Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Otra Cosa Network
Posted on: October 31, 2013
OtraCosa has the amazing opportunity to work with LitWorld, an international organization which promotes literacy skills and builds self-confidence in young girls from a more disadvantaged background. LitClub in Cerrito de la Virgin is LitWorld's first Peruvian project and so far has been a fantastic success.
Volunteers work with a local teacher and coordinate with the organization in New York all whilst having a great time working with the girls, encouraging creativity and freedom of expression using the LitWord curriculum – and of course their own excellent ideas. Volunteers with all levels of Spanish are able to work with LitClub (especially as it is a great way to improve their Spanish language skills) but having an intermediate or higher knowledge of Spanish would be particularly useful. LitClub runs one afternoon a week, but there is more work involved, organizing materials, planning lessons and coordinating with the LitWorld organization, It is a perfect project to combine with others!
LitClub is truly an amazing project; it is wonderful to watch the girls become more and more confident in themselves and in their ideas, which they express through writing, reading, drawing and storytelling. The project requires enthusiastic volunteers who are passionate about reading and writing and good with relating to others. LitClub is a truly rewarding project and a good challenge, we look forward to seeing you there!
Volunteer Roles/Working Hours
Currently the club is open on Fridays from 3.00 - 6.00 pm, all year round, but there will also be the need for more time to prepare and plan lessons, and organise craft activities. This is a part-time project and so would be great to combine with another project.
For more information about LitWorld, please visit there website litworld.org
Please apply directly through our website at http://www.otracosa.org/apply-now.html