WhenAll year round
September 20, 2020
Planning and implementing workshops on topics such as environmental awareness raising, English language skills, women’s empowerment, health and wellbeing. Additionally, supervising or teaching skateboarding, sports, crafts and games to the children.
This volunteership is a great opportunity to gain experience in several different fields and get an insight into the world of NGOs first-hand. Interning with us in community-based centres will allow you to work in environmental awareness, English teaching, women’s empowerment and youth development. However, in case you bring specific knowledge of one program with you or should you have to focus on a specific field because of your studies, there is still the opportunity to specialize in one area or another. This position includes tasks such as: -Thorough introduction to the organization. -Certified Training in First Aid and Child Safeguarding. -Planning and implementing workshops on topics such as environmental awareness raising, English language skills, women’s empowerment, health and wellbeing. -Supervising or teaching skateboarding, sports, crafts and games to the children. -Giving homework support and small group tutoring. -Bringing new ideas about how to improve the program and space. -Attending weekly meetings with your fellow volunteers and coordinator to plan the upcoming activities. What you can expect when interning with us: -Personal pick-up upon arriving and walking tour through Huanchaco -Thorough introduction to the organization -Certified training in First Aid and Child Safeguarding -24/7 emergency support -Receiving mentorship from in-house staff and coordinators Liaison with your university department to ensure that the placement meets all requirements for your course, so you can gain the relevant course credits -Completion of all relevant documents and reports required by your university relating to your placement -Adaptation of work hours and timetable to comply with your university’s requirements -In-house training introducing you to the world of humanitarianism and NGOs - pertaining to a wide range of basic skills such as the creation and implementation of a project plan, including Needs Assessment, Log Frames and GANTT charts -Organized activities & trips (barbeques, game nights, volunteer-lunch, team building trips) with like-minded people from all over the world -Working in a friendly beach & surf town right next to many historical sites -The satisfying feeling of committing your work to a good cause whilst gaining insight into a new culture -Formal internship reference letter for future employment -Ability to say you completed a formal internship with Otra Cosa Network on your CV
Who do you need?
Desired Skills & Competencies: -Experience of teaching or working with or looking after children desirable. -Innovation and creativity. -Good teamwork. -Able to cope with active children. -Empathetic, responsible and open-mind personality. Related Fields of Study: -Education -Community Development Studies -TEFL -Environmental Sciences -Sociology -Youth Work -Anthropology -Sports -Spanish -Gender Studies -Psychology -Social Work -Migration Studies -International Relations -Development -Disasters, Adaptation and Development
What to do
20 per week
Days off per week
More information about conditions
The reason why we ask for a financial contribution from all of our volunteers and interns is because we aim to provide all of our projects for free to the local communities. These financial contributions make up a large part of our income to cover our operating costs. You can look at the contribution rates here http://otracosa.org/volunteer/contribution/. We believe our rates are pretty fair compared to rates other organizations in South America ask for. We also hold transparency extremely important so you can see where our contributions go in our Annual Reports. We will have 2019's report up soon. I know it seems kind of unfair to ask for a financial contribution when you offer your work for free but a lot of the contribution goes to the support system we offer such as airport pickups, weekly lunches, and fun weekend trips.
-Current background check from your home country. -Spanish level: none required but some Spanish can always come in useful* -Time commitment: 4 weeks. * We can arrange Spanish classes for you in advance (by Skype) or during your stay, if you have no/minimum Spanish or want to improve your language skills.