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Fundraising Volunteer at a Peruvian NGO

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ORGANIZATION: Otra Cosa Network

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Otra Cosa Network

This position is a great opportunity for those who want to gain experience in fundraising and get an insight into the management of an NGO. You will work under the supervision of the Fundraising Manager and Coordinator, and tasks include preparing fundraising materials, collaborating with the social media team, and helping to organise and run various fundraising events.

You will also have the opportunity to contribute new, innovative ideas in the field of fundraising. This is a really key role because we need to be financially viable in order to ensure that OCN, our projects, and the work that we do in the communities, can continue. You will work together with our field staff management team and receive ongoing support and guidance throughout your placement whilst also learning and practising new skills.

This role does not require many hours of work per week, so it is possible to combine the role with another volunteering role, such as Marketing Volunteer or Multi-Project Volunteer. This will allow you to top up your hours and gain experience in more than one field.

The position is a fantastic opportunity for students undertaking a placement year or for those seeking entry-level work experience after graduation.

For students, all volunteer positions are available as internships, which is ideal for students looking to complete a year in industry/placement abroad. In this case, you will receive an extra level of mentorship and all appropriate communication with your academic institution to ensure compliance with internship placement requirements.


Responsibilities:

  • Prepare fundraising documents and other support materials, e.g. flyers, texts for website or social media.
  • Assist with the organisation of the monthly project fundraiser.
  • Assist in the running of one-off fundraising events (previously events have included a Fun Run, a football tournament, a music night)
  • Develop a working understanding of data protection and relevant privacy regulations.
  • Pursue efforts to maintain a positive public image, including regular event promotion.

Requirements:
  • Age 18+ on arrival
  • Current background check from your home country.
  • Some Spanish ability desirable but not required*
  • Knowledge and/or experience of fundraising in the NGO setting is desirable but not required.
  • Creativity and the ability to be proactive are desirable qualities for this role.
  • Networking skills and excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills.

*If you want to improve your Spanish, we can arrange Spanish classes for you in advance (by Skype) or during your stay.

Time commitment:
Placements can last from 1-12 months, giving you the flexibility to choose between spending a full year/academic year with us, just one semester, or even a summer internship. This makes our opportunities ideal for students looking to gain professional experience during a year in industry or language-based placement abroad.

Long-term volunteers are preferred, so you have a chance to really get to know the community and get comfortable in your role.

Generally, 20-25 hours per week, Mon-Fri


What you can expect from us:
  • Personal pick-up upon arriving and walking tour through Huanchaco
  • Help with organising accommodation for your time in Huanchaco
  • A thorough introduction to the organization
  • Mentorship from our Fundraising Manager relating to philanthropy and fundraising.
  • Certified training in First Aid and Child Safeguarding.
  • 2 days holiday per month
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Organized activities (barbeques, game nights, volunteer lunch etc.)
  • Certificate of completion detailing your role, the project(s) you participated in and the dates you volunteered in.

A typical day in the role:
There is a lot of variety in this role, with a real mix of hands-on fundraising activities and organisational/administrative work. You will be based in the OCN office with the rest of the team, working particularly closely with our Fundraising and Programs Manager and Marketing team. You will take part in Fundraising Team Meetings to strategize and set priorities with the managers, and to decide on your task allocation for the week. Here you have a chance to contribute your own experiences or help give us new ideas on how to make our fundraising efforts as productive and innovative as possible.

Most working hours will be office-based, applying for grants, building relationships with donors, and organising fundraising activities. However, there may be some unsociable hours required for the implementation of said fundraising activities, for example, trivia nights or sponsored sports events on evenings and weekends.

After work, there is plenty of time to catch one of Huanchaco’s world-famous sunsets from the tranquillity of the beach, or indeed from a surfboard. Then there are various options to fill your evening, socializing with local and other volunteers, sampling the famous Peruvian cuisine, attending talks and cultural events, music, dance, theatre, movies- the list is endless.

Enquiries and Applications
To make an application, please visit our website at www.otracosa.org or contact us on vounteer@otracosa.org for further information.

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About Otra Cosa Network

Location:

Las Camelias 431, Huanchaco, Non-US 130000, PE

Mission Statement

Promote education and social development in our local communities.

Description

Otra Cosa Network is a registered Peruvian non-profit NGO (no. 11126841) and a UK Registered Charity (no. 1133680) based in Huanchaco, Trujillo on the coast of Northern Peru.

Otra Cosa Network runs five of our own projects, which are all part of the Huanchaco Education and Learning Programme (HELP). HELP is dedicated to advancing the education possibilities and resources for those living in lower-income communities in Huanchaco and the surrounding shanty towns. Alongside this, we support several partner organisations in the area, as well as in two remote locations in northern Peru.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
International
Community, Education & Literacy, International

WHEN

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WHERE

Las Camelias 431Huanchaco, La Libertad Peru

(-8.08844,-79.08728)
 

SKILLS

  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Administrative Support
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Organization

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 4 weeks+

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