VE Global

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Basic Information

Address: Av. Bustamante 26, Piso 7, Providencia, Santiago RM 7500776, Chile
Phone Number: +56229790476
Director: Mercedes Henderson

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Children and Youth at Risk, Education, Poverty, Children's Rights
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Children and Youth, 0-18 Years Old
Ages for Volunteer: 18+
Hours of Service: Full Time, 4 month commitment
Minimum Hours of Service Required: Full Time, 4 month commitment
Days of Service: weekends, some weekdays
Languages: English, Spanish
Languages used as a Medium: English, Spanish
Experience Required:

VE Global is committed to selecting candidates that are passionate and responsible, with a strong desire to change outcomes for children at social risk. To protect the children we support and ensure our volunteer program is run with integrity, we have a competitive selection process. The basic requirements to participate in our volunteer program are simple:

-Have your 18th birthday before the start date of the program to which you apply
-Commit to a minimum 4-month, full time volunteer commitment
-Commit to fundraising for VE Global in addition to covering your own personal costs and expenses throughout the duration of the volunteer program
-Participate in the 2-week Orientation Program prior to beginning work at the partner organization where you are placed
-Speak Spanish at an intermediate level, or agree to complete a minimum number of hours of Spanish language classes
-Submit a Criminal Background Check and Doctor Physical/Mental Health Waiver prior to arrival

Programs Open To: Gap year students, study abroad students, traveling volunteers, etc. Accepting volunteers from worldwide.
Travel Arrangements:

Volunteers make their own travel arrangements to and from Santiago, Chile. The VE Global team is available to provide support and advice on making travel arrangements.

Participants Work: Educational and Recreational Programs with Children and Youth at Social Risk
Application Process:

Given the serious and important considerations of working with children and youth at risk, VE Global has a detailed application and selection process, which includes an online application, essays, references and interviews.

Apply now to join our program in January, May, or September!

Visa Requirements:

Visa requirements vary depending on the length of volunteer stay and the country of origin of the volunteer. Volunteers are responsible for any visa costs and the process, but VE Global will help with the volunteer with the visa process if necessary for participation in the program.

Program Highlights:

VE Global (VE) recruits, trains and organizes international volunteers to support our mission of fostering the positive development of children at social risk in Chile. VE has successfully integrated over 450 full-time volunteers from more than 35 countries into our network of local partner organizations, including children's homes, community centers, schools and preschools in some of the most vulnerable areas of Santiago.

VE volunteers help implement our four educational programs: ¡Vamos a Leer!, Festival de Arte, Liga de Deportesand English in Motion. Each volunteer is placed in one of our partner social service organizations where they mentor children in a variety of ways, from assisting with homework to playing games to creating and running their own workshops and activities. Volunteers build strong relationships with the children for whom they provide support, friendship and the chance to just have fun and be a kid.

Our volunteers also form part of the VE Global administrative team, helping in Programs by working to improve our educational programs, or assisting with Development and Communications through outreach and fundraising efforts. This gives volunteers the opportunity not only to grow and learn professionally at an international NGO, but also to have a sustainable impact on VE Global as an organization. Because of the delicate nature of working with children who have been abused or neglected, we require that our volunteers join our team for a minimum of four months, with a full-time commitment.

VE charges NO program or application fees to volunteer, but volunteers commit to participating in fundraising to keep the program no-fee

Mission Statement:

VE Global fosters the development of children at social risk in Chile by training and empowering volunteers to serve as positive role models, educators and advocates of social justice.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

VE Global (VE) recruits, trains and organizes international volunteers to achieve our mission of fostering the positive development of children at social risk in Chile. VE has successfully integrated nearly 450 full-time volunteers from more than 35 countries into our network of six local social service organizations including children's shelters, community centers and schools in the most vulnerable neighborhoods of Santiago.

VE volunteers can have a truly transformational experience working with the children in our community. The work our volunteers do and the relationships they create develop valuable skills that serve them long after they leave VE. Our volunteers are more than just an extra set of hands at the organizations we serve--they actively and positively change the way that hundreds of children experience the world.

With an average on-the-ground presence of 15 full-time volunteers and two dedicated staff members, VE provides more than 40,000 hours of volunteer support each year and serves more than 200 children daily. Through this work, VE strives to contribute to a brighter future both for the children it serves and the volunteers that work with them, a goal achieved by training volunteers to become educators and role models that serve children both now and into the future.

VE Global is guided by a set of principles that our entire community follows to ensure we are able to help the children we serve here in Chile.

Additional Information:

VE Global also seeks qualified intern candidates to support a small nonprofit staff at fulfilling their mission of fostering the development of children and youth at social risk in Chile by training and empowering a team of volunteers to serve as positive role models, educators, and advocates of social justice. VE Global internships support this mission by helping in two general areas: Volunteer Program Management and Administration, and Development and Communications. As an intern you will support the Executive Director and Program Director in their achievement of the highest standards in selection and recruiting, training, program management, and resource development. Additionally, you will provide direct support to the VE Global team on logistical, strategic and operational aspects of VE Global's initiatives. Internships at VE Global will provide the candidate with the opportunity to get a comprehensive view of an international nonprofit organization that focuses on providing social services to children and youth at social risk through its volunteer program. As an intern, you will gain unique insight into the operations of a dynamic organization that values empowerment, community, positivity, integrity and responsibility.

Currently, VE offers five internships:

1. Program Intern
2. Recruitment and International Relations Intern
3. Fundraising and Alliances Intern
4. Development and Business Partnerships Intern
5. Communications and Marketing Intern

For more information, check out the specific descriptions for each position on our website or email us at!