Asociación Nacional de Muchachas Guías de Honduras is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, which is a worldwide movement providing non-formal education where girls and young women develop leadership and life skills through self-development, challenge and adventure. It is the voice of girls and young women who influence issue they care about and build a better world.
The association’s mission is to provide a high quality non-formal education programme that provides dynamic, flexible and value-based training on life skills, leadership and decision-making. It aims to engage young women so that they can make a difference in their communities. It is divided into five sections according to age:
Hormiga (Ant) – ages 4 to 6
Abeja (Bee) – ages 7 to 10
Guía Intermedia (Intermediate Guide) – ages 11 to 15
Guía Mayor (Senior Guide) – ages 16 to 21
Adultos (Adults) – 21 years and older
The volunteer can assist the working tours of the association and the administrative tasks; support the children and youth participating in educational workshops (i.e. HIV/AIDS, pregnancy in teenagers, violence, water and environment conservation, nutrition, bakery, among others); help to produce and organise educational material; organise and lead an own workshop, and propose new ideas of projects to carry out with the different target groups.
Volunteer requirements / Skills
21+ years old.
Female or male.
A basic knowledge of Spanish and English is very preferable.
Experience working with groups of children and youth, knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes is appreciated.
The volunteer should feel identified with the mission of the association and to work towards women empowerment, be sensitive towards social issues, be open minded, be able to take initiatives.