LAFF Charity

International Partnerships Assistant

Cusco, Peru show on map

Non-profit | LAFF Charity

LAFF is a UK registered charity working in Peru. We work with 6 partner organisations to provide underprivileged children and young people with education and resources. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Wheel Chairs

About the Program

Looking for a chance to improve Spanish language skills and obtain hands-on experience in the International Development industry?

 Under the supervision of the International Partnerships Manager, and on occasion under the supervision of Program Coordinators, the volunteer International Partnerships Assistant is expected to carry out a variety of tasks, including providing administrative and logistical support, organizing and scheduling meetings and events, identifying the needs of partners and beneficiaries, and providing technical support when relevant, designing and delivering short-term workshops, conducting research, market studies, and baseline studies, developing and carrying out surveys, identifying new potential partners, and visiting projects to follow up progress on various activities. 

LAFF is a UK-registered charity supporting marginalised children and young people in Peru. We work through local organisations in Cusco and support activities and projects in the areas of formal education, vocational skills and personal development, and sustainability, including income generation, cost reduction and capacity building. We strive to empower our beneficiaries, enabling them to become independent and sustainable. 

Requirements:

  1. Undergraduate Degree (or currently enrolled) in International/Sustainable Development, NGO management or related field, or equivalent experience working in a similar role
  2. 6 months of volunteering or work experience in the NGO sector highly desirable 
  3. A strong passion to develop skills related to the not-for-profit sector 
  4. Administrative experience and research skills required 
  5. Proficiency in written and spoken English required. Intermediate level Spanish abilities desired
  6. Solid report-writing skills
  7. Extensive experience with MS Office 

Note: Volunteers are expected to cover all their own costs - including flights, visas, insurance and living expenses.  

Typical day

Working hours are 10am-4pm Monday to Friday. Although visits to projects will be part of the role, it is mainly office-based.

Some typical duties include: 

  • Provide administrative and logistical support.
  • Organize and schedule meetings and events when necessary.
  • Identify needs from our partners/beneficiaries and provide technical support when relevant.
  • Design and deliver short term workshops when relevant.
  • Conduct research, markets studies and baselines studies.
  • Develop and carry out surveys.
  • Identify new potential partners.
  • Visit projects to follow up progress on various activities.

Details on Arrival

Recruitment is ongoing and year-round. 

Free-time activities

You can never run out of things to do in Cusco! Close to Machu Picchu and wonderful hiking opportunities, and you're always surrounded by beautiful scenery. 

There are also numerous sports clubs in the city to join and an array of cultural activities. The beautiful and sociable city of Cusco is also within reach of Lima, Lake Titicaca and the Amazon rainforest! You will be part of a small and friendly LAFF team with whom you can socialise and undertake these activities in your spare time.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently) and Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
International/Sustainable Development or relevant field at Undergraduate Degree level
Required Documents
CV and Cover Letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
• Minimum of 6 months of volunteering and/or work experience. Field and/or international development experience.
• Administrative and/or research skills and experience preferred.
• Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
• Highly organized, flexible, independent, culturally sensitive and detail oriented with ability to multitask.
• Solid report-writing skills.

We are looking for self-assured, motivated self starters who are able to work independently.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:30

Included Services

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Our services are free of charge!
All program fees are charged directly by LAFF Charity.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
LAFF Charity (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

Airport Pickup at Jorge Chavez International Airport

A LAFF volunteer can be arranged to meet you at the airport to welcome you

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 Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) in Lima. 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.
  Americas South America Peru  Cusco, Latin American Foundation for the Future – 3660

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