Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Otra Cosa Network
Posted on: September 30, 2013
Otra Cosa Network (www.otracosa.org) is both a UK Register Charity (No. 1133680) and a Peru registered NGO (11126841), helping community projects to improve local people's quality of life through volunteering in Peru.
Founded in beautiful Peruvian northern coast in 2004, Otra Cosa Network has been offering personal development and an affordable and rewarding volunteering & cultural experience to international volunteers, as well as offering our local network projects (22 projects all over Peru) professional services through well motivated, carefully selected, well supported volunteers.
The number of volunteers has grown substantially over the last 12 months - a success story, but it means the management team now struggles to cope with all the enquiries and administration, as well as to look after growing number of volunteers alone.
So, we need a volunteer coordinator to help us maintain close contact with our volunteers through project visits, counseling, and exit interview & evaluations.
We will also receive group volunteers form Spain in July, so the volunteer coordinator will be 24/7 with these group volunteers during the whole month (food and housing are offered during July)
• Normal working hour: from 8 am to 1pm, and 2pm to 5pm (Monday to Friday), and 24/7 in case of emergency • In July 2011: 24/7
• Welcoming volunteers, Project visits • Offering volunteers counseling and reporting back to us in case any interventions are necessary • Organizing volunteer activities, such as weekly Volunteer Lunch, etc • Monitoring, supporting, motivating and accrediting volunteers and their work. This will include liaising with volunteers and project managers to understand how they work, develop partnerships and assess their needs • Developing strategies to recruit international volunteers, through media, IT, liaising with International Agencies. • Conduct exit interviews and evaluations with leaving volunteers on their final week at the project • In July 2011, do admin work, stay with volunteers, accompany to the project and activities for group volunteers • Promoting volunteering (internally and externally) through publicity strategies and campaigns • Help manage OCN Office and Volunteer House
• Hold at least BA (or final year in university) in development studies, social work, psychology or communications, administration and public relations • Bilingual in Spanish & English, or have almost native level of these languages • Minimum commitment: 6 months • Excellent communication/ conflict resolution/ interpersonal skills • Experience in working with people from different cultural backgrounds • Mature / positive attitude / good sense of humor! • Hard working, enthusiastic
Please apply on our website: http://www.otracosa.info/apply-now.html
For more information about this volunteer position, visit our website: http://www.otracosa.info/browseallprojects/item/193-volunteer-co-ordinator-at-a-small-ngo.html