Become a Volunteer
Whether you have a passion for your community and you just want to give back or you’ve been helped by a charity in the past and you want a way of helping others out,
then we would love you to represent the work we do by becoming a volunteer!
All you have to do is fill out our form and give us a reason why you are motivated to become a volunteer
it’s that simple so please don’t hesitate and apply right now!
Before you get in touch, we’d like to tell you a little more about us and what exactly it is that we do for the countries which we are connected to.
“I believe not only in milk and honey in heaven but in ham and eggs on earth besides” – Rev. Leon H. Sullivan
Who We Are
OIC International (OICI) is a non-profit organization headquartered in the United States. Since 1970, OICI has been improving the quality of life of low-income, disadvantaged individuals through the provision of skills training, business development, health and food security programs in the developing world. OICI’s programs are comprehensive in nature, and aim to give individuals the knowledge and tools they need to build sustainable futures for themselves, their families and their communities.
OICI has a team of over 300 skilled management, technical and field staff with expertise in Agriculture, Food Security, Water and Sanitation, Vocational Training & Job Creation, Microenterprise Development, Microfinance, Health and Nutrition and HIV/AIDS. To ensure maximum impact and results, OICI allocates the majority of its resources to overseas programs, thus the majority of our staff live and work in communities where they are directly implementing OICI programs.
The main tenets of our organizational philosophy are:
- Self-help: We believe in empowering individuals, institutions and communities through the transfer of knowledge and skills.
- Capacity building: OICI’s programs equip their beneficiaries with the life, job and business skills that enable them to become productive members of their communities.
- Social enterprise: All of OICI’s programs are designed with the goal of sustainability and are market driven to ensure that they both meet community needs and are based on fiscal responsibility.
- Partnership: OICI believes that development is a communal effort and that only through effective cooperation will the needs of the developing world be met. In this spirit, OICI has a proud history of welcoming international and national partners in all its work.
What We Do
OICI does not simply hand-out aid; we give citizens of developing countries the tools they need to secure a better future. With over 30 years of experience in giving hope to the poor through a wide range of innovative projects, OICI has expertise in the areas of:
We focus on both the supply and demand of each country’s workforce and tailor our programs appropriately
Conflict Management & Rehabilitation
We assist those most affected by conflict and war to help them rebuild their lives and their communities.
Food Security & Agriculture
We enhance productivity, incomes and quality of life for farmers and farming communities
Health, Nutrition & HIV/AIDS
We increase access to health infrastructure, improve nutrition and provide critical education in areas related to reproductive health, family planning and HIV/AIDS
Sustainable Livelihoods & Community Development
We provide a multi-faceted and comprehensive approach to improving communities in need
We assist unemployed youth and women-households start their own businesses so that they can earn a sustainable income
Local Capacity Building
We help to strengthen local NGOs and enhance civil society