We believe that an NGO is built with the participation of volunteers and the sharing of knowledge. In this way, the objective of the INSTITUTO CRESCER E PROSPERAR PROGRAM is that the projects have a centralized operation and volunteers and employees can act in a shared way in the maintenance and operation activities of each entity.
GOOD TO KNOW
INSTITUTO CRESCER E PROSPERAR does not have accommodations to offer to their volunteers at the moment, but we can help them to find a good place to stay near our headquarters. There is the opportunity to stay in boarding houses in the city or in the Condomínio Canto das Águas, the gated community inside Rio Acima/MG. If it is not possible to stay in some of the options above, the volunteer can also stay in hostels or hotels. Prices range from $25 USD to $100 USD a day in the region.
Meals are not included in the volunteer program. In any case, the volunteers are free to have their own meals, for approximately $12 USD/day. They have also a kitchen where they can cook their meals with no additional cost. Volunteers could have access to food in the boarding houses and at the Inn, but is necessary to consult the NGO before.
The NGO is still under construction, so there is no a set timetable yet. As each project will have its operation started on a specific date, it is essential that the volunteer communicates in advance with the administration of the Institute for updated information. The expectation is that each volunteer will spend 4 hours a day in the morning, afternoon or evening, performing tasks for the community and, in this way, volunteers can use the remaining time in leisure or tourism activities in the region.
Due to the wide variety of options available it is not possible to estimate the costs without a detailed evaluation of the period, the tasks involved and the desires and skills of each volunteer. When we have received your application we will contact you to align all the details. You also will be asked to pay a My Proext's administration fee when you are doing your application.
Field volunteers will be provided with stimulating practical experience in the following activities/areas:
- COMMUNITY GARDEN
The Community Garden will use labor in the region and distribute the products at strategic points in the city of Rio Acima, practicing subsidized prices and helping to promote other projects of interest to the community. Activities that can be performed:
- Helping in planting;
- Helping the harvest;
- To irrigate the plants;
- Assist in product packaging;
- Assist in product distribution.
- DAY CARE CENTER:
For children up to 6 years of age, with the purpose of assisting the families of the region, allowing mothers to leave their children and to dedicate themselves to work or participate in activities in entrepreneurship actions also supported by the NGO. Activities that can be performed:
- Helping to care for children;
- Participate in games with groups of children;
- Teach basic mathematics;
- Collect the toys and put them in order.
- TRAINING ROOM:
Construction of multimedia environment for events. Volunteers from different areas are registering with us for lectures and courses to NGO members, providing training actions that range from basic techniques in professional practices to thematic seminars. Activities that can be performed:
- Teach languages;
- Teach basic mathematics;
- Speaking lectures on various subjects;
- Teaching techniques of professional activities.
- ELDERLY HOME:
The project for the Elderly Home will be built with the objective of integrating the other projects of the NGO. Activities that can be performed:
- Keep the elderly company
- Book reading
- Help with the cleaning
- Assist in laundry activities
- SMALL PROJECTS:
Volunteers wishing to work with the INSTITUTO CRESCER E PROSPERAR can help small projects which aim to foster economic growth in the region, supporting small entrepreneurs in the manufacture and marketing of handcrafted products. Most of the entrepreneurs are micro and need a lot of help in Rio Acima, mainly because education in the region is not good enough for them to be empowered and to act alone.
This service generates NO FEE for the My Proext's members. We are always looking for help with activities and services and many of them can be done remotely. If you have a particular skill that you can use to help INSTITUTO CRESCER E PROSPERAR, please don't hesitate to fill the micro-volunteers application form. We seek micro-volunteers for the following activities:
- REVIEWER: Review the text of the magazine and look for spelling/grammar mistakes.
- TRANSLATOR (ENGLISH TO SPANISH): Translate the contents of the magazine from English to Spanish.
- TRANSLATOR (ENGLISH TO PORTUGUESE): Translate the contents of the magazine from English to Portuguese.
- DESIGNER FOR COREL DRAW: Help with changes to be made in the magazine.
- OTHERS: Some other online activities you would like to support.