#1005: Union Victoria Community in Popular ResistanceUnion Victoria, Guatemala
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The community members of Union Victoria suffered over 15 years of persecution from the Guatemalan military and have settled to begin rebuilding their community and lives. A volunteer is needed to live in solidarity with the community and offer a level of security through international presence.
Union Victoria Community in Popular Resistance is in need of a Solidarity Worker. The community members of Union Victoria suffered over 15 years of persecution from the Guatemalan military and have settled to begin rebuilding their community and lives. A volunteer is needed to live in solidarity with the community and offer a level of security through international presence, listening to the stories of the people of UV as well as promoting sustainability in improving the standard of living in the community.
Through this position, the volunteer would see a continuation and further development of some of the small projects that previous BVSers have worked on with the community. Many of these revolve around sustainability, such as a small tree nursery, a rabbit project, and the future planting of macadamia trees. Other project possibilities include soil conservation, wind breaks, and green building. The hope for these projects would be to empower people to plan and carry out works that could help the community develop and to provide a service learning experience for the volunteer.
Skills can be utilized from various fields, such as education, sustainable agriculture, health, social work, and appropriate technology. The volunteer should be able to live in remote area with rustic conditions and be comfortable with community setting. Other requirements include strong interpersonal skills, basic Spanish ability, and the desire to learn the native Mayan language. Previous Latin American experience is preferred.
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