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|Date Posted||Jul 18|
|Category|| Creative Community |
|Opportunity Type|| Volunteer |
|Subject Area||Information technology|
|Estimated time (hours)||2-7 Hours a week for 5 months|
|Targeted Skills||graphic design, environmental communication|
Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Guyana
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents onlyAbout E-Volunteering
Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from international volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting into one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.
E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment, Internet and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection. Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that when working with the partners, emails will not be responded to immediately. For most of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers and flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.
For additional information about our e-volunteering program, please refer to: https:/goo.gl/FQEmbx
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The E-Volunteer’s Role
As the Communications and Graphic Design Advisor, you will support Cuso International's in-country volunteer, who is based in the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, in implementing activities under the Shared Resources Joint Solutions (SRJS) programme of the WWF Guianas (Guyana Office). Your overall objective will be to build the capacity of WWF’s partners (mostly Indigenous communities) so that they can better understand and implement complex environmental and natural resource management initiatives in the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana by using simple and attractive visual aids and other communications tools. The in-country volunteer will be preparing modules (as part of several field manuals) and other technical documents which will require visual aids (e.g. posters, charts, and other creative visualizations) and overall editing. Your visual aids will assist members of the local community who may find it challenging to understand complex technical information expressed in the manuals.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
-Prepare visual aids to augment the in-country volunteer’s field modules on various topics (e.g. methods to manage fire in the Savannahs, solid waste management, mining best practices, environmental legislation, natural resources management guidelines and climate change issues within the Rupununi region).
-Edit and customize field modules to make them more user-friendly and visually attractive.
-Prepare at least 3 posters and other visual aids to support community engagement activities on natural resource and environmental issues.
-Prepare posters and other visual aids to increase awareness within Indigenous communities on critical issues such as impacts of mercury on human health and the environment.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-College Diploma in graphic design, environmental communication or related field.
-Formal training in one or more of the following areas: poster design, short video/infomercial production, communication of environmental issues.
Essential Professional Background:
-One to two years working experience in preparing posters and other visual aids for lay-people and/or community engagement.
-Excellent written skills.