MuJER Guatemala tries to employ women who have been beneficiaries our educational or vocational programs. We seek to empower the women who have been the victims of sexual exploitation or gender based violence to empower them and build self-confidence in their many skills and abilities.
We do however, always require help from outside. Knowledge and experience in the international NGO community and women’s rights have been invaluable to our success and growth.
MuJER Guatemala is currently offering volunteer vacancies for the following positions:
Our in-country interns are based at our Empowerment Center and also engage in door-to-door workshops at the red light districts (always accompanied by other MuJER staff members). Interns teach classes, conduct workshops, attend events and conferences, spend time listening to the women, and help develop new programs. The classes taught by interns include basic computer skills, elementary-level math tutoring (for women aspiring to vocational school), and anything else (card-making, dance, mediation) that the intern specilaizes in.
Interns must be able to converse in Spanish and have spent several months living in a developing country.
We seek a 6-month commitment, 20 hours per week. The internships are unpaid, but we assist interns to find work teaching English at a private language school.
Contact Us for more information.
We also need interns based around the world. If you think you can help us sell our jewelry, raise corporate sponsorship or assist in grant writing we would be very happy to hear from you.
MuJER depends on grants from foundations and private companies and we have a track record of winning major grants in the United States, Central America, and Europe. Assist MuJER in applying for these grants that will enable us expand our community center and the programs we provide to our women.
In the past we have received major grants from:
- Sisters of Mary (2011)
- Central American Women’s Fund (2011 and 2012)
- Cordaid (2010, 2009)
- Open Meadows (2010)
- Global Fund for Women (2010, 2008)
- Starbucks Innovation Fund (2009)
- Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (2008)
- Mama Cash (2008, 2007)
- Urgent Action Fund (2007)
- Democracy Council (2007)
- Youth Action Net Award (2007)
- Jesuit Community of Loyola Marymount University (2006)
Contact Us if you are experienced in Grantwriting and would like to help.