Volunteer http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php/en/volunteer 2018-01-21T16:45:42+00:00 CIS - Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad isaiaspo@gmail.com Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Youth Formation and Scholarship Program 2014-05-06T04:55:18+00:00 2014-05-06T04:55:18+00:00 http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php/en/volunteer/26-youth-formation-and-scholarship-program Super User isaiaspo@gmail.com <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, serif;">Interns will be assigned responsabilities depending on their personal abilities and the needs of the program at the moment. &nbsp;Many volunteers are responsible for helping systematize manuals for grassroots educators for&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, serif;">workshops with youth on various themes such as environment, analysis of Salvador reality, economic alternatives, gender, human rights, etc. Depending on the time of year, they are also often in charge of translating profiles for scholarship recipients in order to share data with donors.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, serif;"><img class="nosmartresize" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/group_with_anta.jpg" alt="group with anta" width="500" height="375" /></span></span></p> <h3><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Learning Outcomes<br /></span></h3> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Learn about the reality of youth in El Salvador and different challenges they face.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Learn about participatory methodology for workshop facilitation.</span></li> <li> <p style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Strengthen Spanish and/or translation skills.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <h3><span style="font-family: Verdana, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Some tasks the intern might perform include:</span></h3> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">Help develop and facilitate workshops, with CIS grassroots organizing team,</span> on diverse topics: environment, sexual and reproductive rights,</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;women’s rights, human rights, organic&nbsp;gardening, mining, water filters, etc.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Systematization of formation workshops with youth carried out by CIS organizers.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Translate CIS scholarship and youth formation manual from Spanish to English</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Translation of Scholarship Recipient Profiles</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Help plan yearly scholarship retreat</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Visit communities, take notes during meetings, write updates on how communities are doing.</span></li> </ul> <h3><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Required Skills</span></h3> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Advanced Spanish written and/or oral skills</span><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/group_with_anna.jpg" alt="group with anna" width="250" height="188" /></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Facilitation and/or education skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Writing, editing, layout, and/or graffic design</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;"><strong>Benefits</strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">• <span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">Contribute to El Salvador's social movement in their struggle for justice.<br />• Gain practical and theoretical </span><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">participatory methodology for workshop facilitation.</span><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;"><br />• Become aware of the structures that oppress the people of El Salvador.<br />• Be an integral link in the consciousness raising process.<br />• Be a part of the international solidarity movement.<br />• Engage in cultural and language exchange with Salvadorans.<br />• Make a concrete contribution to the development of El Salvador.</span></span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Logistics</strong></span></h3> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">-Orientation is provided upon arrival<br />-Assistance in finding housing within a network of Salvadoran host families&nbsp; (Monthly living expenses are estimated to be approximately US $600)</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">-Minimum time commitment includes </span><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">8 hours a day, 5 days a week</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">-Minimum must commit 3 months</span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Dates for 2016-2017 Sessions:</strong></span></h3> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">2016 Session 4: September 7th- November 18</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">th</span></sup></span></p> <table style="width: 365px;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" bgcolor="#ffffff"><colgroup><col width="365" /> </colgroup> <tbody> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" width="365" height="20"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">2017 Session 1: Jan 6</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">th</span></sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">-April 2</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">nd</span></sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">2017 Session 2: March 24</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">th</span></sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">-June 20</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">th</span></sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">2017 Session 3: June 9</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">th</span></sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">- Sept 5</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">th</span></sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">2017 Session 4: Sept 8</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">th</span></sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">-Dec 8</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">th</span></sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">.</span>&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">These dates include a 3-day pre-service orientation and training for all volunteers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">For more information, please e-mail <a href="mailto:info@cis-elsalvador.org">info@cis-elsalvador.org</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;"><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/scholarship_recipients.jpg" alt="scholarship recipients" width="500" height="281" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, serif;">Interns will be assigned responsabilities depending on their personal abilities and the needs of the program at the moment. &nbsp;Many volunteers are responsible for helping systematize manuals for grassroots educators for&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, serif;">workshops with youth on various themes such as environment, analysis of Salvador reality, economic alternatives, gender, human rights, etc. Depending on the time of year, they are also often in charge of translating profiles for scholarship recipients in order to share data with donors.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, serif;"><img class="nosmartresize" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/group_with_anta.jpg" alt="group with anta" width="500" height="375" /></span></span></p> <h3><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Learning Outcomes<br /></span></h3> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Learn about the reality of youth in El Salvador and different challenges they face.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Learn about participatory methodology for workshop facilitation.</span></li> <li> <p style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Strengthen Spanish and/or translation skills.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <h3><span style="font-family: Verdana, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Some tasks the intern might perform include:</span></h3> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">Help develop and facilitate workshops, with CIS grassroots organizing team,</span> on diverse topics: environment, sexual and reproductive rights,</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;women’s rights, human rights, organic&nbsp;gardening, mining, water filters, etc.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Systematization of formation workshops with youth carried out by CIS organizers.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Translate CIS scholarship and youth formation manual from Spanish to English</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Translation of Scholarship Recipient Profiles</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Help plan yearly scholarship retreat</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Visit communities, take notes during meetings, write updates on how communities are doing.</span></li> </ul> <h3><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Required Skills</span></h3> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Advanced Spanish written and/or oral skills</span><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/group_with_anna.jpg" alt="group with anna" width="250" height="188" /></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Facilitation and/or education skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Writing, editing, layout, and/or graffic design</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;"><strong>Benefits</strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">• <span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">Contribute to El Salvador's social movement in their struggle for justice.<br />• Gain practical and theoretical </span><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">participatory methodology for workshop facilitation.</span><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;"><br />• Become aware of the structures that oppress the people of El Salvador.<br />• Be an integral link in the consciousness raising process.<br />• Be a part of the international solidarity movement.<br />• Engage in cultural and language exchange with Salvadorans.<br />• Make a concrete contribution to the development of El Salvador.</span></span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Logistics</strong></span></h3> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">-Orientation is provided upon arrival<br />-Assistance in finding housing within a network of Salvadoran host families&nbsp; (Monthly living expenses are estimated to be approximately US $600)</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">-Minimum time commitment includes </span><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">8 hours a day, 5 days a week</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">-Minimum must commit 3 months</span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Dates for 2016-2017 Sessions:</strong></span></h3> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">2016 Session 4: September 7th- November 18</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">th</span></sup></span></p> <table style="width: 365px;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" bgcolor="#ffffff"><colgroup><col width="365" /> </colgroup> <tbody> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" width="365" height="20"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">2017 Session 1: Jan 6</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">th</span></sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">-April 2</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">nd</span></sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">2017 Session 2: March 24</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">th</span></sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">-June 20</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">th</span></sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">2017 Session 3: June 9</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">th</span></sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">- Sept 5</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">th</span></sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">2017 Session 4: Sept 8</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">th</span></sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">-Dec 8</span><sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">th</span></sup><span style="font-family: Arial, serif;">.</span>&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">These dates include a 3-day pre-service orientation and training for all volunteers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">For more information, please e-mail <a href="mailto:info@cis-elsalvador.org">info@cis-elsalvador.org</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;"><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/scholarship_recipients.jpg" alt="scholarship recipients" width="500" height="281" /></span></p> Clean Water Campaign 2014-05-06T04:54:31+00:00 2014-05-06T04:54:31+00:00 http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php/en/volunteer/25-clean-water-campaign Super User isaiaspo@gmail.com <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Support CIS campaign for clean water advocacy, education, and training on use of filters in communities with scarce economic resources. Accompany CIS promoter to communities to carry out workshops and install filters.</span><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/DSCN2186.JPG" alt="DSCN2186" width="500" height="375" /></p> <h3><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Learning Outcomes</span></h3> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Participative methodology and workshop facilitation.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Learn about water rights on the international level </span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Learn about water contamination, health impact, and obstacles for the economically poor.</span></p> </li> </ul> <h3><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Some tasks the intern might perform include:<img style="float: right;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/IMG_0220.JPG" alt="IMG 0220" width="250" height="188" /></span></h3> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Help systematize information on levels of contamination of water in communities, the impact of CIS campaign in the communities, through setting up data base. </span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Accompany CIS promoter in workshops on awareness raising about clean water, right to water, the link between contaminated water and health and environment, distribution of filters, evaluating use of filters, and how to use filters correctly.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Do community visits to evaluate impact of filter program and the impact of different filter systems.</span></p> </li> </ul> <h3><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Required Skills</span></h3> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Bi-lingual: Spanish / English</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Education or workshop facilitation background </span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Plus –(optional) chemistry or science background related to testing water for parasites, amoebas, bacteria, chemicals or other contaminants.</span></p> </li> </ul> <h3><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Logistics</span></h3> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">-Orientation is provided upon arrival</span><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">-Assistance in finding housing within a network of Salvadoran host families&nbsp; (Monthly living expenses are estimated to be approximately US $600)</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">-Minimum time commitment includes&nbsp;8 hours a day, 5 days a week<img style="float: right;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/DSCN2223.JPG" alt="DSCN2223" width="200" height="44" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">-Minimum must commit 3 months</span></p> <h3><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Dates for 2016-2017 Sessions:</span></h3> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">2016 Session 4: September 7th- November 18th</span></p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" bgcolor="#ffffff"><colgroup><col width="365" /></colgroup> <tbody> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" width="365" height="20"> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">2017 Session 1: Jan 6th-April 2nd2017 Session 2: March 24th-June 20th2017 Session 3: June 9th- Sept 5th2017 Session 4: Sept 8th-Dec 8th.&nbsp;</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">These dates include a 3-day pre-service orientation and training for all volunteers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">For more information, please e-mail&nbsp;<a href="mailto:info@cis-elsalvador.org">info@cis-elsalvador.org</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Support CIS campaign for clean water advocacy, education, and training on use of filters in communities with scarce economic resources. Accompany CIS promoter to communities to carry out workshops and install filters.</span><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/DSCN2186.JPG" alt="DSCN2186" width="500" height="375" /></p> <h3><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Learning Outcomes</span></h3> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Participative methodology and workshop facilitation.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Learn about water rights on the international level </span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Learn about water contamination, health impact, and obstacles for the economically poor.</span></p> </li> </ul> <h3><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Some tasks the intern might perform include:<img style="float: right;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/IMG_0220.JPG" alt="IMG 0220" width="250" height="188" /></span></h3> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Help systematize information on levels of contamination of water in communities, the impact of CIS campaign in the communities, through setting up data base. </span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Accompany CIS promoter in workshops on awareness raising about clean water, right to water, the link between contaminated water and health and environment, distribution of filters, evaluating use of filters, and how to use filters correctly.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Do community visits to evaluate impact of filter program and the impact of different filter systems.</span></p> </li> </ul> <h3><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Required Skills</span></h3> <ul> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Bi-lingual: Spanish / English</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Education or workshop facilitation background </span></p> </li> <li> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Plus –(optional) chemistry or science background related to testing water for parasites, amoebas, bacteria, chemicals or other contaminants.</span></p> </li> </ul> <h3><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Logistics</span></h3> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">-Orientation is provided upon arrival</span><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;">-Assistance in finding housing within a network of Salvadoran host families&nbsp; (Monthly living expenses are estimated to be approximately US $600)</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">-Minimum time commitment includes&nbsp;8 hours a day, 5 days a week<img style="float: right;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/DSCN2223.JPG" alt="DSCN2223" width="200" height="44" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">-Minimum must commit 3 months</span></p> <h3><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Dates for 2016-2017 Sessions:</span></h3> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">2016 Session 4: September 7th- November 18th</span></p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" bgcolor="#ffffff"><colgroup><col width="365" /></colgroup> <tbody> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" width="365" height="20"> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">2017 Session 1: Jan 6th-April 2nd2017 Session 2: March 24th-June 20th2017 Session 3: June 9th- Sept 5th2017 Session 4: Sept 8th-Dec 8th.&nbsp;</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">These dates include a 3-day pre-service orientation and training for all volunteers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">For more information, please e-mail&nbsp;<a href="mailto:info@cis-elsalvador.org">info@cis-elsalvador.org</a></span></p> Salvadoran Enterprises for Women Volunteer 2014-05-06T04:53:41+00:00 2014-05-06T04:53:41+00:00 http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php/en/volunteer/24-salvadoran-enterprises-for-women-area Super User isaiaspo@gmail.com <p><img style="float: left;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/IMG_0513.JPG" alt="IMG 0513" width="250" height="188" /></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Accompany CIS support to Salvadoran Enterprises for Women in rural areas with economic depression and low levels of formal education. The will include participating in evaluations</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, serif; font-size: 10pt;">with women and writing up a written report of the results in both Spanish and English. For persons with business administration or related background can assist in developing and facilitating workshops on basic accounting, how to calculate costs and prices, commercialization and other business development workshops.</span></p> <h3 style="margin-left: 1.27cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Learning Outcomes</span></h3> <ul> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Learn about the economic reality of rural villages in El Salvador</span></p> <span style="font-size: 10pt;"><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/IMG_2737.JPG" alt="IMG 2737" width="250" height="167" /></span></li> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Learn about the strengths and obstacles in developing businesses in areas of economic depression, low levels of education and other difficulties.</span></p> </li> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Learn participative methodology for workshop facilitation.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p style="text-indent: 1.27cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Some tasks the intern might perform include:</span></p> <ul> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Accompany CIS grassroots promoters to evaluations with small businesses</span></p> </li> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Write up evaluations in Spanish and English</span></p> </li> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">For persons with business administration or related background, assist in developing workshops on basic accounting, administration, commercialization, calculating costs, etc.</span></p> </li> </ul> <h3 style="margin-left: 1.27cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Required Skills</span></h3> <ul> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Bi-lingual: Spanish / English</span></p> <span style="font-size: 10pt;"><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; float: right;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/IMG_8771.JPG" alt="IMG 8771" width="250" height="190" /></span></li> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Facilitation skills</span></p> </li> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Business, accounting, or other related skills</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;** for more information or to apply, please write to <a href="mailto:info@cis-elsalvador.org">info@cis-elsalvador.org</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Thanks!</span></p> <p><img style="float: left;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/IMG_0513.JPG" alt="IMG 0513" width="250" height="188" /></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Accompany CIS support to Salvadoran Enterprises for Women in rural areas with economic depression and low levels of formal education. The will include participating in evaluations</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, serif; font-size: 10pt;">with women and writing up a written report of the results in both Spanish and English. For persons with business administration or related background can assist in developing and facilitating workshops on basic accounting, how to calculate costs and prices, commercialization and other business development workshops.</span></p> <h3 style="margin-left: 1.27cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Learning Outcomes</span></h3> <ul> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Learn about the economic reality of rural villages in El Salvador</span></p> <span style="font-size: 10pt;"><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/IMG_2737.JPG" alt="IMG 2737" width="250" height="167" /></span></li> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Learn about the strengths and obstacles in developing businesses in areas of economic depression, low levels of education and other difficulties.</span></p> </li> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Learn participative methodology for workshop facilitation.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p style="text-indent: 1.27cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Some tasks the intern might perform include:</span></p> <ul> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Accompany CIS grassroots promoters to evaluations with small businesses</span></p> </li> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Write up evaluations in Spanish and English</span></p> </li> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">For persons with business administration or related background, assist in developing workshops on basic accounting, administration, commercialization, calculating costs, etc.</span></p> </li> </ul> <h3 style="margin-left: 1.27cm; margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Required Skills</span></h3> <ul> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Bi-lingual: Spanish / English</span></p> <span style="font-size: 10pt;"><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; float: right;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/IMG_8771.JPG" alt="IMG 8771" width="250" height="190" /></span></li> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Facilitation skills</span></p> </li> <li> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, serif; font-size: 10pt;">Business, accounting, or other related skills</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;** for more information or to apply, please write to <a href="mailto:info@cis-elsalvador.org">info@cis-elsalvador.org</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Thanks!</span></p> Election Observation Volunteer 2014-04-22T05:37:08+00:00 2014-04-22T05:37:08+00:00 http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php/en/volunteer/election-observation-volunteer Super User isaiaspo@gmail.com <h2 style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=27:election-volunteers-wanted&amp;catid=2:uncategorised&amp;Itemid=101">HERE</a>***Next elections in El Salvador will be in 2018!***&nbsp;</h2> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: center; line-height: normal;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Monotype Corsiva';">The Center of Interchange and Solidarity – CIS-&nbsp; &nbsp;invites you to participate in the</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: center; line-height: normal;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Monotype Corsiva';">12TH CIS International Election Observer Mission</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Monotype Corsiva';">Human Rights and Elections in El Salvador 2018:</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 18pt;"></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">As an Observer:&nbsp; February 26 – March 6, 2018 (arrival and departure dates)</span></em></strong></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">As a long term Volunteer:&nbsp;&nbsp; January 1 – March 25th (arrival and departure dates)</span></em></strong></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Special Pre-election Spanish Course February 11th (arrival) –Feb. 25th</span></em></strong></span>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Click <a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/APPLICATION_FORM_2018_-__-2.pdf">HERE</a>&nbsp;to download the application form now and send it to <a href="mailto:electionmission@cis-elsalvador.org">electionmission@cis-elsalvador.org</a><a href="mailto:electionmission@cis-elsalvador.org"></a></h2> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/Imagen6.jpg" alt="Imagen6" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; text-align: justify;">In the upcoming election, the people of El Salvador will elect all members of the 262 municipal councils and 84 Legislative Deputies. These elections come in the context of U.S. policies of deportation of hard working Salvadorans as well as criminal elements back to El Salvador, an economic crisis as well as continued social and economic violence. The elections will take place with the use of new Electoral Code and many changes in the system as well as drastic budget cuts made to the Electoral Process. It will also be a referendum on two FMLN presidencies and important social programs that have been implemented including, school uniforms and supplies, agricultural subsidies, modernization of highways and transportation system, health care extended to rural areas, and distribution of land titles to rural communities and farmers, a law and institution for youth, and other important social policies.In these elections, El Salvador votes for candidates for the political structures closest to the people. International observers have been a key component in preventing electoral fraud and recommending improvements in the process in the years since the end of the civil war.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">The CIS program will set up important meetings and trainings for observers as well as opportunities to visit communities and learn more about Salvadoran reality.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Observers will meet and be trained by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the official electoral body in charge of elections, Political Parties competing in the elections, Election oversight boards, the Human Rights Procurators Office, and other institutions at the national and local level.&nbsp; CIS observers will be well trained and play an important roll sharing objective observations and recommendations for reforms.&nbsp; </span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">We will also focus visits and analysis during the program on the impact of increased deportations of immigrants and gang members.&nbsp;&nbsp; We will visit communities affected by immigration and deportation as well as CIS empowerment programs that generate alternatives to migration and violence.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Monotype Corsiva';">In country Program Fees:</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp; </span></strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">(this does not include flights to and from El Salvador.&nbsp; You are responsible for booking and paying for your own flight on the recommended days.&nbsp; If you arrive early or stay late, the CIS can make additional hotel reservations for you upon request and let you know the additional costs).<strong>&nbsp; </strong>Please send your applications as soon as possible, but at least one month prior to start date.&nbsp; Fees will be due one month prior to program start date, or paid upon arrival for those who cannot send a check or pay on line in advance.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Monotype Corsiva';">Observer Program:</span></strong></span><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp; <span style="font-size: 10pt;">February 26 – March 6.&nbsp;</span></span></strong></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">We recommend that you arrive in the morning or midday flight on February 26 to get full orientation and depart on the afternoon flight March 6<sup>th</sup> so you can participate in the Tuesday morning press conference.&nbsp; <strong>Per Person</strong> cost for participation in program, translation, meals, all in country transportation from Feb 26 – March 6:</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;<strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">$900 –</span></strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"> single room accommodation</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">$800 </span></strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Double occupancy room</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>$700</strong> Shared room (3-5 people)</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">$575</span></strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"> if you have your own housing.&nbsp; Breakfast will not be included, and you will have to get to the CIS or the Observer Hotel at indicated departure time.&nbsp; CIS will drop you off at your home in the evening.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"></span><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Observer </span></strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>applications due by January 26<sup>th</sup>, 2018.</strong></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Monotype Corsiva';"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Special pre-election Spanish Course:</span>&nbsp; </span></strong><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></strong></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">February 11</span></strong><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><sup>th</sup> – 25<sup>th</sup>, $ 600</span></strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">, includesregistration, Spanish classes Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 12 noon; afternoon and weekend Social Cultural Program, homestay with Salvadoran family, breakfast and dinner.&nbsp; Students will be responsible for getting to and from the school - usually in walking distance or $.35 bus ride; and for their lunches.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Applications due by January 11, 2018.</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Monotype Corsiva';">Long term Volunteers:&nbsp;</span></strong></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">will not be required to pay program fees.&nbsp; They will be responsible for covering flights and room and board expenses.&nbsp; CIS can arrange special discount family stay for long term volunteers for $80 per week including breakfast and dinner; or $50 per week with no meals included.&nbsp; Spanish is a requirement to be a long term volunteer.&nbsp; <strong>Applications due by Dec.1, 2017</strong>.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="nosmartresize" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/electionobservation/Two_Observing.JPG" alt="Two Observing" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<img style="vertical-align: middle; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/electionobservation/Observadores_con__Padre_Antonio.JPG" alt="Observadores con Padre Antonio" width="650" height="488" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">You can download an application form (<a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php/en/volunteer/election-observation-volunteer">http://cis-elsalvador.org/index.php/en/volunteer/election-observation-volunteer</a>) or can request an application form for the CIS International Election Observation Mission</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">To request an application form, more info and to send application to:&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><a href="mailto:electionmission@cis-elsalvador.org">electionmission@cis-elsalvador.org</a><a href="mailto:electionmission@cis-elsalvador.org"></a></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">You can also participate by sending a DONATION to the “CIS Fund for Democratic Participation”, which provides partial scholarships and support for long term&nbsp;volunteers. Checks can be made out to LOS OLIVOS CIS and mailed to:</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Please send fees to:&nbsp; LOS OLIVOS CIS / P.O. BOX 76 / Westmont, IL 60559 or pay on-line:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php/en/payments">http://cis-elsalvador.org/index.php/en/payments</a><a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php/en/payments"></a></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><strong style="font-size: 13.3333px; text-align: center;">****Come next year and check out the updated info&nbsp;</strong></span><a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=27:election-volunteers-wanted&amp;catid=2:uncategorised&amp;Itemid=101">HERE</a>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><strong style="font-size: 13.3333px; text-align: center;">now!****</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">For more information, please visit our website&nbsp;</span></em><a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/"><em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">www.cis-elsalvador.org</span></em></a><em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">,</span></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Like us on Facebook, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/cis.elsalvador.org">www.facebook.com/cis.elsalvador.org</a></span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=27:election-volunteers-wanted&amp;catid=2:uncategorised&amp;Itemid=101">HERE</a>***Next elections in El Salvador will be in 2018!***&nbsp;</h2> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: center; line-height: normal;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Monotype Corsiva';">The Center of Interchange and Solidarity – CIS-&nbsp; &nbsp;invites you to participate in the</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: center; line-height: normal;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Monotype Corsiva';">12TH CIS International Election Observer Mission</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Monotype Corsiva';">Human Rights and Elections in El Salvador 2018:</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 18pt;"></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">As an Observer:&nbsp; February 26 – March 6, 2018 (arrival and departure dates)</span></em></strong></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">As a long term Volunteer:&nbsp;&nbsp; January 1 – March 25th (arrival and departure dates)</span></em></strong></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Special Pre-election Spanish Course February 11th (arrival) –Feb. 25th</span></em></strong></span>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; text-align: center;" align="center">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Click <a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/APPLICATION_FORM_2018_-__-2.pdf">HERE</a>&nbsp;to download the application form now and send it to <a href="mailto:electionmission@cis-elsalvador.org">electionmission@cis-elsalvador.org</a><a href="mailto:electionmission@cis-elsalvador.org"></a></h2> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/Imagen6.jpg" alt="Imagen6" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; text-align: justify;">In the upcoming election, the people of El Salvador will elect all members of the 262 municipal councils and 84 Legislative Deputies. These elections come in the context of U.S. policies of deportation of hard working Salvadorans as well as criminal elements back to El Salvador, an economic crisis as well as continued social and economic violence. The elections will take place with the use of new Electoral Code and many changes in the system as well as drastic budget cuts made to the Electoral Process. It will also be a referendum on two FMLN presidencies and important social programs that have been implemented including, school uniforms and supplies, agricultural subsidies, modernization of highways and transportation system, health care extended to rural areas, and distribution of land titles to rural communities and farmers, a law and institution for youth, and other important social policies.In these elections, El Salvador votes for candidates for the political structures closest to the people. International observers have been a key component in preventing electoral fraud and recommending improvements in the process in the years since the end of the civil war.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">The CIS program will set up important meetings and trainings for observers as well as opportunities to visit communities and learn more about Salvadoran reality.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Observers will meet and be trained by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the official electoral body in charge of elections, Political Parties competing in the elections, Election oversight boards, the Human Rights Procurators Office, and other institutions at the national and local level.&nbsp; CIS observers will be well trained and play an important roll sharing objective observations and recommendations for reforms.&nbsp; </span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">We will also focus visits and analysis during the program on the impact of increased deportations of immigrants and gang members.&nbsp;&nbsp; We will visit communities affected by immigration and deportation as well as CIS empowerment programs that generate alternatives to migration and violence.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Monotype Corsiva';">In country Program Fees:</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp; </span></strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">(this does not include flights to and from El Salvador.&nbsp; You are responsible for booking and paying for your own flight on the recommended days.&nbsp; If you arrive early or stay late, the CIS can make additional hotel reservations for you upon request and let you know the additional costs).<strong>&nbsp; </strong>Please send your applications as soon as possible, but at least one month prior to start date.&nbsp; Fees will be due one month prior to program start date, or paid upon arrival for those who cannot send a check or pay on line in advance.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Monotype Corsiva';">Observer Program:</span></strong></span><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp; <span style="font-size: 10pt;">February 26 – March 6.&nbsp;</span></span></strong></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">We recommend that you arrive in the morning or midday flight on February 26 to get full orientation and depart on the afternoon flight March 6<sup>th</sup> so you can participate in the Tuesday morning press conference.&nbsp; <strong>Per Person</strong> cost for participation in program, translation, meals, all in country transportation from Feb 26 – March 6:</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;<strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">$900 –</span></strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"> single room accommodation</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">$800 </span></strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Double occupancy room</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>$700</strong> Shared room (3-5 people)</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">$575</span></strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"> if you have your own housing.&nbsp; Breakfast will not be included, and you will have to get to the CIS or the Observer Hotel at indicated departure time.&nbsp; CIS will drop you off at your home in the evening.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"></span><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Observer </span></strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>applications due by January 26<sup>th</sup>, 2018.</strong></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Monotype Corsiva';"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Special pre-election Spanish Course:</span>&nbsp; </span></strong><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></strong></span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">February 11</span></strong><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><sup>th</sup> – 25<sup>th</sup>, $ 600</span></strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">, includesregistration, Spanish classes Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 12 noon; afternoon and weekend Social Cultural Program, homestay with Salvadoran family, breakfast and dinner.&nbsp; Students will be responsible for getting to and from the school - usually in walking distance or $.35 bus ride; and for their lunches.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Applications due by January 11, 2018.</span></strong></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Monotype Corsiva';">Long term Volunteers:&nbsp;</span></strong></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">will not be required to pay program fees.&nbsp; They will be responsible for covering flights and room and board expenses.&nbsp; CIS can arrange special discount family stay for long term volunteers for $80 per week including breakfast and dinner; or $50 per week with no meals included.&nbsp; Spanish is a requirement to be a long term volunteer.&nbsp; <strong>Applications due by Dec.1, 2017</strong>.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="nosmartresize" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/electionobservation/Two_Observing.JPG" alt="Two Observing" width="600" height="400" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<img style="vertical-align: middle; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/electionobservation/Observadores_con__Padre_Antonio.JPG" alt="Observadores con Padre Antonio" width="650" height="488" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">You can download an application form (<a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php/en/volunteer/election-observation-volunteer">http://cis-elsalvador.org/index.php/en/volunteer/election-observation-volunteer</a>) or can request an application form for the CIS International Election Observation Mission</span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">To request an application form, more info and to send application to:&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><a href="mailto:electionmission@cis-elsalvador.org">electionmission@cis-elsalvador.org</a><a href="mailto:electionmission@cis-elsalvador.org"></a></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">You can also participate by sending a DONATION to the “CIS Fund for Democratic Participation”, which provides partial scholarships and support for long term&nbsp;volunteers. Checks can be made out to LOS OLIVOS CIS and mailed to:</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Please send fees to:&nbsp; LOS OLIVOS CIS / P.O. BOX 76 / Westmont, IL 60559 or pay on-line:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php/en/payments">http://cis-elsalvador.org/index.php/en/payments</a><a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php/en/payments"></a></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><strong style="font-size: 13.3333px; text-align: center;">****Come next year and check out the updated info&nbsp;</strong></span><a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=27:election-volunteers-wanted&amp;catid=2:uncategorised&amp;Itemid=101">HERE</a>&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><strong style="font-size: 13.3333px; text-align: center;">now!****</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">For more information, please visit our website&nbsp;</span></em><a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/"><em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">www.cis-elsalvador.org</span></em></a><em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">,</span></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Like us on Facebook, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/cis.elsalvador.org">www.facebook.com/cis.elsalvador.org</a></span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> Grassroots Organizing Volunteer 2014-04-22T05:30:42+00:00 2014-04-22T05:30:42+00:00 http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php/en/volunteer/grassroots-organizing-volunteer Super User isaiaspo@gmail.com <h2>Brief Position Description</h2> <p>The Grassroots Community Organizing Inter's main role is to support the CIS grassroots organizers that work in different communities throughout El Salvador. Specific work will be based on the needs of the program as well as the abilities and preferences of the volunteer. There are three specific areas of the program. (Applicants can name a preference for which program they would like to work with.) The areas are:</p> <ul> <li>Salvadoran Enterprises for Women</li> <li>Clean Water Campaign</li> <li>Youth Formation and Scholarship Program</li> </ul> <h2>Requirements:</h2> <p>All areas require the following skills (additional requirements are listed below when applicable):</p> <p>Bi-lingual: Spanish / English<br />Strong group facilitation skills</p> <h2>Detailed Descriptions of Each Area:</h2> <p>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=24:salvadoran-enterprises-for-women-area&amp;catid=12:volunteer&amp;Itemid=111"><img class="nosmartresize" style="margin: 0px;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/SALVADORAN-ENTERPRISES-FOR-WOMEN.jpg" alt="SALVADORAN-ENTERPRISES-FOR-WOMEN" width="214" height="283" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=25:clean-water-campaign&amp;catid=12:volunteer&amp;Itemid=111"><img class="nosmartresize" style="margin: 0px;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/CLEAN-WATER-CAMPAIGN.jpg" alt="CLEAN-WATER-CAMPAIGN" /></a><a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=26:youth-formation-and-scholarship-program&amp;catid=12:volunteer&amp;Itemid=111"><img class="nosmartresize" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/YOUTH-FORMATION.jpg" alt="YOUTH-FORMATION" /></a></p> <h2>Brief Position Description</h2> <p>The Grassroots Community Organizing Inter's main role is to support the CIS grassroots organizers that work in different communities throughout El Salvador. Specific work will be based on the needs of the program as well as the abilities and preferences of the volunteer. There are three specific areas of the program. (Applicants can name a preference for which program they would like to work with.) The areas are:</p> <ul> <li>Salvadoran Enterprises for Women</li> <li>Clean Water Campaign</li> <li>Youth Formation and Scholarship Program</li> </ul> <h2>Requirements:</h2> <p>All areas require the following skills (additional requirements are listed below when applicable):</p> <p>Bi-lingual: Spanish / English<br />Strong group facilitation skills</p> <h2>Detailed Descriptions of Each Area:</h2> <p>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=24:salvadoran-enterprises-for-women-area&amp;catid=12:volunteer&amp;Itemid=111"><img class="nosmartresize" style="margin: 0px;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/SALVADORAN-ENTERPRISES-FOR-WOMEN.jpg" alt="SALVADORAN-ENTERPRISES-FOR-WOMEN" width="214" height="283" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=25:clean-water-campaign&amp;catid=12:volunteer&amp;Itemid=111"><img class="nosmartresize" style="margin: 0px;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/CLEAN-WATER-CAMPAIGN.jpg" alt="CLEAN-WATER-CAMPAIGN" /></a><a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=26:youth-formation-and-scholarship-program&amp;catid=12:volunteer&amp;Itemid=111"><img class="nosmartresize" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/YOUTH-FORMATION.jpg" alt="YOUTH-FORMATION" /></a></p> English School Volunteer 2014-04-22T05:29:26+00:00 2014-04-22T05:29:26+00:00 http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/index.php/en/volunteer/english-school-volunteer Super User isaiaspo@gmail.com <p>&nbsp;<!-- START: Modules Anywhere --> <!--[if lte IE 7]> <link href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org//modules/mod_slideshowck/themes/default/css/camera_ie.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <![endif]--> <!--[if IE 8]> <link href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org//modules/mod_slideshowck/themes/default/css/camera_ie8.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <![endif]--><script type="text/javascript"> <!-- jQuery(function(){ jQuery('#camera_wrap_105').camera({ height: '400', minHeight: '', pauseOnClick: false, hover: 1, fx: 'scrollHorz', loader: 'bar', pagination: 0, thumbnails: 0, thumbheight: 75, thumbwidth: 100, time: 7000, transPeriod: 1500, alignment: 'center', autoAdvance: 1, mobileAutoAdvance: 1, portrait: 0, barDirection: 'leftToRight', imagePath: '/modules/mod_slideshowck/images/', lightbox: 'mediaboxck', fullpage: 0, mobileimageresolution: '0', navigationHover: true, navigation: true, playPause: true, barPosition: 'bottom' }); }); //--> </script><!-- debut Slideshow CK --> <div class="slideshowck camera_wrap camera_black_skin" id="camera_wrap_105"> <div data-thumb="/images/volunteer/IMG_0134_th.JPG" data-src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org//images/volunteer/IMG_0134.JPG" > </div> <div data-thumb="/images/volunteer/IMG_0636_th.JPG" data-src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org//images/volunteer/IMG_0636.JPG" > </div> <div data-thumb="/images/volunteer/12671622_1679571542294111_8063059735652239237_o_th.jpg" data-src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org//images/volunteer/12671622_1679571542294111_8063059735652239237_o.jpg" > </div> <div data-thumb="/images/volunteer/P1010017_th.JPG" data-src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org//images/volunteer/P1010017.JPG" > </div> </div> <div style="clear:both;"></div> <!-- fin Slideshow CK --> </p><!-- END: Modules Anywhere --> <p><em>To surmount the situation of oppression, people must first critically recognize its causes, so that through transforming action they can create a new situation, one which makes possible the pursuit of a fuller humanity.</em></p> <p><em>- Paulo Freire</em></p> <p><em><img class="nosmartresize" style="vertical-align: middle;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/2012.jpg" alt="2012" width="750" height="422" /></em></p> <p>The Mélida Anaya Montes English School is looking for volunteers who want to teach English in San Salvador, El Salvador. The school is dedicated to teaching English within a context that facilitates growth as human beings and contributes to the movement for social justice in El Salvador and the world. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity that provides a unique learning and hands-on educational experience. It is an experience that will undoubtedly be both challenging and rewarding and will shape the way you view the world.</p> <p><a href="http://ciselsal.blogspot.com/"><img class="nosmartresize" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/The_CIS_BLOG_with_click.jpg" alt="The CIS BLOG with click" width="400" height="148" /></a></p> <h3>Benefits</h3> <ul> <li>Contribute to El Salvador's social movement in their struggle for justice.</li> <li>Assist adults engaged in the Salvadoran social movement in increasing their capacity for their work and struggle for justice. Also assist adults who are interested in gaining knowledge about current injustices and how they can support the struggle for a more just society.</li> <li>Gain practical and theoretical exposure to critical pedagogy and popular education techniques.</li> <li>Become aware of the structures that oppress the people of El Salvador.</li> <li>Be an integral link in the consciousness raising process.</li> <li>Be a part of the international solidarity movement.</li> <li>Engage in cultural and language exchange with Salvadorans.</li> <li>Make a concrete contribution to the development of El Salvador.</li> </ul> <p>The CIS offers <strong><span style="font-size: 12pt;">half-price</span></strong> Spanish classes to our English teachers, <strong>2 weeks free of</strong> the Political Cultural Program and <strong>discounted &nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/CIS_English_Volunteer_Application_Form.doc">Click here to download the Application form</a></p> <p><img style="float: left;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/20121115_190139.jpg" alt="20121115 190139" width="400" height="225" /></p> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <h2>Logistics</h2> <ul> <li>Small classroom setting with 7-12 students.</li> <li>Training provided for teaching English as a foreign language and using popular education methodology.</li> <li>It is <span style="font-size: 12pt;">not</span> a requirement that English teachers speak Spanish. For those interested, Spanish classes are available at half-price.</li> <li>Participation in a weekend excursion to various points of historical and cultural interest in El Salvador.</li> <li>Assistance in finding housing within a network of Salvadoran host families. (Monthly living expenses are estimated to be approximately US $400.)</li> <li>Minimum time commitment includes a 2-hour class that meets three evenings a week, a discussion group one evening a week, plus class preparation, teachers' meetings and workshops throughout the session (10-15 hours per week).</li> <li>Additional teaching and volunteer opportunities are available.</li> <li>English teachers must be fluent in English.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;Please check out our blog with some past students/volunteer testimonies!&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ciselsal.blogspot.com/">http://www.ciselsal.blogspot.com/</a></p> <p>Remaining Dates for English Volunteers in 2017-2018</p> <ul> <li> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2017 - Session 4:</strong> September 7 → November 16 &nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Teacher Training:</strong>&nbsp;September 7, 8, &amp; 9</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Classes Run:&nbsp;</strong>September 11 - November 16</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2018 - Session 1:</strong> January 11st→ March 23rd &nbsp;<strong> Teacher Training:</strong> January 11, 12, &amp; 13&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Classes Run:</strong> January 15th - March 23rd</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2018 -Session 2:</strong> April 5th → June 8th&nbsp;<strong>Teacher Training:</strong>&nbsp;April 5, 6 &amp; 7</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Classes Run:</strong> April 9th - June 8th</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2018 -Session 3:</strong> June 7th → August 24th&nbsp;<strong>Teacher Training:</strong>&nbsp;June 7, 8 &amp; 9</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Classes Run:</strong> June 11th - August 24th</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2018 -Session 4:</strong> September 6th → November 16th&nbsp;<strong>Teacher Training:</strong>&nbsp;September 6, 7, &amp; 8</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <strong>Classes Run:</strong> September 10th - November 16th</p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>To apply, <a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/CIS_English_Volunteer_Application_Form.doc">click here to download an application</a> and please submit a completed application and one letter of recommendation to volunteer@cis-elsalvador.org or email us for further information. We also require a $100 program fee, which will be used to assist in covering the cost of materials and in-country transportation. The program fee should be sent to our U.S. address, or it can be paid online at:</em></p> <form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post" target="_top"> <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"> <input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="G9QDZE4LGWQ6E"> <table> <tr><td><input type="hidden" name="on0" value="Payment Type">Payment Type</td></tr><tr><td><select style="width:185px;height:30px;" name="os0"> <option value="Volunteer Fee Payment">Volunteer Fee Payment </option> </select> </td></tr> </table> <input type="image" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_paynowCC_LG.gif" style="width:144px;height:47px;" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"> <img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"> </form> <p>Note: We will review your application AFTER we have received your program fee. This fee is non-refundable if you decide not to volunteer with us. If for some reason, however, we do not accept your application, then the fee would be returned to you. Priority will be given to applications received at least 2 months prior to the session start date.&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="input-xlarge" style="float: right;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/Leslie_Fotos_052.JPG" alt="Leslie Fotos 052" width="275" height="207" /></p> <h2>What Teachers and Students Have Said</h2> <p><em>My English classes are a great opportunity to learn, I like so much the technique to teach all of our class to participate equally.</em></p> <p>- Bessy del Carmen Zepeda, English School Student</p> <p><em>Through the process of exchange you gain a profound understanding of how the history of this country has affected the people. It is a very genuine way of learning, of experiencing a country.</em></p> <p>- Richard Caleb Pearshouse, Volunteer English Teacher</p> <p><em>Teaching English at the CIS is an excellent way to learn about the culture and reality of El Salvador and at the same time to create new relationships, some long lasting, with students in your classroom, with other teachers and with the CIS staff. At the CIS we all learn from each other.</em></p> <p>-Ann Legg, Woodstock, Illinois, USA</p> <p><em>I was both a teacher and a student during my time at CIS. It is a wonderful place to be, not only because is it a good place to learn, but also because it is a place to make lifelong friends. One year later, I still talk to many of the people I met there and we all want to come back as soon as we have the chance. CIS offers the chance to learn about and discuss social issues in a comfortable setting with people from all kinds of different backgrounds.</em></p> <p>-Leah Solheim, Canada<img class="input-xlarge" style="float: right;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/IMG_6532.JPG" alt="IMG 6532" /></p> <p><em>Teaching English at the CIS is an incredible opportunity for growth. You learn so much from your students about El Salvador, and you come away from the experience with a broader global perspective and more highly developed sense of empathy. Plus, it's fun and dynamic! You have the freedom to design lesson plans and really choose the issues you want to teach and the impact you want to have.</em></p> <p>-Margaret Boehme, USA</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<!-- START: Modules Anywhere --> <!--[if lte IE 7]> <link href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org//modules/mod_slideshowck/themes/default/css/camera_ie.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <![endif]--> <!--[if IE 8]> <link href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org//modules/mod_slideshowck/themes/default/css/camera_ie8.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <![endif]--><script type="text/javascript"> <!-- jQuery(function(){ jQuery('#camera_wrap_105').camera({ height: '400', minHeight: '', pauseOnClick: false, hover: 1, fx: 'scrollHorz', loader: 'bar', pagination: 0, thumbnails: 0, thumbheight: 75, thumbwidth: 100, time: 7000, transPeriod: 1500, alignment: 'center', autoAdvance: 1, mobileAutoAdvance: 1, portrait: 0, barDirection: 'leftToRight', imagePath: '/modules/mod_slideshowck/images/', lightbox: 'mediaboxck', fullpage: 0, mobileimageresolution: '0', navigationHover: true, navigation: true, playPause: true, barPosition: 'bottom' }); }); //--> </script><!-- debut Slideshow CK --> <div class="slideshowck camera_wrap camera_black_skin" id="camera_wrap_105"> <div data-thumb="/images/volunteer/IMG_0134_th.JPG" data-src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org//images/volunteer/IMG_0134.JPG" > </div> <div data-thumb="/images/volunteer/IMG_0636_th.JPG" data-src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org//images/volunteer/IMG_0636.JPG" > </div> <div data-thumb="/images/volunteer/12671622_1679571542294111_8063059735652239237_o_th.jpg" data-src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org//images/volunteer/12671622_1679571542294111_8063059735652239237_o.jpg" > </div> <div data-thumb="/images/volunteer/P1010017_th.JPG" data-src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org//images/volunteer/P1010017.JPG" > </div> </div> <div style="clear:both;"></div> <!-- fin Slideshow CK --> </p><!-- END: Modules Anywhere --> <p><em>To surmount the situation of oppression, people must first critically recognize its causes, so that through transforming action they can create a new situation, one which makes possible the pursuit of a fuller humanity.</em></p> <p><em>- Paulo Freire</em></p> <p><em><img class="nosmartresize" style="vertical-align: middle;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/2012.jpg" alt="2012" width="750" height="422" /></em></p> <p>The Mélida Anaya Montes English School is looking for volunteers who want to teach English in San Salvador, El Salvador. The school is dedicated to teaching English within a context that facilitates growth as human beings and contributes to the movement for social justice in El Salvador and the world. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity that provides a unique learning and hands-on educational experience. It is an experience that will undoubtedly be both challenging and rewarding and will shape the way you view the world.</p> <p><a href="http://ciselsal.blogspot.com/"><img class="nosmartresize" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/The_CIS_BLOG_with_click.jpg" alt="The CIS BLOG with click" width="400" height="148" /></a></p> <h3>Benefits</h3> <ul> <li>Contribute to El Salvador's social movement in their struggle for justice.</li> <li>Assist adults engaged in the Salvadoran social movement in increasing their capacity for their work and struggle for justice. Also assist adults who are interested in gaining knowledge about current injustices and how they can support the struggle for a more just society.</li> <li>Gain practical and theoretical exposure to critical pedagogy and popular education techniques.</li> <li>Become aware of the structures that oppress the people of El Salvador.</li> <li>Be an integral link in the consciousness raising process.</li> <li>Be a part of the international solidarity movement.</li> <li>Engage in cultural and language exchange with Salvadorans.</li> <li>Make a concrete contribution to the development of El Salvador.</li> </ul> <p>The CIS offers <strong><span style="font-size: 12pt;">half-price</span></strong> Spanish classes to our English teachers, <strong>2 weeks free of</strong> the Political Cultural Program and <strong>discounted &nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/CIS_English_Volunteer_Application_Form.doc">Click here to download the Application form</a></p> <p><img style="float: left;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/20121115_190139.jpg" alt="20121115 190139" width="400" height="225" /></p> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <h2>Logistics</h2> <ul> <li>Small classroom setting with 7-12 students.</li> <li>Training provided for teaching English as a foreign language and using popular education methodology.</li> <li>It is <span style="font-size: 12pt;">not</span> a requirement that English teachers speak Spanish. For those interested, Spanish classes are available at half-price.</li> <li>Participation in a weekend excursion to various points of historical and cultural interest in El Salvador.</li> <li>Assistance in finding housing within a network of Salvadoran host families. (Monthly living expenses are estimated to be approximately US $400.)</li> <li>Minimum time commitment includes a 2-hour class that meets three evenings a week, a discussion group one evening a week, plus class preparation, teachers' meetings and workshops throughout the session (10-15 hours per week).</li> <li>Additional teaching and volunteer opportunities are available.</li> <li>English teachers must be fluent in English.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;Please check out our blog with some past students/volunteer testimonies!&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ciselsal.blogspot.com/">http://www.ciselsal.blogspot.com/</a></p> <p>Remaining Dates for English Volunteers in 2017-2018</p> <ul> <li> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2017 - Session 4:</strong> September 7 → November 16 &nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Teacher Training:</strong>&nbsp;September 7, 8, &amp; 9</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Classes Run:&nbsp;</strong>September 11 - November 16</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2018 - Session 1:</strong> January 11st→ March 23rd &nbsp;<strong> Teacher Training:</strong> January 11, 12, &amp; 13&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Classes Run:</strong> January 15th - March 23rd</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2018 -Session 2:</strong> April 5th → June 8th&nbsp;<strong>Teacher Training:</strong>&nbsp;April 5, 6 &amp; 7</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Classes Run:</strong> April 9th - June 8th</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2018 -Session 3:</strong> June 7th → August 24th&nbsp;<strong>Teacher Training:</strong>&nbsp;June 7, 8 &amp; 9</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Classes Run:</strong> June 11th - August 24th</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2018 -Session 4:</strong> September 6th → November 16th&nbsp;<strong>Teacher Training:</strong>&nbsp;September 6, 7, &amp; 8</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <strong>Classes Run:</strong> September 10th - November 16th</p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>To apply, <a href="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/CIS_English_Volunteer_Application_Form.doc">click here to download an application</a> and please submit a completed application and one letter of recommendation to volunteer@cis-elsalvador.org or email us for further information. We also require a $100 program fee, which will be used to assist in covering the cost of materials and in-country transportation. The program fee should be sent to our U.S. address, or it can be paid online at:</em></p> <form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post" target="_top"> <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"> <input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="G9QDZE4LGWQ6E"> <table> <tr><td><input type="hidden" name="on0" value="Payment Type">Payment Type</td></tr><tr><td><select style="width:185px;height:30px;" name="os0"> <option value="Volunteer Fee Payment">Volunteer Fee Payment </option> </select> </td></tr> </table> <input type="image" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_paynowCC_LG.gif" style="width:144px;height:47px;" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"> <img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"> </form> <p>Note: We will review your application AFTER we have received your program fee. This fee is non-refundable if you decide not to volunteer with us. If for some reason, however, we do not accept your application, then the fee would be returned to you. Priority will be given to applications received at least 2 months prior to the session start date.&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="input-xlarge" style="float: right;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/Leslie_Fotos_052.JPG" alt="Leslie Fotos 052" width="275" height="207" /></p> <h2>What Teachers and Students Have Said</h2> <p><em>My English classes are a great opportunity to learn, I like so much the technique to teach all of our class to participate equally.</em></p> <p>- Bessy del Carmen Zepeda, English School Student</p> <p><em>Through the process of exchange you gain a profound understanding of how the history of this country has affected the people. It is a very genuine way of learning, of experiencing a country.</em></p> <p>- Richard Caleb Pearshouse, Volunteer English Teacher</p> <p><em>Teaching English at the CIS is an excellent way to learn about the culture and reality of El Salvador and at the same time to create new relationships, some long lasting, with students in your classroom, with other teachers and with the CIS staff. At the CIS we all learn from each other.</em></p> <p>-Ann Legg, Woodstock, Illinois, USA</p> <p><em>I was both a teacher and a student during my time at CIS. It is a wonderful place to be, not only because is it a good place to learn, but also because it is a place to make lifelong friends. One year later, I still talk to many of the people I met there and we all want to come back as soon as we have the chance. CIS offers the chance to learn about and discuss social issues in a comfortable setting with people from all kinds of different backgrounds.</em></p> <p>-Leah Solheim, Canada<img class="input-xlarge" style="float: right;" src="http://www.cis-elsalvador.org/images/volunteer/IMG_6532.JPG" alt="IMG 6532" /></p> <p><em>Teaching English at the CIS is an incredible opportunity for growth. You learn so much from your students about El Salvador, and you come away from the experience with a broader global perspective and more highly developed sense of empathy. Plus, it's fun and dynamic! You have the freedom to design lesson plans and really choose the issues you want to teach and the impact you want to have.</em></p> <p>-Margaret Boehme, USA</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>