Action10 is a 100% volunteer driven organisation composed of an amazing team of people who give their time and expertise to eradicate extreme poverty.

Why volunteer?

For some, volunteering provides them with the opportunity to develop or gain new skills and experience, for others it’s a fantastic way for meeting new people and making new friends. But what unites us all, is the chance it provides to make a real difference to the lives of others.

Interested in volunteering with Action10? Please visit our volunteer page >

Meet Elizabeth Goffi

Elizabeth Goffi – Sustainable Economy Group

As everyone at Action10 is a volunteer, everyone is really enthusiastic about their work and the change they can bring for our target groups

Tell us a little about yourself!

My name is Elizabeth Goffi. I am a 23-year-old American student living in Bologna, Italy. I am currently in the first year of my graduate degree in International Economics and Conflict Management at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. Next year, I will be returning to my hometown of Washington D.C. to finish my degree, after which I hope to find work in the public sector to encourage sustainable and transformative development practices in post-conflict environments.

How long have you been volunteering with Action10?

I have volunteered with Action10 as part of the Sustainable Economy team for just over a year now!

What team/project do you currently work on at Action10?

I work on the Botanical Reintegration Village project at Action10 with our local partner IDEFOCS.

How/Why did you originally get involved with Action10?

I was in the final year of my degree in development studies at Lund University and Action10 Team Leader Milja Norberg, who had graduated from my program, sought out some volunteers to work on a grant application for a project in Liberia. I was already very interested in post-conflict peacebuilding efforts and I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the obstacles facing small non-profits in the development sector.

What is your favorite part about working with Action10?

I love working with passionate people. As everyone at Action10 is a volunteer, everyone is really enthusiastic about their work and the change they can bring for our target groups. It’s also a really collaborative working environment. Action10 brings volunteers together from all over the world to contribute to real sustainable outcomes for marginalized communities. Distance-based volunteering absolutely has its logistical challenges, but I feel like combining such diverse perspectives creates unique opportunities for development innovation. Overall, I’ve learned so much from the wonderful people I’ve worked with on the Sustainable Economy team and I hope to learn more with every project I work on.

Meet Milja Norberg

Milja Norberg – Sustainable Economy Group

We enjoy working together, we learn from each other, and we constantly challenge what we know.

Meet Milja NorbergTell us a little about yourself!

I am Milja, a 26-year-old case officer at the Swedish Migration Agency, currently living in my birth town, Stockholm. My parents used to travel a lot with me and my sister, so I developed a strong interest in other cultures early, and continue to want to learn more about the people I meet. I have double bachelor degrees in Development Studies and Economics, and a master degree in Economic Demography from Lund University. In addition to that, I have spent an exchange year in Lebanon and am about to publish an article about corruption over land in the Journal of Southern African Studies.

How long have you been volunteering with Action10?

I started to help Action10 with translations during the summer of 2014, but didn’t get properly involved as a volunteer until June 2015.

What team/project do you currently work on at Action10?

I am a team leader in the Sustainable Economy workgroup, working together with excellent team members Elizabeth Goffi and David Morrow on the IDEFOCS reintegration project in Little Bassa. I warmly recommend to support it any way you can.

How/Why did you originally get involved with Action10?

After graduating from my programme in Development Studies, I wanted to gain experience within the NGO-sector. A lovely girl who had graduated the year before me was already involved in Action10, so I wrote to her. When she warmly recommended Action10, I decided to contact the organisation. A summer working for Action10 was enough to convince me to continue after graduating from my master, and I have been learning a lot about the NGO-sector ever since.

What is your favorite part about working with Action10?

I now have hands-on experience of working within the NGO-sector and have learnt more than I could imagine during my time at Action10. The rewards and challenges that come with working with volunteers, various internal departments, and local organisations, have taught me a lot about organisational development and the pre-requisites for successful cross-country collaboration. But working with others is also my favourite part at Action10. To experience the progress that comes with teamwork among highly motivated people is absolutely fascinating. Sometimes, it feels like we are making a puzzle when trying to combine the necessary demands from donors and the local expertise of our programme partners. We enjoy working together, we learn from each other, and we constantly challenge what we know.