NGOs, an abbreviation for non-governmental organizations, play an important role worldwide supporting people, nature, and animals when governments don’t have the
resources to contribute. Developing countries struggle to maintain a decent quality of life across the entire population which is why external organizations step in
and assist. They take initiative in both community and environmental issues where there’s a lack of government legislation and resources. Make a difference in the world
and allow these non-profit organizations to fulfill their purpose despite limited resources.
Did you know this about NGOs?
Tech Report NGO
has gathered some interesting facts on this topic:
- There are an estimated 10 million non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide.
- The number of people worldwide donating money to NGOs increased from 1.2 billion in 2011 to 1.4 billion in 2014. By 2030, the number is expected to grow to 2.5 billion.
- Nearly one in three (31.5%) people worldwide donated to charity in 2015 and one in four (24%) volunteered.
- If NGOs were a country, they would have the 5th largest economy in the world.
- With over 3.3 million non-governmental organizations, India has approximately one NGO for every 400 people.
These programs work separately from governments and rely on their own efforts to raise funds to perform their activities.
Volunteers are an invaluable asset to NGOs because they bring new ideas, external experience and essential helping hands.
Volunteers who are looking for hands-on experience in an NGO will gain great personal and professional experiences by volunteering for NGO management.
Responsibilities vary depending on the duration of your stay. Volunteers invested in the program for a longer period of time can take on tasks like developing strategy
and implementing procedures to enhance performance.