Landscape Designer

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Volunteer Opportunity, No Placement Fees
Project Somos
Tecpan
Monday, June 1
Lake Atitlan + Chimaltenango
January 6, 2015 - 5:37pm
None / Basic
One to Six Months
Environmental / Animal, Orphanage / Home, Construction / Housing
Job Description:

Background: The Project Somos Village is an eco-sustainable alternative community for at-risk mothers and children. The Village has family homes and an organic farm within the small Kaqchikel community of Chivarabal in the Central Highlands of Guatemala. Project Somos believes that a child’s best chance for success comes from being raised by their own family in a stable supportive environment. As an orphan prevention program, the Village supports widowed and single mothers who are at-risk of losing their children due to poverty and difficult living situations. Project Somos offers a home, education and vocational training to help mothers provide opportunities and a new beginning for their children. Project Somos educates mothers and children in nutrition, hygiene, organic gardening and offers opportunities to learn the skills and self-confidence to prepare them to return to their communities and live independent lives.

Position Description:
This work includes developing an overall site plan of gardens and green spaces to be planted over the next two years. It requires researching local varieties of plants, flower and trees that thrive in this climatic zone and developing an action plan.

Skills Required:
o Landscape design experience
o Online research ability
o Some fluency in Spanish is helpful
o Cultural flexibility
o Ability to analyse data and apply principles in the context

General:
As well as the above outlined position description, all interns are expected to participate in Village activities and special events where needed. All will be expected to work together to offer extra-curricular programming for the children based on skills and interest level.

Starting Date: June 1, 2015

Duration: 6-12 weeks

To Apply:
www.projectsomos.org

How to Apply: 

www.projectsomos.org

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Submitted By Anonimo (not verified) on January 31, 2016 - 2:59pm

Existe algun proyecto para 2016?..

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