Service is an integral aspect of Global Encounters. Our Alumni Association seeks to continue to inspire alumni and the global jamat to engage in service and to call them to action.

 

Global Encounters is made possible by a large group of dedicated, energetic, and passionate volunteers, many of whom are alumni. Given that there are numerous streams of work that need to be undertaken to run the program, sustain its energy, and ensure excellence for the segments of the communities it serves, we are always looking for individuals to bring expertise, skill, and an unquenchable thirst for impact in the form of sustained voluntary service. Check out our current opportunities for those who wish to serve.

 

Global Ismaili CIVIC Day and Global Encounters

Join us on Sunday, 26 September 2021!

We invite you and your family to join Global Encounters on Global Ismaili CIVIC Day for a hands-on virtual service project Cards for Gratitude and Greetings! We will make thank you cards for frontline and essential workers and greeting cards for seniors, isolated community members and the hospitalized.

Session 1: Sunday, 26 September from 12-1pm GMT
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Session 2: Sunday, 26 September from 7-8pm GMT
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If you can’t join us live, we encourage you to participate in two additional activities that can be completed anytime over the weekend:

Reach Out, Reconnect: Let your loved ones, elders and friends know that you’re thinking of them. Help combat isolation and spread kindness. Make a call or send a message to an elder, relative or friend that you haven’t connected with in a while. Say hello, ask them how they are doing, and share a story or laugh together.

Clean Your Community: Beautify your community parks and neighbourhoods. Visit your neighbourhood park and streets and pick up 30 pieces of trash. Recycle, reuse or dispose of the trash appropriately.

Once you complete 1 or more of the activities, please submit this form to record your service.

Share with us your events and activities by using the hashtag #IsmailiCIVIC and #GlobalIsmailiCIVICDay and tag @globalencounters on Instagram and Facebook.

All of these events are open to all Ismaili youth and their families from around the world. Feel free to share the opportunity with others! We look forward to seeing you and serving together!

 

Join Us to Grow the Alumni Association 

Interested in taking on a leadership role to build our Global Encounters Alumni Association (GE AA)?

We are recruiting for an Alumni Association Director and Deputy DirectorThese positions are responsible for oversight and management of the alumni association, including adhering to the original vision and mission, leading the development of the strategy, recruiting and liaising with a volunteer workforce, interacting and managing partnerships, overseeing implementation of the key pillars of actions, and ensuring the success and sustainability of the GE AA. 

The position is voluntary, part-time (minimum of 10-15 hours weekly). 

To apply, send your CV to: [email protected] 

If you want to contribute to an alumni hub in your own country please contact us at: [email protected] 

 

#OneJamatServes

Our #OneJamatServes campaign launched during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic called on youth from all over the world to initiate, encourage, and share acts of service and kindness that were appropriate in today’s new context of physical distancing.

The campaign yielded over 200 posts from around the world and spread joy, love, and peace through small acts of service.

Our Alumni Association is currently working on building platforms through which our alumni can get involved.

One of our upcoming projects includes a service learning lab that will bring together alumni to consult on constructing solutions in a project-based manner for real-world organisations.

Stay tuned!