Our Agriculture Volunteers focus on soil conservation and recuperation; Our volunteers are placed
in communities with an Agriculture Technical School where they work with
students and their families in rural communities, permaculture systems and organic gardens; reforestation; small-scale diversification efforts such as beekeeping, small animal husbandry and climate change awareness.
Community Economic Development
Community Economic Development Volunteers work in the areas of community
engagement which involve, leadership, community/group organization and project
design and management. The workforce
development area aim to prepare youth for the first employment, equip youth and
adult with basic computer knowledge and personal finance. In the business
development area, the CED sector work in the entrepreneurship field and
improved business management of micro and small businesses.
Our Environmental Volunteers focus on environmental awareness; biodiversity; and sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices, in which community members learn to more carefully and effectively utilize natural resources in ways that improve their standard of living. Volunteers support a variety of institutions and groups within a wide range of communities, working in both urban and rural settings to implement sustainable practices and environmental awareness activities. These activities include, but are not limited to: formal and informal environmental education, organizing environmental holidays, forming youth environmental clubs, creating and maintain tree nurseries, tree planting in general, agroforestry systems, soil conservation activities and improving solid waste management with local institutions.
Community Health Volunteers work in the areas of prevention education and
training, nutrition and non-communicable diseases; HIV and Sexually Transmitted
Illness (STI) prevention; and reproductive health. The Health Extension
Volunteer, work in rural, semi-rural, small towns and/or urban sites (1,000 –
7,000 inhabitants). The role of a health volunteer in Paraguay is supporting
health promotion and preventative activities within the community and coordinated
with the local health post or health center. A major part of your job will
include work with elementary and high schools, community members, community
groups, and host country agencies to promote healthy behaviors. Specifically,
focus on improved prevention of non-communicable diseases, sexual and
reproductive health and healthy life skills for young people.