VE Global (VE) recruits, trains and organizes international volunteers to achieve our mission of fostering the positive development of children at social risk in Chile. VE has successfully integrated nearly 450 full-time volunteers from more than 35 countries into our network of six local social service organizations including children’s shelters, community centers and schools in the most vulnerable neighborhoods of Santiago.
VE volunteers can have a truly transformational experience working with the children in our community. The work our volunteers do and the relationships they create develop valuable skills that serve them long after they leave VE. Our volunteers are more than just an extra set of hands at the organizations we serve—they actively and positively change the way that hundreds of children experience the world.
With an average on-the-ground presence of 15 full-time volunteers and two dedicated staff members, VE provides more than 40,000 hours of volunteer support each year and serves more than 200 children daily. Through this work, VE strives to contribute to a brighter future both for the children it serves and the volunteers that work with them, a goal achieved by training volunteers to become educators and role models that serve children both now and into the future.
We envision a global community that ensures equality of opportunity for all children.
We foster the development of children at social risk in Chile by training and empowering volunteers to serve as positive role models, educators and advocates of social justice.
To achieve our mission, we:
Create and implement engaging education and recreation programs for children.
Develop leadership and mentoring skills in volunteers throughout their intensive, long-term service commitment.
Collaborate with child service organizations by providing complementary programming and support, introducing children to new opportunities, and garnering resources and social capital.
Motivate a global network of former volunteers to engage their local communities in support of social justice for children.
Community: We build a pro-active, socially-minded global family through respect, support and inclusion.
Empowerment: We create opportunities for all within our community to learn, grow and challenge themselves. We provide tools and knowledge to foster skills and maximize potential.
Positivity: We cultivate change with foresight, optimism and encouragement.
Responsibility: We manage our resources efficiently to ensure sustainable social impact.
Integrity: We believe in the sincerity, honesty and power of our words and actions.