Not many people are aware of the number of volunteers it takes to organise the Avon Descent each year. You would be surprised to find out that we have over 30 Management Volunteers and even more interesting is the fact, that over 80% have an international background. Having volunteers from all five continents working on a traditional and iconic event in Western Australia brings, not only a great added value to the event, but also shows their appreciation for the local community.
One of them is Nigerian born Cyprian Ubah, who is making his mark on the Avon Descent as he brings in his strong analytic and project management skill in the planning and development of the event.
The thirty-one-year-old Cyprian grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and moved to Australia in 2014 to study Masters of Project Management at Edith Cowan University. He graduated in 2016 and is currently pursuing his career in project management.
“My greatest achievement so far is being able to come to Australia and prove myself,” says Cyprian.
As Cyprian says, in Nigeria, he was “managing corporate projects, so that’s what sparked off the idea of coming here to study project management and help me evolve my skills”.
Cyprian is assisting in the capacity of management coordinator and logistic planning for the Avon Descent. He is actively in charge of preparing and updating all management documents, risk plans, general logistic plans and updating risk registers.
Local community engagement is a strong part of Cyprian’s values. He intends returning to Nigeria after gaining the relevant international experience to pursue a career in politics.
“I want to be a law maker and a senator someday,” says Cyprian. Volunteering gives him the opportunity to give back to the community that he is a part of. When he is not working, Cyprian enjoys working out and playing soccer.
Would you like to be part of our Volunteer Management Team? We are always looking for new people to join our team, in the areas of Event Management (firstname.lastname@example.org), Sport, Graphics, IT (all enquiries to email@example.com) and Marketing and Media (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Send us an email to find out more and start your volunteering career with the Avon Descent.