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Raleigh International

Raleigh International

Raleigh International

Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity. We harness the passion and energy of volunteers to effect positive change in sustainable development.

Volunteer

Location:
Costa Rica

Posted:
26 Sep 2011

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:
Unpaid

Employer tags:
Industry:
Charity
Expeditions
Social Enterprise
Development
Esc Factor:
Exotic
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Social Impact
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Spanish Interpreter

Hablas espanol? Raleigh International seeks Spanish speakers for expeditions in Central America

, Costa Rica

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
Unpaid

Escape Factors:
Exotic
Social Impact
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About the Role

Spanish Interpreters are required for expeditions in Costa Rica & Nicaragua. Interpreters play an important ambassadorial role for Raleigh International and they are vital for the smooth running of our projects. There are normally three or four interpreters on each expedition, who act as Project Managers but focus on facilitating the group’s link to the local community. The role is one of considerable responsibility, working alongside Project Managers to run project sites in remote areas, managing a team of around 12 international young people (aged 17 – 24) in a cross-cultural environment. Interpreters focus on getting the young people actively involved with project partners and beneficiaries through teaching basic Spanish and raising awareness of customs and culture, helping teach the local people English, integrating the ‘Host Country Volunteers’ into the group and maximising project communication.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • ¬†Participate in a two-week induction programme
  • Carrying out a planning visit following a briefing from the in-country staff
  • Enhance the experience for young people by bridging language gaps between them and the local community
  • Assist in ensuring that the host country participants are an integral part of the project team
  • Assist in managing the relationship between the project team and the partner organisation on any given project
  • Provide one to one support and coaching for young people and encouragement of personal development activities

Essential skills

  • Advanced spoken Spanish and English
  • Willingness to be flexible and put the needs of the expedition and the young people first
  • ¬†Ability to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • The ability to manage a variety of demanding and sometimes conflicting responsibilities in a physical, remote and dynamic environment
  • Display effective personal leadership and ability to develop leadership skills of others
  • Open to personal development concepts and willing to engage in own development¬†

Benefits

  • Make a genuine difference to host communities and environments. With a permanent Fieldbase in each country, participants are able to build long-term relationships with in-country staff, project partners and beneficiaries to ensure the projects are worthwhile and sustainable
  • Get off-the-beaten track! Raleigh works in areas tourists don‚Äôt have access to, offering a unique opportunity to explore remote and pristine environments
  • Experience a unique exchange of cultures and make long-lasting friendships

For further information please visit www.raleighinternational.org/our-expeditions/aged-25-and-over or sign up to attend an open event here. Alternatively, you can email Sophie on s.pell@raleighinternational.org or call 02071831295 for a chat about the opportunities available.

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