Express Connect S.A.C is a Social Enterprise owned by Canadians living in Lima, Peru. We have the philosophy that every individual can reach his or her potential when given education and knowledge. We provide free services for low income children, youth and families so they can improve their skills and increase their opportunities.
We want to create leaders in our communities and develop leadership skills in our volunteers. We believe that through education, information, prevention programs and participation we empower individuals.
We are providing a free of charge “Raise Awareness Campaign for Schools and Orphanages” for self-esteem, sexual abuse, sexual assault, suicide, depression, abuse, domestic violence, bullying and addictions. We visit kindergarten, elementary and high school students and teach about these social issues in English and Spanish.
We need Volunteers for this free of charge campaign to schools and for the other services we provide. We do not charge volunteers to volunteer with us like other organizations in Peru do. We can also provide accommodations for our volunteers. Volunteers are welcome to stay with us or find their own accommodations.
Volunteers are responsible for their own flight fare and health insurance.
We are located in a nice and safe area in La Molina, Lima, Peru.
Volunteer hours are flexible: We have on call, part time and full time positions.
A. – POSITIONS AND TIME COMMITMENT:
1.- Volunteer Coordinator:
To plan and facilitate volunteer recruitment, intake, interview, supervision, recording of hours, support volunteer trainings, create and implement plans regarding volunteer engagement, retention and in some rare cases dismissals. Generating appropriate volunteering opportunities and role descriptions based on the needs of the organization. Monitoring, supporting, motivating and accrediting volunteers and their work.
Commitment: Twenty hours a week. Some work from home.
2.- Raise Awareness Campaign Facilitator/Educator:
To provide free presentation/accompaniment to schools and orphanages.
Commitment: Once a week for three hours each time. Training Provided. We need English and Spanish speakers or both
3.- Social Media & Marketing Coordinator : Brand Building for Express Connect & Express Connect Tours, Implementing marketing and advertising campaigns.
Commitment: Flexible hours, work mostly from home
4.- Workshop Teachers and Facilitators: Free of Charge Workshops for children and youth. Teaching native English through games, storytelling, drama, conversation and music.
Preparing classes and material for workshops (teachers) Assistance to the workshops (Facilitators).
Commitment: Once a week for three hours each time at Express Connect Building.
5.- Tour Guide and Drivers: We generate our own funding through other services we provide like taxi, Guided tours, lodging, private English teaching and services for foreigners.
Commitment: 7 hours a day once a month or more if wanted
6.- Fundraising Coordinator: Planning and administering the annual fundraising budget, planning, developing and executing direct mail campaign, identifying and soliciting major gift prospects for our Raise Awareness Campaign and our Christmas Campaign
Commitment: Flexible hours, work mostly from home
7.- Christmas Campaign Facilitators: We donate gifts children have on their wish list. Recipients are children with disabilities, learning difficulties, depression, at risk of suicide, financial problems, low self-esteem and children who have lost one or both parents.
Our Christmas Campaign Facilitators will assist with the Campaign by identifying and soliciting major gift donors (individuals, companies, retail stores and out of the country donors) developing and managing efforts to identify, communicate and renew annual donors, planning, management and execution of annual fundraising events.
Commitment: Our Christmas Campaign starts in October. Flexible hours.
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2.- Three references (professional or volunteer)
3.- Free training for our Raise Awareness Campaign Educators/Facilitators and Volunteer Coordinator
4.- Police Check
5.- Sign a Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Agreement
6.- Shadowing (when visiting the schools after passing the interview, police check, references, confidentiality and conflict of interest agreement)
If requested, we provide a letter of reference at the end.
C. BENEFITS FOR VOLUNTEERING AT EXPRESS CONNECT:
• A letter and certificate after six months of volunteering in our Social Enterprise. Letters previous to that date are also provided but volunteer hours will be specified before the six month period
• Opportunity to gain an insight into the running of a unique Peruvian Social Enterprise
• Additional experience developing valuable skills.
• The opportunity to take the lead on a specific project for the right intern
• Free Training during April each year. Volunteer gathering/trips at least once a year
• Developing other skills, getting to know people, participate in some tours when space/seats/availability allows it, practice Spanish with other Spanish speaking volunteers
• After one month of volunteering, two free visits a month to a Medical Health Center (not including medicines) while volunteering with us
• Motivation and sense of achievement
• Career exploration
• Personal growth
• Have an impact on people’s lives
We offer a respectful working environment in a safe area in La Molina, Lima. Volunteers can use our Resource Centre with free phone calls to the US and Canada, high speed internet and free Wi-Fi. We speak English and Spanish and have native English speaking staff on site.
Please send us your resume to:
North America: 406.266.2119
Peru cell: ( Protected content ) Protected content
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