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Orientation Tour Guide

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Fundación En Vía
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Oaxaca, OAX, Mexico
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Published 20 days ago

Fundación En Vía is a non-profit organization based in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Our mission is to promote women’s empowerment, the well-being of their families and the strengthening of communities through participatory programs that encourage the growth of income generating

businesses and personal development. We work toward this mission through three main programs: Microfinance, Education and Responsible Tourism. 


Tours are a crucial and important part of the organization as it provides the funds for the Microfinance and Education Programs. Tour Guides are the face of the organization to our tour participants, and help connect travelers with women who are receiving interest-free loans. They are responsible for introducing tour participants to the ideas of Microfinance, our program and model, the communities we work with and the women in our program. 


The Orientation Guide presents our organization through an orientation given at the start of the tour. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to make a big impact, and create a lasting connection to women in Oaxaca.  There is room to grow professionally and personally in leadership, presentation skills, fundraising and interpersonal skills, plus the opportunity to improve Spanish language skills within the rich cultural community of Oaxaca, Mexico.


We currently have tours on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 6 communities within the Tlacolula Valley: Santa María Guelacé, San

Sebastián Abasolo, San Juan Guelavía, Teotitlán del Valle, San Marcos Tlapazola and San Miguel del Valle. We also have private tours on different days.


Major Responsibilities

·        Preparing materials.

·        Guide groups of 4-12 travelers in the tour. With our current COVID-19 protocols, this will be small, private tour groups of up to 6 travelers.

·        Showcase our programs and ensure tour participants know and understand how the organization runs and how important our responsible tourism program is to the functioning of the organization.

·        Build good rapport and relationships with the women in our program and ensure there is a positive and respectful relationship between the tour group and them.


Requirements

●       Fluent English (Basic Spanish highly appreciated)

●       Excellent people skills: outgoing, friendly, warm and professional.

●       Excellent communication and social skills

●       Ability and passion for building relationships with

individuals from different backgrounds

●       Good judgment, good awareness, strong initiative

●       The ability to work well both independently without supervision and in

a team 

●       Good energy and enthusiasm 


Commitment

●       Weekly commitment: 1-2 tours per week (6-7 hours each, plus

1-2 hours of preparation and 1 hour of follow up).

●       Monthly guide meetings (2 hours per month).

●       Minimum 4-6 months (or longer).


Cost/Compensation

●       There is no cost to volunteer with our organization.

●       This is an unpaid volunteer position. At this time, En Vía

doesn’t provide assistance with housing or living costs, but we can give you

recommendations of housing in or around the city.


Application Process

Send your resume and cover letter to responsibletours@envia.org

Fundación En Vía is a non-profit organization based in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Our mission is to promote women’s empowerment, the well-being of their families and the strengthening of communities through participatory programs that…

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Location

On-site
c/o Instituto Cultural Oaxaca, Oaxaca, OAX 68000, Mexico
Avenida Juarez 909, Colonia Centro

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