Apply for JourneyMaa 2019

JourneyMaa is Maa’s flagship project which typically takes place during the summer. It is an exciting opportunity for you to personally deliver maternal healthcare to mothers in Sylhet, Bangladesh, and significantly improve their health outcomes. We aim to reduce the maternal mortality rate in target areas within Sylhet, where there is high rate of pregnancy or childbirth related deaths.

Maa aims to select a dedicated team of passionate volunteers from the U.K. to visit Bangladesh, and deliver our renowned, truly life-changing health camps in Sylhet. The application process involves two stages: the online application form, followed by interviews for shortlisted candidates. Interviews will be held on Sunday 27th January 2019, so please keep this date available. The selected JourneyMaa team will work alongside medical students and Bangladeshi doctors, in a collaborative effort to provide a tailored health-screening and education programme to mothers. JourneyMaa is an experience which neither you, nor the mothers you help, will ever forget, and one which has the potential to transform lives.

Application Information for all candidates

NEW FOR 2019: Video Application Submission
This year, we are offering you the opportunity to get creative and submit a video as part of your online application form. Please submit a short video (5-10 minutes) of yourself answering the starred questions from the online application form below. This can be a simple video of yourself talking at the camera, or as extravagant as you would like! We are looking for personality, creativity and enthusiasm – so have fun and tell us why you are a great fit for the JourneyMaa team.

Once you have created your video, please upload it onto Google Drive or YouTube (as an unlisted video if you wish), and copy the link to your video into the application form below. Please then complete the rest of the online application, excluding the starred questions you have already answered in your video.

Please note, the video submission is an entirely optional alternative to written answers on the application form.

If you need more information about how to upload a video on to Google drive or Youtube, please visit:

What are we looking for?
Maa is looking for dedicated and passionate individuals to visit Bangladesh, and deliver our renowned, truly life-changing health camps in Sylhet. In your application, showcase accomplishments, experiences and projects you have been a part of to demonstrate why you should be a part of the JourneyMaa team.

The JourneyMaa team works alongside Bangladeshi medical students and doctors in a collaborative effort to provide tailored health-screenings and education programmes to mothers, therefore excellent team working skills are necessary.

A key role of JourneyMaa volunteers is to act as ‘Global Maternal Health Ambassadors’ for Maa, both during and after their work in Bangladesh. Thus, please convey why you want to join Maa and how you can further our goal of revolutionising maternal healthcare. We have stated recommended word limits next to the application questions

What does the Summer Lead role involve?
Being Summer Lead involves coordinating and delegating roles in the maternal health camps, overseeing the wellbeing of your team members and being the voice of JourneyMaa 2019! You will have the role of representing the amazing work that JourneyMaa does on social media, as well as taking the lead in talking about your experiences on the ground to inspire the next generation of volunteers. If you feel you have great leadership qualities, we encourage you to apply!

TWO WAYS TO APPLY

Please select either a written or video application and ensure you have read the JourneyMaa Information Pack before applying.

JourneyMaa 2019 Written Application Form

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New for 2019: Video Submission

This year, we are offering you the opportunity to get creative and submit a video as part of your online application form. Please submit a short video (5-10 minutes) of yourself answering the starred questions from the online application form below. This can be a simple video of yourself talking at the camera, or as extravagant as you would like! We are looking for personality, creativity and enthusiasm – so have fun and tell us why you are a great fit for the JourneyMaa team.

Once you have created your video, please upload it onto Google Drive or YouTube (as an unlisted video if you wish), and copy the link to your video into the application form below. Please then complete the rest of the online application, excluding the starred questions you have already answered in your video.

Video Submission Contents

Please note, if you are submitting a video application, you must answer the following questions within your video (5-10 mins): 

1. Why do you want to volunteer for JourneyMaa 2019?
2. Please tell us any relevant clinical or volunteering experience
3. Describe a situation where you demonstrated team working skills
4. If successful, you will fundraise for the cost of your trip. What ideas do you have for fundraising?
5. (Optional) If you are interested in the Summer Lead role, please explain why you believe you’d make a good leader.
How do I upload my video to Google Drive or YouTube?

Uploading to Google Drive or YouTube

If you need more information about how to upload a video on to Google Drive or YouTube, please visit:

JourneyMaa 2019 Video Application Form

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