URGENT NEED: Kids' Education Center Coordinator in Peru
children, community, education, women, workshops , youth
2015-09-09 - 2016-09-01
Description of organisation:
The Light and Leadership Initiative's mission is to respond to the needs of the women and youth in the Ate-Vitarte district of Lima, Peru by improving the availability and quality of education offered to women and children. Through workshops and classes, women are empowered to better care for themselves and their families by improving their physical and emotional well being, as well as advancing their skills in the workforce. Youth learn the value of education and respect for one's community by participating in art, math, chess, English, reading, and sports classes. We believe the women and youth of the Ate-Vitarte district will become positive leaders for change through love, support, and education. LLI also focuses on ethical volunteering by foremost focusing on participants while continuously always assessing the impact we have on the community. Volunteers play an integral role with us from teaching classes, to managing various programs, to orienting new volunteers--join us!
Looking to gain experience in the non-profit world? Want to volunteer abroad?
The Light and Leadership Initiative (LLI) is offering a unique and incredible opportunity to the right individual. We are seeking a Kids' Education Center Coordinator for our program headquarters in Huaycan, Peru, a developing community on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. This long-term internship is a chance to create a real impact by assisting a small, grassroots non-profit in the management of several key programs.
Description of a place:
Huaycán is a developing community, however, it is welcoming and a great place to be and volunteer. By bus, Huaycán is about 1-2 hours from Lima (depending on to which part you go) and by taxi about 40-60 minutes. Our location has many advantages—volunteers get a sense of what a shantytown is like and its struggles, but also have a connection to Lima that can be explored on days off. We live in Huaycan because we believe it is important to have a strong and positive presence in the community.
Is there a possibility to go with a friend/family for this volunteering programme?
Description of a target group/who can be a volunteer:
The ideal candidate should:
• Be able to work in a team or independently
• Be able to adapt to new situations and living environments
• Enjoy working with people from different cultures and backgrounds
• Be an excellent problem solver, especially with cross-cultural situations
• Be organized and responsible
• Be comfortable leading a team
• Have advanced English & advanced Spanish skills
• Enjoy working with kids
• Have an interest in working with a grassroots non-profit!
Description of a volunteer’s duties:
Kids' Education Center Coordinator Duties
- Manage day-to-day operations at the Kids' Education Center
- Register new students and oversee daily attendance metrics and policies
- Assist managing the children's library
- Assist Program Director with evaluations and surveys
- Oversee international and Peruvian volunteer activities at the center
Kids' Education Center Coordinator position consists of some additional hours managing the volunteer program.
Information about accommodation, food and logistic:
All volunteers stay in our Volunteer House, located in the community of Huaycan, Peru. This allows volunteers to experience first-hand Peruvian life and culture (and food-yum!). Rooms are dormitory style, but are very comfortable and come with modern conveniences--including Wifi and hot water. We like to think of ourselves as a close-knit family, and the volunteer house as a place we can eat, share stories, and laugh together!
Possibility of spending free time:
On days off (Wednesdays and Thursdays), volunteers love to take advantage of the many things there are to see and do around Huaycan and Lima! Popular activities in Lima include shopping at the Inca Markets, visiting museums, and strolling through the neighborhood of Miraflores. On Wednesdays, we often have planned excursions for our volunteers to various destinations. Volunteers may also choose to take a long weekend to explore the many wonders of Peru, including Manchu Picchu.
The date of the beginning & end of the placement:
The date of the beginning of the placement:
Preferably can start by mid-September, but other arrangements may be possible.
The date of the end of the placement:
The ideal candidate should be able to commit 12 months to this position, however, placements are available for 6 and 8 month positions--please contact us!
- 24-hour emergency phone
- 24-hour in-country support
- Airport pick-up
- All meals
- All necessary project equipment and materials
- All necessary project training by experienced staff
- Location orientation
- Long term experienced staff
- Pre-departure support and discounted services
- Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
- Welcome meeting
What's Not Included:
- Additional drinks and gratuities
- International and domestic airport taxes
- Medical and travel insurance