Make a REAL difference in Colombia with Love Volunteers Women's Empowerment Program
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Love Volunteers
This program works with vulnerable local girls and young people, helping them to gain an education, learn life skills and improve their confidence. For volunteers who wish to help women in need this program delivers a great opportunity to do just that. This program’s aim is to prevent prostitution and sex tourism among young vulnerable girls who are disadvantaged and at risk of being targeted. This group is run by local nuns, mothers and volunteers and consists of a dynamic, smart and fun group of 35 girls ranging in age from 9-16 years. The program focuses on health education, dance and exercise, art, help with homework and values-based learning. The group is a catalyst for positive change in their community and also organize many events and social activities. Participants on this wonderful program will find huge satisfaction in helping young women to lead safer, happier and more economically stable lives.
Goals of this Project:
- Provide essential teaching and support to vulnerable girls and women
- Improve the future prospects of at-risk young women and girls
- Give impoverished women and girls a quality education, compassion and a sense of hope
- Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both locals and international volunteers alike.
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 20 years and over who wish to help us provide support to some of Colombia's most marginalized and vulnerable women. While this challenging project does not require participants to have a background in the fields of social work, counselling and/or Women’s studies, as there are many ways you can assist, volunteers with suitable education, qualifications or experience are highly sought after. Regardless, a volunteer’s individual role can often be tailored to suit their particular skills and interests. Volunteers on this project will need at least an intermediate understanding of Spanish in order to communicate effectively with local people. All applicants must of course display a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:
- Emergency contact
- Police check