Corporación Viviendo Juntos (COL-28)


Type: Sport/Leisure, Children - Country: Colombia

Brief description and main aims

Corporación Viviendo Juntos is a kindergarden working with children from 3 months to 5 years old. They aspire to create a culture of rights, childhood and family support. The corporation tries to guarantee fundamental human rights through promotion and develops activities, which support families and children in vulnerable sectors of Medellín. The aim is to convert them into independent, resonsable and self-confident protagonists of their community.

Main Activities

Some of the Kindergarden's main activities are:
  • To develop activities and workshops, which benefit and protect children
  • To create programs contributing to the improvement of life quality and helping families and children in vulnerable positions
  • To offer leisure and sports programs
  • To eductae children
  • Inter-institutional management projects

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer is expected to:
  • Develop workshops, lessons and support in any known topic (languages, handcrafts, sports, arts etc. ) for children from 2 to 4 years
  • Teach English classes
  • Sing, play and draw with the children
  • Feed the children and take care of their health
  • Help in administrative tasks
  • Help the teachers in the classes
  • Support the psychologists with organizing events for the families
  • Create your own work space/area

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:
  • be a dedicated, social-minded person, who likes working with children.
  • be conscious of the difficult social situation of the population.
It would be an advantage, if the volunteer would have some abilities like handcrafts, arts, sport, music, etc.to teach in workshops and lessons.
 
Important: You need to be proactive, motivated to work with young people, and full of ideas. Understanding the internal dynamics of the organization and the complicated background of youngsters you will be working with.

Location

Cra 99 No 47 E-21 -Medellín -Antioquia.

Medellin is the second largest city of Colombia and is located in the department of Antioquia. Including the surrounding areas it has a population of over 3.5 million. Medellin’s economy is known for its textile industry and its importance in the touristic sector.. The Corporaciónhas its locations in the most vulnerable neighborhoods of Medellín.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family.

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