Have you been looking at LLI and wondering a bit more about our positions? Are you looking for ethical volunteering opportunities? We have a wide range of positions available in Huaycán, Peru, and this blog post is going to dive into 6 different positions. Check them out – one of them could be the perfect fit for you
1. Reading Program Teacher
One of our most requested classes from participants: English. We have kids and teens with a range of English abilities who are looking to improve their skills. Our English program caters to both volunteers with teaching experience (we’ll talk about implementing your own ideas and experience!) as well as new or novice teachers (we have existing lesson plans and curriculum!). This is a great opportunity for those who have no Spanish (some Spanish doesn’t hurt either!) and are willing to make at least a six week commitment to volunteering in Huaycán.
Meet Reetta (Finland), one of our current English Teachers!
“My best experience as an English teacher with LLI has been seeing how students have learned new things and increased their self confidence. It’s been really rewarding to notice that, as a teacher, I can help the students to improve not only their English language skills but also their social skills. In addition, I’ve gained a lot of teaching experience which is also very valuable.”
2. Reading Program Teacher
Did you know LLI’s Kids’ Center has a library with over 1000 books? Kids love to read at LLI and our reading program volunteers are in charge of providing a fun, nurturing space for kids to enjoy their favorite books as well as challenging them to think critically about what they are reading. If you have at least intermediate-level Spanish and are excited to challenge kids through reading, this is the position for you.
Meet Amelia (USA/PERU), our current Reading Teacher!
“I like teaching with the kids. I like that they’re always eager to learn. If you treat them with love and respect, they will treat you the same way. Kids are easy to handle when they can see that you care about them. They always treat me like a teacher. Even though I tell them I’m not a teacher, they say, yes you are! They even gave me a chocolate for teachers’ day. Kids can change the world. When I taught them about plastic waste in the environment, I asked them how can we make a change. And they told me, ‘I am the change.’” That’s why I love working with kids.”
3. Art Teacher
LLI students often cite art as their favorite class… it’s a time when kids and teens get to be creative, explore something new and socialize with each other. Plus, LLI’s art program operates on the generosity of others: we receive almost all supplies from incoming volunteers, which makes are our art program easy to sustain! If you want to share your passion for art with our kids and teens and have basic Spanish skills, come join us as our next volunteer art teacher!
4. Women’s Program Manager
Looking for a unique opportunity to facilitate empowerment for women? Are you passionate about issues facing women? LLI is looking for our next Women’s Program Manager to start on January 10th, 2020 and stay until December 9th 2020. The position entails the oversight, management and development of our women’s entrepreneurship program (Mujeres Empredadoras). This includes overseeing financial education programs, managing the program budget, promoting the program in the community and much more! We are looking for someone who can think creatively to grow our program in line with our Program Goals. Advanced Spanish, leadership experience and a passion for women’s issues and education required.
We asked our current Women’s Program Manager, Jess (UK), what is the most fulfilling aspect of her position: “Definitely seeing the women use what they’ve learned in the classes both in their businesses and also in their everyday lives. I love seeing them come to class with so much enthusiasm and seeing them learn more and more each week, whilst growing in confidence.”
5. Women’s Program Assistant
Would you love to help empower women in Huaycán but can’t commit to a whole year? LLI is looking for a passionate manager assistant for it’s Women’s Program! The Women’s Program Assistant plays an integral role as the right hand of our manager, Jess, in carrying out projects and tasks related to the management and development of the Women’s Program. This includes but is not limited to registration assistance, promoting the program, carrying out community surveys and interviews, and potentially assisting with program evaluation. Jess says, “We are looking for someone who is organized and a team player, with a demonstrated interest in community development. Spanish skills are a must and research skills are a plus!”
6. Teen Leadership Program Facilitator
This is a super cool position in which a volunteer is directly involved with one of our most exciting and important programs – our Teen Leadership Program! Volunteers facilitate leadership classes and assist in developing leadership curriculum and leadership projects! If you are passionate about leadership, have advanced Spanish skills, and are looking to make at least a 6-week volunteer commitment – this is the position for you!
Meet Isabelle (USA), our current Teen Leadership Facilitator
“During my freshman year of high school, I created a tutoring program to help underprivileged kids with learning disabilities. I enjoy helping others and making a difference in the community. So far, the most gratifying experience for me at LLI has been helping the teens strive for excellence and seeing them continue to want to do well while maintaining a positive attitude despite any obstacles some may have.”
If any of these positions sound like a good fit for you, contact us at email@example.com