Start Date: August 13th, 2014

volunteer fall 2014

Looking to gain experience in the non-profit world? Want to volunteer abroad?

The Light and Leadership Initiative (LLI) is offering a unique and incredible opportunity to the right individual. We are seeking a Volunteer Program and Events Coordinator for our program headquarters in Huaycan, Peru, a developing 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 comfortable leading a team

• Be fluent in English and have advanced Spanish skills

• Enjoy working with kids

• Previous managerial experience or in event coordination is a plus, but not required

• Previous experience living abroad is a plus, specifically in Lima a MAJOR plus

• Commit 1 year (plus training time) to working in Huaycan with LLI

• Have an interest in working with a grassroots nonprofit and making a difference!

The Volunteer Program and Events Coordinator position consists of the following responsibilities:

Volunteer Program

  • 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 in Lima, Peru.
  • 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
  • Contribute in weekly management meetings

Event Coordination

  • Plan special community events, including LLI’s 6th anniversary celebration
  • Coordinate special programs: Movie day, Game day, Chess tournaments, etc
  • Coordinate educational field trips
  • Coordinate special contests (Community-wide Entrepreneurship Contest, for example)
  • Coordinate and co-manage events for LLI’s teen leaders program

Other Involvement:

  • Involvement in other programs (English, Art, Chess, Guitar etc. as needed)

Light and Leadership also will offer the Education and Volunteer Program Coordinator the following benefits:

• Free room and board in the volunteer headquarters in Huaycan, Peru • Transportation costs for Light and Leadership activities in Huaycan • Two weeks vacation; two days off a week

A $500 deposit is required upon acceptance of the position. The deposit is fully refundable upon completion of the internship contract.LLI Kids in Zone Z

Ready to Apply?

Please send your cover letter and resume to Lara DeVries, LLI’s Executive Director, at Please only apply if you can make the time commitment (12 months + training time) and the language requirement.


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