Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Huacho E2-63 y Jose PeraltaBarrio El RecreoQuito, 170121EC
CENIT

About

RESCATE DE CALLE is a street outreach program that aims to prevent, restore, and promote the fulfilment of rights for vulnerable and working children in Quito's poorest market sectors. The program identifies and analyzes specific sectors of the city where there are at-risk and vulnerable girls, boys and adolescent workers, with the goal to place them in the various educational programs offered by the organization or other educational institutions, integrating their families and raising awareness. The volunteers in this program will primarily be involved in organising and running recreational activities for children aged anywhere from 3-17 years old, 3 days a week, as well as assisting the Rescate social worker in their day to day tasks.


The RESCATE team includes: 2 Rescate Social Workers, 2 Social Work Interns, 6 Volunteer Street Outreach Coordinators

Street Outreach Coordinator

Overview:

As the Rescate Street Outreach Coordinator, you will partner with Ecuadorian social workers in coordinating the program of children’s activities and fostering interaction with the families of at-risk and working children. This is a great opportunity for those interested in working with children and learning about the social and economic challenges of disadvantaged indigenous and mestizo communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and motivate a team of 4-5 volunteers in the recreational education program and participate in daily activities as needed.
  • Maintain communication among the staff and volunteers, and refer any concerns about a child’s safety and well-being to CENIT’s Health Services and Social Work Departments.
  • Accompany, visit and support families in the orientation of services that are offered by CENIT and other institutions.
  • Assist social worker with relevant tasks, including research of resources for the beneficiary population, analysis of case notes and program archives, paperwork completion and the application of technical instruments.
  • Systemize the process for the tracking and analysis of cases and develop methods to retain institutional knowledge.
  • Plan and execute games and cultural activities for children, adolescents and their families in the markets.
  • Ensure all aspects of the program are planned, cohesive and implemented effectively.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, education, international relations or related social science field an advantage, not essential.
  • Minimum commitment of 6 months; 1 year preferred.
  • Intermediate Spanish required; advanced Spanish preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team to motivate volunteers
  • Strong organizational and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Good empathy and listening skills
  • Strong level of commitment to working with disadvantaged and low-income populations.
  • Experience working with children.

Cost and Support from the CENIT Community:

We ask each volunteer for a one-time contribution of $100. In exchange, you will receive daily lunch, a CENIT T-shirt and the support of a full-time volunteer coordinator. Your contribution also supports the administrative costs of the volunteer office and the sustainability of our programs.




Street Outreach and Social Work Intern

Overview:

As the Rescate Pre-school Education Coordinator, you are responsible for the implementation of educational and age-appropriate activities for pre-school children (ages 3 - 5) that will help them improve their motor skills and develop basic hygienic habits. This is a great position for anyone interested in a career working with young children. Beneficiaries: 80

Responsibilities:

  • Accompany, visit and support families in the orientation of services that are offered by CENIT and other institutions.
  • Give families information on services offered by CENIT and other institutions.
  • Assist social worker with relevant tasks, including research of resources for the beneficiary population, analysis of case notes and program archives, paperwork completion, and the application of technical instruments.
  • Systemize the process for the tracking and analysis of cases and develop methods to retain institutional knowledge.
  • Design and run workshops focused on human rights for community leaders and families that work in the markets.
  • Plan and execute games and cultural activities for children, adolescents and families served by the RESCATE program.
  • Serve as the liaison between CENIT primary school´s Social Work department and the Street Outreach program.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, education, international relations or related social science field.
  • Minimum commitment of 4 months; 6 months or longer preferred.
  • Intermediate Spanish required; advanced Spanish preferred.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Strong organizational and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Good empathy and listening skills
  • Strong level of commitment to working with disadvantaged and low-income populations.

Assets:

  • Previous experience working with children and families in vulnerable and at-risk situations.

Cost and Support from the CENIT Community:

We ask each volunteer for a one-time contribution of $100. In exchange, you will receive daily lunch, a CENIT T-shirt and the support of a full-time volunteer coordinator. Your contribution also supports the administrative costs of the volunteer office and the sustainability of our programs.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Organization
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 4-6 months

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