Volunteer Therapist (Physical, Occupational, SLP, or Creative)

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: NPH USA International Volunteer Program

Most therapy positions are NPH are school-based positions, where the therapist gives individualized attention to children from the special education classroom as well as to some integrated children who have special needs in certain areas. The therapist is in the school during the normal school schedule and the day is broken into approximately five to six 45 minute therapy sessions (all one-on-one therapy).

We rely on volunteers and local staff to provide Art Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and sometimes Play Therapy. Volunteers are supervised by local staff and work with a team to develop a therapy plan.

The job requires patience and dedication to the children who are being served and a willingness to teacher others how to best serve the needs of these children both in school and in their home.

More Info on NPH:

Do you love children? Are you interested in serving in Latin America for a year?

  • NPH USA helps screen, place and support volunteers who serve for a year or more in one of the nine homes of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH): Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Bolivia, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. For over 65 years Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos has provided a loving home to orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children. Children are not up for adoption, but live in a family environment where they receive love, education, health care, and life skills.
  • Volunteers must commit for a year, and have a job on site during the day. Most volunteers work in education, administration and health care. In addition to their job, volunteers spend time with a group of children each evening. Volunteers live in community with other international volunteers from around the world.
  • NPH provides room and board, a small stipend ($50/month), and access to limited health care. NPH USA provides international health insurance (of up to $350). Volunteers must pay for their flights to and from the countries where they serve and any extra spending money. They are also responsible for paying for pre-departure language school, should their level of Spanish require it.
  • Our homes accept volunteers to begin in either July or January, and it is best to apply 6-9 months in advance of the start date. We have a July 1 deadline for January applications, and a January 1 deadline for July applications. We accept applications after those deadlines, but we like to receive them all by the same date if possible. Please apply even if the deadline has passed.
  • Please check out the different positions being offered at the www.nph.org site. We continuously update the positions that will be open. We always need volunteers to serve in education (as teachers and tutors), medical (nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists), communication, and coordination.

To learn more and apply, visit the www.nph.org website.

For US applicants, contact Jennifer Foster, Director of International Engagement at volunteers@nphusa.org if you have any questions.

For all other applicants, contact Thomas Hartig, International Volunteer Coordinator at vo.int@nph.org.

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Housing Available

Language/Cultral Support Available

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Fee Amount: None

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