Volunteers and Interns

The Teach Them To Fish Foundation is a certifying organization eligible to issue the President’s Volunteer Service Award (“PVSA”). Our ROS Key is MUW-9181.


To receive the PVSA, individuals, families, and groups must meet the following criteria:

  • Recipient(s) must be a United States citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States.
  • Awards are issued for service hours served within a 12-month time period or over the course of a lifetime.
  • Awards are issued for volunteer service only; additional levels of participation with the organization (i.e., charitable support) are not a factor considered for the award.
  • Court-ordered community service does not qualify for the award.
  • Awards are issued by approved Certifying Organizations.
  • Service must be with an approved Certifying Organization that is legally established in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or one of the U.S. territories.


Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement. Levels include bronze, silver, gold and the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime.

Hours by Award Bronze Silver Gold
Kids (5-10) 26 – 49 50 – 74 75 +
Teens (11–15) 50 – 74 75 – 99 100 +
Young Adults (16-25) 100 – 174 175 – 249 250 +
Adults (26 and older) 100 – 249 250 – 499 500+
Families and Groups* 200 – 499 500 – 999 1,000+
President’s Lifetime Achievement Award: Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more hours in their lifetime
* Two or more people, with each member contributing at least 25 hours toward the total


Along with the ultimate honor of presidential recognition, recipients will receive a personalized certificate, a medallion, and a congratulatory letter from the president of the United States.

There are many ways you can “Get Involved” with our work at the Teach Them To Fish Foundation.  Check here often to see the volunteer or internship positions available that may be suitable for you.  Whether as a volunteer or an intern, you can make a difference and help us change the lives of thousands of orphaned and impoverished children in rural Cambodia and Uganda while emphasizing the importance of educating girls for the first time in their lives.


We are always looking for full-time or part-time volunteers to help us fulfill our mission.  We would love to hear from you if you have a talent or expertise we could use.  Whether you are a seasoned pro or just starting out, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.  We have loads of projects involving:

  1.     Accounting (e.g., maintain books, reconcile bank statements, coordinate filing of tax returns, prepare annual reports),
  2.     Events (e.g., host a party at your church, civic club, home, office, organization, school, synagogue or other location to help us raise money for one of our schools or even sponsor a student),
  3.     Fundraising (e.g., schedule and coordinate fundraising events, attend events, generate leads for prospective donors, follow-up with donors, and maintain database),
  4.     Legal (e.g., annual filings, contracts, and legal representation),
  5.     Medical (e.g., optometrists, physicians, nurses – field visits),
  6.     Newsletters and Articles (e.g., write Newsletters or articles of special interest and publish them on our web site and distribute them to our email list),
  7.     Office Administration (e.g., perform daily office administration duties, filings, text editing, or answer phones),
  8.     Social Networking (e.g., help us spread the word about our works and global impact via Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks),
  9.     Video Production (e.g., draft script, shoot footage, voice overs, video editing, sound effects/music/graphics, video revisions, and produce final product),
  10.     Website Editing (e.g., edit text/pictures/videos/other content, maintain our Facebook, and monitor our Blog) (Our website is formated using WordPress.), and
  11.     Website Development & Maintenance (We use WordPress for the website.).

Travel opportunities available to visit our schools in the field and help us on humanitarian aid missions!

Volunteers should write to LSizemore@TeachThemToFish.org.


If you are a college student, internships are a great way to get experience and make a global impact. Most positions are unpaid unless otherwise noted. Applicants for internships should write to LSizemore@TeachThemToFish.org.

Travel opportunities available to visit our schools in the field and help us on humanitarian aid missions!



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