An administrative assistant volunteer at Carlos Maria Ulloa Home for the Elderly in San Jose, Costa Rica would be very busy in the administration department of this very old institution.
Administrative Assistant Volunteers help organizations with the day to day tasks of managing their organization including filing, database management, facility operations and policy development. These types of administrative tasks are required for organizations working across a wide range of fields. As well, administration is often not a strong area for small organizations. These organizations tend to be founded by people who are very focused on delivering services to people in need and generally do not have significant experience in managing an organization. As such, administrative assistant volunteers can have a valuable impact.
These positions give an administration volunteer the opportunity to learn first-hand what is really required to manage a not-for-profit organization on the ground overseas. This is incredibly valuable for volunteers seeking a future in the development field as it provides them real-world experience working on the front lines.