Why we need a volunteer: needs identified
Many of the responsibilities for running and developing RUDEC have remained with me. Consequently, I had limited time to train other people within the organisation to develop their capacity and to delegate work. Not only is organizational development required to develop our local personnel in team working and appraisals, but also to establish organisational policies and new projects and formal systems for controlling our workload and managing volunteers so that we could do more. We also require support to develop a business plan and micro-enterprise work and improve our capacity for project proposal writing so that we can write our projects ourselves.
Why volunteer work is needed to strengthen long-term neighbourhood development
The volunteer would help RUDEC to strengthen its foundation so that we can look outwards and support and expand services to all the villages around Belo and Boyo Division. We would do this in partnership with existing services but mostly there are service gaps that we need to address. For example, we aim to make much more of an impact in the lives of orphans and the vulnerable in the community. In particular, their health, education and social and economic well-being require greater support at ground level. Hence, there is a need for RUDEC to lever on-going support and tackle short-term and long-term neighbourhood issues in partnership with development organisations, funders and government institutions, and empower local people to identify and represent their social and economic needs.