Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Peru
Start Date Dec 2018 – Feb 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 1 Month
Language Requirements English, Spanish
English Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4
Spanish Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from international volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting into one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.
E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment, Internet and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection. Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that when working with the partners, emails will not be responded to immediately. For most of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers and flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.
For additional information about our e-volunteering program, please refer to: https:/goo.gl/FQEmbx
Not sure whether e-volunteering may be right for you? Take this short survey to find out: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/e-volunteering
We are currently seeking three editors to help support the work of one of our volunteers currently working with La Red de Agricultura Ecológica del Perú. The volunteer has written a 103-page report in Spanish and requires the services of editors fluent in the Spanish language to help with a grammatical edit of the report. Due to the length of the report, the work will be divided between the three editors who will work together online to ensure common language is used throughout the report. We currently have two editors in place and are urgently recruiting for the third editor. The project will start in early December and end in mid January.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
-Edit a 130-page report in Spanish.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-A degree in Linguistics, Communications or a related discipline.
-Fluent in Spanish (Reading, Writing and Speaking).
Essential Professional Background:
-Translation and/or editing experience.
Cuso International Peru
Cuso International works in many places around the world, one of which is Peru. Our Cuso International Peru office has recently implemented our VOICE project in 2015 which stands for Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment. This project focuses on increasing the capacity of community-based organizations and the government in order to deliver innovative and sustainable/inclusive development opportunities for women, men, and youth in poor and marginalized communities. Cuso International Peru focuses on two VOICE projects areas: Inclusive Sustainable Economic Growth (ISEG) project area and Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) project area.
To learn more about VOICE, please visit our website under Our Work.
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