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2404 Prestwick RdHenrico, VA 23294

A nursery student at Circle of Peace School in Makindye, Uganda throws a kiss.


Looking to invest your time and talents in a way that makes a lasting impact? By serving as the Secretary for the Board of Directors of Circle of Peace International (COPI), you can ensure that orphans and low-income students in Africa get the key to a better life: a quality education.

COPI is the outgrowth of one woman’s determination to provide a better life for children in her hometown, Makindye, Uganda. In 1994 Joanita Senoga, a second grade public school teacher, could no longer abide her school’s practice of expelling children for failure to pay school fees. She started a school that provides education to children who want to learn irrespective of their ability to pay.

The Secretary is a board member with responsibilities for preparing, distributing, and maintaining custody of minutes of Board Meetings. He/she is also responsible for the safe storage of all permanent records of the Corporation.

All Directors are elected at the Annual Meeting and serve for a full year. We seek a person in the Richmond, VA area with excellent writing, computer, and email skills, and knowledge of online digital storage systems (or willingness to learn). Because the organization has no staff, the Secretary must be a person who can work without supervision, carry out responsibilities in a timely manner, and interact well with others. Just as important is an appreciation for the mission, vision and values of Circle of Peace International and Circle of Peace School.

If you fit this bill, we would love to hear from you. Just think, if all children in low-income countries could acquire basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty. What better way to invest your time and talents!

COPI is a US-based 501c3 nonprofit organization established in 2010 to assist Circle of Peace School located near Uganda’s capital city to meet the educational needs of its 300 students. COPI is governed by a Board of Directors that meets monthly. Besides raising funds for the school, the organization sets up pen pal programs with schools in the U.S., provides opportunities for Americans to volunteer at the school, and helps the school set up profit-making businesses in order to become self-sufficient.


  • Networking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 30
  • 10 hours/month
  • Must reside in the Richmond, VA area, commit to a year of service, support the COPI mission

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