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Working with People Affected by HIV/AIDS, Webinar PresentationPresentation Transcript
Working with People Affected by HIV/AIDSWEBINARSWednesday, June 20th3:30-4:30 p.m. EDT www.crossculturalsolutions.org
Agenda• Introductions• About CCS• Volunteer Placement Process• About Working with People Affected by HIV/ AIDS• Type of Impact our Volunteers Make• Volunteer Work in Brazil• Volunteer Work in Cartago, Costa Rica• Volunteer Work in Ghana• Volunteer Work in Tanzania• Volunteer Work in South Africa• Questions & Answers with Alumni• Next Steps
Introductions Kemper O’Neill Alexandra Raab Program Advisor Program Advisor Alumna of CCS Alumna of CCS Costa Rica Guatemala and Tanzania Alumni Panelists Bradley Ayers David Gentry Bill Koester CCS Ghana CCS South Africa CCS Brazil(2 weeks, 2011) (3 weeks, 2011) (4 weeks, 2012)
About CCS Recognized Leader Over 15 years and 26,000 volunteers• Types of Programs Available • Volunteer Abroad (2-12 weeks), Intern Abroad (3-12 weeks), Insight Abroad (1 week), Teen Volunteer Abroad (1-3 weeks)• The CCS Experience • Volunteer Work, Cultural & Learning Activities, Free Time, & the Home-Base Our Mission is to operate volunteer• Safety in a volunteer program programs around the world in partnership with sustainable community • Our #1 Priority initiatives, bringing people together to work side-by-side while sharing perspectives and fostering cultural understanding. We are an international not-for-profit organization with no political or religious affiliations.
Volunteer Placement Process Our Approach & Why It Works Respecting Local Expertise in Community Development • Volunteer Placements • Deferring to the needs of the community • Partner Programs in-country • Skills & Interest Survey • Support from Start to Finish • Program Advisors, Program Site Specialists, In-Country Staff • Volunteer resources in-country such as the Home-Base Resource Room
About Working withPeople Affected by HIV/AIDS • All volunteer placements in most CCS countries have an impact on those affected by HIV/AIDS • Breaking down stereotypes • Sustainability is key – Chain of Volunteers
Volunteer ImpactTypes of Impact our Volunteers CanMake • Impact of Caregiving • Providing needed attention to children & the elderly at homes and daycare centers • Impact of Healthcare Assistance • Medical assistance and working in clinics • Impact of Community Development • Project based volunteer work with Partner Programs and local community-based organizations
Volunteer WorkBrazil • 10 years in the community, 5 years in this placement • Available placements: • Caring for infants, children, teens, and adults • Type of volunteer needed • Longer term volunteer (2+ weeks); a self-starter with a relaxed approach to organization & activity planning; knowledge of Portuguese not required but helps tremendously • Alumni Experience: Bill Koester (2012, 4 weeks)Cartago, Costa Rica • 10 years in Costa Rica, 8 years in Cartago & these placements • Available placements: • Caregiving and health assistance, at times assisting in physical therapy. • Type of volunteer needed: • Longer term volunteer (2+ weeks); follows instruction well; can work well with other volunteers and are comfortable with shy people; knowledge of Spanish is preferred
Volunteer WorkGhana • 14 years in the community, 6 years in these placements • Available placements: • Health assistance in local clinics • Type of volunteer needed: • Should be interested in general health, specifically caring for those affected by HIV/AIDS; no medical background required; needs to have sensitivity to local beliefs and customs related to HIV/AIDS; knowledge of the local languages are not required • Alumni Experience: Bradley Ayers (2011, 2 weeks)Tanzania • 9 years in these placements in Kilimanjaro and Bagamoyo, Tanzania • Available placements: • Daycare centers and community-based organizations • Type of volunteer needed: • Longer term volunteer (2+ weeks) preferred; a self-starter and has a relaxed approach to organization and activity planning; knowledge of the local languages are not required
Volunteer WorkSouth Africa • 5 years in the community and placements • Available placements: • Daycare centers and community-based organizations and can sometimes include healthcare assistance • Type of volunteer needed: • Longer term volunteer (3+ weeks); can follow instructions well and enjoys project based initiatives; is interested in community development, and enjoys working with children. • Alumni Experience: David Gentry (2011, 3weeks)
www.crossculturalsolutions.org Determine where, when, and for how long youNext want to volunteer: http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/enroll/enroll-checklist Contact a Program AdvisorSteps 1-800-380-4777, Monday-Friday 9am-6pm EDT Alexandra: firstname.lastname@example.org Kemper: email@example.com Stay In Touch Upcoming Events •Santa Monica, CA Info Session (June 25th) facebook.com/crossculturalsolutions •Portland, OR Meet & Greet (June 25th) •Westborough, MA Info Session (June 30th) twitter.com/volunteerabroad •New York, NY Info Session (July 15th) youtube.com/ccsvolunteerabroad •Charlottesville, VA Info Session (July 22nd) ccscommunity.com Find more events near you: pinterest.com/volunteerabroad www.crossculturalsolutions.org/events