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Afoni Children of Hope Foundation

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Volunteering with ACOHOF

A great way you can help ACOHOF is through your time, talents, and creativity. Whatever your interests or background, whether you can commit regularly or occasionally, there is likely to be something suitable for you.

While volunteering with us, you will learn more about this amazing beautiful countryside and its rich culture and traditional way of life, and use your weekends to the full by going on safari, visiting and picnicking -there is lots to keep you busy!

 

After volunteering with ACOHOF, you will gain an exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure in Bui Division and you'll learn about the Nso culture that makes Bui division so fascinating!; the enormous satisfaction of also helping disadvantaged children and knowing that you made a difference to them; new skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development; an entry on your CV or résumé that will put your head and shoulders above.

 

If you are interested in volunteering with us, you could apply through the ACOHOF Sweden Volunteering Agency and receive many volunteer benefits.

VOLUNTEER TASKS

The Afoni Children of Hope Foundation has several opportunities to volunteer in a wide variety of settings such as: bookkeeping, project management, grants officer, IT technicians, medical staff, agricultural training, and many different activities such as fundraising, sports, music training, or practical help and support to children, young or older people.

 

RECRUITMENT & SELECTION  

The Afoni Children of Hope Foundation is committed to equal opportunities and believes that volunteering should be open to all regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, ability, religion and political beliefs. The acceptance of volunteer assistance for a particular role is made on merit, the sole selection criterion being the individual's suitability to carry out agreed tasks. Information about the volunteer not relevant to the performance of the volunteering tasks concerned will be disregarded by the organization in terms of recruitment and selection.

Volunteers will have a clear and concise task description, which will be subsequently reviewed every three months. The task description will be prepared in conjunction with the volunteer and the designated person referred to above.

Volunteers will be properly briefed about the activities to be undertaken and given all the necessary information to enable them to perform with confidence. The development of training and support for volunteers is a high priority for the organization in order to equip them with the necessary information and skills to carry out their tasks. It will be the responsibility of the designated person referred to above to see that this training is provided. It is the responsibility of the volunteer to attend relevant training.

 

 

 

ACOHOF Volunteer Policy

VOLUNTEER TASKS 

The Afoni Children of Hope Foundation has several opportunities to volunteer in a wide variety of settings such as: bookkeeping, project management, grants officer, IT technicians, medical staff, agricultural training, and many different activities such as fundraising, sports, music training, or practical help and support to children, young or older people.

 

VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATION

All volunteers will have a nominated member of staff or volunteer to offer guidance and advice to help the volunteer carry out tasks effectively. Volunteers will be informed of who to contact to receive support and supervision.

‘Volunteer co-ordination’ will be explicitly referred to in all relevant job descriptions within the organization. The nominated post holder with overall responsibility for the development of voluntary activities within the organization is Karolina Johnsson, the Deputy President of the organization. This person is responsible for the management and welfare of the organization’s volunteers.

 

 

SUPPORT AND SUPERVISION

Volunteers will have a named person to whom they can take their volunteering concerns and seek guidance and support. They will have access to regular support and supervision. This will enable both the volunteer and the supervisor to identify, monitor and evaluate the volunteer's involvement, recognize achievements and identify individual training needs, including that relevant to their particular volunteering role and to their wider personal development. The frequency, duration and format of these sessions will be negotiated between the volunteer and the designated officer referred to above.

Volunteers will be given the opportunity, where relevant, to share their views and opinions during the organization’s general staff meetings and board meetings and a process will be developed in order to give formal recognition of the contribution of the organization’s volunteers (e.g. articles in newspapers and newsletters, commendation letters etc.).

 

INSURANCE  

The organization’s liability insurance policies include the activities of volunteers and liability towards them. The organization does not insure the volunteer's personal possessions against loss or damage.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

The organization will advise the volunteer on its confidentiality policy and procedures, where relevant. This would include those relating to personal information held by the organization relating to the volunteer.

SETTLING DIFFERENCES

The organization aims to treat all volunteers fairly, objectively and consistently. The organization seeks to ensure that volunteers' views are heard, noted and acted upon promptly and aim for a positive and amicable solution based on the organization’s guidelines for settling differences. The designated officer referred to above is responsible for handling problems regarding volunteer complaints or conduct and these should be referred to him/her. In the event of a problem, all relevant facts should be obtained as quickly as possible. Support will be provided by the organization to the volunteer while it endeavors to resolve the problem in an informal manner. If an informal resolution proves impossible, the organization’s wider disciplinary policies and procedures (which include volunteers) will be referred to.

 

RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

The Afoni Children of Hope Foundation recognizes the rights of volunteers to:  know what is (and what is not) expected of them, have adequate support in their volunteering, receive appreciation, have safe working conditions, be insured, know their rights and responsibilities, receive appropriate training, be free from discrimination, and be offered the opportunity for personal development. The organization equally expects volunteers to: be reliable, honest, respect confidentiality, make the most of training and support opportunities, carry out tasks in a way that reflects the aims and values of the organization, work within agreed guidelines, respect the work of the organization, and comply with the organization’s policies.