Volunteer opportunity posted by: People Helping People Global
Posted on: February 1, 2013
This position is a long-term volunteer opportunity in the Matagalpa region of Nicaragua. This is a rural-based volunteer opportunity that involves the management of the operations of our Northern Nicaragua operations. The clients in Matagalpa live in rural areas throughout the department of Matagalpa. Many of our clients in this region work in agriculture, though some also start small businesses of buying and selling items.
POSITION OVERVIEW: People Helping People Global (PHPG) is seeking long-term volunteers (minimum of a four-month commitment) to help with its projects in Central America. Travel, develop Spanish-language skills, manage staff/volunteers, and work for a grassroots, micro-lending organization in Nicaragua.
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: PHPG currently operates in areas surrounding the town of Granada and in the department of Matagalpa. Applicants may request either location, although positions will be offered based on skills, current openings, and schedules.
QUALIFICATIONS: We're looking for organized, motivated individuals with previous travel experience or an interest in experiencing the developing world. Fluent Spanish speakers are preferred; however, intermediate Spanish-speakers are also welcome to apply. A background in Finance, Economics, or Latin American Studies is also preferred; however, anyone is welcome to apply. Applicants with prior management experience are preferred.
DUTIES (Including, but not limited to):
COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid staff position. PHPG Regional Coordinators are responsible for covering all expenses for travel, lodging, food, and other costs related to the volunteer position. Volunteers may fundraise through the organization to cover the expenses of travel, lodging, and food. PHPG will do its best to support the volunteers in any fundraising efforts. A volunteer can expect to spend between $2,000 and $3,200 for a four-month internship.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Alex Tuck, Executive Director – firstname.lastname@example.org, (802) 318-4488.
COMPANY OVERVIEW: People Helping People Global is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It provides interest-free microloans to individuals living on less than $2 USD per day. These loans are used solely for the purposes of starting or expanding small businesses. The organization currently operates in Nicaragua – in the regions of Granada and Matagalpa. If you would like to learn more about the organization, feel free to visit their website, http:phpgmicrolending.org.
Send an email with your resume/c.v. to Alex Tuck (email@example.com). You will then be contacted with instructions on where to apply and interviews will be planned.