VE Global (VE) recruits, trains and organizes international volunteers to achieve our mission of fostering the positive development of children at social risk in Chile. VE has successfully integrated nearly 450 full-time volunteers from more than 35 countries into our network of six local partner organizations, which include children’s shelters, community centers and schools in the most vulnerable neighborhoods of Santiago.
Each volunteer is placed in one of our partner social service organizations where they mentor children in a variety of ways, from assisting with homework to playing games to creating and running their own workshops and activities. Volunteers build strong relationships with the children for whom they provide support, friendship and the chance to just have fun and be a kid.
Because of the delicate nature of working with children who have been abused or neglected, we require that our volunteers join our team for a minimum of four months, with a full-time commitment.
VE volunteers help implement our four educational programs:
- Vamos a Leer!
- Festival de Arte,
- Liga de Deportes
- Extreme English
VE Global’s volunteer program has the particularity to be a No-Fee program. However, your support is critical in making sure that program administrative and operational costs are covered. Every volunteer thus commits to fundraising actively throughout their stay in Santiago. In return for their contributions, hard work and enduring efforts promoting VE and its ideals, VE volunteers receive:
- Over 100 hours of training in 4 months
- 10 days of orientation and initial formation in children education
- 24/7 continuous support and emergency assistance
- Help in finding accommodation once arriving in Santiago
- Two vacation days per month worked
- A mid-term Jornada, Our version of a corporate retreat
- Important advice on adjusting to life in Chile and managing culture shock
- A VE t-shirt and bag
The VE family is a strong international community of more than 450 volunteers from more than 35 different countries. We hope our antiguo volunteers will stay engaged with our community and thrive to remain strong advocates of social justice long after the end of their volunteer commitment, wherever life may take them afterwards.
Apply now on our website to join our team in September 2018! http://ve-global.org/volunteer/apply-now/volunteer-application/ for more details. Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about volunteering with us.
- General Education
- Child Development
- Youth Services
- Child Welfare
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 4 months