Why Volunteer with VE Global in Chile?
“Though often a cliché, it’s quite true here: volunteering with VE will change your life. Nothing compares to the work, to the warm new family of volunteers and Chileans you work with each day, to the realization you get from a smile or offhand comment from one of the children that you’ve become a key part of their lives, to the beautiful country and opportunities to travel. It makes you feel alive. It makes you wish you could do more.” — Michelle Newman, VE volunteer, January – July 2012.
Are you still unsure if volunteering with VE Global is right for you? Don’t worry. We’ve asked around to see what our current volunteers and staff say the benefits are of becoming a volunteer with us.
We hope this helps you make your decision!
Create Positive Action as a Volunteer
Volunteering with VE Global is an opportunity to put your beliefs into action, create positive social change and use your current skills to help the organizations we work with and the children we serve in a sustainable way.
Volunteer, Learn and Develop Skills
Whether it’s improving your ability to teach and mentor, learning how to
run one of our programs, enhancing your knowledge of fundraising or practicing your communication and teamwork skills,
working with VE can help you discover new talents and build on your transferable skills.
Discover More about Yourself
Challenging yourself and experiencing new things gives you insight into who you are and what you want to do in life. We believe that our volunteers should have the opportunity for self-reflection, many of our weekly seminars as well as our volunteer retreat, Jornada, help volunteers work through the challenging aspects of working with children at-risk and living abroad.
While you Volunteer, You Meet New People
Here at VE you will work alongside people from a variety of places and backgrounds. We believe interacting with new cultures can widen your horizons and encourage you to look at life from a different perspective. It can also be a useful networking tool by getting to know people who are interested in working in similar fields as you.
Build Friendships and Have Fun
Volunteering with VE is a lot of hard work, but there’s also a lot of great times and laughter. We enjoy hosting potlucks and Chilean barbeques, where taking moments away from work help us relax and enjoy living in Chile. Also, the experiences our volunteers have here leave them with many great friends all over the world.
Volunteering with VE Global is an opportunity to work in an area that interests you, surrounded by like-minded people, happy in the knowledge that you are making a difference. These are just some of the reasons volunteering at VE is such an enriching and rewarding experience.