The Arcubus Experience

Would you like to share your skills with microentrepreneurs in Africa and see for yourself how microfinance really works? With the Arcubus Experience, you can spend from 5 days to 6 months volunteering in the field with one of Arcubus’ microfinance partners, The Microloan Foundation, Five Talents and Opportunity International.

You could find yourself training microentrepreneurs on business planning or basic book-keeping; carrying out surveys to measure social impact, introducing new technologies to MFI staff, recommending marketing strategies, problem-solving or trouble-shooting… Whatever your skills, Arcubus will help you find a way to apply them. We guarantee you will learn lots yourself too; typically people find they take away from these trips much more than they are able to give back.

Arcubus will look after the practicalities, providing you with full pre-trip orientation, finding comfortable accommodation for you and helping you to make all the transport arrangements. All you need to do is choose the country, the length of time you want to stay and the sorts of work you would like to do.

Come on the Arcubus Experience alone, with friends or with a group of colleagues; why not ask your firm to adopt Arcubus as its charity partner? Some companies give employees time off for charity work and can offer matched-giving to help you cover the costs. Of course there are lots of benefits to your company too and we can tailor-make an Arcubus Experience to match your firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and Learning and Development goals.

Talk to Rachel (phone: 020 7248 5139) or e-mail today for more details. You can also download a brochure.

The Benefits to your Company

Arcubus offers your firm a tailor-made package to meet your Corporate Social Responsibility goals, employee engagement and Learning and Development priorities. We understand that every firm is different: speak to us today (phone: 020 7248 5139) or e-mail to find out how we could offer you easy solutions in line with your strategic priorities.

Example benefits include:

  • Team-building
  • Leadership training
  • Skills development
  • Performance incentive
  • Recruitment tool
  • CPD options
  • Market understanding
  • Market building
  • New techniques and innovative technologies
  • High-profile corporate social responsibility with great photo opportunities!
  • Unique – who else is doing this corporately?
  • Easy – we arrange everything for you
  • Bespoke packages to suit your priorities
  • Real impact on local communities; the practical realisation of ‘doing well by doing good.’
  • Even more impact on your staff, adding value to your firm