Archive | September 2010

Nominations! Jump for Joy!

By Kristen Leigh Conklin

We received the following nominations today:

Paul’s Assignment
Assignment Area: NGO Development
Region: Central/South America
Tentative Date of Departure: August 2011
Program Info: Spanish-speaking post.

See the FULL TEXT of the Program Profile HERE.

VOLUNTEER PROFILE
Most NGO Development Volunteers are college graduates with at least two years of management or organizational development experience with non-profit organizations either as staff or in a voluntary capacity. Recent college graduates have experience as founders or leaders of community or school-based organizations. Due to their background in non-profit management, these Volunteers have several of the following skills:

  • willingness to work as part of a team;
  • demonstrated leadership skills;
  • experience working with community service organizations;
  • networking;
  • strategic planning;
  • demonstrated supervisory experience with student or community volunteers.

Marisa’s Assignment
Assignment Area: Youth Development
Region: Central/South America
Tentative Date of Departure: August 2011
Program Info: Spanish-speaking post.

See the FULL TEXT of the Program Profile HERE.

VOLUNTEER PROFILE
Most Urban Youth Development Volunteers are recent college graduates who have previously studied another language. These Volunteers also have at least six months full-time work experience with at-risk youth (defined as youth who are out of work or school between the ages of 10 and 25) in a youth-oriented organization. This experience may include coordinating volunteers, writing grants, teaching, and counseling. Typical Volunteers in this assignment have several of the following skills:

  • a sincere desire to work with youth;
  • conflict resolution/mediation skills;
  • fundraising experience;
  • coaching experience;
  • AmeriCorps and /or YMCA experience;
  • demonstrated leadership skills;
  • street smarts.
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