Monthly Archives: April 2012

Global PeaceMakers Now Accepting Applications

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Service For Peace’s Global PeaceMakers program is now accepting applications for summer placements in Dominican Republic, Ghana, and Israel.

The Global PeaceMakers program is founded on Service For Peace’s philosophy of serving with a long-term investment in partner communities. Applicants accepted into the Global PeaceMakers program will collaborate with local community members on country-specific projects. Participants will work alongside local volunteers in building personal leadership and peacemaking skills through service. In addition to service opportunities, participants will be able to see and experience the local culture and beautiful sites close to their country project.

Global PeaceMakers projects bring together young adults from nations throughout the Americas and the world in an effort to offer models for intercultural cooperation through service. In the Dominican Republic, volunteers will collaborate with local community members to build a Model Classroom in the community of La Represa. In Ghana Global PeaceMakers will work with local volunteers to initiate a community poultry farm and in Israel, volunteers will join youth from diverse backgrounds and nationalities to deliver valuable education and meaningful relationships with special needs kids in one of Jerusalem’s impoverished areas.

Application deadlines are fast approaching, Israel, May 4th; Dominican Republic, May 26th; Ghana, June 16th. To apply visit Service For Peace and fill out an application.

 

IVPA Intern Position

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Position Description: IVPA Intern – Operations and Communications

Dates: May 2012 – December 2012

Application Deadline: April 28, 2012

Wage: Internship is unpaid but a stipend or travel options available.

The International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA) is an association of non-governmental organizations involved in international volunteer work and internship exchanges. IVPA stands for quality and responsibility in the field of international volunteer abroad programs. Members uphold the IVPA’s Principles and Practices as guidelines for good programming as well as meet stringent membership criteria

The Main Duties of this position are to support the services offered by International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA).

The Responsibilities of this position will vary but may include the following:

  • Respond to general email and phone volunteer inquiries
  • Provide support and development for IVPA’s Annual Conference
  • Research Best Practices and Special Topics for the field or international volunteering, and the wider travel industry.
  • Provide ideas and content for IVPA Blog and Newsletter
  • Support administrative projects and other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in international volunteering, cross-cultural exchange and/or previous international travel or study abroad experience
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Understanding and experience with social media platforms
  • Strong writing and copy writing skills
  • Undergraduate student or

Hours and Length of Service:  Intern hours are flexible and will be arranged prior to start date. Intern must be willing to offer a minimum of six months’ of service or 200 hours. A seven month, or longer, commitment is preferred.

Supervision:  Intern’s responsibilities and work arrangements will be coordinated with and supervised by the IVPA Director.

To Apply:  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter & resume.  Please email your application to jobs@volunteerinternational.org.  Only applications received electronically will be reviewed.   No calls please.   Deadline: April 28, 2012.  Thank you for your interest.