Volunteering in Latin America

You can't teach a person anything; you can only help them to find it within himself. Galileo Galilei 
 
 
You have fun and interest in other cultures? Have you got the spirit of adventure and would you like to get involved socially? On top of that, can you imagine living in South America for at least a month? Then apply now for volunteering in one of our projects!
 
The motto of VSocial volunteering is "Helping people to help themselves." This sustainable development is promoted through cultural exchange between you and the local people.
 
Your qualifications? 
You don't need any social training. What counts is openness towards other cultures and the respectful treatment of the people in the projects. Adaptability, flexibility and initiative are just as important as knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese. But the most important thing is your desire to make a difference and smile together with the people in our projects.
 
Of course we are also pleased about applications of qualified personnel such as psychologists, ethnologists, environmental specialists, tourism experts, etc..
 
As a volunteer in our projects you can perform a wide variety of tasks. From working with individual people in the communities, stregic work in the communities or looking after entire communities. Take a look around on the  project pages of VSocial (http://en.visozial.org/) (Our new website under the new foundation name www.vsocialfoundation.orgis currently undergoing restructuring, it will be finished by the end of October 2018.) 
 
The placement for volunteer work by VSocial is free of charge!
 
Continuous help from volunteers is needed in the following projects:

Home for street children La Paz»

Salvador de Bahia Children and Youth Centre»

Alemania School»

Quito Children and Youth Centre»

Quilotoa School»

Reforestation Guajalito»

Exito Verde Foundation»

School Arequipa»

Schools Capachica »

 

Interested? 
If this sounds exciting for you, then we look forward to receiving your application! 
Please remember to write your CV and cover letter in Spanish. 

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Frequently asked questions: 
 
I am interested in a volunteer position, where can I get information about your projects?
First there is general information about our projects at: http://en.visozial.org/
If you then click on a specific project under the respective country, you can find out more about the possible areas of responsibility under the heading Volunteer work.
 
What happens after my application documents have been sent?
After submitting your application, we will check whether the position is available and whether your profile meets the job requirements. If we can say yes to both, we will invite you to an interview on Skype within a week. After this discussion, we will contact the project management. They will then decide whether you can get involved in the project and, if necessary, will invite you to a second interview, where all further details will be discussed. Even if a cooperation is not possible, you will get a feedback from us. 
 
Is there a minimum or maximum age?
The minimum age for a volunteer position varies from project to project and ranges from 18 to 25 years. There is no maximum age with us! The projects have already had good experiences with volunteers between 65 and 70 years of age.
 
For how long can I apply to you?
As the minimum length of stay varies from project to project and we have no closing date, we receive applications all year round. Please note that the long summer holidays in South America take place between December and February and that no volunteer positions in the school projects can be filled during this time.
 
How much will I have to pay?
The costs vary from project to project. The volunteer is responsible for the organisation of insurance, flights, accommodation, food, visa and other organisational matters, as well as for personal safety. We recommend that you take out an international health insurance including repatriation.
Unfortunately, we cannot pay for the work done on volunteer or internship positions. We do not charge a fee for the placement of a vacancy, so at least you will not incur any costs for this.

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