Who we are:
The organisation was originally set up in 1991 to tackle UK pollution issues; it has developed to helping any government or community that requests assistance on sources of clean water, sanitation and the uses and recycling of waste water. We have worked in several countries over the last three years including Ethiopia, Uganda, Egypt and Yemen. The organisation is small with a group of Trustees and a Director, it has 50 volunteer specialists; chemists, engineers, ecologists and other useful disciplines. What it lacks in finance is made up for with enthusiasm.
Type of knowledge or skills needed:
The Trust needs people who travel who can report on conditions on the ground, an interest in social welfare does not need a sociology degree. Financial negotiation experience with ministries on behalf of the Trust or a community that is asking for help from ourselves. People who can act as honest brokers and willing to massage egos to get the best possible solutions in place. To help in UK as well as overseas.
The Trust works on a shoe string and each person involved knows that what ever they do needs to benefit the groups and societies in which our work takes us. Time and humour, the patience of a saint and the ability to demonstrate integrity but not be judgemental of questionable behaviour in the field though to report back any concerns on return. Help with fundraising.
Languages spoken at charity:
English, basic French, German and a little Arabic.
Dr Harvey Wood
72 Appleton Gate, Newark, NG24 1LR, UK
Any further information the volunteer should know?:
They would be made to feel welcome.