Summer Trip Leader (Peru)

VISIONS Service Adventures

About the organization

VISIONS offers summer programs for teens that focus on meaningful community service, cultural immersion and adventure. We believe that stepping outside of ourselves and encountering new perspectives fosters profound and positive change. We know that young people who engage in meaningful service work in unfamiliar environments gain exceptional insight—it’s been our program model for 30 years. Our students settle into the daily life of the host community, get to know local residents, experience different customs and in the process, begin to feel a sense of global connection. As one of the oldest international summer service organizations for teenagers, we celebrate this connectedness—and the hope it holds for the future.

Duties

Leaders supervise and mentor teens during 15-day to 3-week programs. Sessions are back to back with a few days of break in between. Leaders work with and supervise students in all aspects of the program: service projects, recreational activities, cross-cultural events, and even day-to-day chores such as cooking and cleaning. The first priority is creating a positive and productive experience for the participants that cultivates growth and global understanding.

This is a residential program, with leaders and teens living together in a community center, rented house, or similar place that we call home for the summer, usually in a local neighborhood. We have long-term ties to the places we work, and thus are a part of the community. Leaders work hard, but the work is incredibly fulfilling when it’s the right fit. VISIONS leaders commit to a work attitude that is respectful, cooperative, positive, safety-conscious, and community-spirited.

Employment duration is about 10 weeks June-August and includes 7-10 days of on-site training before participants arrive.

Other program locations: ​Alaska, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Galápagos Islands, Guadeloupe, Montana reservations

Qualifications

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS
● Minimum age 22
● First Aid and CPR certified before the program begins
● Background check (~ $35), paid for by applicant, will be required of all trip leaders immediately
upon job offer
● For language immersion programs: fluent or conversational-level Spanish or French

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (Depending on location assignment)
● Experience working with teenagers
● Carpentry skills
● Lifeguarding experience
● Farming experience
● Advanced medical training (WFR, EMT, etc.)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Interviews begin in late-January, with additional interviews if needed February - April until all positions are filled.

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