Nonprofit Job in Trujillo Other - Volunteer Leader

SKIP - support kids in Peru

About the organization

Volunteer Leader

About SKIP
SKIP is a charity working with disadvantaged families in an impoverished district of the city of Trujillo, Peru. Our holistic program focuses on the educational, economic, emotional and social development of each child and family. It is our aim to foster the capacity of children and families to be the principal agents of change in their own lives.


What Does a Volunteer Leader Do?
Volunteer Leaders are positioned between volunteers and Coordinators, meaning they are responsible for the day-to-day coordination of volunteers while reporting to the Volunteer Manager. Organising an ever changing team of volunteers that work and live together is a huge challenge, making this a unique role perfect for those looking for experience in management, human resources and administration, as well as being part of the inner workings of an International NGO.

Volunteer Leaders spend 50% of their time in the Volunteer Coordination Team and 50% in the SKIP programmes working directly within the community. There are options to combine roles so it is possible to be engaged in several programmes. Click here to read more about our programmes.

Responsibilities include:
Participate in volunteer recruitment
Welcome and settle volunteers into housing and the programme
Provide inductions to volunteers
Organise social activities for volunteers
Check on volunteer well being
Motivate the team
Run and maintain volunteer housing
Facilitate volunteer feedback

This role is perfect for someone with previous experience of volunteering who is looking to learn more about international development. We are looking for energetic, self-motivated, self-learners who are ready to take on responsibility and work hard.

The benefits of collaborating with us
In return for your invaluable participation in our volunteering programme, SKIP will provide:
Accommodation in volunteer housing
Experience in the management of a grassroots organisation working directly in the community
A thorough induction to the organisation, programmes and specific role
Structured and relevant training from fully qualified and experienced staff members - you can read bios for all the permanent team here
Mentoring and support in the form of regular supervision and staff meetings as well as informal sessions
The chance to be a part of a diverse and dedicated team and a welcoming community.
A reference upon satisfactory completion of the volunteer placement
The volunteer contribution fees are waived for this position


Volunteer Profile
Minimum intermediate level of Spanish AND English
Some higher education
Minimum commitment of 9 months
Previous volunteering and travel experience
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
Fluency in Spanish and/or English.
Degree in Education, International Development, Social Sciences, Communications, Management or related field, or 5 years experience working in a related field.
Previous experience working in international volunteer organisations
Previous experience living in a developing country



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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