WBFN programs and activities are run by our members for our members. Our volunteers are members from around the world who dedicate their time, talents and energy to giving back. Volunteering at WBFN is not only a great opportunity to use your skills and experience for the benefit of the WBG and wider communities, but also to learn new skills, enhance your professional development, and boost your social life. WBFN volunteers work in an extraordinarily wide range of positions, from event organization and database management to branding and graphic design. Browse the descriptions of what the main WBFN teams do below and register to volunteer based on your personal and professional interests. These detailed descriptions are only to be used a guide and can be adapted to suit the individual’s skill and time commitment.
Get Involved—MMEG Team
Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG) is an outreach program under the umbrella of WBFN. It is the only non-profit hosted within the World Bank. Founded in 1981, MMEG provides education grants annually to women studying at universities in the US/Canada, South Africa and Latin America. To date, 350+ grants have been awarded to women from 76 countries, for a total of $3.1 million.
MMEG is run almost entirely by volunteers, and is always seeking more! Whether you are a reader or graphic artist, a cook or marketing specialist, a writer or photographer, we have an event or activity that calls for your help. Depending on the activity, the time commitment may extend for a day, a few days, a few months or even a year.
Our annual Crafts Fair is scheduled for three days in November in the Main Complex of the World Bank. Come help us organize this, and (of course) enjoy the shopping!