Volunteer Opportunity – Curator

Library Curator Assignment

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) is a charity and not-for-profit organization founded in 1998 to advance education and educational opportunities for Afghan women and their families and to educate Canadians about human rights in Afghanistan. Our four main field program areas include:

  • Investments in Basic Education
  • Community Libraries, Literacy and Books Program
  • Technology for Education
  • Public Engagement.

Virtual Volunteer Assignment

Our digital library, Darakht-e Danesh ("knowledge tree") is adding a new subject collection to the library; Arabic Language. Arabic is one of the subjects of the Afghan curriculum, and we are seeking an Arabic speaker to help us curate an excellent collection of educational materials for Arabic language learning for Afghan school children. This role will involve searching for high-quality Arabic materials at various grade levels that are openly licensed so they can be reproduced in our library, and uploading them into the library.

The volunteer will be provided with an orientation to using the library, to open licensing (if needed), and will be supported by the DD Library team, including a librarian, who can provide guidance on identifying materials that fit with the library's Collection Development policies.

This volunteer role is remote and can be done from any location as long as the volunteer has a computer and Internet access.  

Ideal candidates for this role have:

  • Fluency in (written/read) Arabic
  • Internet research skills
  • Good critical thinking skills
  • A background in education is helpful but not required
  • Are passionate about improving the lives of women and girls in Afghanistan
  • Are comfortable working remotely with minimal supervision
Volunteer Contact:
Please contact Sharan Kaur for more information.
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