Community Volunteer in rural El Salvador


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

local clinicSanta Marta, SV SV

About

Santa Marta, El Salvador, is a rural community that re-established itself in the early 1990s after living in a Honduran refugee camp during the civil war. With some support from DGH, their community members have developed a number of innovative programs that include youth work using theater and performance to promote HIV prevention, promotion of LGBT acceptance, and incarceration education; a community-based organic farming cooperative; a rehabilitation center offering massage, yoga, and stress reduction; and community health promotion through support of a community health worker. Volunteers are needed to support health promotion work outside of the clinic (educational projects, work with the health promoters), to teach and assist with grant writing and project evaluation, to teach art, and to work with the local group COCOSI around theatre and performance. The group that promotes understanding of the community’s history through tours and education would like volunteers to teach them English and computer skills. Physiotherapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, yoga instructors, and body work practitioners are also needed.

Skills

  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Spanish
  • Healthcare

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • at least 3 months preferred
  • Spanish, willingness to immerse into the community

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