WAVES FOR DEVELOPMENT
Surf Shop Specialist
The WAVES Surf Shop Specialist will help develop, empower and organize one of the first surf shops in the Lobitos, Peru community. Inventory, purchase and point of sale systems will need to be developed in a way that empowers WAVES team members and potential local employees. This unpaid position requires advanced Spanish proficiency, 3 month minimum commitment and ability to balance getting things done while surfing world class waves. Send cover letter and resumes to: info@WAVESfordevelopment.org w/ position in subject.
The WAVES Construction Manager will listen to community stakeholders & communicate with international volunteers to move various construction projects toward completion . These shared vision building projects include Homestay room expansions w/ local families and completing early stages of Community Educational Surf Center. This unpaid position requires advanced Spanish proficiency, 3 month minimum commitment and ability to balance getting things done while surfing world class waves. Send cover letter and resumes to: info@WAVESfordevelopment.org w/ position in subject.
Surf Voluntourism Assistant
WAVES is currently offering volunteer opportunities for Surf Voluntourists beginning the first and third weekend of each and every month of the year. Arrive in Lobitos for a weekend orientation before beginning volunteer service as instructors and assistants in WAVES Educational Surf programs with local youth. Based on your skills and experience you will contribute to the Education programs as an instructor or assistant in one of the following program areas:
- English and Arts
- Environmental Education
- Life Skills
- Swimming and Surfing.
Additionally, those of you staying for three weeks or more, will work with the Associate Director of Voluntourism to develop an individual service project. Projects vary based on your skills and interests and the needs and current projects in the community. Past volunteer service projects have included: music classes, community beach clean ups, documentary film making with kids, design and construction of a surf shack, environmental curriculum development, educational movie nights, and a recycling art project. You will stay in the home of a local family (a glorified homestay set-up) and share your meals with other volunteers staying there. The minimum commitment is 2 weeks. Volunteers can extend service by increments of 1 week. Send cover letter and resumes to: info@WAVESfordevelopment.org w/ position in subject.
1% for the Planet Nonprofit Ambassador
The WAVES 1% for the Planet Nonprofit Ambassador will research, contact and secure commitments from 1% member corporations who donate 1% of gross sales to environmental causes. Impact environmental education in a grassroots setting; take advantage of this opportunity to engage corporations who care about the environment. This unpaid position requires a 3 month commitment, ability to work independently and incentives to participate in the WAVES program in Lobitos. Send cover letter and resumes to: info@WAVESfordevelopment.org w/ position in subject.
For more info on Waves For Development, please visit: http://www.wavesfordevelopment.org/
Surf Voluntourism Assistant
This is a short term position, if you are interested in a longer stay please check out the Project Manager positions. Depending on the skills of our volunteers and the length of their stay, WOO’s in-country Program Manager and trip leader, Bo Fox, will directly facilitate all volunteer logistics, lodging, and travel accommodations. Past volunteers with specific skills have given first aid/CPR classes, taught dental hygiene classes, started pen pal programs, taught surfing lessons, and many other unique programs.
All volunteers will participate in Project WOO’s Education Program – working directly with the students and staff teachers assisting in one or all of the following subjects:
- English curriculum
- Pen Pal exchange program
- Environmental awareness course
- Basic gardening practices at school/volunteer run garden
- And of course, play days….. how often have you played “pato, pato, ganso” (duck, duck, goose) with 25 Nicaraguan first graders? or exchanged – paintings with a fourth grader depicting a day in your life?
Community-Wide Projects (C-WP’s) are designed to engage both the volunteers and the community members in joint volunteer work. Such activities provide meaningful cultural exchange opportunities while helping to beautify the targeted community. Examples of C-WP’s are:
- Re-painting the school/church/community center
- Beach clean-ups
- Beautifying the school garden/central plaza
- Refurbishing the WOO school bus
Spanish-English exchange program:
While almost all the community members/students are very interested in learning English (the gateway to Nicaragua’s rapidly growing industry: tourism), hardly any have the opportunity to practice. Once a week, WOO’s voluntourists will have the opportunity to meet around a table with community members to engage in Spanish-English advancement opportunities.
Computation Class Project Leader
We had 4 computers donated to the primary school and a basic curriculum computer program as well! Now we need the people power to facilitate the computer courses. Work with the teachers and students one-on-one or in groups. Design it and help introduce a powerful tool!
English School Project Leader
Tourism livelihood is a close second to the fishing here in Gigante and there is no lack of demand to learn English! Let our program manager help you set up the basics, then take the lead, design your courses and watch the growth!
Gardenting and Agro-Education Project Leader
Dedicate your time to working at our school garden and educating the students from the ground up, literally. “Dirt, you made my lunch, thank you dirt, jeez thanks a bunch.”
Construction Project Leader
No lack of these here. You work best with your hands? Let’s excite the community, solicit everyone’s participation, and build on community-born ideas. Projects include:
- Secure shelving units
- Storage bodega
- School beautification projects (fence reparation, new outhouses, playground, etc….)
For more info on Project Woo, please visit: http://www.projectwoo.org/
Lido Village, Papua New Guinea
The volunteer opportunity would be for a minimum of 90 days. The volunteer would need to train for two weeks to get them up to speed on our operations and cultural sensitivity. The trip would be funded entirely by the volunteer (Approx $2000 for the flight and $15 a day for all living expenses). The position would be to assist our operations director with our on-the-ground operations. For more information about volunteer opportunities, or to apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info on Walu International, please visit: http://waluinternational.org/
TRINITY DENTAL CLINIC
Dental practicioners are very scarce in Liberia, if you are a trained Dental professional and are seeking the surf voluntourism experience of a life time please contact Keith Chapman at: email@example.com
The need for trained professional Hygienists in Liberia is overwhelming; come visit Liberia for the waves, the people, and the life changing experience. Please contact Keith Chapman at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info on Trinity Dental Clinic, please visit: http://www.trinitydental.org/