Volunteer with EcoSikh – Take care of Mata Dharth!
Join us to reach our goal of 1,500 Sikh Gurdwaras, schools, businesses and communities celebrating Sikh Environment Day on March 14 – the Gurgaddi Diwas of our beloved Green Guru, Guru Har Rai ji.
Sikh Environment Day (2013) – Since 2011, March 14th, the Gurgaddi Diwas of Guru Har Rai ji, has been celebrated by hundreds of Sikh gurdwaras and religious and educational institutions worldwide. EcoSikh launched this drive two years ago and in 2012 over 1,000 Sikh institutions celebrated this day through actions designed to protect mother Earth.
A goal of 1,500: This year, we have set an ambitious target of 1,500 Sikh bodies marking this day with major initiatives, ranging from tree planting, to clean-ups, to starting initiatives to ban plastics and disposables, to planting gardens, and turning to organic food.
Volunteers: Volunteers in Punjab and worldwide have contributed immensely through the Sikh institution of sewa to make this day important in the Sikh calendar. We need the help of many more volunteers this year to reach our target of 1500. This will be perhaps one of the largest direct action by Sikhs to save Mother Earth (Maata Dharth)!
ECOSIKH VOLUNTEER – Tasks and Responsibilities
- High School student, college student or any other sewadaar.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills.
- Dedicated, outgoing, enthusiastic and hard-working individual.
- A passion to protect wildlife and the environment.
- Connect with your local Gurdwaras, Sikh organizations, schools, businesses, and families and friends; and enthuse them about celebrating Sikh Environment Day.
- Invite them to register on EcoSikh’s website – and be ready to follow up with them after registration is complete to answer any questions.
- Put up Sikh Environment Day posters and flyers in Gurdwaras or at any Sikh events, distribute informational material as needed – and be creative about designing your own.
- Provide weekly feedback to the EcoSikh staff regarding your work progress and any concerns you may have to ensure smooth and effective operations.
- Use computer applications (MS Word, Excel, Email) as necessary to keep track of your work, and other information that would be beneficial.
- Direct any questions you can’t answer to email@example.com.
- Being a real blessing to the environment.
- Leadership training and skill development.
- Opportunity to list EcoSikh as a volunteer organization on your college application or resume.
- Greater exposure to networking opportunities with communities and individuals locally and nationally.
- Future possibility of interning with the organization when an internship opportunity becomes available.
The team at EcoSikh looks forward to working with you as a volunteer. May Waheguru grant us all chardi kala to make Sikh Environment Day this year the best one so far. Looking forward to hearing back from you soon.