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. Accessed on February 2, 2016.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

“[…] The IFRC carries out relief operations to assist victims of disasters, and combines this with development work to strengthen the capacities of its member National Societies. The IFRC’s work focuses on four core areas: promoting humanitarian values, disaster response, disaster preparedness, and health and community care. […]”

Excerpt from the text available at . Accessed on February 2, 2016.

Maiti Nepal

“[…] Maiti Nepal was born out of a crusade to protect Nepali girls and women from crimes like domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labor and various forms of abuse, exploitation and torture. In 1993, a group of socially committed professionals like teachers, journalists and social workers together formed Maiti Nepal to fight against all the social evils inflicted upon our female populace. Its prominent focus has always been centered on preventing trafficking for forced prostitution, rescuing victims of flesh trade and rehabilitating them. This social organization also actively works to provide justice for the victimized girls and women through criminal investigation and waging legal battles against the criminals. Since its inception, it has drastically highlighted the trafficking issue with its strong advocacy from the local to national and international levels. […]”

Excerpt from the text available at . Accessed on February 22, 2016.

The Doctors of Joy

“[…] The mission of Doctors of Joy is to promote the experience of joy as a potentiator of healthy relationships through the professional involvement of clowns with hospitalized children, their parents, and health professionals, and to share with society the quality of this encounter through the production of knowledge, education, and artistic creation. […]”

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Greenpeace

“[…] Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation, which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. […]”

Excerpt from the text available at . Accessed on February 2, 2016.

AMANDA SAVOINI


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5 Read this definition of “voluntary sector”. Would you like to work in this sector? Why? Talk to a partner. Respostas pessoais.

Voluntary sector

The voluntary sector is sometimes known as the third sector because it resides neither in the public nor in the private sectors, but fulfils necessary roles in a free-market economy. The voluntary sector is composed of businesses known as [nonprofit] organizations. These organizations are prevalent in areas specializing in technical research, medical services, agriculture, religion, disaster relief, philanthropy, and the arts. It is a growing sector and has even inspired some popular universities to offer [nonprofit] management degree programs. […]”

Excerpt from the text available at . Accessed on January 22, 2016. Occasional linguistic adjustments to fit standard language marked with [ ].

6 What types of jobs are required in the voluntary sector? Discuss with a partner. Use these fields to help you. Respostas pessoais.

a marketing, communications, press relations

b technology

c fundraising

d lobbying, policy-making, campaigning



7 Read this text about some types of jobs in the voluntary sector. Use the fields from activity 6 to substitute the symbols in order to complete the text in your notebook. Does the text present any jobs you and your classmate mentioned in activity 6?

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Charities need financial, administrative and IT support, just like other types of organisation, so if you have strengths in these areas you could look for a relevant entry-level role. Alternatively, you could aim to work towards “[...] professional qualifications in a field such as accountancy or social care while employed in the private or public sector, and then make the shift to working for a charity or not-for-profit organisation when Charities need financial, administrative and IT support, just like other types of organisation, so if you have you have qualifications, skills and experience to offer. Small charities are more likely to recruit people into strengths in these areas you could look for a relevant entry-level role. Alternatively, you could aim to work wide-ranging roles that call for a broad range of skills, while bigger charities will have the resources to towards professional qualifications in a field such as accountancy or social care while employed in the employ specialists. private or public sector, and then make the shift to working for a charity or not-for-profit organisation when


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There are some areas of work that are particularly important to charity and not-for-profit organisations:



(A) ______ Fundraising. This involves working to maximise donations to the charity through initiatives and events. Many charities raise funds by selling donated goods and you may be able to find work managing charity shops.

• Possible entry-level roles: street fundraiser, volunteer coordinator



(B) ______ Lobbying, policy-making, campaigning. Many charities seek to raise the profile of the good causes they support and to influence policy accordingly.

This involves carrying out research, formulating campaigns and pressing for changes to the law or for greater public awareness.

• Possible entry-level roles: research assistant, policy assistant, campaigns assistant

(C) ______ Marketing, communications, press relations. Charities need to promote their fundraising and lobbying initiatives. You may be better placed to find work in this area if you have already gained marketing or journalism experience elsewhere.

• Possible entry-level roles: marketing assistant, communications assistant



(D) ______ Technology. Charities need people with technological expertise both to set up and maintain their internal IT systems and to support their use of websites and social media for publicity and fundraising. Depending on the size of the charity and how well resourced it is, there could be jobs available in web development, content production, digital marketing, user testing, security and analytics.

• Possible-entry level roles: IT support assistant, data analyst […]”

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