Volunteer Needed: Women’s Program Manager

We are looking for a lead manager to start in January or February 2015 and commit 6 – 8 months with LLI. APPLY NOW! Must be available for the time commitment stated and MUST speak an advanced level of Spanish. Low Cost Program Fees (this provides you a place to sleep, work and eat!) are required for this position and discounts are given to those willing to commit 8 months!

DSCN3241Responsibilities would include:

  • Lead coordination of weekly educational workshops with our women’s group concerning health issues, human rights, trade skills, etc.
  • Networking and maintaining/creating contacts for the program
  • Teaching Spanish Literacy
  • Teach at least two sections of Computer Literacy
  • Development of Computer Literacy Curriculum (materials and guidance provided)
  • Track impact and program development
  • Oversee the Artisan Program (this is great for candidates who have an art and/or design background!)
  • Organizing an educational field trip for the group (one per session)
  • Expanding the program to other areas of Huaycan (Zone D or others)

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This position is perfect for you if you…

-Are highly motivated by women’s issues

-Possess advanced Spanish skills (written and oral)

-Are organized and an independent worker

-Possess strong interpersonal skills

-Are looking for real responsibility to make real impact in LLI’s programs

Interested in assisting here and there with the women’s program, but your Spanish skills aren’t up to par or you can’t make the time commitment. Consider teaching English or Art with LLI and helping out in our women’s program in your free time! Check out our website for more info on those programs!

For more information on our volunteer program and the fees, please visit ourwebsite.

Volunteers Needed: English Teachers

Are you looking to teach English abroad and want to make an impact in a developing community? Join Light and Leadership! We are looking for English Teachers to start late February/early March 2015.

It is sometimes hard to get a good group photo, but we try. Volunteers (from left to right) Caislin, Lindsey, Javier and Avan with some of the Zone Z English students.

It is sometimes hard to get a good group photo, but we try. Volunteers (from left to right) Caislin, Lindsey, Javier and Avan with some of the Zone Z English students.

As an English Education intern, you can expect to:

1) Teach several English classes weekly

2) Lesson plan using our curriculum, but bring creative ideas and activities into the classroom

3) Participate in Teacher meetings, giving feedback and bringing new ideas to the table

4) Record test scores and provide student/parent feedback

5) Play sports and games with kids, plus have the opportunity to get involved with our other programs as a secondary placement (math, chess, art, women’s empowerment, etc)

6) Make life-long friends and discover the beautiful community of Huaycan!

Minimum 3 month commitment is required. We welcome interns with or without teaching experience to join our team. Knowledge of Spanish is not required as our program is immersion style.

  • Not available for the time commitment? Still come volunteer with us! We welcome volunteers from 1 week to 6 months!

Please ask about our available start dates!

Housing and Food:

The English Teacher positions require low cost volunteer program fees which will provide the volunteers with (delicious) Peruvian food, secure housing, a cell phone, hot showers, wifi and more! For more information on our volunteer program and the fees, please visit ourwebsite.

Volunteer needed: Teen Center Coordinator

LLI recently opened up a new teen center for our adolescent students! We are searching for the right person to continue the development of the teen center in 2015. This position allows students to take an active role in promotion, development and support of the new Youth Center.

LLI's New Adolescent Center in Huaycan, Peru

LLI’s New Adolescent Center in Huaycan, Peru

From Jan 2015 through Jul 2015, the Teen Center coordinator will take a direct role in the development and promotion of the teen center. Working with youth ages 13 -17, the coordinator will be responsible for the following:

  • Manage daily activities and attendance in the teen center
  • Community outreach and recruitment for the teen center
  • Provide homework support to those who need it
  • Manage the teen library system
  • Work directly with the teen leadership committee
  • Coordinate and plan special events and workshops for the teen center
  • Teach or co-teach English or art classes within the teen center and/or LLI’s other youth programs
  • Assist in fundraising strategy and execution for the teen center
  • Develop new programs for the teen center

Requirements:

The Teen Center Coordinator must speak Spanish at an intermediate level or higher and have an interest in community development, specifically with adolescents. Prior management or experience working with teens is a plus.

A 6 month commitment is required for this position.

Housing and Food:

The Teen Center coordinator position requires low cost volunteer program fees which will provide the coordiantor with (delicious) Peruvian food, secure housing, a cell phone, hot showers, wifi and more! For more information on our volunteer program and the fees, please visit ourwebsite.

Teens Without Limit Youth Program: Light & Leadership Initiative

Teens Without Limit Youth Program: Light & Leadership Initiative

Polish Culture Day

This week the students at the LLI celebrated the Polish culture day led by our beloved English teacher Karolyn. The celebration started off with a presentation on Poland, how they celebrate Easter and traditional outfits from the south and other regions.

Polish culture

The students even sang the Polish versión of Happy Birthday and gave it their best! Karolyn gave out handouts of useful phrases/words and pronounced the words for them. They learnt about typical Polish dishes including pierogis, galabki, and paczki. Finally, the students watched a demo of how to make pierogis and tried their hands on it too! Strawberry was the choice filling. While the students mounded the filling on the dough circle, Karolyn taught them how to fold the dough over and pinch the edges firmly together.

Movimiento Pozo Peru workshop

Recently we had a women’s class on sexual exploitation and online internet dangers for the women of zone D. This was a special workshop put on by the Lima nonprofit Movimiento Pozo and led by Martha Tapia.

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LLI Teen: Pedro

“It’s (LLI) a place that has its doors open to us so we can work on English and other things. I also like the happy and “good vibes” the teachers have here.”

–Pedro, 15 (in black jacket)

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Self Defense Workshop

LLI Women’s Program just had an awesome self defense Kung Fu workshop in zone Z.  Our visiting professors Joe and Ryan  have their own Martial Arts studio in the US, and specialize in Women’s Wing Chun Kung Fu. This  upbeat lot of women learnt a bunch of power moves and left the class feeling …well quite powerful :)

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