Volunteer with Children in Violence Shelter

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Volunteer Opportunity, No Placement Fees
Nuevos Horizontes
, Quetzaltenango
Thursday, November 18
Xela + Western Highlands
November 18, 2010 - 8:30pm
None / Basic
One to Six Months
Education / Schools, Politics / Rights / Racism, Women's Issues
Job Description:

Work with the children of the Nuevos Horizontes home, Guatemala's first shelter for women & children escaping domestic violence, or in our daycare centre for working mothers from backgrounds of extreme poverty.

Volunteers devise and organize fun, educational and creative activities for the children who live in the shelter as well as after school activities for those who attend school during the day. Volunteers can also help organize excursions for the children, many of whom have few opportunities to leave the shelter. Assistance is also needed for vital fundraising events in the local area.

It's sometimes challenging working with the children but ultimately rewarding, as although they may have experienced great difficulties in their lives, the children are excited by the new experiences our volunteers can offer them.

No specific experience is needed but experience working with children is an advantage. Volunteers should be independent, enthusiastic and hardworking. Basic Spanish is an advantage but this program can easily be combined with Spanish study in one of the town's many schools.

A minimum 4 week commitment is required and volunteers work in the shelter 3 days a week (morning or afternoon), or more if you want! This can also be combined with volunteering in the Nuevos Horizontes day care center for children of working mothers.

There are no fees for this program and volunteers have the support of two volunteer coordinators.

How to Apply: 

Check out the Nuevos Horizontes website www.ahnh.org

Contact the volunteer coordinators, for more information at nhcoordinadoras@gmail.com
or call 5580 5632 or 40190005

If you are already in Quetzaltenango come and meet up at our weekly meeting - 4.30pm, Mondays, Cafeteria El Cuartito, 13 Av 7-09, Zona 1, Xela.

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