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“Dawn Malcolm, Lighting the Path – amazing God-gifted woman! She is empowering women of Burkina Faso, which is the third poorest country in the world, to learn numerous trades such as soap making, weaving, sewing, just to name a few trades. She is using the gifts God has given her. She is sharing the hope and love of Jesus. I have been to the villages and have met these women Dawn is empowering.”

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Why Volunteer?

Successful solutions to economic empowerment – the kind that generates an income, builds self-worth and hope and improves the quality of life – requires understanding and commitment to the work, new approaches to confront the causes and sustainable solutions that address the unique circumstances contributing to poverty in each community.

Allowing all those in a society to have an earning capacity is one of the keys to alleviating poverty. When a person can provide for his/her family, he/she has the power to improve the standard of living, the health, nutrition, and possibility for education and it gives them more dignity and a better understanding of self-worth.

Lighting the Path focuses on economic empowerment of women and those populations who are not given opportunities to earn a wage as the ones who can most benefit from education, skills, and training that promote income earning, self-sufficiency and value in a society.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Without our volunteers, our program would not be possible. Whatever opportunity you decide to volunteer for, just know you are making a huge difference in the lives of disadvantaged people. You can volunteer with us, no matter where you’re located! 

    Join Our Board

    Help to fundraise for the cause or by joining a special event committee to help us with event planning and logistics. 

    Skill Training

    You could be a mentor and teacher to participants in a training program or assist with a training class.


    In the Office

    You can help remotely with tasks like stuffing envelopes, making phone calls, paperwork, etc. 

    At An Event

    Depending on your location, you can help with event planning, marketing, registration, parking, silent auction, etc. 

    With Our Website

    Depending on your previous experience, you can help update our WordPress website and social media accounts. 

    Raising Funds

    This includes fundraising, grant writing and donations solicitation. We also need help with non-profit management and advising.



    Gather information on weaving looks and other handmade goods supplies, importing goods, or education and activity aids. 


    You can donate money, frequent flyer miles, sewing machines, fabric, hotel points, reading glasses/sunglasses, backpacks, etc.

    Your Choice

    Have a unique skill or interest? We can work together to find a position that will suit you best.

    Volunteer Application

    To be eligible to be a volunteer you must first fill out the volunteer application. When we receive your application, we will contact you to set up an orientation. After that, we will be in touch with you via email to discuss the volunteer opportunities further.

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