Women's Small business Assistant

Work with women's small businesses in El Salvador. Participate in meetings, workshops, evaluations.
Economic empowerment and independence.

Come to El Salvador for a minimum of three months and work with our Women's Small business program.

Each year, we do evaluations of business who receive support from our program, making the months June, July and August the best times to come, but we accept volunteers all year round.  

The Women's Small business program accompanies groups of organized women who want to participate in an economic initiative to better their lives.  The program includes workshops on self esteem, organization, business administration and accompanies businesses for up to seven years, at which point businesses should be self-sustainable and ready to work on their own.  The CIS works together with their counterparts SEW (Salvadoran Enterprises for Women) in businesses such as bakeries, Hen Farms, Convenience stores, and Indigo Farming Initiatives.  

Volunteers will travel to rural areas of El Salvador with CIS staff to attend meetings, workshops and other events.  Volunteers will document their work, participate in business evaluations, translate material for donors and can suggest a work plan which takes advantage of the specialized strength of each volunteer.  We try to be flexible with volunteers in order to make sure each person gets to contribute in the most meaningful and helpful way they can.

The CIS is an organization with over 22 years of experience with different solidarity projects in El Salvador.  We promote solidarity and empowerment.

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and Spanish (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV, letter of interest and letter of reference
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in El Salvador? Volunteer World directly connects you with CIS El Salvador

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Free-time activities

El Salvador is a tiny country that offers a lot to see!
You can climb volcanoes, check out waterfalls and visit the beaches. Some beaches are only about an hour away from the city and are known for great surfing.
Volunteers often organize excursions with the help of staff. There are also beautiful coffee farming regions, canopying, camping, and great cultural events!

Water Sports


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.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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.

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
12 weeks (min. stay)
13 weeks
14 weeks
15 weeks
20 weeks
28 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)

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 tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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.

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for El Salvador. Please check the visa regulations for El Salvador.
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?

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.
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in El Salvador upfront.
Av. Aguilares y Av. Bolivar #103, Colonia Libertad, San Salvador, El Salvador