Volunteer Opportunities in 2012-13
Belize: Volunteers with organic gardening/sustainable agriculture skills are needed to work on the GATE gardens project at rural primary schools in southern Belize. The ability to work cooperatively and communicate basic gardening and environmental concepts to students is key. This is a three month minimum position, with a fall 2012 or spring 2013 start date.
Kids To The Country: Energetic volunteers are sought to work as counselors with a nature-based summer program for at-risk kids aged 6-12 on the Farm community in middle Tennessee. Five 4-day program sessions are held in July and August. Volunteers spend a minimum of two weeks, which includes a week for orientation prior to a program session. Must love kids and work well with them. Arts, crafts, music and horse care/riding experience is a plus. Email for 2012-13 orientation and program dates.
Gulf Coast recovery: Volunteers with building experience are needed to assist Plenty volunteers with home repair in and around New Orleans. Volunteers are also needed for Books To Kids, to help collect, catalog and distribute educational children’s books to schools and community centers on the gulf coast and in Nashville, TN. Email for more information. Also visit our resource page for links to grassroots organizations that you can contact directly.
Medical volunteers can be utilized in Haiti. Email for more information.
U.S. based volunteers/interns are needed to work with Plenty International staff to develop Plenty’s fundraising, outreach and networking efforts. Work in your local area! Time commitment is open-ended.
Please contact the Plenty West Coast office for more details on any of these opportunities. Phone (831)484-5845.
Volunteer Opportunities with Plenty Partners
Guatemala: UPAVIM - Unidas Para Vivir Mejor (United to Live Better) is a large multi-faceted women's cooperative association located in Barrio La Esperanza in Guatemala City. Tutors for school children, English teachers, and medical personnel are needed. An intermediate level of Spanish is required. Volunteers must provide their own travel expenses. Volunteers receive free housing and one daily meal. The cost of living for other expenses is very low. For more info check: http://www.upavim.org/english/volunteer.htm
Liberia: Imani House International - (IHI), a small locally-run non profit (NGO) in Liberia, West Africa, is looking for a highly motivated volunteer to work with our staff and members. IHI Liberia runs a community clinic, adult literacy classes for market women and demonstration agricultural programs. Our clinic offers maternal and child health care, immunization, pre-natal and emergency deliveries, dental care, laboratory testing, and healt education.
We are looking for a volunteer who has lived/gone to school or worked in a developing country, is friendly, capable, patient and a good communicator, is hard working, with good organizational and management skills and a willingness to work closely with Liberians and the IHI head office in New York. Volunteers must have an understanding of social justice issues and the root causes of poverty. Must be able to commit to at least six consecutive months on the ground in Liberia. The volunteer must be able to pay their travel expenses, and up to $1,500 of the ticket cost can be reimbursed at the end of the required 6 months term. A monthly living allowance of $275 is provided.
Please send inquiries, resumes and cover letters IN THE BODY OF AN EMAIL (no attachments please) to [email protected] or fax to 718 789 1094. Please also visit our website at http://www.imanihouse.org.