Want to work for your favourite charity for a year. And still get paid?I'm thinking of preparing an application to the Vodafone World of Difference project.
Do you want to make a real difference?
Four Irish people will get the chance to work for the charity of their choice with all expenses paid and a salary of €40,000. I'm very aware of what friends of mine working in charities are earning and that is a generous amount.
From the World of Difference website:
"Show us just how passionate you are and prove to us you have the relevant skills, knowledge and qualities necessary to make a real difference to your chosen charity.Last year's winners went on to work with GROW Ireland, the mental health organisation; with the Mayobank Intercultural Association supporting immigrants to develop skills, enabling access to employment; with Biobank Ireland, "a revolutionary initiative which offers a bridge between cancer research and treatment" and with Doras Luimni, a charity focused on creating a development skills programme for immigrants in Limerick.
Whether it is taking time out to support your favourite charity, be it with people, animals or the environment; or approaching a charity with an idea that you believe could revolutionise their cause, Vodafone Ireland Foundation wants to make it possible for you to focus your energies full-time on your selected cause."
Applications are open until Friday 20 February at 5:30pm. The judges this year are Roisin Ingle, Ray D'Arcy, Claire Byrne and Gavin Duffy. There's only five sections to be filled out - that's got to be worth a shot, hasn't it?