What is VE Global?
VE Global presents a chance for students who have just graduated, or are in-between academic years, to strive for change in a country with one of the highest levels of inequality in Latin America. By working with youth inside the local child protection system through VE Global, students have the opportunity to help children of all ages overcome potentially debilitating socioeconomic statuses and to truly make a difference.
With no volunteering fee, VE Global recruits and trains international volunteers to achieve their mission of fostering the positive development of children at social risk in Chile. VE Global has successfully integrated nearly 450 full-time volunteers from more than 25 countries into their network of six local partner organizations, which include children’s shelters and community centers in the most vulnerable neighborhoods of Santiago. With programs that aim to improve children’s academic performance and to provide them better opportunities after leaving the homes, VE Global’s work has crucial impacts on the lives of the children and Chilean society.
Volunteers work directly with the youth, organizing workshops and taking part in their daily activities. These workshops allow the volunteers to use their knowledge of social work, education, psychology, language, or simply downright fun to make an impact in the lives of the youth. In addition, they must commit to a minimum of 4 months to the program.
Furthermore, VE Global Global currently offers 5 internship positions;
- programs intern
- recruiting and international relations
- development and business partnerships
- fundraising and alliances
- communication and marketing
Internships may be part-time or full-time, with a minimum weekly commitment of at least 20 hours. There is also the possibility of doing an internship and being a volunteer at the same time. Employees that usually do this have 2 days in the office, and 3 days with the children. In order to apply, students must follow the direct links below.
-Have your 18th birthday before the start date of the program to which you apply
-Commit to a minimum 4-month, full time volunteer commitment
-Commit to fundraising for VE Global in addition to covering your own personal costs and expenses throughout the duration of the volunteer program
-Participate in the 2-week Orientation Program prior to beginning work at the partner
organization where you are placed
-Speak Spanish at an intermediate level, or agree to complete a minimum number of hours of Spanish language classes
-Submit a Criminal Background Check and Doctor Physical/Mental Health Waiver prior to arrival
Volunteer program: http://www.ve-global.org/volunteer/volunteer-now/volunteer-application/
Their next class begins January 1st, 2018.