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UNSA Maastricht 2013-14
Volunteer Information Evening, 21st November 2013
Ecuador
Tierra Viva Foundation
• The Conservation Project

• The Book Bus Project
Tierra Viva Foundation
The Conservation Project
•Galapagos Islands
•Tasks:
– Implementation of endemic gardens and
refores...
Tierra Viva Foundation
• Costs:
– 2 weeks: ~390€
– For every additional week: ~210€
3meals/day and accomodation included
...
Tierra Viva Foundation
The Bookbus Project
•Puerto Lopez & Galapagos Islands

•Tasks:
– Reading books to the children in s...
Tierra Viva Foundation
• Costs:
– 2 weeks:
• Galapagos Islands: ~500 Euro
• Puerto Lopez: ~440 Euro
– For every additional...
Colombia
Colombianitos
Mission:
“To improve the children’s and
adolescent’s quality of life and
communities by means of sports,
edu...
Colombianitos

6 different places in Colombia:
• Bogotá
• Cartagena
• Barbosa
• Bucaramanga
• Barrancabermeja
• Puerto Tej...
Colombianitos
3 Projects:
1. Football training &
other sports activities
• No language
requirements
• No minimum length
of...
Colombianitos
2. English lessons & help with homework
• Basic knowledge of Spanish
• No minimum length of stay

3. Adminis...
Colombianitos
Costs:
– Visa depends on your nationality
– No required vaccinations
– Flight: ~ 1000€
– Accommodation (Host...
Brazil
Sociedade Protetora da Infancia
• Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
• 4 weeks (August)  travel in July

Diamantina
Sociedade Protetora da Infancia

VEM
•~ 70 Girls between 6 and 18 years
•After-school activities
•Volunteer: English lesso...
Sociedade Protetora da Infancia
Costs:
•No VISA costs
•Vaccines: yellow fever (65 €), Hepatitis A and B
(125 €)
•Accomodat...
Sociedade Protetora da Infancia
Requirements:
•Basic Portuguese/ Spanish
•Good communication skills
•Own initiative
•Skill...
Sociedade Protetora da Infancia
Cameroon
OGCEYOD
Organization for Gender, Civic Engagement & Youth Development
OGCEYOD
Organization for Gender, Civic Engagement & Youth Development

 NGO in Limbe, coastal town in the
South West Regi...
OGCEYOD
Organization for Gender, Civic Engagement & Youth Development

2 to 4 volunteers at a time
February – October 2014...
OGCEYOD

Organization for Gender, Civic Engagement & Youth Development

Practical Matters:
Service

Average Price

Apartme...
Zambia & Malawi
Book Bus Africa
• UK Charity
• Where? South Luangwa Valley, Zambia
Book Bus Africa
What is the project about?
•Promote the joy of reading
•Reading as an essential life skill
•Create a posit...
Book Bus Africa

What will YOU do?
•School visits
•Build classroom facilities
•Reading Assistant
•Use and create didactic ...
Book Bus Africa
• Requirements: Creative, open-minded,
interested to work with children
• Accommodation: Large equipped te...
Book Bus Africa
Mission: “Improving children's lives one
book at a time.”
Madagascar
Maventy International Health
Few facts about Madagascar:
•An island, off the southeastern coast of Africa
Fourth largest i...
Maventy International Health
• Provide the region of Anivorano with basic medical care
and knowledge
• Develop a program w...
Maventy International Health
What will YOU do?
•Help in the clinic
•Screening and participating in
the malnutrition progra...
Maventy International Health
Requirements:
•Age 18+
•Study program does not matter
•Like to work with children
•Willing to...
Maventy International Health
Costs:
•Flight tickets: ~1000€
•Accommodation and other expenses: ~500€
•Vaccinations: Hepati...
Maventy International Health
As a volunteer, you will…

•Stay for a minimum of six weeks
•Be part of an international team...
India
Nav Jeevan Sanstha School
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2 volunteers
At least 19 years of age
Mid-june till the beginning of September
Minimum ...
Nav Jeevan Sanstha School
What will YOU do?
• Teaching (English, Math..)
• Playing with children
• Helping with their home...
Nav Jeevan Sanstha School
• Volunteer living quarters, which is attached to
the hostel/school
• 100 euro a week → food and...
SAATH

“We believe that the poor comprise a large market, that they should
be mainstreamed, and that serving the needs of ...
SAATH
Region: Gujarat (Jewel
of the West): NorthWest coast, India
City: Ahmedabad (+
Region)
Length of Voluntary
Assignmen...
SAATH
Develops programmes to give the urban and rural
poor access to basic needs for development
Objectives:
•To facilitat...
SAATH
Projects:
•Infrastructure
•Microfinance and
Insurance, livelihoods,
•Public Health,
•Youth Development
• Rural Progr...
SAATH
Requirements:
Costs

# volunteers:
up to 4

Flights: €470 - €700
depending on departure
location

Time:
6 weeks –Dur...
Human Rights & Law Defenders
India, Pune
CREATING SPACE FOR HUMAN
RIGHTS AND CULTURE
Human Rights & Law Defenders

Internship program
-widen perspectives, bring social changes
-deal with the reality of law a...
Human Rights & Law Defenders
Sahyog Trust:
HRLD is part of Sahyog Trust, a humanistic pro-active
organization, whose missi...
Human Rights & Law Defenders
Requirements:
•4 volunteers
•Studying law (or from FaSoS)
•6 weeks minimum
•Accommodation - t...
Nepal
Kavya School

Kathmandu
Kavya School
Kavya School
What will YOU do?
Kavya School

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Accomodation and Meals are FREE
Flight 600-800€
Duration of Stay: around 6 weeks
Visa: ca. 80€
3 ...
Kavya School
What you can expect?
Thailand
Elephants World
• Thailand
– Next town: Lad-ya  15 kilometers away
• Duration: 4-8 weeks
“We humans work for the elephant...
Elephants World
What will YOU do?
•Guiding tourists
•Cleaning the area
•Gathering food and planting food crops
•Feeding an...
Elephants World
• Accommodation
– With the mahouts and other volunteers
– Minimum electricity and water
• Travel: have to ...
Elephants World
Requirements:
•Love animals, especially elephants
•Work in a team with international people
•Interest and ...
Elephants World
Costs:
– For one month: 12000 Baht ~ 300€
(for food and accomodation)
– ~ 50€ for a tourist visa
– Vaccina...
Vietnam
Center for Sustainable Development Studies
Center for Sustainable Development Studies

Projects:
•Teaching English (20h/week)
assisting, games, pronunciation
•Child ...
Center for Sustainable Development Studies
Requirements:
•Age: 18+
•Work in NGO: depends on NGO/study
•Child care experien...
Center for Sustainable Development Studies
Costs:
•4 weeks: 450€
75€ for every following week
including: accommodation, 3 ...
Philippines
PREDA Foundation
Peoples Recovery Empowerment
Development Assistance
PREDA Foundation

Mission:
•To work for just laws and their implementation
•To protect the weak and the defenseless
•To co...
PREDA Foundation

• New Dawn (Bukang Liwayway) Home for Boys
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Work in the Home for Boys: teaching, sports & arts a...
PREDA Foundation

Legal Department and Rescue Team
Possible tasks include:
-Written composition of case studies
-Supportin...
PREDA Foundation
ERDA
Educational Research and
Development Assistance group
ERDA
Projects:
-Urban poor children
-Streetchildren
-Children in conflict with the law
Tasks:
-Teaching English
-Teaching ...
ERDA
Requirements:
-Minimum age: 18 years
-Enthusiastic
-Willing to work with children
-Have the ability to adjust
-Christ...
ERDA
Costs:
Final price doesn’t include costs for food and
transportation
-vaccinations are about 130 €
-visa: about 40 €
...
ERDA
Mission:
“ERDA is a dynamic, responsive and competent
human development organization committed to
create and sustain ...
Application Process
How do we select volunteers?
•CV
•Letter of Motivation (1 page max)
Application Deadline: 31st Decembe...
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  • Mobile medical program based in existing clinics geared toward measuring, identifying, and treating malnutrition in young children, while also offering basic primary care, screenings, and immunizations.
    Work with on-site doctors to treat malnutrition immediately by prescribing the affected children doses of peanut butter and multivitamins
    Fueled by over 100 volunteers from a variety of educational backgrounds
  • Who utilize their medical, instructional, and humanitarian capabilities to measure, record, and diagnose malnutrition in infants and young children
    We don’t have employees and neither the management nor the volunteers receive any salary or stipend
    Everyone contributes according to his or her availability and capacity
  • Englisch bitte ;)
    Nosy Be 5-33€ luxus Hotel mit Pool und Frühstück
    für alles (6 Wochen) inkl tauchen und auch mal lecker Essen und Reisen und Mitbringsel ca. 650€
    kosten trägt eig versicherung
    hängt von tabeltten ab  versicherung
    GRATIS VISA!
  • For volunteers at Preda it is common practice that they either decide for the boys home or girls home(only female volunteers) as main project to focus on and then some days in the week work in other projects part time
  • The 132 Euro for the airport transfer are absolutely not necessary. If you dont arrive in Manila at late evening/night, it is perfectly safe and easy to take the bus (15€).
  • Presentation unsa information night 2013

    1. 1. Welcome UNSA Maastricht 2013-14 Volunteer Information Evening, 21st November 2013
    2. 2. Ecuador
    3. 3. Tierra Viva Foundation • The Conservation Project • The Book Bus Project
    4. 4. Tierra Viva Foundation The Conservation Project •Galapagos Islands •Tasks: – Implementation of endemic gardens and reforestation in farms – Land preparation, eradication of invasive species, planting
    5. 5. Tierra Viva Foundation • Costs: – 2 weeks: ~390€ – For every additional week: ~210€ 3meals/day and accomodation included • Requirements – Spanish skills are an advantage but not a necessity – No special expertise needed Minimum stay of 2 weeks!
    6. 6. Tierra Viva Foundation The Bookbus Project •Puerto Lopez & Galapagos Islands •Tasks: – Reading books to the children in schools within the project area – Encouraging pupils to read books in order to fight illiteracy in Ecuador – Improve the English skills of pupils and teachers
    7. 7. Tierra Viva Foundation • Costs: – 2 weeks: • Galapagos Islands: ~500 Euro • Puerto Lopez: ~440 Euro – For every additional week (Breakfast included): • Galapagos Islands: ~100 Euro • Puerto Lopez: ~70 Euro Requirements: – Basic spanish skills are a necessity – No special expertise needed Minimum stay of 2 weeks!
    8. 8. Colombia
    9. 9. Colombianitos Mission: “To improve the children’s and adolescent’s quality of life and communities by means of sports, education, health and recovery.”
    10. 10. Colombianitos 6 different places in Colombia: • Bogotá • Cartagena • Barbosa • Bucaramanga • Barrancabermeja • Puerto Tejada
    11. 11. Colombianitos 3 Projects: 1. Football training & other sports activities • No language requirements • No minimum length of stay
    12. 12. Colombianitos 2. English lessons & help with homework • Basic knowledge of Spanish • No minimum length of stay 3. Administrative work/ Marketing & Promotion • Minimum stay: 6 weeks • Knowledge of Spanish required • Located in Bogotá
    13. 13. Colombianitos Costs: – Visa depends on your nationality – No required vaccinations – Flight: ~ 1000€ – Accommodation (Hostel): ~ 10€ per night – Food (self-organized): ~ 10€ per day e.g. 6 weeks stay: 1000€ + 840€ = 1840€
    14. 14. Brazil
    15. 15. Sociedade Protetora da Infancia • Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil • 4 weeks (August)  travel in July Diamantina
    16. 16. Sociedade Protetora da Infancia VEM •~ 70 Girls between 6 and 18 years •After-school activities •Volunteer: English lessons, Dancing, Painting, Watching the younger girls •2 female volunteers, 18+
    17. 17. Sociedade Protetora da Infancia Costs: •No VISA costs •Vaccines: yellow fever (65 €), Hepatitis A and B (125 €) •Accomodation: regulated by the project (small fee), host family •Travel: flights ~ 1300 € (return) •Meals: lunch and snack provided by the project
    18. 18. Sociedade Protetora da Infancia Requirements: •Basic Portuguese/ Spanish •Good communication skills •Own initiative •Skilled in teaching (Painting, English etc.)
    19. 19. Sociedade Protetora da Infancia
    20. 20. Cameroon
    21. 21. OGCEYOD Organization for Gender, Civic Engagement & Youth Development
    22. 22. OGCEYOD Organization for Gender, Civic Engagement & Youth Development  NGO in Limbe, coastal town in the South West Region of Cameroon.  Created in 2005 by two British volunteers  Target : Youth & Women  Variety of Projects :  Education  Economic Empowerment  Environment matters  Agriculture  Health
    23. 23. OGCEYOD Organization for Gender, Civic Engagement & Youth Development 2 to 4 volunteers at a time February – October 2014 2 to 12 Months projects Aged 20+ Experience appreciated, but newcomers are welcome
    24. 24. OGCEYOD Organization for Gender, Civic Engagement & Youth Development Practical Matters: Service Average Price Apartments for Volunteers in Limbe, all included €120/Month Food (3 Meals) €120-150/Month Working-Related Transportation €100-120/Month Arrival / Departure Visa + Plane + Car (€100-130 + €400-500 + €60) Monthly expenses : €340-400 + Trips and Activities /ogceyod.cameroon www.ogceyod.org
    25. 25. Zambia & Malawi
    26. 26. Book Bus Africa • UK Charity • Where? South Luangwa Valley, Zambia
    27. 27. Book Bus Africa What is the project about? •Promote the joy of reading •Reading as an essential life skill •Create a positive learning environment •Improve child literacy rate •Interactive exchange
    28. 28. Book Bus Africa What will YOU do? •School visits •Build classroom facilities •Reading Assistant •Use and create didactic materials •Organize spare time activities
    29. 29. Book Bus Africa • Requirements: Creative, open-minded, interested to work with children • Accommodation: Large equipped tents • Duration: from 2 weeks to 4 months • Activities/ Travel: Safaris to the National Park Luangwa, Victoria Falls • Costs: Visa (~50€), vaccinations, travel insurance, flight (~1000€), Program (300€+150€/week)
    30. 30. Book Bus Africa Mission: “Improving children's lives one book at a time.”
    31. 31. Madagascar
    32. 32. Maventy International Health Few facts about Madagascar: •An island, off the southeastern coast of Africa Fourth largest island in the world •90% live on less than two dollars a day •A biodiversity hotspot: 90% of its wildlife is endemic
    33. 33. Maventy International Health • Provide the region of Anivorano with basic medical care and knowledge • Develop a program which identifies, tracks, and treats malnutrition using locally available resources. • Mobile medical program
    34. 34. Maventy International Health What will YOU do? •Help in the clinic •Screening and participating in the malnutrition program •Different activities: teaching, making some improvements to the clinic (painting, making shelves,… ) •And have FUN
    35. 35. Maventy International Health Requirements: •Age 18+ •Study program does not matter •Like to work with children •Willing to teach
    36. 36. Maventy International Health Costs: •Flight tickets: ~1000€ •Accommodation and other expenses: ~500€ •Vaccinations: Hepatitis A and B, Rabies •Malaria Prophylaxis
    37. 37. Maventy International Health As a volunteer, you will… •Stay for a minimum of six weeks •Be part of an international team composed by other volunteers and locals •Travel from one of the busiest airport to one of the remo village •Experience a new culture, a new language And a new way of life « MORAMORA »
    38. 38. India
    39. 39. Nav Jeevan Sanstha School • • • • 2 volunteers At least 19 years of age Mid-june till the beginning of September Minimum 6 weeks
    40. 40. Nav Jeevan Sanstha School What will YOU do? • Teaching (English, Math..) • Playing with children • Helping with their homework
    41. 41. Nav Jeevan Sanstha School • Volunteer living quarters, which is attached to the hostel/school • 100 euro a week → food and accomodation • Three meals a day (all vegetarian)
    42. 42. SAATH “We believe that the poor comprise a large market, that they should be mainstreamed, and that serving the needs of the bottom of the pyramid provides important opportunities for enterprises, innovations and solutions.”
    43. 43. SAATH Region: Gujarat (Jewel of the West): NorthWest coast, India City: Ahmedabad (+ Region) Length of Voluntary Assignment: 6 weeks – Summer Vacation 2014
    44. 44. SAATH Develops programmes to give the urban and rural poor access to basic needs for development Objectives: •To facilitate the access of the urban and rural poor to government private services, and information. •To develop the capacity of women and youth and link them with markets and jobs •To provide market based solutions to vulnerable families
    45. 45. SAATH Projects: •Infrastructure •Microfinance and Insurance, livelihoods, •Public Health, •Youth Development • Rural Programs
    46. 46. SAATH Requirements: Costs # volunteers: up to 4 Flights: €470 - €700 depending on departure location Time: 6 weeks –During Summer Vacation 2014 Living:(Travel, Food , Accommodation): €180 - €235/month Visa €60 (DE) Educational background: socio-economic or developmental sector background preferred Language (Basic Gujarati phrases to be taught; Better Gujarati knowledge necessary to work in the field)
    47. 47. Human Rights & Law Defenders India, Pune CREATING SPACE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND CULTURE
    48. 48. Human Rights & Law Defenders Internship program -widen perspectives, bring social changes -deal with the reality of law and interpret law to the mas -implementing the law interpreted with the rights based approach. What will YOU do? ­Apply legal knowledge to real problems in India ­Chose a topic on which you will conduct research and case studies
    49. 49. Human Rights & Law Defenders Sahyog Trust: HRLD is part of Sahyog Trust, a humanistic pro-active organization, whose mission is: •A participatory, rights based and people-centered policy of education, •A classless and casteless society through togetherness and neighborhood concept, •Through the dynamics of non-violence, advancement of human rights, equitable social change and distributive justice.
    50. 50. Human Rights & Law Defenders Requirements: •4 volunteers •Studying law (or from FaSoS) •6 weeks minimum •Accommodation - to be arrange by volunteers (with the help of Sayhog). Ca. 590euros/7 weeks
    51. 51. Nepal
    52. 52. Kavya School Kathmandu
    53. 53. Kavya School
    54. 54. Kavya School What will YOU do?
    55. 55. Kavya School • • • • • Accomodation and Meals are FREE Flight 600-800€ Duration of Stay: around 6 weeks Visa: ca. 80€ 3 volunteers
    56. 56. Kavya School What you can expect?
    57. 57. Thailand
    58. 58. Elephants World • Thailand – Next town: Lad-ya  15 kilometers away • Duration: 4-8 weeks “We humans work for the elephants and the elephants not for us.”
    59. 59. Elephants World What will YOU do? •Guiding tourists •Cleaning the area •Gathering food and planting food crops •Feeding and bathing the elephants •Use personal qualities (building, teaching English to the staff)
    60. 60. Elephants World • Accommodation – With the mahouts and other volunteers – Minimum electricity and water • Travel: have to arrange it beforehand – Have to sleep at the Elephants World
    61. 61. Elephants World Requirements: •Love animals, especially elephants •Work in a team with international people •Interest and willingness to accept other cultures
    62. 62. Elephants World Costs: – For one month: 12000 Baht ~ 300€ (for food and accomodation) – ~ 50€ for a tourist visa – Vaccinations (Hepatitis A and B, DTP [diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus],Rabies)
    63. 63. Vietnam
    64. 64. Center for Sustainable Development Studies
    65. 65. Center for Sustainable Development Studies Projects: •Teaching English (20h/week) assisting, games, pronunciation •Child Care (25h/week) caring, feeding, playing, charity events •Work in NGO (25h/week) English-speaking environment, administrative tasks, fundraisin depends on NGO & study •Minimum stay 4 weeks •Accommodation in volunteer house
    66. 66. Center for Sustainable Development Studies Requirements: •Age: 18+ •Work in NGO: depends on NGO/study •Child care experience preferred Challenges: •Language / Communication •Climate •Food
    67. 67. Center for Sustainable Development Studies Costs: •4 weeks: 450€ 75€ for every following week including: accommodation, 3 meals a day, local public transport, airport transfer •Excluding: flight (800€), visa (80-130€), vaccination, insurance andpersonal expenses
    68. 68. Philippines
    69. 69. PREDA Foundation Peoples Recovery Empowerment Development Assistance
    70. 70. PREDA Foundation Mission: •To work for just laws and their implementation •To protect the weak and the defenseless •To come to the assistance of the sexually abused
    71. 71. PREDA Foundation • New Dawn (Bukang Liwayway) Home for Boys – – – – Work in the Home for Boys: teaching, sports & arts activities Assistance with psychologist therapy sessions Attend court hearings Visit juvenile halls and jails • Girls’ home for sexually abused girls © Luca M. Robin – Only for female volunteers – Similar roles to those within the boys home • © Luca M. Robin Fair Trade Farming Programme
    72. 72. PREDA Foundation Legal Department and Rescue Team Possible tasks include: -Written composition of case studies -Supporting the communication between the courts and PREDA -Attending court hearings –Participation in special operations, both undercover investigations and special operations © Luca M. Robin © Luca M. Robin
    73. 73. PREDA Foundation
    74. 74. ERDA Educational Research and Development Assistance group
    75. 75. ERDA Projects: -Urban poor children -Streetchildren -Children in conflict with the law Tasks: -Teaching English -Teaching mathematics -Facilitate art sessions and games for the children -Share something about the country you’re from
    76. 76. ERDA Requirements: -Minimum age: 18 years -Enthusiastic -Willing to work with children -Have the ability to adjust -Christian
    77. 77. ERDA Costs: Final price doesn’t include costs for food and transportation -vaccinations are about 130 € -visa: about 40 € -flight: 700-900 euros
    78. 78. ERDA Mission: “ERDA is a dynamic, responsive and competent human development organization committed to create and sustain services for socially and economically disadvantaged children, youth, women, families and communities.”
    79. 79. Application Process How do we select volunteers? •CV •Letter of Motivation (1 page max) Application Deadline: 31st December 2013 Please apply for an NGO and indicate the project you are interested in. Send an email to: development@myunsa.org

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