For all those seeking international adventure and to share their knowledge with those who really need it, the Australian Red Cross is looking for a volunteer to fill the position of Permaculture Officer in Uganda. The role is to help subsistence farmers to establish a sustainable, organic and community-owned food supply using permaculture techniques.
Ligingi is a small and beautiful village community in eastern Uganda. The Lingingi Community Learning Centre is run by local villagers and aims to empower the community to become more sustainable.
Red Cross reports that poverty in the village has worsened lately due to changing climatic conditions, fluctuating food prices and a burgeoning population. The successful volunteer will work with the Lingingi Community Learning Centre to help build sustainable, community-owned and democratic food systems.
The volunteer will also assist with the establishment of two greenhouse gardens, create a permaculture network and train farmers in permaculture practice. Sound exciting? It gets better — the role is part of the Australian Volunteers for International Development program and also covers travel, accommodation and living costs, as well as health and security support.
Pack you bags quickly as applications close on 29 August and the assignment begins in November.
For more information on the position see:
- Lingingi Village