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Volunteer Opportunity: Administration Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: Mision Mexico

Volunteer Opportunity: Administration Assistant


Location: Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico (on site).


Volunteer placement: 25 hours a week in exchange for one meal per day and shared accommodation in a 4-bedroom flat. A minimum commitment of one month is required. July 2022 start. Discounts on surfboard hire, surf lessons, hotels and fitness activities.


Who we are

The Misión México Foundation aims to break cycles of poverty, abuse and inequality; providing opportunities for every child and youth that we care for to succeed. Through long-term solutions like education, practical and emotional care and community development, we provide tools and opportunities for children and youth to advance in every aspect of their lives, becoming the best that they can be. Our core focuses are; education and extracurricular activities; safe homes with a family environment; health and wellbeing support; community development, personal development and life skills.


Role Context

We are looking for a grounded and organised individual who can be based in our children’s home and assist our Director and small team with administration and general office support.


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Digitalise a backlog of paperwork and files in a confidential manner
  • Organise and order office and home supplies
  • Source, receive and distribute donations of goods
  • Assist with projects as requested by the Director, including researching & preparing grants
  • Provide administrative HR and financial support to the Director
  • Organise team meetings

Essential Criteria

  • Effective administrative skills, including MS Office
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to manage and prioritise own workload
  • Valid 'Working with Children Check’ / Criminal Records background check
  • Fluent in English, conversational in Spanish is a bonus
  • Experience in grant writing & fundraising is not essential, but an added bonus
  • 21 years or older
  • No drug users
  • Please be vaccinated against Covid-19

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please contact volunteer@misionmexico.org

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About Mision Mexico

Location:

Centro, Tapachula, Chiapas 30709, MX

Mission Statement

Our mission: To provide refuge and hope to orphaned, abandoned, abused and disadvantaged children by giving them a home, family, love, education and opportunities for advancement in all areas of their lives. Our vision: Through a loving, caring, family environment where we focus on education, the children in our care will have the opportunities to grow and reach their full potential.

Description

Mision Mexico is a children’s refuge providing love, life and hope to 20 children and teenagers in our home in southern Mexico.

The children - aged between 5 and 17 years old - come to us from backgrounds of poverty, neglect and abuse. We aim to provide them with a loving home where they are considered one of the family, along with emotional support and educational advancement.

Since it was established in 2001, Misión México has helped transform the lives of more than 250 children, giving them a much deserved second chance at life. All are regaining a sense of confidence and self respect having found Misión México.

The refuge resembles a family home rather than an institution, where the children feel loved and secure. The children attend school, something most of them had not experienced before. They also have access to tutors who help with their studies as many of the children find it hard to learn due to their abuse or never having been to school.

We also provide a Youth Transition Program, which prepares our teenagers and young adults for life outside the refuge.

We have a small, dedicated staff but are also dependent on the wonderful volunteers who come us from all over the world to share their skills and love with the children here.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
International
Children & Youth, Computers & Technology, International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

15 Ave. Norte 9TapachulaTapachula, Chiapas 30700Mexico

(14.89429,-92.25936)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Please commit to a minimum of one month.
  • Priority to candidates able to start in July 2022.

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