The Marina Orth Foundation
The Marina Orth Foundation aims to provide a superior, modern education specializing in English, technology and leadership to children and adults in Colombia.
Volunteers are expected to stay with the foundation for a minimum of one school semester, working a full workweek(school hours) for the foundation. Work primarily consists of taking charge of afterschool clubs (based on existing clubs and volunteer skills and interests), assiting the English teacher in their classes and possibly helping the foundation on other projects.
Chosen candidates will be provided with room and board through a host family, as well as receiving a modest monthly stipend to help with basic living costs.
There are no programme fees, though volunteers are expected to pay for there transport to Colombia and their volunteer visa.
-Each volunteer will be individually responsible for planning and leading several afterschool clubs.
-Volunteers will also be expected to be present to help out during school hours in class.
-Volunteers should expect to help plan cultural events for the schools (e.g. Valentines day celebration, Easter egg hunt) to help expand the students' cultural understanding.
-Volunteers are expected to summarize the foundation's activities within the school for the monthly report.
Qualifications and Experience
(The following are preferable but not required)
-Experience working with children
-English teaching certificates (TOEFL, etc.)
-Knowledge of technology
- B1/B 2level of Spanish
Character and Personal Qualities
-Ability to work in a team and independently
-Good communication skills
-Fluent English speaker
-Open to new cultural experiences and accepting of cultural differences