International Volunteering opportunity in Foster Home in Mexico City-Xochimilco

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Mexico

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    02/01/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    About the Organization:
    The Foster Care home, is a non-for profit organisation that works with child and teenage girls that have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction. The institution provides a comprehensive array of services such as housing, food, clothing, jurisdictional services, psychological, educational and medical support, in addition to different cultural and recreational activities.

    With a humanist approach, the institution strives to deliver the adolescent and teenage girls that live within the house, an integral development, a full and productive childhood and adolescence, and the necessary tools to prepare them for their future.

    In order to achieve this, the organization has an integral educational model based on six areas that we consider central in human development and that enclose different general aspects of life such as: education, responsibility, spirituality and solidarity, culture and recreation, as well as, physical, mental and emotional health.

    About the girls living in the organization:
    The girls that arrive to the institution are usually between 6 and 21 years old, having been removed from their homes by a government authority due to intrafamily violence, abuse, neglect or the loss of their parents and come in a vulnerable state because these painful experiences.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Throughout an active participation with the child and teenage girls in the house, and the involvement in their every day activities, the volunteer will definitely be immersed in a new culture. This will be vey enriching since it can make him or her have a wider perspective and understanding of the world.

    Volunteers , will experience an encounter with social issues; encouraging respect, solidarity and reflection, values that enable social conscience.

  • Help

    Help

    About the Volunteering Program:
    This project offers international volunteers the opportunity to get involved in a long-term project with the organization. The volunteers will help the girls with their homework, teach them english classes an develop recreational activities. Throughout an active participation with the adolescent and teenage girls in the house, the involvement in their every day activities, the volunteers will not only contribute with their knowledge, talent and time, but could also become good role models for the girls.

    Additionally, volunteers will experience an encounter with social issues; encouraging respect, solidarity and reflection, values that enable social conscience.

    General Objective:
    Offer experiences that yield in participants’ personal and professional growth, while enabling the accomplishment of organizational goals.

    Activities:
    - Help the girls with their daily homework
    - Teach the girls english classes
    - Develop different recreational and sports activities.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Includes without cost:
    - Accommodations and 3 meals a day inside the organization in case its required. It is a medium size room only for girls. One complete bathroom, a small living room with a TV and Bunk beds. You can look at some pictures in the profile.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    LOCATION: Mexico City. Nicolás Bravo, Bis Col. Santa María Tepepan, Delegación Xochimilco.

    FREE TIME: Los embarcaderos de Xochimilco, Dolores Olmedo Museum, The flower and plant market.


    General Volunteering requirements:
    The volunteers have to:
    - Have a proactive attitude, with a lot of energy;
    - Have emotional strength;
    - Be open minded to comprehend other realities different from its own;
    - Be empathetic and have a genuine interest for the well being of others;
    - Like sharing and relating to other children and young people;
    - Previous experience with vulnerable people is desired;

    Specific Requirements:
    - Must contract a travel insurance that covers accidents, loss by theft and health problems during the volunteering period;
    - Speak some spanish language(50%);
    - Present with your application one recommendation letter;
    - Present Resume
    - In case its necessary, obtain the corresponding VISA for the volunteering period.
    - Present a Health Certificate signed by physician.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 413629721251