Volunteers needed to assist in the process of empowerment of a community group through teaching of modern agricultural skills
About the Program
Bio gardening innovations is a community based organization (CBO), based in North Bunyore of Emuhaya District. It was established in early 2009 by 2 project officers and 30 model farmers who had been introduced to organic farming and wanted to pursue it in order to share new techniques, market farm produce and link up with other development stakeholders. This was to scale up farm based enterprises. The target beneficiaries are smallholder producers who want to diversify their sources of livelihoods from farm based entities. They are often faced by uncertainties in marketing and changes in weather patterns that render them vulnerable to low income and household food insecurity.
This organization mobilizes such farmers into working groups in order to explore local resources like indigenous seeds, small livestock and natural soil fertility through organic farming for development. Farmers develop their gardens based on a broader vision that ensures maximum utilization of small land while conserving the natural environment and agro ecosystem.
To alleviate poverty and hunger through agricultural activities.
Initiate and encourage income generating activities by empowering women, men and the youth to acquire agricultural modern skills and creating awareness in the field of HIV/AIDS and Malaria.
Volunteer Activities: Volunteers will be involved in the development and realization of sustainable agriculture with the local community amongst the group members and also taking part in community awareness and advocacy program on food security and nutrition.
Usual working days are Monday - Saturday from 09:00 AM - 3:30 PM including the following tasks.
Volunteers will also have an opportunity to visit the local homesteads for cultural immersion that will lead to intercultural learning.
Volunteers will be picked at the airport upon arrival hence its important for all volunteers to confirm their full arrival details to aid in the pickup. one of the staff members will be at the airport with a pager portraying your name on it for ease of identification.
Volunteers will be accommodated within the local community where a secure room with bedding's is provided, bath shelters and toilets are available. Its good to note that living conditions will be very simple and at time some of the host families will not have electricity.
Volunteers will be provided at least three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and diner. Alcoholic and soft drinks are not provided.