Supporting Youth

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Coordinator | Nicole
Coordinator | Nicole
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High­lights

Enable exchange between volunteers and communities that cross cultural, religious and socio-economic barriers
Improve the prospects of some of the United State’s most impoverished children and help them to break the poverty cycle,
Experience life in Miami, soaking up the sun and atmosphere in this iconic city
Meet like-minded people working towards a brighter future and gain unforgettable memories
Make a real difference in the lives of disadvantaged youth
Support the youth of Miami through a range of community initiatives and build a path to a brighter future for impoverished young people. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Volunteer in the U S of A with Love Volunteers and support the development of marginalised youth.  Participants on this education support program, based in the festive city of Miami, will support youth education and well-being while experiencing one of America’s most fascinating cities.

This important program was created with the goal of supporting under-privileged children and their schools, developing resources and safe, sanitary and beautiful learning and cultural spaces they can be proud of! Unfortunately, state-funded schools, especially those in poorer areas, simply don’t have the resources to maintain educational and extra-curricular spaces and equipment.  This initiative was developed to put the love back into schools and revamp or develop the spaces needed to help young people thrive.  By providing a calm and encouraging environment to learn, develop and grow you’ll be helping change the lives of impoverished children.  Providing the right facilities shows students they are important and improves their self-worth, creating a solid foundation to lead enriched lives.

This diverse program promises to keep volunteers busy across a range of projects and needs.  Volunteers will bring their own experience and strengths that will greatly aid schools provide facilities to help their youth shine.

How you can help

Volunteers play an integral role in achieving the goals of this project.  They provide a much-needed labor force to work directly within classrooms, libraries, school facilities and playgrounds to provide the infrastructure and tools needed to aid student’s educational journey. A can-do attitude and tons of enthusiasm and energy is required to fuel volunteers to make a difference.  Volunteers could help on a number of different projects,  including clean ups, painting and maintenance  work, playground and garden development and designing and assembling new spaces for students.  Work could also include simply organising and developing resources and teaching aids in classrooms and libraries, a task over-worked teachers lack time for. Volunteers on this program make a real difference to the lives of children, helping them to achieve a higher education and supporting their developing needs.

Volunteers will contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Mentoring young people to improve authentic friendships
  • Working in community centres and schools
  • Building character in Miami's youth 

Typical day

Volunteers on the Youth Support program in Miami can expect to work for around 5 hours per day, Monday to Friday, with weekends free to enjoy this incredible location. While we ask for flexibility a typical day will look something like this: 

7:00am Breakfast at the Hostel

8:15am Travel to the project site

8:45am Pre-start meeting with the program supervisor

9:00am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

Lunch is taken at midday at an eatery near to the project site

2:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

Afternoons and evenings are free to relax and explore the many activities on offer in the South Beach or wider Miami area.

Free-time activities

Miami City in South Florida is renowned for its beautiful beaches and tropical climate as well as an established and vibrant art and cultural scene.  Cuisine is high on the list of sensory delights here too.

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
Emergency Contact and CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for children through the power of mentorship and education. This project best suits those with experience and/or qualifications in the field of youth development and education but volunteers who simply wish to explore an interest in this field are also welcomed as there are many ways you can assist.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 14:00

What's Included

Services by Love Volunteers
  • Dedicated pre-departure support
  • Exclusive access to the LV Trip Planner! 
  • Orientation & full safety briefing on arrival
  • Accommodation 
  • 24/7 local support network 
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Lifetime LV Alumni Membership
  • The opportunity to make a REAL difference!
  • Certificate of Completion (on request)
  • LV registration fee
Airport Pickup at Miami International Airport

Volunteers are met on arrival into Miami by our local representative and taken to the hostel to settle in. A welcome dinner for new and current volunteers is a great opportunity to get to know fellow volunteers. 

Monday is Orientation Day, designed to help volunteers feel supported and comfortable in their new environment. The orientation will cover negotiating the public transport system and will include a visit to the project site and brief introduction by the community partner. 

    • Arrival Day: SUNDAY 8AM - 8PM
    • Departure Day: SATURDAY 
    • Arrival Airport: Miami International Airport (code: MIA)

    Accommodation

    Volunteers on this project are accommodated in a popular hostel on Collins Ave, right in the heart of South Beach. Within easy reach of the beach, local stores and restaurants this is a fantastic base from which to enjoy the many attractions this great city has to offer - as well as an easy commute to the project sites. 

    Volunteers are housed in shared dormitory rooms with ensuite bathrooms or can upgrade to a private room if preferred.

    The hostel is modern and fully equipped with everything required for an enjoyable stay, including free WiFi, in-house bar and restaurant, communal areas and swimming pool - perfect for relaxing at the end of the day!

    Youth Hostel
    Food & Beverages
    A classic Miami breakfast is available daily at the hostel and included in the program fee. Lunch and dinner provide the opportunity to experience the amazing culture and cuisine on offer in this vibrant location. Simply get a few of your fellow hostel mates together and head out to one of the many local restaurants, bars or cafes and enjoy all the local and international delicacies on offer! Easy!
    Internet Access
    Good access at the project site
    What's NOT included?
    Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
    Flight Tickets
    The nearest airport is Miami International Airport (MIA) in Miami. We assist you to find cheap flights to United States.
    Travel Insurance
    Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for United States provides security and is a plus to have.
    Vaccines
    If you are intending to volunteer in United States you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for United States.

    Dates & Fees

    NO CREDIT CARD FEES

    Details on arrival

    This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

    Availability
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Duration
    4 - 12 weeks

    Program fees

    Costs: Prices in USD
    4 weeks (min. stay)
    $1,988
    5 weeks
    $2,288
    6 weeks
    $2,588
    7 weeks
    $2,778
    8 weeks
    $3,068
    9 weeks
    $3,348
    10 weeks
    $3,618
    11 weeks
    $3,878
    12 weeks (max. stay)
    $4,158
    Average fees
    $422 /week

    Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Love Volunteers will let you know about the final price during your application process.
    Deposit (15%)
    The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
    Final Payment (85%)
    Your final payment will be agreed with Love Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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    Supporting Youth

    Support the youth of Miami through a range of community initiatives and build a path to a brighter future for impoverished young people.

    $422/week

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