs for girls and women, and Human Rights Teacher Training Workshops for teachers and community leaders. Barakat runs 3 co-ed schools in Northern Pakistan.

Event Description: Barakat’s E3 event “Engage, Educate, Empower” is an elegant but casual evening that features wines, appetizers, desserts, and silent auction items. The event is on Wednesday, April 2nd, from 6--8:30 pm, at the Microsoft NERD Center in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA. The event is open to everyone who wants to learn about Barakat’s mission!

Job Description: Volunteers would work the day of the event (Wednesday, April 2nd, Noon – 9:30 pm)

Specific Job Duties:
Greet and register guests
Set up and clean up of the event
Manage silent auction
Engage guests in conversation
Pass/serve appetizers and desserts to attendees.
Manage the event program and time-line.


Qualifications: The ideal volunteer(s) will have some knowledge and experience with fundraisers and event planning in a nonprofit environment, but it is not required. Candidates must have the ability to work independently, as well as with a dedicated group of interns and volunteers, in a small work environment. Volunteers should have highly effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Strong organizational skills, creative problem solving skills and working well with diverse population would suit this position well.

Paid Internship Info:



8-10 Hours


1 Day, Wednesday, April 2nd

Start Date:

April 2, 2014

End Date:

April 2, 2014, April 2, 2014

April 1, 2014
Volunteer  Barakat  Education  Fundraiser  Afghanistan  Pakistan 
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