85% of our total operating expenses fund programs for children. So the majority of your dollars go toward exactly what you intended - supporting children in poverty.
The world is becoming a smaller place: to answer the challenges ahead, the youth of the United States and other developed countries must assume the role of global citizens and leaders, engaging the world around them with responsibility and courage. In an increasingly competitive environment, they also need a platform to show their initiative and ensure their future success. DCI’s Youth Leadership Program is a unique opportunity for motivated youth in the United States and beyond to work toward a prosperous future while at the same time making a direct impact on a child in need.
Your journey to becoming a young humanitarian leader begins here! Follow the steps below to join our team and start making a difference.
The Youth Leader position is offered to motivated volunteers who wish to participate in humanitarian work on a flexible timeline and schedule.
Youth from all parts of the United States and other countries are welcome to apply. Local youth are encouraged to work at DCI’s office in Cheshire, CT.
Youth Leaders should show strong initiative and have the ability to work independently, particularly if working remotely.
DCI Youth Leadership positions are designed to challenge young volunteers and inspire discipline, initiative, and long-term commitment. Accordingly, before receiving a certificate of completion for the program and letter of recommendation, participants must present tangible evidence of their contributions to DCI’s mission:
DCI Internships are offered to qualified applicants seeking a more structured and intensive introduction to humanitarian work. Internship positions have a duration of at least 1 month, with interns working a pledged number of service hours on a weekly basis.
Interns must be able to complete the agreed upon number of weekly service hours consistently throughout the duration of their internship position. Due to the hands-on and collaborative nature of internship projects, applicants who are able to work locally at DCI’s office in Cheshire, CT are preferred.
Internship positions are limited based on available projects. If an internship is not available, applicants will be offered a Youth Leader position.
DCI Internship positions are designed to challenge young volunteers and inspire discipline, initiative, and long-term commitment. Accordingly, before receiving a certificate of completion for the program and letter of recommendation, participants must present tangible evidence of their contributions to DCI’s mission: