Volunteer opportunity posted by: Otra Cosa Network
Posted on: January 23, 2013
Fairmail is a fair trade postcard company set up by Otra Cosa pioneer Janneke Smeulders. The photos on Fairmail cards are taken by underprivileged Peruvian teenagers. They earn a fair salary as part-time photographers, card packers, designer and marketing assistants. They also get training, medical insurance and guidance to develop their future plans. Fairmail invests 50% of profits in their education, with the other 50% going directly to the children themselves.
There are many roles open to volunteers who would like to work at Fairmail. For any creative types out there, with experience in fields like photography and graphic design then Fairmail provides the opportunity to pass on your skills and knowledge to some really deserving kids. This project has the potential to completely turn around the lives of these children and already has some inspiring success stories.
So what are you waiting for, apply today!
Volunteer Roles/Working Hours
The following roles are available to volunteers:
a) Photography and Creativity Trainer
b) Social Ability Trainer and Coordinator of Personal Development Workshops
c) Marketing Trainer
d) Marking Assistant to research and contact potential markets in Europe, the USA and Canada
e) Graphic Designer
This project is based in Trujillo.
1. Spanish level: advanced
2. Minimum commitment of 6 weeks
3. Interest and some experience with working with teenagers (13-18 years old)
4. Able to work independently
5. Able to deal with unexpected situations
6. Flexible in organizing activities
It is also necessary that you can provide the following information IN SPANISH, without this we cannot process your application. Please write to us with:
a) Your personal motivation to volunteer at Fairmail. Which of the vacancies mentioned suit you and why?
b) What your expectations are. Describe how you imagine a day working for Fairmail. Your expectations are important to avoid disappointments later on.
c) Your Resume (stating age, education and past work and volunteer experiences).
d) Your availability, when you want to start and how long you can commit for
Please visit our website to apply: http://otracosa.org/apply-now.html
For further information about the program, please visit: http://otracosa.org/browseallprojects/item/189-fair-trade-postcard-photography-project.html