Creative Expression Volunteer, Safe Passage/Camino Seguro


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

6a Avenida 11-95 Colonia Landivar, Zona 7Guatemala City, GT

About

Safe Passage, a 501(C)3 non-profit development-focused organization, is seeking volunteers to participate on our Creative Expression Team in 2018. Known in Guatemala as Camino Seguro, Safe Passage's mission is to empower the poorest at-risk children and families who live in the Guatemala City garbage dump community by creating opportunity and fostering dignity through the power of education. Safe Passage is a secular, non-political organization.

The Safe Passage Creative Expression Program inspires self-expression that fosters self-esteem, leadership, confidence, and responsibility, using the creative process to motivate our students to stay in school, stand strong against social risks such as drugs, violence, and gang involvement while creating a culture of peace that empowers the individual, family, and community. Safe Passage is seeking volunteers with experience in all creative arts: drawing, painting, photography, music, dance, poetry, and theater arts.

Requirements:

  • Passion for Safe Passage’s mission, commitment to service and ability to engage children, families, staff and volunteers;
  • Understanding of teaching methodologies with at-risk, low-income student populations and minimum of one year experience in art education;
  • Current or former student of the arts;
  • Intermediate Spanish;
  • Patient, creative, positive attitude, outgoing, and pro-active;
  • Minimum commitment of 5 consecutive weeks.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to work with and learn about an incredible population while gaining professional experience
  • Curriculum support/activity ideas provided
  • Organizational culture of friendly, supportive relationships in a diverse environment
  • Free lunch at the project
  • 1 personal day/month of volunteer service

For more information about the organization, please see www.safepassage.org/volunteers.

Skills

  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Music Arts
  • Dance

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Minimum 5 week time commitment.

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