You are an artist and want to organise workshops in the field of art? Join us and help the homeless to express their emotions and find back their self-esteem.
The region of Antofagasta is the most expensive area in Chile because of the mining industry. The prices of accommodation, food and basic services are at the highest levels in the country. Out of the 620'000 habitants of Antofagasta, 20.7% live below the line of poverty, which is above the national average. Even worse than being poor, there are approximately 1’000 homeless people and almost 4’100 families living in camps in Antofagasta. In Chile, the social gap is so wide that people won´t even look in the eyes of someone who doesn’t come from the same neighbourhood.
About Fundación Trascender
Fundación Trascender is a Chilean organisation that strives to fight against poverty and social inequalities. In Antofagasta, Fundación Trascender is engaging professionals to volunteer in social organisations, hence creating social interactions for those who often have been missing it for too long.
By working with many social organisations and by organising appropriate trainings and workshops, Fundación Trascender gives those people the dignity they deserve. The idea is to provide them with the tools to improve their own lives and to start caring about themselves and their families. They also encourage them to abandon drugs and the streets to find a job and, hopefully, a new meaning for their lives. In the Hogar de Cristo center, the homeless can find a bed, a shower and two meals a day. Furthermore, they can enjoy the company of other people and participate in the many educational workshops. Fundación Trascender helps Hogar de Cristo to work in a better way through their volunteers network.
Why does Fundación Trascender needs you?
Are you an artist and want to help us organise workshops in the field of art, helping the homeless to express their emotions and find back their self-esteem? We need experienced people that are willing to come to Antofagasta for a few weeks/months to help us increase our impact towards the homeless people of Antofagasta. You can help us both to design new activities around the field of arts and culture for them and to execute them at a homeless shelter we are collaborating with. Around 50 homeless people stay there every day and night.
Share a dream
This Project is covered be Share a Dream. For any additional information on Fundación Trascender and to discover how you can contribute to this project by helping from home as an expert or by donating, please visit their website (www.share-a-dream.org). To apply for a volunteer position at Fundación Trascender please start your application on Volunteer World.
The offices of Fundación Trascender are in the center of Antofagasta. There are about 3-4 full-time employees that work there. You would get a workspace in our offices and participate in the daily activities of our NGO. You would assist meetings and have interesting discussions about all the other projects happening through Fundación Trascender. If working on the homeless project, you would prepare the workshops and activities during the day with our team and in the evening go to the homeless shelter to execute the sessions.
Antofagasta is a beautiful city, situated right next to the ocean and very close to the mountain range and the desert. This exceptional location makes it a great place to do different outdoor activities such as: Surfing, Climbing, Rafting, Treks and many more.
A person from the NGO can pick you up at the airport and bring you to your place.