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Verein: AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V.
Projekt: Working in a Community development programm
Bewerbungsende: 01.10.2009
Status: Stelle gestrichen
Laufzeit: ab  July 2010 - 12 Monate 
Sprache im Projekt: keine Angaben

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Bewerbungsbeginn für die Abreise im Sommer eines Jahres ist immer der 1. September des Vorjahres. Bewerbungsschluss ist 30. September.
Bewerbungsbeginn für die Abreise Anfang eines Jahres ist immer der 1. März des Vorjahres. Bewerbungsschluss ist der 30. März.

Perfect knowledge of Spanish. Between: 18-22 years The volunteers must have some of the following characteristics: Someone empathic, charismatic, capable of bringing solutions to the project. Liable, Neat, Creative. Team work ability. Good interpersonal relationships skills Knowledge of information synthesis and analysis. Able to apply the instruments for data assignation, collection and evaluation. Knowledge in information management and flow. Able to handle medium stress situations. It is also required for the diverse works knowledge in one of the next subjects: • Public Relationships
• Web design
• Bookkeeping
• Capable to relate with other companies, business enterprise, mass media and the community



This NGO is a non-profit-organization, working with the support of volunteers for and with the residents of the camps since 1997. In terms of the eradication of the Chilean camps our foundation hopes to compromise the encouragement of the whole Chilean society.
In 2007, the “Center of Investigation”, part of this NGO, published a land register according to which there are 533 camps existing throughout Chile. Our business is to eliminate all of them until 2010, which is the year of the bicentenary of our home country. For reaching this, we outlined a working plan offering an integral and non-welfare process of support. This represents the supply with tools and educational programs which are to dissolve the extreme poverty of the camps.

The Project

In Arica are currently 434 families living in six different camps formed since 2002. This amount represents 1,1% of the national totality. Due to the lack of volunteers, just three of the six camps in Arica are attended.
This support starts with the construction of the Mediagua, primarily a transitional emergent solution which gives hope to the families and subsequently offers the starting point for a real improvement of their living situation. Hence, the Mediagua operates as the point of connection in between the camp residents, the volunteers and the whole society – an integral intervention with perspective to a definitive solution for the inadequate living situation.
Besides, within our “Area of Social Competency” we are constantly connected to other camps throughout Chile. This practical experience shows that the supply with tools, the educational programmes and the support in the area of common organisation (by which is meant the so-called “working table”: a formal instance of meeting for the administration of the camp and the volunteers of Un Techo Para Chile) are fundamental for overcoming poverty. Interested residents have the possibility of participation in a class of bargains developed by the foundation which allows to educate themselves and to acquire important practical tools. Among these offers, programs of microcredits, formation, libraries, education, health and law have been founded.

The last footstep in the process of the eradication of the camps is the creation of the “Definitive Domicile”. The NGO founded a special subject area to work on this field, the “Area of Definitive Housing” in 2003. By the use of involving the residents in decision-making (via the “working tables” and the possibility to create houses and the urban ambit in cooperation with architects), we try to make the residents participate in the solution process of their living situation.
Inside this last step, residents are professionally attended in the whole process of solicitation for their definitive domicile, which means at the same time an effective footstep out of the circle of extreme poverty.

Focus Areas:

· Family and education

· Children and family

· Children and health

· Children and education

· Family and health

· Emergency construction (mediaguas)

· Volunteer Work Activities

What will the Volunteer do?


Working schedule:

There are six working days, Monday to Friday and Saturday or Sunday. Working time in the week in the morning: 10:00 – 13:00; workingtime in the afternoon: 16:00 –20:00.

Working time in theweekend : 10.00 – 14.00 or 14.00 – 19.00 or 19.00- 23.00