ADDING UP FOR YOU
Sumando por Ti, is a non-profit organization that provides a positive environment of love and care to children and teenage girls who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction. The institution provides a comprehensive array of services such as housing, food, clothing, jurisdictional services, psychological, educational and medical support, in addition to different cultural and recreational activities. With a humanist approach, the institution strives to deliver the adolescent and teenage girls that live within the house, an integral development, a full and productive childhood, and adolescence, and the necessary tools to prepare them for their future. In order to achieve this, Sumando por Ti has an integral educational model based on six areas that we consider central in human development and that enclose different general aspects of life such as education, responsibility, spirituality and solidarity, culture and recreation, as well as, physical, mental and emotional health.
The volunteer that participates within this program, will be involved in a wide range of activities related to the organizations’ educational model like teaching the girls personal hygiene habits, helping them with their homework, or developing different recreational and sports activities. These will be developed according to organizational needs and the knowledge, abilities, and areas of interest to the volunteer.
Accommodation and food will be provided at the project.
The piers of Xochimilco, Dolores Olmedo Museum, The flower and plant market, Mexico City, Frida´s Kahlo Museum … and more.
The volunteers have to:
Have a proactive attitude, with a lot of energy;
Have emotional strength;
Be open-minded to comprehend other realities different from its own;
Be empathetic and have a genuine interest for the well being of others;
Like sharing and relating to other children and young people;
Previous experience with vulnerable people is desired but if not, it is O.K. Specific Requirements:
Please bring your own insurance.
Manage at least basic knowledge of the Spanish language;
Please bring one recommendation letter (from your teacher, neighbor, from a mother or father, not yours).
Your C.V. with photo.
Present a motivation letter to volunteer in Sumando por Ti.
Present a Health Certificate signed by a physician.
Three months: 6,300 mexican pesos
Six months: 9,500 mexicam pesos
Twelve months: 12,000 mexican pesos