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At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits are all available here.

We are especially excited to share our signature Citizen Journalism and Digital Empowerment Curriculum. Start learning today!

Offer: Listening for Social Change: Volunteers Needed!

Join our evaluation panel to help choose the next wave of global women citizen journalists who will change our world.

World Pulse is seeking volunteers for Voices of Our Future, an exciting online training program in Web 2.0, citizen journalism and empowerment for 30 emerging women leaders from across the globe. Voices of Our Future Correspondents are trained to harness the power of Web 2.0 to broadcast social change news from the front lines of some of the most forgotten regions in the world. Our goal is to provide these women with the tools to amplify their voices and a platform from which they can be heard.

As women from as far away as Afghanistan and Bolivia apply for our program, we need volunteers to join our evaluation panel as Listeners. As part of this panel, Listeners will be asked to evaluate a series of editorial assignments written by applicants over a four-week period. Along with World Pulse staff and advisers, you will help us choose the 30 most outstanding women to join our program.

Criteria and Commitments for Listeners:

  • Regular and reliable access to the Internet
  • Availability the first week of September 2010 (date to be announced) for a one-hour training session on the evaluation process
  • Ability to devote 2-3 hours per week to reading and evaluating assignments for a four-week period from September 15th to October 13th
  • Ability to provide encouraging, constructive comments on applicants’ assignments
  • Willingness to become an open, insightful and supportive member of our global network of women

Benefits:
The deep and soulful satisfaction of knowing you are participating in a program that will change the lives of these women and empower them to speak out about their personal experiences, visions and goals for themselves and their communities. The amazing opportunity to connect with women from Zimbabwe to Columbia, hear their inspiring stories and exchange ideas, laughter and friendship. Gretchen Lee, a volunteer from last year, wrote:

“Throughout the program, it became crystal clear to me that the entire VOF community was on fire with a genuine outpouring of support, admiration and love for each other. I saw clearly the power of the Internet as a communication tool and a relationship builder for GOOD. My own understanding of the world expanded and giving insight to other women in another place in the world felt so meaningful. It was incredible!”

To learn more about this opportunity, or to apply today, please visit our Opportunities Page

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