Volunteer opportunity posted by: Primeros Pasos
Posted on: January 9, 2013
Thank you for your interest in Primeros Pasos! Each year we select committed individuals to serve in the clinic and dedicate themselves to the rewarding work we do in Guatemala. We seek thoughtful, diverse, and hard working volunteers. For every application, we consider the applicant's volunteer and academic history, Spanish level, and enthusiasm.
Primeros Pasos is a non-profit, independent organization with a comprehensive outlook on health care. With the collaboration of health professionals, health educators, volunteers, and community leaders, Primeros Pasos offers quality and affordable health care and health education to the rural, underserved communities of the Palajunoj Valley of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. We incorporate and combine clinical care, health education, and community outreach programs to effectively provide preventative and primary care.
Volunteer Job Description:
Health Educators work with Guatemalan students, teachers and community members from the Palajunoj Valley. Health educators provide in-clinic classes to students (grades K-6) and give age appropriate one hour workshops in the schools on topics such as nutrition, hygiene, puberty, sexual education, children's rights, self-esteem, alcohol and drug abuse, and several more. Health education volunteers must have a high intermediate to advanced level of Spanish as they teach the health education classes entirely in Spanish. They must have the confidence and ability to speak in front of the group and be able to appropriately answer questions from students in Spanish. We want to ensure that our volunteers feel comfortable with the curriculum, and that their experience meets both of our expectations. We ask that all Children's Health Educators commit to working at least eight weeks with Primeros Pasos.
Interested candidates are asked to please fill out the online application at:http://www.primerospasos.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application/. Questions should be directed to Volunteer Coordinator, Eline Boonstra, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.