Otra Cosa Network

Fundraising Coordinator

Huanchaco, Peru show on map

Non-profit | Otra Cosa Network

Help build up a varied network of funding support to support Otra Cosa Network and ensure long-term commitment to our projects and partner projects. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
Otra Cosa Network is both a UK Registered Charity (No. 1133680) and a registered Peruvian NGO (11126841), whose aim is the provision of volunteers to help community projects improve local people’s quality of life. Otra Cosa is based in a beautiful Peruvian coastal town and has been offering affordable and rewarding volunteering experience to international volunteers since 2004 while providing local network projects with well motivated, carefully selected volunteers.

Otra Cosa Network needs to explore new fundraising opportunities in the UK and in the European Union, building up a varied network of funding support to establish the organisation and ensure long-term commitment to our partner projects. OCN seeks to raise funds from various sources especially those with an interest in Latin America.

This is an exciting opportunity to take on a brand new role working for a vibrant new organization in Peru which is instrumental in changing the lives of many disadvantaged people on a daily basis. The successful applicant will be mainly focusing on building successful relationships with supporters, so the ability to network is crucial.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Spanish Level to Start Project: No Spanish needed
  • Native (or fully fluent) English speaker
  • Time Commitment: Min 3 months
  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Confidence, enthusiasm and commitment to the cause
  • Excellent communication ability – both written and verbal
  • Research skills
  • Knowledge of finance and money management ability is a bonus
  • Creativity and the ability to be proactive are desirable qualities for this role

Typical day

  • Prepare fundraising documents and other support materials, e.g. flyers, texts for website
  • Approach potential and existing donors to persuade them to donate for the first time or increase their donations
  • Maintain, increase and communicate with a database of donors; an understanding of the Data Protection Act and the various privacy regulations is essential for this task
  • Understand and exploit the tax benefits offered by the UK government to charities, e.g. Gift Aid
  • Occasionally travel locally, making grant applications to donors' offices in Warwick (for UK based volunteer) and in Peru (for Peru based volunteers) to explain policy and motivate staff and volunteers
  • Working hours can be flexibly arranged (minimum 20 hours per week of volunteering)

Free-time activities

Huanchaco is a beautiful coastal town where the waves are perfect all year long, for all types of surfers. Huanchaco is surrounded by some mountains where it is possible to go hiking (tours are arranged by local guides, at reasonable prices). 

Furthermore, there's a beautiful white mountain range, the cordillera blanca, situated in Huaraz, fairly close to Huanchaco (9h bus ride), which offers a good many hiking and climbing possibilities in the most fascinating landscape. 

If you prefer cultural activities, we are a few minutes away from the Chan Chan and Huaca del sol y de la luna, which are among the most well-preserved temple ruins of the old Incan empire that can be found in Peru. The town of Huanchaco has a gym, and you can find some fields to play basketball and football close to the beach.

Water Sports
Swimming
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 21 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 (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
Depends on country
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers are required to have relevant experience in grant writing and/ or fundraising. Volunteers must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal), as well as research skills.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 13:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Otra Cosa Network (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Otra Cosa Network

The OCN payment fee covers Volunteer placement and accommodation arrangement services. It includes:

  • Collection in Trujillo at the bus station or airport, by a member of the OCN team;
  • Introduction to your project, as well as to Huanchaco;
  • Day to day support as and when required;
  • Advice on accommodation options in Huanchaco.
Please note

that all travel as well as accommodation costs must be paid by the volunteer (in addition to the Volunteer Program Fees).

Airport Pickup at Trujillo Airport

Given prior knowledge, OCN will arrange for their new volunteers to be picked up at the airport or bus station in Trujillo upon arrival and brought to their accommodation facilities in Huanchaco.

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. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Trujillo Airport (TRU) in Trujillo. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
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 Peru provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.
Costs: Prices in USD
12 weeks (min. stay)
$ 310
13 weeks
$ 316
14 weeks
$ 322
15 weeks
$ 328
19 weeks
$ 353
27 weeks
$ 402
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 542
Average fees
$ 18 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Huanchaco/Peru between 12 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Otra Cosa Network will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Peru.
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 Otra Cosa Network during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Americas South America Peru  Huanchaco, 431 Las Camelias

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