We work with volunteers to match their skills and interests to the current needs in the community and our programs. We have some roles that always need more volunteers as this enables us to reach more children. Other roles are more specific and there are a limited number of positions available.
Our minimum time is 1month however we do recommend that volunteers stay 3months or more in order to have the most impact and best experience. Due to the nature of our work, an intermediate level of Spanish is required. If volunteers are coming for more than 6months, we will consider a volunteers placement with basic Spanish.
There is no cost for volunteering with us. However, we do ask for a donation of USD 150 at commencement of your time with Proyecto Horizonte. The idea is that this money is coming from fundraising efforts that they conduct before joining us and which we can assist with.
If you would like to complete a student placement, we are able to work with you and your University to determine if course credit is a possibility for your volunteer project or internship
Below are different ways in which you can get involved at Proyecto Horizonte:
Assist the specialist of our tutoring classes who works hard to identify and address the needs of the children and teenagers experiencing learning difficulties, particularly in the subjects of language and mathematics.
You will be helping our Community Training team prepare and give workshops and classes to women, youth, children on a range of topics including nutrition, hygiene, sex education, leadership. Intermediate Spanish is required. This can also include developing videos with social messages to show to the community.
Teachers of the schools that we support in our community would like to offer English classes to their students; however very often they do not have the required knowledge to give their students comprehensive classes. We are therefore looking for volunteers to teach in public schools of our community at the elementary, middle or high school level. Please note that school holidays are for 3 weeks in July and 2 months in December/ January.
Work with the social workers or psychologists to attend cases of children, youth and adults in vulnerable situations such as violence victims, at risk youth, young mothers etc. Please note, this is only available to professionals in the area, with high level Spanish who commit to more than 3months.
We strive to prevent disease, prolong life and promote health in our community through educating our community to make informed choices. Our medical staff therefore needs help with the preparation and implementation of health campaigns and workshops.
As the health centre can have large numbers of patients, volunteers can assist in the weighing and measuring of patients, taking blood pressure and, for qualified nurses, with vaccinations.
Work on community development and impact research projects that include needs assessments and impact evaluations that help us guide our work.
Helping the children with their homework, teaching them English, computer skills, dancing, sports and games are some of the activities we offer at your club.
Our marketing team always needs help! Help us prepare our monthly newsletters and articles to be translated and distributed in various social media channels to maintain our online presence. Assist us in our fundraising efforts by helping us organize events. If you have photography or video editing skills, we are always seeking individuals willing to help us take good quality pictures and videos.