Project Details

Code: NAT-ML18-02
Start date: 02 abr 2018
End date: 14 dic 2018
Term: Long Term (1 Month to a Year)
Category: SOCIAL, CULTURAL
Theme: CULT, SOCI
Country: Mexico
State: Chiapas
Airport: Ángel Albino Corzo
Cost: 2000
Currency: MXN
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99

Description

Nataté Voluntariado Internacional A.C. is a registered non profit, non governmental and non religious organization based in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. Founded in 2006, Nataté means The Tree House in Tsotsil and Tseltal, the Mayan languages most spoken in the Chiapas highlands. Nataté cooperates with local, national and international partners in order to address the needs of the local communities and groups it works with. It is also a member of the following international networks: International Service Civil (SCI), Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations, and the Coordination Committee for International Voluntary Service - UNESCO (CCIVS). Its mission is to contribute to society through a national and international volunteering service that supports local activities related to sustainable development, promotion of intercultural and environmental awareness, international solidarity, cultural and natural heritage preservation, support to marginalized groups and vulnerable minorities, and non-formal education for young people and for the general public. The main line of work of Nataté is carried out by volunteers both through work camps and a medium and long term volunteering service. Work camps relate to two week projects with a specific purpose; medium and long term volunteering involves a minimum stay of one month up to a year. More information is available at www.natate.org.mx Volunteering is not an activity, it is a way of life, a way of acting!

Work And Activities

In this project, volunteers will have the opportunity to assist in the growth of the organization. They will be in charge of seeking novel models of functionality and expansion for the organization. Activities may include:
• Support in the creation of promotional materials, descriptions of projects, volunteer program documents, informational packets, etc.
• Management of marketing campaigns; identifying, designing, planning, monitoring and enhancing marketing campaigns directed to the Mexican public and our international partners through the volunteering networks
• Management, posting, and monitoring of our social networks.
• Translation and editing of various documents
• Creation of a monthly newsletter, writing articles.
• Other forms of publicity and promotion.

Accommodation And Food

Volunteers for this project should be enthusiastic about volunteerism and excited to learn new skills while working closely within a team. The Nataté staff is comprised of 4-6 individuals so good teamwork and interpersonal skills are required. Communication within the team is done in Spanish, while English is used when dealing with the partner organisations. As such, the level of English and Spanish should be at least intermediate. Knowledge of French is not required, but would be beneficia.

Place

Nataté offices, takes place in the charming city of San Critstóbal de las Casas, which has managed to maintain its colonial architecture and Mexican flavor while welcoming a mix of indigenous, national and international cultures. Similarly, it is a strategic starting point to tourist attractions like parks, lakes, Maya archeological sites, mangroves, waterfalls and beaches.

Requirements

Volunteers for this project should be enthusiastic about volunteerism and excited to learn new skills while working closely within a team. The Nataté staff is comprised of 4-6 individuals so good teamwork and interpersonal skills are required. Communication within the team is done in Spanish, while English is used when dealing with the partner organisations. As such, the level of English and Spanish should be at least intermediate. Knowledge of French is not required, but would be beneficia.

Language

An intermediate level of English and Spanish is required. Volunteers are invited to register for an intensive Spanish course, or an indigenous Mayan language (before of their project) at the language school ‘La Casa en el Arbol Instituto Cultural’. For more information: www.lacasaenelarbol.org

Notes

Before Applying: It is indispensable to show a HIGH LEVEL of commitment and responsibility. It is important that all volunteers who apply have the openness and readiness to adapt to the lifestyle conditions during the time that the volunteer service lasts. Please evaluate your commitment and avoid participating

Closest Airport: The closest airport is Ángel Albino Corzo (TGZ), located in the capital city of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas. Please keep in mind that it is necessary to travel from the airport to the city of San Cristóbal de las Casas in a taxi or bus.