Fundahmer is excited to announce that we have partnered with the Volunteer Missionary Movement (VMM) in order to accommodate two new volunteers! Below we have included a short description of the partnership between VMM and Fundahmer, and about each of the current opportunities we are offering. Although there are three opportunities listed, we will only be able to accept two volunteers. Each volunteer opportunity is for a 2 year commitment. For more information about the positions, follow the links to our postings on Idealist.org. For more information about the specific areas where the volunteers will be collaborating, please browse the “Programs” page on our website.
Partnership with Volunteer Missionary Movement (VMM):
Fundahmer has teamed up with VMM as a way to bring more people to El Salvador to help carry out the mission of Fundahmer. Volunteers will be expected to make a 2 year commitment and to contribute with fundraising and grant-writing to help both organizations. Through this partnership, volunteers will be offered support in the following areas:
For more information click here to visit the VMM-USA website.
We are looking for a volunteer with our Community Development area, which, over the course of the last several years, has begun to focus on issues of food security and sustainable agriculture. Specifically, the volunteer will assist with the coordination of Campesino School, a new project in Cacaopera, Morazán geared towards personal formation and practical agricultural training for young men and women who have discontinued their formal education in the rural villages of the municipality. The volunteer will be part of the Campesino School team in their planning for the program (July 2015-February 2016), in the execution of the program with students (March-October 2016), and in evaluation, preparation and execution of the following cycle. Along with agriculture workshops, the school will focus on consciousness-raising around issues of local economics and history, citizenship, personal growth, and spirituality. The volunteer will be asked to live at least part-time in Morazán, traveling into San Salvador as needed to use the office, rest, and connect with their support system. The volunteer will be responsible for documenting and sharing the project with its supporters via social media. We are looking for someone with experience working as part of a team, working with youth, working with rural populations, and/or working in Central America, especially in El Salvador. For more information, click here for the Idealist.org posting.
Women´s Promotion Volunteer:
We are looking for a volunteer in our non-formal Education area. Since their beginnings, the Christian Base Communities and the Brother Mercedes Ruiz Foundation have focused their efforts on attending to and promoting Salvadoran women because the machista culture has kept women relegated to certain roles and oppressed, and because poverty has limited women’s cultural and physical capacities. However, despite these difficult realities, Salvadoran women have maintained their dignity, their capacity to organize, and they have given important contributions to the construction of democracy, justice, and peace. The women of the Christian Base Communities have a history of important contributions to building up their communities, and they are leaders who promote collective organizing and encourage economic initiatives of solidarity. For these reasons, we are looking to consolidate the Women’s Promotion Area that FUNDAHMER has maintained for many years. This Area works in many different ways, including: formation of human and spiritual values, personal and collective leadership, the development of artistic capacities, the strengthening of historic memory, and the growth of economic initiatives of solidarity, among others. For more information, click here for the Idealist.org posting.
Youth Outreach Volunteer:
We are looking for a volunteer in our non-formal Education Area. Since their beginnings, the Christian Base Communities and the Brother Mercedes Ruiz Foundation (FUNDAHMER) have focused their efforts on attending to and promoting youth. In effect, around three generations have passed through this process; the first generations are now adult women and men who, in one way or another, serve the country, church, and families with human and Christian values they’ve learned; some of these people are now leaders in their own communities and in FUNDAHMER. Over the last three decades, we have motivated among Salvadoran youth: art initiatives in different forms, leadership formation, human, moral, and spiritual values formation, biblical, theological, and pastoral formation, and critical thinking skills for analyzing the political, sociocultural, and religious reality. We are looking to strengthen the personality of our young women and men in a way that they may be subjects of their own development and destiny. We are looking to create and strengthen a specific Area within FUNDAHMER to attend to the youth with activities, and innovative and educational proposals. For more information, click here for the Idealist.org posting.