Sustainable Community Development in Zimbabwe

Nyasha successfully completed a SEED carpentry skills course (Click to enlarge)

Nyasha successfully completed a SEED carpentry skills course

Posted on Wednesday 17 July 2019
The SEED Project is a very small grassroots Christian charity that helps communities to become self-sufficient and resilient to life’s storms.

The SEED Project's work includes training people to set-up businesses or planting community woodlots for a sustainable source of food and fuel.

The charity is so small that its entire staff consists of two Community Development Workers in Zimbabwe and a part-time Volunteer Coordinator in the UK, supported by volunteers who help with fundraising, communications and administration. Perhaps you would like to join them, knowing that your contribution would make a real difference.

SEED currently has vacancies for various volunteer roles that can be carried out from home.

SEED is looking for 2-4 new trustees with a commitment to development issues. These are hands-on roles, requiring a few hours a week or a day or two a month, in which you could use your professional skills to draft policy, recruit senior staff or host an event.

You can be based anywhere, but you would need to travel to London or Cambridge for quarterly meetings. SEED also requires a secretary to the trustees to provide administrative support.

Philippa has been SEED’s fundraising volunteer since 2018, she explained: “I enjoy being able to use my professional experience of administering grants to benefit SEED, on a work trip to southern Africa last year I visited some SEED projects and saw the real impact we have first-hand.”

If you want to join SEED’s friendly team of volunteers you can find out more about these and other rewarding roles on the volunteer section ( of the website. 

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