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International Volunteer Opportunity

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Organization: SchoolBOX Inc

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 100

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Nov 29, 2019

Description

The SchoolBOX Volunteer Experience consists of a10-day group trip to Nicaragua to help construct a school or classroom. We organize private transportation, accommodations, food and clean water, in-country guides, translation, safety and orientation from start to finish.

Duration:

10 days

Cost:

$1500 USD

Includes:

School building project and cross-cultural experience
Private in-country transportation
9 nights shared accommodation at hotels
Meals + purified water on the worksite
Recreational excursions + cultural activities
24/7 bilingual guides, translation + first aid
Requirement:

Each volunteer must raise an additional $500 CAD that goes directly to SchoolBOX projects.

Activities:

Work is based on your ability, but you could be digging foundations, mixing cement, painting classrooms or helping make wire columns.
Play with kids and encourage students to dream.
Learn about Nicaraguan history and culture, the importance of education to defeat poverty, and pick up some Spanish along the way.
Explore the beautiful country of Nicaragua.

Contact

Ilham Reda

+1 514 575 4730

volunteer@schoolbox.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Address
SchoolBOX Inc
73 Mill St.
PO Box 201
Almonte, Ontario
Canada, K0A 1A0

Details

Good for people interested in: Fundraising

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Animals; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
The volunteers’ interaction with the construction team, parents, teachers and children in the community encourages and motivates the children to continue to acquire a basic education after the school is built. The cultural exchange also allows volunteers and the local community to learn and explore different cultures, languages and heritage.

How will the organization benefit?
This position is essential to the organization because volunteers support and help in the construction of a school build project alongside the SchoolBOX staff, teachers, students and parents.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; Persons with a disability; Youth under 16; Groups

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