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Volunteering with EACO

By volunteering with us you get to meet many different types of people and solid relationships based on mutual respect, understanding, and caring. As a EACO volunteer you will:

  • Make a difference in people’s lives, bringing about social change
  • Develop a wide network and range of skills and experience that can transform your own life
  • Have the opportunity to visit one of the best tourism destinations in the world according to National Geographic and Lonely Planet

International Volunteering Program

EACO developed a program to receive its international volunteers. The program includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off at Entebbe Airport
  • Accommodation: in Mukono, EACO can arrange for volunteers to stay with a local family or in a guest house. In Maracha the volunteer must stay with the project co-ordinator in the area.
  • Food: 3 meals per day
  • In-country orientation/ training
  • In-country staff support
  • Language Instruction

EACO suggests a minimum donation of £100 per week (USD 160 or 125 Euros) to cover the program expenses. That amount should be transferred directly to our bank account at least two weeks before your placement.Volunteers can stay from 1 week to 52 weeks, volunteering from 12 to 50 hours a week. 

Requirements

  • Volunteers must be 18 years old, and should apply at least two weeks in advance by filling this Application Form and send it to empuganda@yahoo.com
  • Qualifications: EACO is in need of skilled professionals that can help the organization to improve and develop, but our team welcomes the enthusiasm and commitment of all willing volunteers. EACO is committed to ensuring all voluntary experiences are as mutually beneficial as possible. Our staff will welcome you as one of the family, and give you the chance to make life-long friends in the community, really make a difference, and work with a truly inspirational community based organization.
  • Health Requirements: Volunteers must take anti-malaria pills.
  • Equipment/Clothing: Suitable clothes for hot/rainy climate.  EACO is a well respected organization, both in the community and internationally.  We ask that volunteers are clean and presentable when undertaking their work in the community.
  • Insurance: Volunteer’s responsibility.

Work Needed at EACO Uganda
Train community members in water and sanitation – Volunteers are needed to carry out training of the community on all aspects of the and covering the following activities. • Hygiene promotion • Construction of latrines Hand pump installation and maintenance • The links between water, sanitation and health • The importance and main elements of hygiene-promotion • The complexities in delivering safe water and sanitation • Reporting and monitoring • Disease surveillance • Coordination and partnerships • Water quality testing and monitoring • Environmental sanitation

Community Nutrition & Health for Rural Mukono – We are in need of volunteers for the economic development, community nutrition & health, gender equality and sustainability of rural populations of Mukono and based on the research reports we shall be able to compile a report and look for funds to support and solve the problem in the area of study.

Train rural schools in hygiene and Sanitation – Volunteer have to establish a monitoring and evaluation system to inform decision-makers. They need to know whether the enormous amount of hardware installed in the last ten years is kept in a functioning condition, and act accordingly; whether the hygiene awareness created in the schools is beginning to translate into changed behavior, starting with hand washing; whether it then starts increasingly to influence home-based behavior and that of pupils’ families. Decision-makers also need to be aware of the continuing need for funding, when the big donors leave.

Save Bees by Training the community in biodiversity and conservation in Uganda – The project needs support from volunteers for its activities in apiculture, agriculture, and organic farm work and for providing information to the bee farm’s visitors. Volunteers assist farm visitors (with guidance, interpretation,), tree maintenance and reforestation, flower planting and reproduction. Volunteers also help with the small vegetable garden,

Help establish income-generating activities – provide assistance to our projects that create and implement income-generating opportunities for women, children, youth and the elderly.


Office and logistic activities –
deliver office support, assist with administrative tasks such as budgeting, accounting, updating paperwork, and maintaining personnel files on children and other beneficiaries. Bring your organizational experience to bear in a different setting.

Project management – develop and write project proposals, write grant proposals, help in fundraising, sensitizing the community about health and sanitation. Write progress reports on EACO projects. Bring your project skills to enhance our skills.

Teach children – teach math, language, science, personal health, and other topics at schools. Organize day-care activities in the roles of teachers, camp counselors and day care workers. Good for people who love children. Bring your games, songs, musical instrument and enthusiasm to the village!

Peers education – deliver training to staff and volunteers on issues relevant to the activities where EACO is involved. Help enhance our knowledge base. Be a co-coordinator of one of our peer education projects or help develop a new peer education project. Be a teacher of teachers.

Train farmers – give our rural beneficiaries information and training on applicable technology for best-of-breed agricultural practices, land conservation, food security, bee keeping and others. Bring your knowledge and ability to teach and work the land.

Medical Volunteers – Volunteers in the field that field can help to Volunteers will help to strengthen Sexual and Reproductive Health for youth through: 1. Capacity Building and Training o To train service providers for Adolescent Friendly SRH Services provision o To train peer educators on communication and counseling skills 2. Institutional Framework o To set up adolescent Reproductive Health Clubs for mobilization both in and out of school adolescents for life skills and other positive reproductive health behaviours. 3. Information Education and Communication o To develop and distribute relevant IEC materials to all RH services delivery points 4. Adolescent SRH Service Delivery o To establish Adolescent Friendly SRH services at all delivery points o To initiate community based recreation activities for adolescents o To explore avenues of setting up income generating activities for adolescents

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