The Kateri Tekakwitha Fund needs your support, we are currently looking for committed volunteers. Volunteers play a critical role in helping the Fund service its mission. Volunteering with Kateri Tekakwitha Fund is a great way to help indigenous Guatemalan women and have a real impact on the lives of others. Read about all of the exciting opportunities to volunteer below. Find out more about the Fund at our website www.mission-guatemala.org

 

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Volunteer Positions:

Donor Monitoring Volunteer

Our Donor Monitoring Volunteers keep the donor database up to date, send out pledge reminders, and write thank you letters to the donors. Volunteers input donor data provided by the Managing Director of the Kateri Fund. They work in the Pacifica, CA office on a schedule determined by the volunteer and the Fund's Managing Director.

 

Who we're looking for

We are looking for individuals who have knowledge of computers and excellent communication skills.

  • Knowledge of Excel

  • Knowledge of Spanish a plus

  • Detail-oriented

  • Able to commit to a minimum of 3 months (six months to one year is preferable)

  • Willing to spend 3 to 4 hours weekly at the Fund's Pacifica, CA office..

  • Responsive to email

Data Entry Volunteer

Our Data Entry Volunteers input financial data provided by the Managing Director of the Kateri Fund. They work in the Pacifica, CA office on a schedule determined by the volunteer and the Fund's Managing Director.

 

Who we're looking for

We are looking for individuals who have knowledge of accounting. We prefer applicants who have experience using Quick Books Pro. However, applicants who do not have Quick Books Pro experience but who have an understanding of accounting and computer financial software will be considered.

  • Knowledge of Quick Books Pro

  • Knowledge of Spanish a plus

  • Detail-oriented

  • Able to commit to a minimum of 3 months (six months to one year is preferable)

  • Willing to spend 3 to 4 hours weekly at the Fund's Pacifica, CA office..

  • Responsive to email

Inventory Volunteer

Our Inventory Volunteers will work in the office in Pacifica, CA receiving merchandise from Guatemala, preparing it for sale, and keeping a record of merchandise on hand. In addition, they will be responsible for the small merchandise display area at the office.

 

Who we're looking for

We are looking for individuals who have knowledge of computers and excellent communication skills.

  • Knowledge of Excel

  • Knowledge of Spanish a plus.

  • Detail-oriented

  • Able to commit to a minimum of 3 months (six months to one year is preferable)

  • Willing to spend 3 to 4 hours weekly at the Fund's Pacifica, CA office.

  • Responsive to email

Social Media Volunteer

Our Social Media Volunteers will help us substantially grow the Kateri Tekakwitha Fund's presence on Internet based social networks by engaging our members through relevant content and campaigns. Social Media Volunteers will be responsible for developing monthly written or video blogs, posting 2-5 updates/ messages each week, and/or updating website content as needed. The role of our Social Media Volunteers is to promote the Kateri Tekakwitha Fund and girls' and women's education, focusing on Indigenous, rural Guatemalan girls and women. Social Media Volunteers provide content using their personal computers from their homes, offices, local coffee shops, the beach, etc. 

 

Who we're looking for

  • Knowledge of Spanish a plus

  • Experience, understanding and developed skills with social media and technology

  • Able to commit to a minimum of 3 months (six months to one year is preferable)

  • Willing to spend 1 to 2 hours weekly on developing content

  • Responsive to email

Translation Volunteer

The Indigenous women of Guatemala speak 21 different regional languages. For many of these young women, the only time they speak or write Spanish is at school. The Kateri Tekakwitha Fund developed a Writing Program to help these young women learn Spanish writing skills that are critical to their future careers. During monthly meetings, staff members coach the young women as they practice their writing skills by writing letters to their sponsors.

 

Our Translation Volunteers translate these monthly letters from Spanish into English. Volunteers review and translate the letters on their personal computers from their homes, offices, local coffee shops, the beach, etc. Letters are mailed from our office in Pacifica monthly and are translated in order of priority based on when we receive them.

 

Who we're looking for

We are looking for native or near-native English speakers who have extensive experience in Spanish. We prefer applicants who have translation experience. However, applicants who do not have translation experience but who have a high skill level in Spanish and experience living, traveling, or working abroad will also be considered.

  • Native or near-native English speakers

  • High-level proficiency in Spanish

  • Translation experience or studies preferred

  • Detail-oriented

  • Able to commit to a minimum of 3 months (six months to one year is preferable)

  • Willing to spend 2 to 3 hours weekly on translations.

  • Responsive to email

In return for the time and effort they spend volunteering for Kateri Tekakwitha Fund, our volunteers have the chance to use their skills to help create opportunity for Indigenous young women in Guatemala. 

 

How to apply: Email your resume and cover letter, noting which positions you are interested in, to missionguatemala@hotmail.com by July 15, 2012.

 

Other ways to help: If you have friends who are interested in volunteering with the Kateri Tekakwitha Fund, please help us spread the word.

 

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