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CIS El Salvador

Clean Water Program Ambassador

Volunteer in helping giving access to clean water communities in El Salvador. This help improve the health and daily lives of all recipients.

Some volunteer duties include:

Help create popular education workshops about the environment or hygiene for those who participate in our clean water program.

Translate documents such as: results, testimonies etc for donors or publicity.   
Help teach people how to install and use their filters.  
Discuss with program participants them how their life was changed, how eating habits and hygiene are also important in order to evaluate the program. Take pictures to document work done by grassroots workers. Monitor clean water committees which function in each community and work together for more efficient and effective community organization.
As a bilingual volunteer, you will be the principal link between the grassroots workers and program beneficiaries and donors.

The CIS water program has two different parts.  
One distributing Sawyer water filters to families in organized communities.  Each family must pay for the plastic tubs to be used for the water, but the filter is given free.  Training is provided for health and sanitation and how to use, clean and maintain the filters.  Many families report having better health and attendance at school/work due to better access to clean water.

The second half is working with Clean Water for the World and installing water purification systems in places such as rural health clinics and schools.  This system not only provides clean water for students or clients of the clinic, but also has a tap for public consumption and people can carry water back to their homes.  One health clinic had such positive results they reported that they had more time and economic resources to devote to different problems because the amount of water-borne illnesses had dropped so dramatically.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Clean Water Program Ambassador Learning to use filters Clean Water Program Ambassador Boat ride! Receiving water filters Our water coordinator preparing deliveries! Clean Water Program Ambassador

Program 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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently) and Spanish (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV, letter of reference and letter of interest
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:30

Any questions? Just ask. We at CIS El Salvador are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

El Salvador is a beautiful country with many attractions close by. The CIS employees and homestay families are both happy to help you find things to do in your spare time that interest you most. Some of the highlights include: The 'Ruta de las Flores' or the flower route, which is located in a mountainous coffee area and is known for hikes, waterfalls and crafts. The beaches of La Libertad: A string of beaches about an hour away from San Salvador, known for surfing and tourism. El Tunco beach specifically is a hotspot for nightlife and surf lessons El Boqueron is a volcano on the edge of San Salvador with a place to walk near the top of the crater and has great views. On the way up the volcano, there are many beautiful restaurants with great views and also an eco-park for nature walks. Volcanoes Santa Ana and Izalco are great hikes. They are in the same area and hikes leave from the same park. Izalco is a steep uphill climb on gravel, and Santa Ana has a breathtaking view of a turquoise sulfur lake from the top. In addition to these, there are many beautiful other places. Some people even zip over to Guatemala for the weekend!

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Hiking
Museum/Opera

Included Services

What's included?
100$ cover the administration in our program. This will include a two week political cultural program for orientation as well as training, support, coffee and smiles.

We also offer optional accommodation in a guest family for 80$ per week in a guest family's home.
This would include two meals per day as well as a humble but comfortable room which can vary in size and furnishing.
Accommodation

You can request a homestay with the Family network for a volunteer price of $80.00/week.

This includes breakfast and supper. Luxury items such as Internet or use of a washing machine may cost extra.

Families not only provide shelter, but also help orientate people in their new surroundings. They will help you find your way around and suggest places to go and things to see.
Accommodations are humble but comfortable.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

If you choose our homestay option you will get two meals per day, breakfast and supper.

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
12 weeks (min. stay)
$1,060.00
13 weeks
$1,140.00
14 weeks
$1,220.00
15 weeks
$1,300.00
19 weeks
$1,620.00
27 weeks
$2,260.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$4,100.00
Average fees
$85.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in San Salvador/El Salvador between 12 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. CIS El Salvador 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 CIS El Salvador during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in El Salvador

Check out first

Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for El Salvador. Please check the visa regulations for El Salvador.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in El Salvador.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is El Salvador International (SAL) in San Salvador. We assist you to find cheap flights to El Salvador.
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 El Salvador provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in El Salvador you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for El Salvador.
Av. Aguilares y Av. Bolivar #103, Colonia Libertad, San Salvador, El Salvador

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