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t
06-08-2008, 08:15 PM
Making a difference. That?s what being a volunteer at GEC is all about. Whether you?re helping train someone, raise funds, or simply helping to write a thank you letter, you can be sure that you ARE making a difference for the environment.
Concern over the environment is growing in Malaysia and so is GEC. We are now expanding our organisation by establishing a Volunteer Programme. Through this programme, we not only hope to become more efficient as an organisation, but we hope to engage you, as young adults, to be more actively involved in environmental conservation and develop your skills and character.

The Programme
The GEC Volunteer Programme is unlike any other. Here, we aren?t just looking for your help, but we want to nurture your skills and help you develop yourselves further through our programme.

It is a platform for young adults who are genuinely concerned for the environment, and who have skills and are willing to contribute their time and effort for environmental conservation. In return, volunteers will gain opportunities to learn, discover, experience and share their lives with others and the environment.

Short-term Objectives

To engage in work that is beneficial to the environment and community

Long-term Objectives

To grow to be a self-sustaining entity
To engage people of all ages in environmental conservation
To be a leading volunteer group in educating the public about the environment

Benefits of being a Volunteer with GEC

Being a volunteer will develop and enhance many aspects of yourself and provide you a better understanding of the world.

Some of the opportunities you will gain from being a volunteer with GEC:


* Inside knowledge about environmental issues facing Malaysia today
* Hands-on training experience in various fields
* Leadership skills
* Meet new people
* Make new friends
* Networking opportunities with people in the environment field
* Widen your perspectives
* Once in a lifetime experiences
* Develop new skills

Areas of Work and Brief Description

Photography

* Capture the moments at GEC events and workshops for our collection
* Contribute unique photos on environmental issues on a regular basis

Writing and Media Relations

* Write pre-event and post-event press releases
* Pitch feature stories to the daily newspapers or magazines
* Pitch publicity ideas to TV and radio stations

Training

* Assist in GEC training events, workshops and other events

Event Management

* Assist in the planning, preparation and implementation of events and workshops

Advertising & Design

* Conceptualise ideas and create designs for educational materials, exhibition materials and other needs

IT & Website Development and Maintenance

* Assist in website development and maintenance for all GEC websites
* Assist in internal office computer maintenance

Administration and organization

* Assist GEC staff in administrative matters and office organization
* Take charge of managing GEC?s database

Individual/Group Research and Projects

* Undertake your very own research activities or surveys to gain valuable baseline information or public opinion about any environmental issue

Group Fund Raising and Campaign Activities

* Work with as a group of volunteers to develop a campaign to raise funds for GEC?s River Care Fund
* Work with other volunteers to develop campaigns to raise awareness about environmental issues

Who we?re looking for

A GEC Volunteer should:


* Have a strong desire to contribute back to the environment and to society through any means
* Be willing to learn and contribute innovative ideas for GEC?s projects and campaigns
* Want to take the extra step and initiative in everything they do
* Be enthusiastic and motivated to work hard
* Have a fun, friendly and honest character about them

Global Environment Centre (GEC)
2nd Floor, Wisma Hing, No. 76, Jalan SS2/72, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Tel: 03-7957 2007
Fax: 03-7957 7003
Email: gecnet@<hidden>
Web: www.gecnet.info (http://www.gecnet.info/)

runninghorse
07-08-2008, 01:07 PM
Where are we going to get our training/volunteering?

unrealsilver
09-08-2008, 01:44 AM
anyone going? do pm me..thanks :D

t
15-08-2008, 11:39 AM
There are also internships at WWF-Malaysia. If you're interested, just drop them an email at careersjobs@<hidden>.

WWF-Malaysia is a national conservation trust that currently runs more than 75 projects covering a diverse range of environmental protection and nature conservation work in Malaysia.
Since 1972, WWF-Malaysia has worked on important conservation projects, from saving endangered species such as tigers and turtles, to protecting our highland forests, rivers and seas. WWF-Malaysia is able to leverage upon conservation expertise worldwide as part of WWF, the global conservation organisation.


Who We Are
Established as a national conservation trust on 13 January 1972, WWF-Malaysia began as a humble two person-organisation. Today, we have more than 100 people working for us ? from Langkawi to Sabah. Also known as Tabung Alam Malaysia, we are governed by a Board of Trustees. Learn more about us, our history and people.



What We Do
WWF-Malaysia?s early work focused on scientific research of wildlife and important natural habitats. This later expanded to the management of protected areas. Today, our work covers the broader issues of the natural environment, incorporating such aspects as policy work, environmental education, public awareness and campaigns.

Issues we work on:
Species
Forests
Freshwater
Marine
Environmental education
Policy


Where We Work
WWF-Malaysia?s headquarters is based in Petaling Jaya, Selangor in Peninsular Malaysia. We also have programme offices in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and Kuching, Sarawak. However, there are also members of staff working on various projects that are based in other parts of the country. To find out where we work, view a full list of our project site offices or learn more about our global network.

Our conservation work focuses on:
Species
The tropical rainforests, seas and freshwater ecosystems of Malaysia support a rich and diverse array of both flora and fauna species; in fact, Malaysia is recognised as one of 12 mega-diversity countries with many of its species occurring in unusually high densities. However, many of these species are threatened. Recognising this issue, we work towards the protection and management of six different species through landscape-based approaches.

Forests
An estimated 13 hectares of the world's forest are lost. In the next 30 seconds, another 13 hectares will disappear. Within a minute, mankind succeeds in undoing 1,000 years of natural evolution. Read on to understand a little more about our forests work and how you can help us change for the better.

Freshwater
Freshwater is perhaps the most crucial resource for humans and all other living creatures on earth. Sufficient clean water is essential for healthy living as well as the health of the environment. Our freshwater ecosystems continually face numerous threats and challenges. Recognising this, WWF-Malaysia promotes the conservation, integrated management and sustainable use of the freshwater ecosystems.

Marine
Malaysia?s warm tropical seas are home to some of the richest coral reefs, mangrove forests, green sea turtles and other endangered marine species such as hawksbill turtles, dugongs, whale sharks, and humphead wrasse. This vast sea area is rich with fishery resources and habitats. Fish are an important sustainable resource but overfishing and habitat destruction can threaten this.

Environmental education
Today the world is changing at an accelerated pace and the need for effective conservation education is much more pressing. WWF-Malaysia believes that effective conservation education programmes, both formal and community based, can have a tremendous impact on the Malaysian society and the nation?s behaviour towards its environment.

Policy
WWF-Malaysia has been involved in policy work for over 20 years. To be effective in policy advocacy work, we adopt various approaches and optimise on effective partnerships to promote the establishment of policies, plans, programmes and legislation that integrate environmental concerns for sustainable development.