Volunteerism

BSR offers you an opportunity to volunteer in biodiversity conservation projects to improve Plant conservation initiatives in Rwanda. Volunteers can work on a number of projects: Wild plants and Forest conservation, crop conservation, Eco-Tourism development and conservation initiatives, Education and Awareness-raising and climate change mitigation. We also need volunteers with some technological and managerial skills. Please check out the programs we run under Our Work!

 

There are many areas volunteers can get involved in with BSR. We encourage interested volunteers to think about where their personal or professional skills could be of most use to us. So whatever your skills or interests are, please let us know and we can discuss how best your skills can be fruitful for BSR achievements. We want to inspire overseas volunteers to make a difference in our community and we also value the unique input each volunteer brings to BSR.

Volunteer fundraising

Because BSR relies solely on the generosity of donors, grants, and individuals, we do encourage our international volunteers to fundraise for the program they will be working on before they come to Rwanda. The money fundraised goes straight to your chosen program and you will be able to see exactly where your donation goes: BSR is proud to be totally transparent with its finances. There is no set volunteer ‘price’. Instead, we consider the volunteer, their circumstances and the length of time they will be working with BSR for. 

 

BSR aims to be different from many volunteer organizations, who often charge a huge amount for a very short period of volunteering. Instead, we want to encourage anyone to volunteer, whatever their financial position. We value volunteers’ skills, interests, and professional input just as much as any fundraising they can do for their chosen program.

Networking

Volunteerism is not just about working in another country and then going back home again. We really encourage all of our volunteers to try and promote the work of BSR in their home country when they return, thus helping BSR to be known by more and more people. We recognize the importance of networking in order to grow and host more volunteers, as well as raise awareness of the issues facing the community we work in and we really appreciate everything our volunteers do to raise the profile of BSR!

Interested? How to get involved

If you are interested in volunteering with , then please Contact us via our Website link and email your application to botanicalsocietyr@gmail.com along with a copy of your CV and a letter of motivation (why do you want to volunteer with BSR and how does it fit in with your current interests/activities in your home country?).

If you want more information before applying, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your questions. Many thanks for your interest in BSR and we look forward to hearing from each and every interested volunteer.