Fighting with the Poor - Program to Ecuador

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Chateaubelair, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines via
Contact
Person: 
Erica Virvo
Email: 
volunteer8 [at] richmondvale [dot] org
Phone: 
erica.virvo

How can we encourage and promote change along side Ecuadorians to combat poverty?

Duration: 9 months

Breakdown:
--St. Vincent- 3 months of learning about fighting poverty, volunteering, farming and learning necessary skills for development work
--Ecuador- 1 month traveling and exploring to gain a deeper understanding of Ecuador
--Ecuador- 4 months of community service, fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with the poor
--St. Vincent- 1 month of final evaluations and future preparations

Start date: November 15, 2011

Details
People: 
Our volunteers must be flexible, physically capable, community-minded, open to new ways of doing things and at least 18 years old. Our mission is to train people to be effective community service leaders in developing countries through study, practical application, and immersion focusing on the effects of climate change, sustainability, and fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with The Poor. Our program is community-based. We all farm, work, learn, volunteer, clean, celebrate and live together. There is a huge cultural exchange at our training program. Right now, we have about 30 people from close to 20 different countries (the common language is English). Living in this kind of community can be enriching and challenging. Volunteers should be prepared for this. We live in the lush rural greenery of an un-touristy Caribbean island too, which is a plus! The sunsets here are to die for. We are always excited to receive new volunteers.
Commitment: 
9 months total in St Vincent and Ecuador!
Skills: 
None. We believe that anyone with the will to help, can! Skills are not a prerequisite, we welcome good-hearted amateurs with open arms.
Type: 
--St. Vincent- 3 months of learning about fighting poverty, volunteering, farming and learning necessary skills for development work --Ecuador- 1 month traveling and exploring to gain a deeper understanding of Ecuador --Ecuador- 4 months of community service, fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with the poor --St. Vincent- 1 month of final evaluations and future preparations
Date: 
2011-11-15 - 2012-08-15
Money: 
Affordable fees apply to cover room, board and training.

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