The Power of Technology In International Aid

The Power of Technology In International Aid

Twenty four hours following the Freetown mudslide on August 14, 2017, TVL leveraged the power of technology to work across 3 continents, 4 timezones, with 4 partner organizations, to put together a relief plan to help prevent a cholera outbreak. Read more to learn how we did this.

TVL is looking for a superstar International Project Coordinator for the summer!

The Village Link is a registered 501(c)(3) in San Mateo County, CA.  We facilitate economic development and sustainability in underserved communities through entrepreneurship, technology and education. Currently, our pilot project operates in a remote, rural village in Sierra Leone, Golu. With some help from TVL, the villagers in Golu built a community resource center and installed solar panels for electricity. Now, it is ready to house educational resources and offer programs for the residents.

TVL seeks a part time community project coordinator to work this summer. An extended period of volunteerism may also be available.  This is a volunteer position.

Your Role….

  • Assist TVL directors with the planning and launch of project components;
  • Work with TVL directors and partners in Sierra Leone to coordinate logistics;
  • Fulfill administrative tasks as directed;
  • Assist with the execution of social media marketing channel communications to TVL followers;
  • Work remotely; and
  • Attend weekly status meetings in person.


Applicant requirements:

  • Interest in Africa's development;
  • Solution-driven;
  • Results-oriented;
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent english written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in project coordination (during college or work).
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to volunteer between 10 - 20 hrs a week.


The Perks…

  • Once you have successfully completed your internship at the end of the summer we will evaluate your work and provide feedback and a reference for future employment. In addition, TVL will award a discretionary bonus based on performance.
  • Free 1 bedroom rental in Redwood City, CA (if from out of town).
  • Experience working on an innovative project that directly affects the community members in a positive way - driving economic and community development through education and entrepreneurship.


  • July - August 31 (2015) with the possibility to extend.
  • 10 - 20 hrs per week
  • Now taking applications

Interested parties can apply to this position at with the subject headline: Summer Internship - Volunteer Community Project Coordinator.