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Volunteer Opportunity, No Placement Fees
Project Somos
Tecpan
Monday, June 1
Lake Atitlan + Chimaltenango
April 1, 2015 - 12:03pm
None / Basic
One to Six Months
Business / Fair Trade, Orphanage / Home, Women's Issues
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.

Summer Intern Position Description:
The work would be in collaboration with the Executive Director and Project Manager
of Project Somos. It would require researching and consolidating existing information
in various historical documents to be able to produce a Manual to be used by staff in
the future. It would require some interviews with staff to extract information that is not
written.

Skills Required:
o Good organizational ability
o Proficiency with computers and associated programs
o Self-motivated, detail oriented, and good follow through
o Some fluency in Spanish is helpful
o Cultural flexibility
o Ability to use creativity to problem solve

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: jane@stratosphereinternational.ca

How to Apply: 

www.projectsomos.org

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