NGO Management Volunteer Internship

High­lights Voraus­setzungen Leist­ungen Termine & Preise Bewert­ungen
Non-profit
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gegründet 2013
EcoSwell
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Koordinator | Michael
Koordinator | Michael

High­lights

Enhance your CV and gain professional hands-on experience managing sustainable projects in an international development NGO, having a real and positive impact on vulnerable communities.
Work alongside experienced & passionate people from a range of disciplines.
Live and work in a surfing paradise in northern Peru, the land of endless summer.
Learn about the endangered local wildlife and dry forest of northern Peru and be a vital part of initiatives to protect it.
Explore other regions of Peru such as the rainforest, Machu Picchu and Lima.
Learn how to run a sustainable development NGO operating in the northern town of Lobitos, whilst improving the local environment and quality of life of residents. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Gruppen

EcoSwell is a surfing-inspired sustainable development non-profit (NGO) driving the development of poor Peruvian coastal communities through a path of sustainability. We develop environmental, educational, infrastructure and socio-economic projects  working hand in hand with local communities and international interns. We currently operate in Lobitos, a Peruvian coastal northern town and surfing hotspot, which has seen an increase in uncontrolled tourism over the last 15 years. As a result of the town’s lack of infrastructure, lack of communication between stakeholders and lack of integrated development programs, this tourism is giving rise to various environmental, social and economic risks to the town’s long-term sustainability and wellbeing. Our vision is to make Lobitos a success story of coastal sustainability, where a respectful tourism industry can co-exist with the local community and the industries found within Lobitos. 


We are looking for people passionate about sustainable development to support us in the day to day management of the organisation.

Tagesablauf

Daily activities will vary depending on our current projects but volunteer interns will be able to get involved in a variety of tasks and development initiatives including, but not limited to;


  • Project Wilipipe - Tide and swell charts for the local fishermen

This project involves creating and distributing tide and swell charts for the local fishermen each week. These charts provide them with vital, scientific data which improves their productivity and economic wellbeing.


  • Finances

An important aspect of managing a non-profit organisation is finance. As an NGO management volunteer intern, you will be supporting accounting processes, work with spreadsheets and financial performance metrics and reports.


  • Social Media/Website

As a rapidly growing organisation, we are always expanding current projects and creating new ones whilst running community events. There’s a lot going on at EcoSwell every week and we need help documenting it all! You will be supporting by taking photos and making videos of all the ongoing activities as content for our social media platforms and website.


  • Project monitoring, data analysis and evaluation

Many of our ongoing projects require monitoring and evaluation of the project’s progress for current and future sponsors. NGO management interns can get involved in designing and carrying out surveys in the local community, analysing data and report writing.


  • Project maintenance

NGO management volunteer interns are also needed to support other volunteer interns and staff in the maintenance of our reforestation sites, permaculture garden, dry toilet units and more. This gives you a great opportunity to learn about and apply their knowledge and skills in a variety of aspects of sustainable development.


Freizeitaktivitäten

Interns work between 9am to 5pm on weekdays but evenings and weekends are free for you to spend as you wish. The northern coast of Peru has amazing waves, beaches and towns to go visit, with lots of different activities on offer such as:


  • Surf lessons with local instructors in Lobitos. Alternatively, rent one of our EcoSwell surfboards and head out to the waves by yourself.

  • Yoga classes

  • Swimming with turtles 

  • Fishing, sea-lion and whale watching trips with local fishermen

  • Trekking and birdwatching in the native Dry Forest ecosystem

  • Eat traditional Peruvian food at local restaurants 

  • Visits to other nearby beaches and towns within hours of Lobitos to explore more Peruvian landscapes, culture & history.



Please note that these activities are separate and are not included in the financial contribution you make as part of the volunteer internship.

Water Sports
Swimming
Tauchen/
Schnorcheln
Safari/
Zoo
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Voraus­setzungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Fließend) oder Spanisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Ausbildung
Open to all but particularly interested in: Environmental Science, Engineering, Geography, Business/Marketing, International Development, Medicine and Conservation. auf University Niveau
Benötigte Unterlagen
CV
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
This volunteer internship is open to all disciplines, but is most suited for those interested in or have experience in data analysis, research and sustainable development. Undergraduates, postgraduates, PhDs and/or professionals are all welcome. However, we do ask for:

- Knowledge of Spanish if carrying out qualitative data collection (surveys/interviews etc).
- Experience/motivation to work as part of a team away from home.
- Open mind, positive attitude and will to learn!
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag von 09:00 - 17:00

Leist­ungen

Dienstleistungen von EcoSwell

EcoSwell is a non-profit organization. This means that our main aim is not to make a profit, so we do not distribute any surplus income as profit or dividends. Nonetheless, just as a for-profit organization, we have costs for our operations which we need to cover in order to be able to exist.

Our aim is to cover our own costs as opposed to charging a maximum we could to make a profit, as a business would do. This way we can keep costs down and make our placements more accessible than other programmes out there, whilst still being able to operate. We aim to keep our costs as low as possible but we also have to ensure that we are able to operate in an effective way, in which we can make real and positive change, in a way that keeps us moving forward.

As a small organization, we struggle to fund our work. One of our main sources of continual income comes from our volunteer financial contributions for their placements, so without these donations we would not be able to pay our staff and sustain our organization as a whole. We set our volunteer contributions for our placement volunteers to match the costs of the volunteer expenses whilst in the field with us and to match our operating costs, in both Peru and the UK.

An indicative breakdown of where our interns/volunteers financial contributions go (in %) has been presented below:

  • Intern/Volunteer expenses and placement project costs: 73%
  • Intern/volunteer recruitment: 12%
  • EcoSwell's management governance and development: 10%
  • Facilities and communication: 3%
  • Reserves: 2%

Abholung vom Flughafen Captain FAP Victor Montes Arias Airport

It’s easy to get to Lobitos! There are daily flights from Lima to Talara where you will be met at the airport and driven directly to Lobitos.

Unterkunft

During your volunteer internship with us, you will be provided with comfortable accommodation in the EcoSwell House, including all meals (healthy and mostly vegetarian) and airport pickup/dropoff. This is included in your financial contribution. Volunteer interns sleep in shared dorm rooms with shared bathrooms and access to a shared living room, office space, kitchen, internet connection, clean water and a garden.

Schlafsaal Einzelzimmer
Verpflegung

Peruvian food is categorised as some of the best in world. You’ll get all your meals included within the EcoSwell house as part of your contribution. This includes, meats, fresh seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, coffee… you name it we have it, and more (as you’ll probably try new fruits you didn’t know existed). All food is bought weekly in the nearest city of Talara fresh from the markets and supermarkets. You will also get a chance to try out local cuisine in some of the restaurants in Lobitos.

Internetzugriff
Gute Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Captain FAP Victor Montes Arias Airport (TYL) in Talara. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Peru zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Peru bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Peru antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Peru überprüfen.

Termine & Preise

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

This research internship is available all year round and you can join us any time. However, we do ask that you stay with us for a minimum of 2 weeks in order to have enough time to conduct sufficient research,  make an impact and get the most out of the experience. 

It’s easy to get to Lobitos! There are daily flights from Lima to Talara where you will be met at the airport and driven directly to Lobitos.

Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
2 - 14 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
2 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 1.095
3 Wochen
$ 1.613
4 Wochen
$ 2.151
5 Wochen
$ 2.612
6 Wochen
$ 3.657
9 Wochen
$ 4.479
14 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 6.622
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 510 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. EcoSwell wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Die Zahlungen werden von PayPal, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter, abgewickelt. Wenn du kein PayPal-Konto hast, kannst du auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit EcoSwell während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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Zusätzliche Sicherheit und kostenloser Service
Volunteer World ist die weltweit führende Vergleichsplattform für internationale Freiwilligenarbeit. Wir führen dich durch einen sicheren und einfachen Bewerbungsprozess einschließlich aller notwendigen Zahlungen. Plane deine nächste sinnvolle Reise mit Volunteer World und erhalte freien Zugang zu:
Qualitätssicherung
Hohe ethische Mindeststandards
Flex Option
Ändere deine Reservierung ohne zusätzliche Kosten
Geld-zurück-Garantie
Wir erstatten deine Gebühren, falls deine Reise von EcoSwell storniert wird
Support & Mediation
Wir unterstützen dich in jeder Situation
Für dich ist unser Service kostenlos!
Die Programmgebühren werden unmittelbar durch deine Freiwilligenorganisation erhoben.

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$510/week

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