Economic Development Volunteer
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Economic Development Volunteer


  • Business
  • Community Development

Program Duration

3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 7-12 Months, 9-12 Weeks

Participation Guidelines

Kiwi, Asian, British, Worldwide, Irish, American, European, Canadian, Australian and South African Participants.

Cost in USD per week

200 USD (initial fee) + 480 USD per month (1st and 2nd month) / 360 USD (3rd-5th month) / 250 USD (6th-8th month) / 170 USD (9th-12th month)

Program Includes:

Structured and relevant training
Mentoring and support (regular supervision, staff meetings, and informal sessions)
Diverse, dedicated team and welcoming community
Letter of recommendation and confirmation of volunteer service (upon request)
Financial contribution
Accommodation (volunteer house or homestay)

Accommodation Options

  • Guest House
  • Home-stays

Language Skills Required

  • Spanish

Experience Required



● Relevant work or study experience
● Commitment of 4 weeks minimum
● Ability to pass on competences and knowledge, but also to listen to suggestions
● Approachable and friendly demeanor when dealing with parents
● Ability to work as a team, but also to take initiative and work independently
● Ready to exercise patience and show flexibility in living modestly and working with
limited resources
● Willingness to help with other projects within the EcoDev department when necessary
● Excellent communication skills
● Willingness to work flexible hours, including some weekends

● Experience in economic development, in particular with small businesses
● Experience living or working in South America
● Intermediate level of Spanish