The In-Country Coordinator position is directed towards past volunteers who have an interest in returning to Peru as a volunteer program coordinator. As an In-Country
Coordinator, you will serve as a primary contact for the volunteers in your city
ensuring that each volunteer has the best possible experience, while caring for
their physical health and safety. They will assist the full-time Vive Peru
staff in carrying out all program related activities. These include:
- Airport pick-ups
- Leading Orientation
- Escorting volunteers to sites
- Escorting volunteers to orientation activities
- Being knowledgeable in
Vive Peru policy and program details in order to answer volunteer questions
information during orientation sessions
- This may include; safety,
country information, cultural information, site expectations, weekend trip
- Escorting volunteers to
their worksites and teaching them how to use transportation on their first day,
introducing them to their supervisors. Following up with any difficulties at worksites in conjunction with Peruvian staff.
- Assisting volunteers
with the planning and execution of community workshops and medical campaigns.
- Taking photos and collecting reflections to update Facebook and website with photos and volunteer testimonials.
- Fulfilling additional
tasks as requested by Vive Peru staff.
As an In-Country
Coordinator you are expected to stay in regular contact with staff and
exercise good communication skills while keeping Vive Peru staff updated and
informed regarding all program activities and plans. You are expected to
maintain a positive attitude, flexibility, and good relationships with the
volunteers. As an employee, you are representing Vive Peru at all times. As
such, you are expected to act in a professional manner keeping in mind that you
are a role model for the program.
expectations and responsibilities can be communicated at any time during your
period of employment by Vive Peru staff. Flexibility is key.
level of Spanish language
for informational and orientation meetings on your campus and entirety of the volunteer program (for summer session, at least 2 sessions is recommended).
availability during summer session (no online jobs, research projects, etc)
plan/conduct informational and orientation meetings
blog while in-country
volunteers to in-country sites
volunteers at project locations
- Group integration activities and check in
with volunteers while in country
volunteer activities (blog, pictures, etc.)
Program Coordinators and in-country staff as needed
flight reimbursement (depending on recruitment success)
- Room/board, transportation and phone costs covered by Vive Peru (weekend trips not included)
to return to previous project site!