PSF depends on the hard work of all our volunteers – whether they work on construction projects, community development initiatives or take on leadership roles through the PSF Management Team – to operate effectively and make a positive impact in the community.
Are you are looking for something meaningful to do while travelling? Are you looking for something constructive to do either before or after further education? Are you are in search for an alternative way of life, a career break or are you are retired and looking for a new challenge?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions then come and volunteer with us!
Why Volunteer at Pisco Sin Fronteras?
Volunteering is at once challenging, rewarding and fun. Volunteers live and work in a foreign environment with interesting people from around the world, allowing them to learn about other cultures and forge friendships that will last a lifetime. They have the opportunity to use their unique skills and energy to make a real difference in the community while teaching other volunteers and learning from others’ knowledge and experience in a variety of technical and pragmatic areas.
PSF Volunteers may work in one of three areas: Construction, Community Development &/or Organizational Management.
Volunteers at Pisco Sin Fronteras may work on a variety of projects. Although the need for manual labor for projects serving those severely and directly impacted by the earthquake in 2007 has diminished, we maintain plenty of “get-your-hands-dirty” volunteering opportunities through an increasing number of projects designed to benefit entire communities: construction and refurbishing of community centers, schools, medical posts, and ecological parks, to name a few. While skilled volunteers with experience in construction are always encouraged to apply, we place strong emphasis on transfer of knowledge within the organization so that anyone can learn to lay brick, pour and level a cement floor, correctly use a circular saw, and much more.
For those who have brains as well as brawn, we offer numerous opportunities to support sustainable development initiatives designed to create a lasting impact. We currently focus on three key program areas that are constantly in need of volunteer support:
CDI initiatives allow volunteers to gain experience working in community development through direct execution of projects and activities in addition to getting involved in the extensive planning and coordination required for each one to be successful. It is an excellent way to improve your Spanish and polish public speaking / presentation skills at the same time.
PSF is an entirely volunteer-run non-profit. We rely on capable, responsible volunteers to take on leadership positions that are essential to the effective management and successful operation of the organization. Jobs on the PSF Management Team (MT) provide unparalleled opportunities to earn invaluable professional experience in an extraordinarily challenging environment. Throughout our history, many people have surpassed their own preconceived notions of personal and professional capacities to accomplish incredible successes that have helped shape the organization as we now know it. These volunteers are of paramount importance to the continuous growth and improvement of PSF; they make a truly lasting impact in the community we serve by ensuring other volunteers have the tools they need to successfully execute projects each and every day.
Furthermore, both construction and community development projects require strong leadership from capable and committed volunteers. Therefore, we ask volunteers with technical expertise – whether acquired at PSF – to help guide other team members by ensuring they are prepared and properly trained to effectively execute the tasks required of a particular project. They are also responsible for coordinating with the Executive Director and other members of the PSF Management Team as well as ensuring quality monitoring and evaluation.
To learn more about these programs and some of the specific projects associated with them, click on any of the titles above to be directed to the complete program description.