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Volunteer Opportunity, No Placement Fees
Project Somos
Tecpan
Monday, June 1
Lake Atitlan + Chimaltenango
January 6, 2015 - 5:33pm
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.

Position Description:
This work would be in collaboration with the Project Manager to continue to develop an existing sustainability plan. This person would also work closely with an agricultural team leader and business intern to collate information and elements that would be important to consider in an overall long-term plan.

Skills Required:
o Business background with a focus in sustainability
o Ability to collaborate closely with others
o Some fluency in Spanish is helpful
o Cultural flexibility
o Market research experience

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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