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How volunteering works

Volunteering is simple and typically requires about an hour per week on the phone or online with entrepreneurs and managing directors of small food companies in Africa.  PFS makes volunteering easy and leverages the wisdom and expertise you already have. You will be surprised by what a difference you can make putting to work what you already know!

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Volunteer contacts PFS

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Volunteer registers online

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Volunteer looks through open positions & chooses a project

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PFS assembles virtual volunteer team & kicks off project, aligns field staff, clients & colunteers on project objectives

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Project team executes the plan. Volunteers spend about 4-6 hours per month. Projects typically last 4-6 months

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Project is completed & field staff oversees implementation of the project. Volunteers, client & field staff have final debrief meeting & close project

General Mills
General Mills, the founding member of Partners in Food Solutions, is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cargill
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 150,000 people in 70 countries.
DSM
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders.
Buhler
Bühler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, in particular production technologies and services for producing foods and manufacturing advanced materials. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a over 10,000 employees worldwide.
Hershey
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, PA, is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks.
Ardent Mills
Ardent Mills is dedicated to helping our customers innovate and grow, with the industry’s broadest range of flours, mixes, blends and specialty products.
Dante Vargas

Dante Vargas

A General Mills Volunteer.
Indra Mehrotra

Indra Mehrotra

A Cargill Volunteer.
Sheetal Bhadekar

Sheetal Bhadekar

A DSM Volunteer.
Rolf Kamps

Rolf Kamps

A Bühler Volunteer

Help cultivate a sustainable African food industry

We have roles for everyone, no technical expertise required!

 

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Virtual Volunteering - Instead of traveling thousands of miles to help food companies in person, Partners in Food Solutions uses a low cost, high impact virtual volunteer model that leverages the presence of Africa based staff and takes advantage of continually improving communications technology to connect volunteers with African entrepreneurs.

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Make a Difference - Volunteers get the unique opportunity to make a direct impact on both a small food producer - who is employing workers, providing a market for farmers and producing quality food- as well as a whole community by strengthening the entire food value chain.

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Hone Your Skills - PFS gives volunteers the opportunity to use and improve their business skills on real projects for real businesses. They have the opportunity to collaborate with others from partner companies, address challenges that they may not otherwise encounter in their jobs and employ their skills in a dynamic international setting.

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Share Your Expertise - Using knowledge and experience honed at some of the world’s leading food companies, our volunteers collaborate on a wide variety of projects such as developing business strategies, formulating and enriching products, improving quality assurance and developing marketing strategies.

Together, we can make a meaningful difference. 

 

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