Impact Assessment Volunteer Peru
We are in search of Impact Assessment Volunteer who is passionate about researching and analyzing the impact of our organization in the remote communities in the high mountains of the Andes! Learn about the effects of a fair trade organization amongst the weavers of a Quechua tradition. This position is directed to university students or professionals with backgrounds in the liberal arts and is interested in advancing their careers through working with an international non-profit enterprise. The Impact Assessment Volunteer will report to the Project Coordinator, located in Cusco, Peru.
Your tasks will include:
- Review past assessment data and from that, develop a framework for evaluating our current impact
- Perform field research in the communities as necessary with possible overnight stays
- Organize and archive your findings
- Prepare a comprehensive assessment report
Threads of Peru is a non-profit social enterprise that connects the world to the woven work of Quechua women, helping to preserve their ancient craft and provide them with economic opportunity. Threads of Peru also engages in community-led economic development initiatives in the communities in which it works, in the highlands above Ollantaytambo, the Sacred Valley and beyond. For more information, please visit our website or Facebook page. Why volunteer with us? At Threads of Peru, we offer an attention to detail in regard to volunteer experiences that not many others do, providing the opportunity to work on well-structured, impactful projects that mutually benefit your professional development and the growth of our organization. By volunteering with us, you will also gain the unique and fulfilling experience of contributing to the preservation of an ancient tradition and contributing to the global movements for sustainable development and fair trade practices.
Threads of Peru
Requirements: relevant professional experience or minimum 2 years university in the liberal arts; must be able to commit to a minimum 3-months volunteer experience, preferably longer; 20-25 hours/week (part-time) or 30-35 hours/week (full-time); capable of fully financially supporting yourself for the length of your stay; must have own computer; ability to quickly adapt to new environments, be resourceful and be sensitive to cultural differences; an adventurous spirit and ability to work well both independently and in team environments; interest in sustainability, ethics and responsibility in travel and community development; intermediate to advanced level of Spanish. Assets: good quality digital camera and experience with photography and film; willingness to learn Quechua and/or some basic experience with Quechua Threads of Peru.
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Duration of program:
Adults of both sexes 18+
We know traveling is expensive but as a non-profit organization, we kindly request that you help support the growth of our project by making a donation to our volunteer and intern program. We don't take any profit from these fees, which will be instead applied to offering the most exciting and professionally beneficial experiences we are able. These fees are: less than 3 months - US$80 per week; 3+ months - US$500 for the first month and US$100 for each additional month.
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