lunes, 8 de noviembre de 2010

Whoa! Volunteer in Peru AND Paid Airfare?!

Looking to gain experience in the non-profit world? Speak excellent Spanish and want to volunteer abroad? BE LLI'S HOUSE MANAGER!

The Light and Leadership Initiative (LLI) is offering a unique and incredible opportunity to the right individual. We are seeking a House Manager for our volunteer headquarters in Huaycan, Peru, a poor community on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. The ideal candidate should:

• Be able to work in a team or independently
• Be able to adapt to new situations and living environments
• Enjoy working with people from different cultures and backgrounds
• Be an excellent problem solver, especially with cross-cultural situations
• Be organized and responsible
• Be fluent in English and have advanced Spanish skills
• Previous managerial experience is a plus, but not required
• Previous experience living abroad is a plus, specifically in Lima a MAJOR plus
• Commit at least one year to working in Huaycan with LLI
• Have an interest in working with a grassroots nonprofit and making a difference!

The House Manager position consists of the following responsibilities:

• Develop awareness of volunteer concerns and needs
• Run errands for the volunteer house (Including market shopping)
• Complete volunteer airport pickups
• Prepare volunteer rooms for new arrivals
• Plan and carry out volunteer activities and excursions.
• Assist the Director with new volunteer orientation
• Assist the Director with program/volunteer coordination
• Manage household expense receipts
• Encourage and promote constant communication between volunteers, staff members, and Board Members
• Assist the Directors with weekly volunteer meetings
• Manage post-volunteer surveys
• Other duties as assigned

Light and Leadership also will offer the House Manager the following benefits:

• Free room and board in the volunteer headquarters in Huaycan, Peru
• Round Trip Airfare from the US, Canada or Europe to Lima, Peru
• Transportation costs for Light and Leadership activities
• 2 weeks vacation; two days off a week.

Interested? Please send cover letter and resume to Lara DeVries, Executive Director of the Light and Leadership Initiative, at

Please, only serious applicants need apply. Must be available for one year AND speak Spanish. This is not a paid position.

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