... emotional healing, as well as imparting teaching skills and helping women regain control of their lives. Volunteers spend their time caring for women and children, offering them companionship, skills learning, education and care. The teenagers have taken the first step seeking support for their aggression, however, now they need support to have a better life. That's where we want you to participate. The projects are very poorly staffed and lack sufficient funds. Volunteers will find that they can make a real difference in the lives of abused and vulnerable women with their children through their participation in this important program.
Many of them come from nearby communities seeking support and consolation for their problem and find in volunteers that love transcends borders!
+ How you can help?
Many of the teenagers still study and the volunteer will participate in the care of their children, this involves playing with them, feeding them and if possible cleaning them. The home is self-sustainable, they prepare food for consumption and sale. If you are a baker or confectioner you will be more than an aid in the preparation of these foods. Hmm it smells good!
You can do activities outside doing a prior coordination with the shelter, take a breath of air and walk with one of the teenagers and their child while enjoying a delicious ice cream, so you can get closer to them and share your views that help in their self-esteem and confidence, show them the reasons to enjoy life!
Depending on the schedule of the teenagers, you will help those who have an interest in English, mathematics, assist them during the workshops and give a hand around the shelter (cooking, cleaning, attending at the kiosk, doing laundry, etc.)
Those volunteers with an advanced level of Spanish and with experience in the field of psychology are very well received, they help the psychologist on duty with interviews, reviews of psychological profiles and everything necessary for the benefit of adolescents.
- Be a woman
- Have an intermediate level of Spanish or higher
- Flexibility to work on many different tasks according to the needs of the home.
- It is important that you have a genuine willingness to help, as well as creativity and initiative to work in an environment with limited resources. If this sounds like you, we want you in the team!
- This project is open all year round from monday to friday from 9:00 to 13:00 hrs and afternoon (previous coordination) from 15:00 to 18:00 hrs. If you attend the weekends from 9 -12:30 pm. You´ll have a day off during the week.
+ A day as a volunteer
This project takes an average of 4 hours of work. An approximate outline of a work day is shown below:
13:30 Lunch with your host family
14:30 Walk/bus to the Project
15:00 Explanation / orientation of the coordinator on the Project
15:30 Volunteer work time in the project
18:00 End of your volunteer work
7:00 pm Dinner with the local family
Note: When you have free time in the morning you´ll be able to explore the city, plan a short/long trip or other activity during the week(end).