HSC demonstrates its commitment to diversity and effective, culturally responsible service by providing living stipends to each volunteer and covering all program-related costs. This allows volunteers from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds to apply and places the emphasis on the skills the volunteers bring to the program rather than the experience the program provides to the volunteer.
There are already plenty of religious and secular volunteer service programs that exist to please paying volunteers. Most of them focus on creating the context for volunteering instead of selecting and training volunteers for the context. Doing the right thing - the humanist thing - is undoubtedly more expensive, but we hope you will agree that the integrity is worth the price.
Sponsor an HSC Volunteer to stay connected to our work and guarantee a regular source of support for impoverished communities in Ghana’s Northern Region.
HSC volunteer Naduah Wheeler trains Songtaba staff to use social media for human rights advocacy.
HSC volunteer Rebecca Czekalski trains health screeners to administer malaria and diabetes tests.
The Humanist Service Corps approach emphasizes close collaboration with a grassroots partner organization, not just because it embodies humanist ideals, but also because it is more effective and sustainable. Whereas Foundation Beyond Belief’s Humanist Giving program provides catalyst grants to small organizations with a track record of effective, data driven innovation, HSC provides assistance in the form of volunteers.
Humanist Service Corps volunteers do not provide direct services; they don't perform jobs that locals can do or be trained to do. Instead, HSC volunteers collaborate with locals to design and implement solutions that leverage local resources, thereby amplifying the impact each volunteer has. For every volunteer, an initiative, for every initiative, a half dozen domestic volunteers and employees trained and empowered to provide services to hundreds of locals.
The HSC Volunteer Sponsorship program connects you not just to the volunteer you sponsor, but also to the women and children supported by that volunteer's work. There is no better way to understand where your donation goes.
At the $1,000 Volunteer Sponsorship level, donors will receive:
At the $2,500 Volunteer Sponsorship level, donors will receive the above, as well as the following:
At the $5,000 Volunteer Sponsorship level, donors will receive the above, as well as the following:
At the $10,000 Volunteer Sponsorship level, donors will receive the above, as well as the following: