ECOVOs

VOLUNTEERING ACTIVITIES

  1. BASELINE SURVEY CONDUCTED
    ECOVOS conducted a baseline survey for two days from in twelve households in Kyapotani and Rwentondo cells of Kakoba division, Mbarara Municipality in Mbarara District, South Western Uganda. The survey was intended to ascertain the environmental challenges faced by people in the identified locality. This initiative was important and relevant to the community members' whose livelihoods depend on the resources that surround them. Volunteers vehemently conducted this survey and as a result they came up with a project for the community. The was done together with community members.

  2. COMMUNITY WORK AND SENSITIZATION.
    The ECOVOS section has participated in sensitizing communities and other community events. In these activities they learn from new environments, they think creatively in a new environment with limited resources. In these events, it is always a wonderful opportunity for them to learn from others and senior members of staff who often offer guidance that the volunteers may need.

  3. TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
    Volunteers are involved in a number of activities that include trainings that conducted at different levels and programmes within CECOD. Activities that they involved in include training workshops where they take up certain responsibilities such as
    • Arranging training which offers opportunities to the volunteer
    • Conducting performance review of the workshop or an evaluation
    • Conducting a skills audit acquired during a specific training while taking part in an organizational review of the activity.

  4. ADMINSTRATIVE/OFFICE WORK
    Volunteers at CECOD provide office administration assistance such as reception duties, typing and reception attendance. Potential activities include reception and administrative work. They are involved in developing softer skills of confidence and positivity towards their work. This work helps to keep them energized, grow professionally and ultimately builds their confidence in communication and leadership.

  5. SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
    Many skills are often picked up by volunteers as they go along a number of tasks and become proficient on some things which they had no idea about. This then means that they can now translate their new found skills to the work place and other organizations. Volunteers at CECOD translate the skills acquired into practice. They are involved in soap making, briquette and energy saving technologies. If they do not have many skills or qualifications to start with, they can better themselves through volunteering, thus improving their own quality of life.

  6. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
    Volunteers contribute towards environmental management and conservation. They conduct a range of activities including environmental monitoring in schools and communities that surround those schools. They work together with the school community to address environmental and social problems affecting them. In this way they care about the world around them and want to do something to make a difference.