They are people just like you! EACO volunteers, like our clients, come from all walks of life. Our volunteers vary in age, ethnicity, faith, gender, sexual orientation, and professional backgrounds. Some volunteers do the work because they want to do something outside of work. Some have experienced the loss of a loved one and the experience changed their lives. Some just like to help people. Our volunteers are students, lawyers, accountants, electricians,marketers, sales people, human resource people, homemakers, teachers, and retired people. Many volunteers state that their life is rich and fulfilled and they want to "give back" to their community.
Volunteering in EACO is very rewarding. You get to meet many different types of people and form solid relationships based on mutual respect, understanding, and caring. As a EACO volunteer you will:
• Make a difference in people's lives
• Develop a wide network
• Develop a range of skills and experience that can be used in everyday life
• Receive ongoing education and development
• Do your part in bringing about social change
Each week, your gift of time will help nourish and sustain the quality of lifefor someone living with a terminal illness.
EACO has vast opportunities including: - HIV care and counseling. - Delivering support, materials and writing reports on EACO project progress. -Teaching at schools and co-ordinating peer education projects. -Assisting with administration. -Delivering training to staff and volunteers on relevant issues. -Assisting with building projects. -Writing grant proposals. EACO particularly welcomes skilled professionals that can help the organization to improve and develop, but EACO welcomes the enthusiasm and commitment of all willing volunteers. EACO is committed to ensuring all voluntary experiences are as mutually beneficial as possible, and can find accommodation with local families or in guest houses.Regardless of the duration of your time, EACO 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.
EACO is situated in the Mukono District in central Uganda. The organisation works with vulnerable women, particularly widows and those living with HIV/AIDS, as well as vulnerable children, youth, and the elderly.
More than 27 million out of a population of 32 million people live in rural Uganda, the majority of whom have not been shielded from the harsh realities of poverty.
Lack of access to water and sanitation is already exposing rural women…