Established in 2008, Bankers without Borders,® Grameen Foundation’s volunteer initiative, strategically connects skilled professionals with poverty-focused organizations around the world. Through on-site technical assistance, training, and mentoring, or through remote consulting projects, our volunteers work to increase the scale, sustainability, and impact of the organizations they support.
We call our volunteers 'Skillanthropists' because they give more than just their time, they donate their skills and expertise to empower the poor. Bankers without Borders is a unique opportunity to use your professional experience to make a difference and help address real challenges facing organizations working to break the cycle of poverty. Whether you only a have a few hours to spare from your desk at work or home or want to spend a year immersed in the field, Bankers without Borders has volunteer projects to fit your schedule and professional interests.
As a member of Bankers without Borders, you gain access to training and professional development opportunities, receive updates on new volunteer projects and join a network of more than 15,000 professionals, representing over 100 countries and dozens of industries, who share your passion for finding innovative solutions to fight global poverty.
Become a Skillanthropist today and start using your expertise to empower the poor. To register or learn more, please visit www.
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Note: Grameen Foundation's Bankers Without Borders volunteer program is not affiliated with Doctors Without Borders,® which is a registered trademark of Bureau International de Médecins Sans Frontières.