Fairmail is a fair trade postcard company set up by Otra Cosa pioneer Janneke Smeulders. The photos on Fairmail cards are taken by underprivileged Peruvian teenagers. They earn a fair salary as part-time photographers, card packers, designer and marketing assistants. They also get training, medical insurance and guidance to develop their future plans. Fairmail invests 50% of profits in their education, with the other 50% going directly to the children themselves.
There are many roles open to volunteers who would like to work at Fairmail. For any creative types out there, with experience in fields like photography and graphic design then Fairmail provides the opportunity to pass on your skills and knowledge to some really deserving kids. This project has the potential to completely turn around the lives of these children and already has some inspiring success stories. So what are you waiting for, apply today!
Volunteer Roles/Working Hours:
The following roles are available to volunteers:
Photography and Creativity Trainer
Social Ability Trainer and Coordinator of Personal Development Workshops
Marking Assistant to research and contact potential markets in Europe, the USA and Canada
Spanish level: Intermediate to advanced
Minimum commitment of 6 weeks
Interest and some experience with working with teenagers (13-18 years old)
Able to work independently
Able to deal with unexpected situations
Flexible in organizing activities
As this project only requires your time for 2 days a week it is a great opportunity to combine 2 projects.
It is also necessary that you can provide the following information IN SPANISH, without this we cannot process your application. Please write to us with:
a) Your personal motivation to volunteer at Fairmail. Which of the vacancies mentioned suit you and why?
b) What your expectations are. Describe how you imagine a day working for Fairmail. Your expectations are important to avoid disappointments later on.
c) Your Resume (stating age, education and past work and volunteer experiences).
d) Your availability, when you want to start and how long you can commit for