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August 28, 2011 | Networks

Volunteers recruitment for refugee settlement

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What is volunteering?
In general terms, volunteering is the practice of people willingly agreeing to offer service to a community to meet a particular cause without payment for their time and services.

Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity, intended to promote good or improve human quality of life, but people also volunteer for their own skill development, to meet others, to make contacts for possible employment, to have fun, and a variety of other reasons that could be considered self-serving.

Volunteering takes many forms and is performed by a wide range of people. Many volunteers are specifically trained in the areas they work in, such as medicine, education, or emergency rescue. Other volunteers serve on an as-needed basis, such as in response to a natural disaster or for a beach-cleanup.

Why people volunteer?
Why volunteer with CHRAD?
As an organization, CHRAD sees it a core duty to improve the lives of refugees and other disadvantaged in societies.

Currently, it is implementing a Refugee Rehabilitation Program (RRP) under its short term initiative. We are recruiting volunteers from all over the world to facilitate the program

What is volunteering?
In general terms, volunteering is the practice of people willingly agreeing to offer service to a community to meet a particular cause without payment for their time and services.

Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity, intended to promote good or improve human quality of life, but people also volunteer for their own skill development, to meet others, to make contacts for possible employment, to have fun, and a variety of other reasons that could be considered self-serving.

Volunteering takes many forms and is performed by a wide range of people. Many volunteers are specifically trained in the areas they work in, such as medicine, education, or emergency rescue. Other volunteers serve on an as-needed basis, such as in response to a natural disaster or for a beach-cleanup.

Why people volunteer?
Why volunteer with CHRAD?
As an organization, CHRAD sees it a core duty to improve the lives of refugees and other disadvantaged in societies.

Currently, it is implementing a Refugee Rehabilitation Program (RRP) under its short term initiative. We are recruiting volunteers from all over the world to facilitate the program. The Following vacancies are always available for placement with our partners' institutions.

FULL TIME VOLUNTEERING
Volunteer shall be required to provide teaching service to school children from kindergarten through High School in all subject areas.

Cradle of Hope for Relief and Development (CHRAD) is in partnership with institutions at the settlement on which behalf its recruit volunteers to offer them services. At the Buduburam Refugee Settlement, there are more than 20 schools serving an estimated 11,000 refugees from Liberia. All the schools are very much willing to accept volunteers. This means that we are expected to recruit as much as 50 volunteers to meet demand for volunteers' service by these institutions.

School days run from Monday through Friday from 8:oo am to 2:30 pm. The schedule is however flexible for volunteers such that they will be needed at post (except otherwise decided by themselves) only at their schedule time. Volunteer shall be expected to spend two (2) to five (5) hours daily at post. Arrangements are made for part-time volunteers to visit at least once weekly.

The following detailed teaching opportunities are constantly available through out the year:

PRE SCHOOL (KINDERGATTEN:
This involves singing, playing and taking general care of children between the ages of 6 months - 5 years. One does not need much experience to work them, interest in children is more important. The volunteer must be between the age 18 and above and must be fluent in English Language.

PRIMARY SCHOOL (ELEMENTRY):
Primary (Elementary) school children are normally between the ages of 6-12 years. Teaching them involve normal classroom work (such as Arithmetic, poem recitation, reading, singing etc) in line with the Ghana Education Service Syllabus. Volunteer's interest in handling disadvantaged children is paramount here. Must have attain the age 18 and above with at least a Diploma. Undergraduate currently on study program are encourage to apply.

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL:
Junior High school children are teenagers mostly between the ages of 13 - 16 years.

Specific subjects such as Mathematics, Social Studies, General Science, and Technical Skills are taught using the Ghana Education Service syllabus. Students are prepared for Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) of the West African Examination Council's (WAEC). Successful candidates gain admission into Senior High School. Volunteers are required to posses Diploma or a Bachelor Degree to teach any of the subjects above.

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL:
Senior High Schools students are teenagers normally between the ages of 15- 19 years. Recommended for trained teachers or people mastered in a particular field of study. Subject such as Economics, Mathematics, Literature, Business Management, English Language, French, Accounting etc.

COUNSELING (Trauma, Career, Peer Counseling etc) and MENTORING

Currently, the Director is involved in providing one to one psychosocial counseling aimed at deepening the awareness of their culture as well as initiate drives to promote and uphold self-reliant, self-determination, self-esteem and sense among school children and the youth. This position will be ideal for volunteer with background in humanities such as sociology, psychology, public sector management or those with charisma and gifted in public speaking. Potential volunteer must have linguistic and interpersonal skills. This position also ideal Research student into post war dilemma.

HOSPITAL (HEALTH SECTOR)
The camp hospital is in a process of upgrading by having a theater to undertake surgery. Volunteer opportunities at the clinic are reserved for those with health background. Such as Nurses, Medical Assistants, Pharmacists etc.

HIV / AIDS PROJECT:
This project is an inseparable associate of the clinical activities only that is solely geared towards organizing seminars and publishing& distributing material to educate people about AIDS and providing various forms of associated counseling. Recommended for people with a strong background in the English Language and good writing skills or those interested in to researching in this area.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION:
Due to lack of resources to organize workshops on conflict resolution, we strongly recommend that volunteers who might be interested in this area be willing to mobilize resources towards organizing one. Three days workshop with 50 participants could be catered for at the cost of US$ 1,500.00 (this include hiring venue, providing refreshment, publicity, administrative cost and certificate

WHO IS QUALIFIED TO VOLUNTEER
Young graduates / undergraduates, male or female, from any part of the world who can speak and write English language either as an official language or a second language or with a passionate desire to help the disadvantaged in diverse way and have attained 18 years and above can apply.

Retired professionals with specialization in various fields such as Medical, Education, Counseling, Administration, Legal Service, Medial Practice and Advocacy, Child Care Development, Fund Raising etc who wish to share their experience or assist the less privileged in society are warmly welcome to apply.

WHEN TO APPLY
We accept volunteers throughout the year in all aspect of the services described above. Interested persons whose area of interest or specialization do not fall under the above professions may discuss their intention with the director for possible placement. Intention to donate could also be communicated to the director or simply visit our donation column.

HOW TO APPLY
Please fill in the application form with your accurate information and submit. You may also write to the director via the following contacts below:

Lawrence Saah Varnie
Director,
Cradle of Hope for Relief and Development
P. O. Box NB 754,
Nii Boiman, Accra Ghana
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]
Website: http://chrad.org or http://chrad.page.tl

+233 (0) 270 143 568 / +233 (0) 262 143 568 / +233 (0) 243 143 568

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