Saving Punjab

Saving Punjab has a great Volunteer opportunity for anyone who has a keen interest and passion for Punjab. Saving Punjab is looking for a Research Volunteer to research the key issues in Punjab across the topics of Agriculture, Finance, Health, Social and Religion. The focus of this role is to conduct research so that Saving Punjab can better understand the problems in Punjab whilst also looking at sustainable solutions.

The researcher must be able to effectively communicate and deliver their findings to the Saving Punjab team, and preferably present research at events, however this is not a requirement of the role.

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Researching the current issues in Punjab including looking at Agriculture, Finance, Health, Social and Religion through primary and secondary data
  • Researching existing models and finding long-term sustainable solutions to Punjab’s issues
  • Conducting desktop research using a range of sources such as, books, journal articles, digital media, news, surveys and interviews to gather data
  • Conducting fieldwork and tests when required
  • Recording and logging research findings and referencing sources
  • Analysing and interpreting patterns and trends
  • Maintaining and protecting electronic databases
  • Anticipating research issues and promptly resolving them
  • Promptly reporting any problems to the relevant stakeholders
  • Writing reports and articles on the research found
  • Regularly communicating with Project Managers on research being conducted
  • Writing proposals and delivering presentations when required
  • Use expertise to find correlation and causations to the problems in Punjab.

Desirable Skills:

  • Passion for Punjab
  • Some research background (not essential)
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Sensitivity and discretion with personal information
  • Able to work independently

Time Commitment:

A minimum commitment of 6 hours per week up to 12 hours per week.