vanaf 1.595€

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NGO MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION

location
2 - 50 weken  ·  Leeftijd 16 - 50+

rating  Fantastisch 4.5  · 
  Geverifieerd door Volunteer World
  Uitstekend Responsgraad

Highlights

  • Assisting with the coordination of volunteers, including conducting meetings
  • Helping with editing information and job descriptions and assisting with updating listing opportunities and forwarding updated information to our international sending agents
  • Supporting the day-to-day running of the NGO and attending meetings with local actors, authorities and community members
  • Assisting board meetings, taking useful meeting minutes and preparing reports
  • Helping promote our cause online and practicing fundraising through social media and grant writing

Vooral geschikt voor

Leeftijd 16+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
50+
Rolstoelgebruikers

Over het programma

Experience the day-to-day running of a grass-roots NGO

Program Description

Welcome to our comprehensive NGO management & administration program, offering valuable insights into the inner workings of the Aldeas de Paz Foundation. Whether you aspire to start a charity or gain hands-on experience in grassroots NGO operations, this program is for you. As a ...

Over het programma

Program Description

Welcome to our comprehensive NGO management & administration program, offering valuable insights into the inner workings of the Aldeas de Paz Foundation. Whether you aspire to start a charity or gain hands-on experience in grassroots NGO operations, this program is for you. As a volunteer or intern, you'll closely observe and actively assist the coordinator and director in various tasks, gaining a comprehensive understanding of our day-to-day operations. Beyond administrative duties, you'll support the well-being and integration of fellow volunteers, fostering a sense of belonging in Samaná. Your dedication and flexibility are essential as you play a pivotal role in executing projects and engaging with beneficiaries directly. Embrace this opportunity to develop leadership skills, cross-cultural communication, and adaptability, propelling your journey in the nonprofit sector. Join us in creating lasting impact and contributing to meaningful causes within the vibrant community of Samaná.

Volunteer placement or internship

Our program offers flexible commitment options for volunteers, ranging from a minimum of 4 hours daily up to to 40 hours per week - you decide! If you're joining as an intern, we understand that your school or university may have specific requirements. Please inform us in advance about your internship criteria, enabling us to tailor a personalized work plan to suit your needs. Share your expectations and goals with us, and we'll work together to ensure you achieve them. We are happy to give students academic credit or provide a report outlining the learning outcomes and deliverables achieved during the internship.

Requirements
No prior experience or special skills are necessary. Enthusiasm, a willingness to learn, and the ability to take initiative in coordinating volunteers and tasks are essential for NGO administration and management volunteers. Friendliness, care, commitment, and patience are important qualities. Ideal volunteers have a passion for development aid, some international volunteering experience, and a desire to support others. Activities are tailored to each volunteer's motivation and experience, with our staff and volunteers providing continuous support. While basic conversational Spanish is helpful, it is not mandatory. To facilitate integration, we offer free Spanish classes, full support, and 24/7 backup. Please bring a laptop and pen drive for a flexible working environment.



Dagelijkse activiteiten

What to expect
Experience the inner workings of Aldeas de Paz Foundation as an NGO Administration volunteer or intern. Observe and assist the Coordinator and director in office tasks and community project support, gaining valuable insights into grassroots operations. Your role extends to coordinating ...

Dagelijkse activiteiten

What to expect
Experience the inner workings of Aldeas de Paz Foundation as an NGO Administration volunteer or intern. Observe and assist the Coordinator and director in office tasks and community project support, gaining valuable insights into grassroots operations. Your role extends to coordinating and supervising community programs, making a positive impact on beneficiaries' lives. We prioritize your well-being and integration, fostering a nurturing environment in the vibrant community of Samaná. Direct engagement with beneficiaries and participation in foundation-wide events enhance your leadership, cross-cultural communication, and adaptability skills. This versatile program empowers aspiring social entrepreneurs and nonprofit enthusiasts, equipping you to manage charitable initiatives or contribute to NGOs worldwide. As a volunteer, you'll make a tangible difference while experiencing significant personal and professional growth. Join us and create lasting impact in the beautiful community of Samaná.

Holidays - Christmas Holidays from December 16 until January 06, 2025. 


Attention: Volunteers are welcome to stay at our Volunteer Guesthouse during Dominican Christmas and new year holidays! Even though working and business life comes to a halt through this two week period when the whole country is celebrating Christmas, our volunteers are welcome to celebrate Christmas and new year together with us and the Dominican people!

Activities can include but are not limited to 

  • Assisting with the coordination of volunteers, including conducting meetings 

  • Supporting the day-to-day running of the NGO and attending meetings with local actors, authorities and community members

  • Shadowing the director/coordinator in general administration and day-to-day tasks

  • Working in financial accountability tasks such as financial planning and budgeting

  • Attending frequent operational meetings to discuss events at the foundation

  • Participating in and remaining informed of all the foundation’s programs

  • Assisting with updating social networks and the webpage

  • Helping promote our cause online and practicing fundraising through social media and grant writing

  • Assisting board meetings, taking useful meeting minutes and preparing reports

  • Assisting with editing our monthly newsletter

  • Helping with editing information and job descriptions and assisting with updating listing opportunities and forwarding updated information to our international sending agents

  • Activities for advanced Spanish speakers: Working on public relation projects designed to mobilize community support. These include, but are not limited to: radio broadcasts, participating in neighborhood council meetings, writing bulletins/columns, organizing community projects, working with locals to find new volunteer opportunities, translating newsletters and website information into Spanish.


Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Special Offer
Enjoy free Spanish language classes for volunteers and interns, emphasizing practical communication skills. Develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities naturally, similar to learning one's mother tongue. From day one, you'll use Spanish in real-life situations with ...

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Special Offer
Enjoy free Spanish language classes for volunteers and interns, emphasizing practical communication skills. Develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities naturally, similar to learning one's mother tongue. From day one, you'll use Spanish in real-life situations with role-plays, situational dialogues, and work projects complementing the basic syllabus. Beyond the classroom, immerse yourself in the Spanish language and Dominican culture for a continuous learning experience.

Program Highlights

  • Immerse in the vibrant Dominican lifestyle, embracing the rhythm of Caribbean music

  • Master Spanish fluency through free classes and embrace daily life with locals.

  • Fuel your passion for learning and boost your career with international experience.

  • Create unforgettable memories with weekend excursions alongside fellow participants.

  • Relish the stunning beaches of Samana, conquer Pico Duarte's peaks, and explore Santo Domingo's historical colonial town.

What makes the Dominican Republic and Samana unique?
Samana, a captivating peninsula in the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic, boasts breathtaking beauty. With its lush coconut trees extending into the sea, it feels like a secluded island. The town of Samana is a picturesque and tranquil port, where friendly locals engage in tourism, agriculture, and fishing, all accompanied by the lively rhythms of Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa music. A two-kilometer-long Malecon (seaside promenade) offers delightful strolls day and night, leading to a variety of charming restaurants and bars, perfect for relaxing evenings. Surrounding the peninsula, you'll find hundreds of fantastic beaches, ready to be explored on day trips or weekend getaways. Embrace the Dominican lifestyle, enjoying the soothing rhythm of Caribbean music in this idyllic destination!


Voorwaarden

Voorwaarden

Minimum leeftijd: 16 jaar

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je ten minste 16 jaar te zijn op de startdatum van het programma.

Taalkennis

Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (gemiddeld niveau)

Vereiste documenten

CV

Nationaliteitsbeperkingen

Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.

Andere vaardigheden

No previous experience or special skills are required. A typical candidate needs to be enthusiastic, self-reliant, willing to learn, ready for a challenge and has to have an open mind and the desire to take initiative. Friendliness, care, commitment, and patience are among important qualities. The ideal volunteer would have a passion for development aid, some experience and a desire to help other volunteers to have a great stay with us. We provide free Spanish classes on a weekly basis.

Tijdsinzet

Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Fundacion Aldeas de Paz

Costs & Benefits
At Aldeas de Paz, we are committed to affordability and financial transparency with our open book policy. Our minimum contribution starts at just €155 per week (after the second week). This inclusive package covers Spanish language classes, comfortable accommodation in fully equipped guesthouse apartments, a dedicated program donation, personal welcome service, airport pick-up, bus transfer, bus fare, and a free transfer to your placement location.

This is included:

  • Airport welcome service & transfer to your placement location 


  • Fully equipped Accommodation in Las Terrenas or Samana depending where you will be placed

  • Free WiFi & access to washing machine

  • Free regular Spanish lessons throughout your placement

  • Placement introduction, certificate & student credit

  • Full support and 24/7 backup from local staff

  • Information about adventure packages & in-country travel

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Las Americas International Airport

Travel Logistics
Volunteer safety is our top priority. Upon your arrival at the airport, our friendly English-speaking driver will be there to greet you and help with your transit to the bus terminal. They'll ensure you have a direct and comfortable bus ticket to Samana, your placement location (approximately 2 hours). Once you arrive, our dedicated staff and fellow volunteers will warmly welcome you and escort you to your accommodation.

Accomodatie

Accommodation
Discover our sought-after volunteer guesthouse apartments in Samaná and Las Terrenas, offering convenience, safety, and scenic beauty. Standard accommodation includes shared rooms for bonding with fellow volunteers from diverse backgrounds. Choose from double, single, or homestay options to immerse in local culture. Enjoy free wifi and access to a washing machine. Collaborate with volunteers worldwide for a rich cultural exchange and lifelong friendships. Join us in creating a respectful and supportive community, ensuring a personally rewarding volunteering experience. Be part of this meaningful journey and leave with unforgettable memories and lasting friendships.

Internet toegang

Makkelijke toegang op de project site

Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?

Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?

Eten & Drank

Eten, tussendoortjes en drankjes zijn bijkomende kosten.

Vlucht tickets

De dichtste luchthaven is Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Dominicaanse Republiek. VIND GOEDKOPE VLUCHTEN

Reisverzekering

Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Dominicaanse Republiek biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde. KRIJG EEN OFFERTE

Vaccinaties

Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Dominicaanse Republiek dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Dominicaanse Republiek. VACCINATIE CHECKER

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

Availability
This program is ongoing throughout the whole year

Time Commitment
A minimum time commitment of 2 weeks is required and can be extended up to one year 

Placement Location
Samana & Las Terrenas

About your Placement Location
The Aldeas de Paz Foundation is based in the charming coastal villages of Samana and Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic. Samana, in the north-eastern corner, has about 15,000 inhabitants and is renowned for its safety, tranquil atmosphere, and beautiful beaches. The community values social responsibility and exudes a secure, small European town vibe. The Dominican Republic's countryside is widely recognized for its peacefulness, making it one of the safest regions in the Caribbean. When you join our program, you'll experience a welcoming and secure environment while contributing to meaningful projects in this picturesque part of the world.

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei. jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.

Programmakosten

2 weken (min. verblijf) 1.595€
3 weken 1.785€
4 weken 1.985€
5 weken 2.185€
6 weken 2.385€
7 weken 2.585€
8 weken 2.785€
9 weken 2.985€
10 weken 3.185€
11 weken 3.385€
12 weken 3.585€
13 weken 3.785€
50 weken (max. verblijf) 9.635€
Gemiddelde kosten 495€/week

Programmakosten

495€ per week 2 - 50 weken Leeftijd 16 - 50+

Betaalmethodes

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Duurtijd

2 - 50 weken

Waarborg

De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.


Finale betaling

Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Fundacion Aldeas de Paz gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.


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Fundacion Aldeas de Paz

Fantastisch 4.5 rating (56 beoordelingen)

NGO - opgericht in 2001

Geverifieerd door Volunteer World

  Uitstekend Responsgraad

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Over de organisatie

Aldeas de Paz is a sustainable and transparent grass-roots NGO based in Santa Barbara de Samaná and Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic.

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History of Aldeas de Paz

In the 1990s a German entrepreneur developed the Peace Villages Foundation, a social purpose NGO. For this he left his successful business career behind to become a social activist. He joined grassroots NGO’s around the globe and worked as a volunteer with the intention of helping to promote a “Culture of Peace”. Learning to put his entrepreneurial skills to work and gaining important NGO management experience, enabled him to set up replicable and self-sustained development programs under the legal frame of Fundaciòn Aldeas de Paz in Venezuela (2001) and the Dominican Republic (2015).

These days Fundaciòn Aldeas de Paz operates successful development and aid programs in the Samana province, a peninsula in the north-eastern corner of the Dominican Republic. Venezuelan operations are temporaley suspended until the situation allows for foreign aid workers to return savely to the country!

The Beginnings in Venezuela

The Peace Villages Foundation started in 1995 a first humanitarian project in Merida, Venezuela. Right from the beginning the project was financed through a Rotational Credit based on the collocation of the founders own life savings in form of a personal loan used as seed funding or seed capital. As the rotational credit is returned it is re-invested in yet a new project and so on.

The work in Merida focused on children rights. Efforts were made to integrate street children and at-risk youth into a more stable environment, and at times into foster families. With the aim of creating a registered NGO in Venezuela, the founder and his friends succeeded with the legal constitution of Fundaciòn Aldeas de Paz in Caracas (2001) and the Dominican Republic (2015). Aldeas de Paz has been focusing its resources and volunteer support on cultural exchange and social development programs ever since.

During 2014 the social and political situation in Venezuela became increasingly violent. Programs based on volunteer participation ever since had to be temporarily suspended in Venezuela.

Aldeas de Paz in the Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic our work focuses on education and human rights, gender equality, community development, environmental and climate protection as well as animal rescue. Aldeas de Paz actively promotes cultural exchange and sustainable, ecological tourism as a source of income for impoverished communities in the province. In addition, Aldeas de Paz strives to improve the lives of children, youth and young adults from vulnerable communities and disadvantaged backgrounds. The project locations Santa Bárbara de Samaná and Las Terrenas, both located on the peninsula of Samaná, are lovely coastal towns in the northeast of the Dominican Republic.

Timeline

1995, the first children rights activities in Merida, Venezuela, started. Focus is on social integration of street children and at-risk youth. Constitution of the Peace Villages Foundation

2001, legal frame work and constitution of Fundaciòn Aldeas de Paz in Caracas, Venezuela.

2002, a violent Coup d’état in Caracas. Aldeas de Paz activities in Caracas where forcefully suspended. Move to Santa Elena de Uairén, center of the Gran Sabana National Park near the Brazilian border in Venezuela. Development of various community based programs around social development, education and special need kids integration. Opening of the attention center “Tucusito” in the center of Santa Elena de Uairén.

2003, building of the new Aldeas de Paz Attention Center with school and equine therapy activities and Volunteer residence as well as community outreach programs for youth care and community development, indigenous empowerment, skill training and health prevention of the charity own 5 ha plot in a beautiful setting next to the rain forest on the edge of the National Park

2014, social and political unrest in Venezuela became increasingly violent and programs based on volunteer participation had to be suspended until further notice.

2015 Aldeas de Paz opens a new outlet in Samaná, the Dominican Republic. The foundation focuses its resources and volunteer support on social development programs and cultural exchange. Opening of the first Attention Center for special need kids in the province of Samana.

2016, Aldeas de Paz becomes the local host partner for the German Red Cross and the German Government sponsored program called “Weltwärts”:  German Red Cross volunteers join Aldeas de Paz in the Dominican Republic to help out for an entire year after which a new team will be placed every year.

2017, legal frame work and constitution of Fundaciòn Aldeas de Paz in the DR is completed. Opening of a new branch in Las Terrenas, a beautifully set town on the northern coast of the Samana province and peninsula with the same name.

2020, Our social programs have been developed and expanded ever since. Aldeas de Paz has become an important agent for Marine Conservation in the region and we where granted a UN sponsored project for coral reef restoration. Our volunteers reach has expanded too and we successfully opened a second branch in Las Terrenas not far from Samana where our attention centre and main office is located.

What we do

With our Youth Care and Community Work Program we aim to empower children and young adults by offering them additional educational opportunities and tutoring classes, as well as supporting and educating parents. With the help of local professionals we started the first ever educational and therapeutic initiative for children with special needs in the peninsula of Samaná.

With our Permaculture & Aquaponics internship you can study agroecology, food security and sustainability while living in the Caribbean at an permaculture inspired, agro-tourism Demonstration & Education Center near famous Cabarete Beach. This pilot project is located near a tropical river outside the famous surf town of Cabarete, on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.

Our small Community Attention Center, located in the heart of Samaná, hosts our special needs center and offers computer literacy, English and German classes and cultural exchange activities. In different locations around Samaná and Las Terrenas we offer a Diving & Marine Conservation Internship where we restore the coral reefs in front of the seaside town of Las Terrenas.

Additionally, we raise awareness for critical issues through our Social Media, Multimedia and Journalism Project. An awareness raising television program is planned, with the aim to help educate parents and attend adolescent issues. With the help of our NGO Management and Admin Program we coordinate our efforts and keep up with the management of operations in the area. Within this program, we support our staff to coordinate the various initiatives and logistical planning involved with the aim to become self-sustained in the community.

Our Medical and Dental Health Experience and Observation Programs allows interns and volunteers to shadow and assist the nurses and doctors in the local hospitals, neighborhood clinics and dental clinics.

Our  Animal Rescue Program offers interns the possibility to gain working experience with abandoned animals, promoting their health and defending their rights. Thanks to the great efforts of all the volunteers from around the world, Fundación Aldeas de Paz is able to make a positive impact on the local community!

56 beoordelingen · rating4.5

Arianna Ceschina rating4.6

2022 at NGO MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION

"I’m glad I had the opportunity to do my internship in Aldeas de Paz. I have learned a lot, especially from visits to poor families and I will always carry this experience in my heart. It was enriching to know another reality and to meet many people of different nationalities and cultures. It has ...
Jonas Heide rating4.8

2022 at NGO MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION

"Dear Aldeas de Paz team, Thank you for keeping the good cause of the foundation alive by your daily work and for providing international volunteers to deep in to the Dominican culture. It was a pleasure supporting you and the beneficiaries. My time at Aldeas de Paz has been a great enrichment to ...
I had a great time with Aldeas de Paz, I learned a lot out of the positive and negative experiences I made, met amazing people I still have contact with and I'm sure that Aldeas de Paz helps a lot of people in Samaná, but in six months I made the experience that not everything in this organisation ...
Briana Smith rating4.8

2017 at NGO MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION

I had a wonderful time interning for Aldeas de Paz. I was immersed into the Dominican culture by sharing an apartment with other international volunteers. Through the internship, I had the opportunity to learn how to manage the website and other social media outlets. The staff were very welcoming ...
Julia Jansen rating4.4

2017 at NGO MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION

I stayed with Aldeas de Paz for four months to do my internship for university and I could not have chosen a better place to do it. I worked in the NGO Management and Administration program and the tasks I were assigned to helped me a lot to practice the skills I learned at university. Additionally, ...
Volunteering with Aldeas de Paz has been definitely one of the most beautiful experience of my life. After the first week of training, I chose what I would have liked to do, so I opted for NGO Management Project and one weekly day of volunteer activity at the school. Volunteering there gives so ...

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