Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from on-site volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting in one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.
Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Bolivia
Start Date Mar – May (flexible)
Length of Placement 3 Months
Language Requirements Spanish, English
Spanish Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 5
English Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Please submit a Spanish Cover letter and Statement of Interest
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only
Cuso international Bolivia is searching for a volunteer like you to identify stories and write articles on the work that is being implemented by our international skilled volunteers.
Cuso International has been operating in Bolivia for over 40 years with local partners supporting their development through the efforts of professional volunteers from Canada and Latin America. During the 2015-2019 period, our partners and work in Bolivia is focused mainly in two areas of focus: Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth (ISEG) and Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI).
You'll role will be to work directly with our Program Manager in Bolivia as well as international volunteers currently in the country to strengthen Cuso International's brand in Bolivia and highlight partner organizations as well as volunteers and their impact in the communities all over the country.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
- Writing articles and press releases for Cuso International in Canada as well as Bolivian and international media in Spanish and English.
- Identify stories for marketing and communication purposes.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- Higher education diploma or degree in literature, marketing, advertising, media, or other related field.
Essential Professional Background:
- Excellent language, grammar and punctuation in Spanish and English
- Knowledge in publishing articles across multiple channels – web, blogs, search, social, e-mail, etc.
- Computer savvy: PowerPoint, Publisher, Word and Excel
- 2+ years of professional experience as a copywriter
- Minimum 1 year of experience working in marketing and communications with a focus on content strategy and development
- Experience in effectively presenting creative ideas
* Might be required to show a writing portfolio
Cuso International Bolivia
Cuso International Bolivia has been operating for over 40 years with local partners supporting development through the efforts of professional volunteers from Canada and Latin America. During the 2015-2019 period, Cuso International Bolivia is working under the Volunteer Opportunities for International Cooperation and Empowerment (VOICE) Project. Within this project, Cuso International Bolivia is focusing on two project areas: 1) Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth (ISEG) and 2) Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI).
Tips for working in an online environment are available in our E-volunteering Toolkit found on our website, http://www.cusointernational.org/docs/default-source/publications/Training-Resources/e-volunteering-toolkit.pdf?sfvrsn=2
Based on approval, we will provide reimbursement for communications expenses related to your placement, such as Skype minutes, photocopying, and mail. We will reimburse to a maximum amount of $20 per month, with receipts, to a maximum of $100 for the length of the placement. Long-distance telephone call expenses will not be covered.
Technical requirements and considerations: E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection. Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that when working with the partners, emails will not be responded to immediately. For most of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers and flexibility and patience will be required for this placement.
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