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If you are a staff member of ACDI / VOCA, you may use this form to request an update to your organization's information. Please refer to our Privacy Statement if you have concerns about our management of this information.

Note that the same information may need to be entered in more than one place. For example, the duration of projects needs to be entered in a text description, as well as in specific Project Duration fields. The text fields are used for display to potential project participants, with the data fields are used to match participants with your organization.

Make any changes you wish on each of these forms, and then click "Submit Updates" (at the bottom of this long page):

   Your Information
Your Name:
Your E-Mail:

   Identification
The current information for your organization is show in each field.
Make any changes you wish directly to the values in each field:
Organization Name:
Abbreviation:
Sub-Title:
Long Name:
Also Known As:
Any other name of the organization, such as
a former name, a DBA, or a different name in
different parts of the world.

   Type of Organization
The type of your organization as it relates to potential volunteers or advisors. Please refer to our Organizations page for the types of organizations. Specific listing criteria for Field Organizations is given on our Listing Criteria page. Please select a New Type only if you wish to change the type of your organization.
Current Type: Field Organization
New Type:

   Contact Information
The current information for your organization is show in each field.
Make any changes you wish directly to the values in each field:
Web Site:
E-Mail Address:
Name of person
receiving E-Mail:

The name of the person whose E-Mail address
is given above. If the E-Mail address above
is a "general" address, leave this field empty.
Phone:
Fax:
If you need to revise your organization's adddress,
enter it in the blank field below.
Address: ACDI / VOCA
50 F Street, N.W., Suite 1075
Washington, D.C. 20001
USA

   Descriptions
In this section, the current information is show above each field.
Enter a revised version of the information if you wish to make changes.
You may cut from the text of the current information and paste into the field below to begin a revision.
General Description: A private, nonprofit organization that promotes broad-based economic growth and the development of civil society in emerging democracies and developing countries. Offering a comprehensive range of technical assistance services, ACDI/VOCA addresses the most pressing and intractable development problems.
Program Information: Volunteer assignments are usually two to four weeks in length (a few longer-term assignments are also available). ACDI/VOCA looks for new volunteers to support international development assistance activities in business, agriculture, banking and financial services, marketing, cooperative development, food processing and other areas.
Describe the typical project length and style - community service, technical assistance, etc.
Qualifications: Volunteers typically are mid-career and senior professionals in their respective fields and donate 2-4 weeks of their time and talent to work side by side with the farmers and entrepreneurs who are pushing for economic progress and democratic reforms around the world. Volunteer opportunities for non-U.S. residents are limited.
What are the required qualifications for participants - experience, age, citizenship, etc.
Financial Arrangements: Volunteers contribute their time and expertise on a pro-bono basis. ACDI/VOCA pays for all assignment-related expenses. These include round-trip coach airfare, passport, visas, lodging, meals and incidentals, project materials, required immunizations, emergency medical evacuation, and supplemental health insurance, etc.
General information about financial arrangements, from the view of a participant.
Volunteer Registration: Volunteers can complete an on-line application at the ACDI/VOCA web site. Current international opportunities are also listed. You will need to attach a description of your professional experience (résumé or CV). After you complete the application, your name and skills will be entered into the ACDI/VOCA national volunteer database. This enables ACDI/VOCA to contact you regarding future assignments that match your interests and expertise. A willingness to volunteer, however, does not guarantee automatic placement since the process is driven by the overseas clients' demand for particular skills.
How do participants register or apply?
History: ACDI/VOCA resulted from the 1997 merger of Agricultural Cooperative Development International and Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance. The merger blended ACDI's systemic, long-term approach to development and VOCA's people-to-people volunteer activities.
When and where was your organization incorporated or founded?
Mission Statement: ACDI/VOCA identifies and opens economic opportunities for farmers and other entrepreneurs worldwide by promoting democratic principles and market liberalization, building international cooperative partnerships, and encouraging the sound management of natural resources.
Your organization's mission statement.

   Affiliations
This section lists your organization's religious and national affiliations and whether that affiliation is a requirement for volunteers.
Religious Affiliation:
   Volunteers must be a member of this religion.
National Affiliation:
   Volunteers must be a citizen of this country.

   Training and Experience
The level of training and experience helps us match volunteers with organizations. We use "college equivalent years" (CEYs) as a measure of training and experience. Each year of education after high school (grade 12) counts as one CEY. Every five years of industry experience counts as one CEY. For example, if you organization has a general requirement or preference for volunteers with a Bachelors degree and 10 years experience would be 6 CEYs.
Required/preferred training and experience:
College
Equivalent
Year(s)

   Expertise
If your organization specializes in field projects in particular fields, select them here. Additional information on the field choices is available at the Description of Industry Fields page.
Field 1:
Field 1 is
Field 2:
Field 2 is
Field 3:
Field 3 is

   Financial Arrangements
This section gives the financial arrangements for people participating in your projects. Please list the percentage of your projects that have the financial arrangements. For example, if half your projects use consultants who get paid a salary or substantial compensation, then the first field should be "50".
Participants are paid a
salary or substantial compensaion:
%
Participants are given a
small stipend or allowance:
%
Travel expenses of participants
are covered by the project:
%
Living expenses of participants
are covered by the project:
%
Expenses for a spouse
are covered by the project:
%
Expenses for dependent children
are covered by the project:
%
Participants pay a fee above travel
and living expenses to participate:
%
Your organization helps participants
raise funds to cover costs:
%

   Project Duration
Minimum project length:
Average project length:
Maximum project length:

   Age and Family
Minimum required participant age: years
Leave blank if no limit.
Maximum limit on participant age: years
Leave blank if no limit.
Youngest typical participant: years
Average age of typical participant: years
Oldest typical participant: years
Family: Participants may bring a spouse.
Dependent children may accompany the participant.

   Statistics
Number of potential participants registered:
If you maintain a database of potential volunteers.
Number of international projects undertaken by your organization:
in year:
Number of participants sent on international projects:
in year:

   Regions
This section lists the number of countries in each region in which your organization has a presence (executes projects). Click on the name of each region to see what countries are included.
Africa: countries
Asia: countries
Australia-Oceania: countries
Caribbean: countries
Central America: countries
Eastern Europe: countries
Middle East: countries
North America: countries
South America: countries
Southeast Asia: countries
Western Europe: countries

   Budget
This section details the organization's budget for the most recent year which information is available.
Budget amount:
In what currency:
For the year:
Percentage of budget
spent internationally:
%

   When all done ...
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