Together, We Make a Difference

Partners and volunteers are crucial to our work at Mosaic International. From short-term volunteers to large organizational partnerships, combining with others is what strengthens and improves our programs. We welcome you to explore all the ways you can share in our passion to serve children and young adults with disabilities around the world.

Do you have a way to participate that isn’t listed? Contact us and tell us more!

International Fellowship

Serving and Learning in the Field

Each year, Mosaic International selects fellows to work directly with our program partner staff in the field. The location of opportunities changes based on need, but are generally in Tanzania or Romania.

New applications are released each January and are due April 1. New fellows are selected and announced by June. Most fellows begin their one-year placement between July and September.

Past fellows have included both individuals from the U.S. and Europe, as well as local candidates from the country where the fellowship is served.

Basic Overview of Fellowship Duties 

  • Consulting with and mentoring local program staff to strengthen programs, build capacity and increase sustainability
  • Assisting program staff with program monitoring/evaluation
  • Coordinating international volunteers, volunteer groups and donor visits
  • Participating in meetings, planning sessions and program events with local staff
  • Coordinating and communicating between local in-country office of partner organization and Mosaic’s US headquarters
  • Contributing writing, photography and videography for use in Mosaic International's outreach efforts
  • Other duties developed around candidate's interests, abilities and experience


Successful Applicants Checklist

  • Ability to make a one-year commitment to living and working in a developing country or emerging democracy
  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in International Studies, International Relations, Public Health or related field with focus on international development
  • Previous experience in an international setting
  • Ability to work under remote supervision to meet goals and deadlines
  • Ability to balance a variety of tasks, projects and other duties
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment in partnership with an all-local staff


For more information or to request a fellowship application, please register your interest on our Contact Us page.

Volunteer Opportunities

Lending Your Hands and Heart

Volunteers participate in our international programs in a variety of ways. We work with volunteers and volunteer groups on an individual basis to ensure that their talents, passions and abilities are matched well with program needs. Some of the ways volunteers help Mosaic International include:

  • Helping us to spread the word about the work we do by hosting a Discover the Possibilities event at their home, church, business, social club, etc. These are one-hour presentations that really bring the program to life and help people understand how easy it is to make an impact.
  • Purchasing or selling the beautiful items made by our parents’/caregivers’ cooperative in Tanzania. All profits from these bags, sewn items and jewelry go directly back to the parents. The parents donate 20% of their earnings to help the day centers where their children, and many others, receive services.
  • Planning a mission trip to one of our program countries with their church to provide help with a variety of needs.
  • Going on individual, short-term volunteer trips to share their professional skills. These volunteers have included physical/occupational/speech therapists, special educators, physicians, nurses and other medical professionals, those with construction skills, artists and more!

Partnerships

Partnerships Are Our Foundation

To best meet the needs of children and young adults with disabilities, partnerships are essential. Our model of international program development starts with finding strong, established in-country partners. From there, we work to establish partnerships with local organizations, international organizations and individuals to meet goals. Together, we are changing lives for individuals, assisting families, challenging stereotypes and discrimination and advocating for better local, national and international policies and opportunities for those with disabilities.

Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about partnering with us!