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Volunteer Coordinator

Organisation: Otra Cosa Network

Country: Peru

Type: Humanitarian & Community Development

Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator

As a Volunteer Coordinator you have an extremely important role in our organisation. Adjusting to the cultural differences and getting settled into their projects can be a challenge. To help with this adjustment it is important to create a solid volunteer community.

Volunteer Roles/ Working Hours

  • Meeting and greeting new volunteers, including running the welcome induction and walking tour
  • Organising volunteer activities, such as theme nights, outings and the weekly volunteer lunch
  • Taking new volunteers to their projects and helping to settle them in there
  • Writing the weekly volunteer newsletter
  • Conducting intro interviews with volunteers after they have settled in to check in with them and help them set goals that they would like to achieve while they are here.
  • Help with accompanying/supporting volunteers if they need to go the doctors/hospital/police, etc.
  • Helping out in the OCN office, including responding to email enquiries, some general admin tasks and helping with recruitment.
  • Normal working hours: largely 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday; early/evening/weekend meet & greets.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Spanish Level to Start Project: Higher Intermediate
  • Time Commitment: Min 6 months
  • Minimum Age: 21 years old
  • Fluent English (written and spoken)
  • Knowledge/previous studies related to development/Latin America/social work/psychology/human resources would be a real bonus
  • Excellent communication/ conflict resolution/ interpersonal skills
  • Experience in working with people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Mature and positive attitude with a good sense of humour
  • Hard working and enthusiastic

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