Volunteer Positions

You can make a difference! Hands Across the Sea is currently looking for volunteers in the following positions.

Position Title: Missionary

Posting Date: Ongoing
Location: Pont Deschapelles, Artibonite Haiti
Position Type: Voluntary, Full-Time

Hands Across the Sea believes that children are the key to Haiti’s future. We are a registered charitable organization working with needy children and families in Deschapelles, Haiti. We operate a children’s home, a school from preschool to grade 12 with over 500 students, and an outreach ministry to families in the surrounding communities. For more information, visit our About Us page.

We are looking for long-term volunteer staff for our work in rural Haiti. You will have the opportunity to assist in the daily operation of the mission. On-site housing is provided but volunteers must raise their own support through their church or community organizations.

Desirable Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Heartfelt compassion and concern for the people of Haiti;
  • Mature Christian in good physical, spiritual and mental health;
  • A love and desire to work with children;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • A positive team player;
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and complete tasks;
  • Knowledge of French would be an asset; however, a willingness to learn Creole is essential;
  • Computer proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite or similar software would be an asset;
  • Volunteer or paid experience in a developing country preferred;
  • Commitment of 2 years is preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively contribute to the leadership and oversight of the mission;
  • Provide office support;
  • Assist with basic repair and maintenance of the facilities;
  • Spend quality time with children and staff on site;
  • Learn the local language;
  • Attend and contribute to daily devotions and weekly church services and other team events;
  • Make a healthy and positive adjustment to local culture.

Position Title: Accountant

Posting Date: Ongoing
Location: Flexible
Position Type: Voluntary, Part-Time

Hands Across the Sea believes that children are the key to Haiti’s future. We are a registered charitable organization working with needy children and families in Deschapelles, Haiti. We operate a children’s home, a school from preschool to grade 12 with over 500 students, and an outreach ministry to families in the surrounding communities. For more information, visit our About Us page.

We are seeking a volunteer to help us with the annual filing of our Canadian Registered Charity Information Return.

Desirable Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Completion of a College Diploma or University Degree in accounting, finance or business;
  • CPA designation an asset;
  • Knowledge of Canadian Charity law and/or non-profit accounting best practices an asset;
  • Experience completing Canadian Registered Charity Information Returns an asset;
  • Previous not-for-profit experience an asset;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • A high level of confidentiality, discretion and diplomacy.

Responsibilities:

  • Quality control review of documents to confirm accuracy of numbers, proper authorization and completeness prior to filing;
  • Prepare the Canadian Registered Charity Information Return;
  • Keep confidential all financial contribution information;
  • Contribute to the setting of the overall financial direction of the organization;
  • Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and team members.

Position Title: Social Media Coordinator

Posting Date: Ongoing
Location: Flexible
Position Type: Voluntary, Part-Time

Hands Across the Sea believes that children are the key to Haiti’s future. We are a registered charitable organization working with needy children and families in Deschapelles, Haiti. We operate a children’s home, a school from preschool to grade 12 with over 500 students, and an outreach ministry to families in the surrounding communities. For more information, visit our About Us page.

Do you have social media savvy & love to be online? We are looking for a volunteer to manage and expand our social media portfolio.

Desirable Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Heartfelt compassion and concern for the people of Haiti;
  • Experience as a Social media coordinator considered an asset; however, social media savvy is required;
  • Expertise in multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn;
  • Excellent communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage all social media accounts for Hands Across the Sea (HATS-Haiti);
  • Source, create and edit engaging, shareable online content;
  • Stay up-to-date with changes in all social platforms ensuring maximum effectiveness;
  • Monitor web traffic and adapt strategies to increase interest;
  • Facilitate online conversations with viewers and respond to queries;
  • Report on online reviews and feedback from viewers;
  • Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and team members.
 

Interested in Applying?

If you would like to be considered for any of these positions, or require more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.