Psicología y Derechos Humanos PSYDEH (Psychology and Human Rights) seeks 1 ideally 2 exceptional Spanish or bi-lingual English/Spanish volunteers, we’re open to couples, for the role(s) of field corps trainers in the rural, mountainous Otomí-Tepehua region of Hidalgo, central Mexico.
These individuals will train a new majority-indigenous women team we build—one Corps coordinator, two professional coaches, four community organizers—based in the areas in which they work to partner with PSYDEH's indigenous women partners and their own Network of organizations. The in-person positions require a minimum commitment of 6 months full-time work. Starting date flexible, ideally for an immediate start.
PSYDEH is an award-winning Mexican grassroots, non-profit organization based in Hidalgo, Mexico with national and international reach. Our needed work links women leader training and citizen education with human rights-based community organizing and local-led, high impact project production (community-led development). Our goal is to empower Mexican women and their indigenous communities to lead the bottom-up, sustainable development of their own marginalized areas.
Main objectives of the Role
1. Train Corps to do the same with indigenous women partners and their network on site.
a) Train, coach, and organize Corps members to live and work pursuant to PSYDEH’s novel leadership values in the four targeted municipalities.
b) Co-stand up the new “Casa Siempre Viva”, named after the Network’s regional organization, operating as a safe space for the women partners and Corps in which to work and train.
2. Empower Corps-supported indigenous women partners to be the leaders and entrepreneurs they are..
a) Support successful individual participation in upcoming social enterprise initiatives.
b) Support their organizations to develop, plan, launch and finish their own micro-impact projects.
3. Strengthen resilient rural and indigenous communities. Co-create plan and methods for necessary interventions needed to support the Corps to:
a) Execute workshop series on demanded subjects, e.g., using local resources to, among other things, strengthen food security during the pandemic.
b) Provide basic psychological and legal assistance to local communities.
c) Facilitate delivery of COVID-19 episode series with trustworthy information in Spanish and indigenous languages to women and their communities.
d) Invite local feedback on concrete, data-based needs (and their solutions) organized around the 2030 Sustainability Development Agenda’s 17 goals, i.e., updating women’s own unprecedented development agenda.
What you will gain
Collaborating with PSYDEH
We prefer the concept of “collaborator” over “volunteer” because PSYDEH, operating as a start-up, needs professionals willing and able to invest what is needed to make a win-win impact, for themselves, our organization and local partners. Most of our staff are collaborators, 100% donate at least some of their time.
As a past collaborator states:
“If you are looking for an experience that gives you a chance to understand and collaborate on the challenging, first-hand work necessary to change the rural rurality in Mexico, I could not recommend an experience more highly.”
Additional Information about PSYDEH
Please send us what you think we should know about why we should work with you for this one-of-a-kind opportunity, including mandatory CV and letter of motivation, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Psicología y Derechos Humanos PSYDEH (Psychology and Human Rights) seeks 1 ideally 2 exceptional Spanish or bi-lingual English/Spanish volunteers, we’re open to couples, for the role(s) of field corps trainers in the rural, mountainous…