INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING - Skate ramp coordinator - Peru
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Otra Cosa Network
Times of day
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Las Camelias 431
At Otra Cosa Network, our vision is equal opportunities in Peru for everyone to succeed and thrive.
We run five of our own projects, which are all part of the Huanchaco Education and Learning Programme (HELP). HELP is dedicated to advancing the education possibilities and resources for those living in lower-income communities in Huanchaco and the surrounding shanty towns.
HELP Youth has evolved over the past several years from a skate ramp in a small shanty town, to a robust youth development program encompassing swimming, football, arts & crafts, healthy lifestyles and other activities.
Skate ramp coordinator
The role of the coordinator is a leadership role, which involves supporting up to three other volunteers working on the project and being the person who is in charge of the day-to-day running of the ramp. The coordinator has responsibility for opening and closing the ramp, holding weekly meetings with the other skate ramp volunteers to discuss ideas and issues, managing the (limited) budget and reporting to OCN staff through fortnightly meetings. If you enjoy working with children, have a sense of fun and understand the importance of being a good role model then you cannot miss this volunteer opportunity!
- Opening and closing the ramp (Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:00pm)
- Supervising the other skate ramp volunteers (up to three people), including running weekly team meetings
- Managing the skate ramp budget
- Teaching skateboarding and games to the children and overseeing the non-skate activities in the side classroom
- Instilling the values and importance of good manners
- Looking after the facility: tidying-up, cleaning, basic repairs and ensuring proper care and maintenance.
- Bringing new ideas about how to improve the space and add new appealing features for children.
- Age 21+
- Minimum intermediate Spanish level
- Minimum commitment: 3 months – the longer, the better.
- Good people skills, as you will be supervising other volunteers
- Able to cope with active streetwise children.
- Empathetic, responsible and open-mind personality.
- Volunteers should have some experience of teaching or working with or looking after children, and may be subjected to a full criminal record check.
- Leadership and discipline are must for this position. Experience in skateboarding would be an advantage, but not mandatory
For more information, visit otracosa.org.
This is an unpaid and self-funded position but we offer ongoing support to all our volunters.
We can arrange everything for you from here, including your project(s) placement and your housing placement, and we will pick you up as soon as you arrive into Trujillo. You will be given an induction after you arrive and we are here to offer support, advice/help while you´'re here. For example there are weekly volunteer lunches, there is office volunteer drop in schedule and you can always schedule a time to meet with the operations manager or other staff. We can also advise where to go if you're sick and where to find anything you might need.
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers