Description of assignment title: Mapping Environmental Organizations
Assignment country: United Kingdom
Expected start date: Invalid Date
Sustainable Development Goal: 11. Sustainable cities and communities
For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?: 6 – 10
Host entity: Association for Community Awareness (ASCOA)
Duration: 8 weeks
Number of assignments: 25
Mission and objectives
Since 3rd November, 2011, ASCOA has been dedicated to improving the awareness of the local community on HIV/AIDS and its related stigma, promoting peace building in the society, fostering environmental protection and the fight against climate change, supporting children, and empowering women and girls in order to improve their socio-economic participation and boost their wellbeing. We envision a world free of HIV/AIDS, where people are neither stigmatized nor discriminated upon due to their HIV status; a world where women are empowered and children are protected; a world where peace reigns and people live in an environment free of pollution and global warming.
ASCOA seeks to protect, preserve and improve the environment for the benefit of mankind through:
- the establishment of an international network of active environmental organizations and specialists
- the awareness raising of waste negative effects on the environment
- the promotion of good waste management practices
- the contribution to the advancement of research in waste management.
The volunteer will need to search for potential organizations that can join ASCOA’s environmental network (GWCN) and communicate with them in order to register them as members.
Such members could be NGOs, Educational Institutions or Private Companies working in the Environmental field or Clean (Renewable) Energy sector.
There is need for 25 volunteers for the following regions:
- Central Europe
- Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Central Asia
- Central America
In each of these regions, the assigned volunteer will work over 8 weeks on bringing in 10 to 15 organizational members.
The candidate has to have: • a success track record of developing strong relationship with member organizations and/or prospects/stakeholders • strong interpersonal skills • excellent written and verbal communication.
English, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable
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