Become a General Focus Volunteer!
Major Objective: To provide a willing individual an opportunity to utilize their knowledge and skills to fulfill a volunteering objective and assist those who are in need of practical support.
Background: Cansomida understands the diversified needs of volunteers in the different fields and professions. Aside from our “job-specific” volunteer positions, we provide volunteer opportunities that can be personalized to meet the needs and interests of almost any volunteer. Each general volunteer placement allows the volunteer to either design his or her own project or to join a project while in the field.
As a potential volunteer, you can begin by telling us your interests, skills, and the region you would like to work, and we will match you with a designated volunteer opportunity tailored specifically for you.
Qualifications: This placement is open to all volunteers, including families, students, researchers, groups, churches, companies, and any other associations. The volunteer will need to have a basic understanding in their specific interest; however, those who want to conduct research are also encouraged to seek our assistance and support. Cansomida has a personal relationship with all of our volunteer placements and we work closely with their projects on site.
Responsibilities: Varies according to your interest, however, we expect positive and dedicated commitment to your volunteer or research program.
Orientation & Training: All volunteers will receive a general orientation on the nature and purpose of the organization, their placement, and the purposes and requirements of the position that they are accepting. In addition, volunteers will receive specific on-the-job training to provide them with the information and skills necessary to perform their volunteer assignment.
Accommodation: The volunteer will be accommodated in a home stay, where he or she will have the opportunity to interact with an indigenous family and gain cultural experience.
Commitment: Minimum of two weeks Language: English