About the Organization
Long Way Home is a 501(c)3 that envisions communities equipped to innovate and act responsibly in the face of local and global challenges. Through promoting green building, employment, and education, Long Way Home mobilizes people to actively participate in democracy and create innovative pathways to economic and environmental justice.
Since 2009, the focus of the organization has been on building an 18-building green-designed campus in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala. We've used more than 450 tons of trash and over 15,500 tires in our construction so far! On the campus, we serve 140 K-11 students who study a curriculum that integrates project-based learning and the green building process to cultivate employability and democratic participation skills for a 21st century, climate-stressed world.
In addition to education, we train and employ local green builders who carry out our many green construction projects in Comalapa and throughout Guatemala. In 2020 this team will be focused on completing the school campus, beginning construction on volunteer housing next to campus, and completing a variety of partner projects in other areas of Guatemala.
About the Job
Long Way Home is looking for a highly motivated, collaborative thinker. We are a small organization and therefore require a team of high-energy individuals, passionate about making a difference. The ideal candidate has experience in using video editing software, and can help LWH put together compelling videos detailing our green building style construction projects. This position will work alongside our Executive Director and collaborate on a variety of community-responsive and environmentally-friendly/ecologically conscious building video projects.
● Sequence photos for a full length step by step slideshow style video for several construction projects
● Collaborate with Executive Director to create videos of construction projects to promote work of Long Way Home with donors and clients
● Currently enrolled in a Bachelor or Master’s program
● A self-starter (comfortable working with little direct supervision)
● Access to personal technology (laptop/tablet)
● Access to video editing software (iMovie or equivalent as a minimum)
● Good attitude, team player, motivation to help out and be flexible
● Highly organized
The following objectives guide the design of this volunteer position
● Gain experience in the creation of unique video segments
● Better understand alternative building materials and the environmental impact of green building
● Become well-versed in the methods and applications of green design and building
● Understand why and how green design should be made accessible in low-resourced and climate-stressed communities
● Develop intercultural and interdisciplinary teamwork skills
● Gain insights into opportunities, risks, and limitations for achieving quality education, economic justice, and environmental health in marginalized communities
● Develop skills and competencies that transfer to future work situations
Junior, Senior, prospective graduate student, enrolled in graduate school, working on master’s thesis, working on a doctoral thesis, a postdoctoral scholar
Area of Interest
Sustainable Construction, Education, Government, Nonprofit, Engineering, Environmental Science, Social Justice, Global Liberal Studies, NGOs, Public Health, Graphic Design, Latin American Studies, International Studies, Journalism, Business, Social Sciences, Anthropology, Social & Cultural Analysis, Social Work, Political Science, Law/Pre-law, Liberal Arts, Liberal Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Impact, Government and NGOs
Approximate Hours Per Week
Upon successful completion of the volunteer position, the volunteer is offered free admission ($1,200 value) to our month-long Green Building Academy in July 2021 - https://www.lwhome.org/academy
About the Organization
Long Way Home is a 501(c)3 that envisions communities equipped to innovate and act responsibly in the face of local and global challenges. Through promoting green building, employment, and education, Long Way Home…