Hundreds of Oikocredit volunteers around the world play multiple, important roles in the life and growth of Oikocredit as a thriving organization.
Strong History of Volunteerism
Representing all walks of life and a range of ages, volunteers work mainly through Support Associations in their countries. They are engaged in activities from planning local presentations on microfinance and development issues, to promoting the mission of Oikocredit through communications vehicles, to serving as board members of their associations. They are themselves often investors. And, perhaps most significantly, more than 60 percent of Oikocredit’s investment funds are raised by volunteers through their myriad activities. This spirit of volunteerism sets Oikocredit apart as an investment vehicle.