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El Buen Pastor is a is a home for girls aged 12 to 18 years. There are an
average of 50 girls in El Buen Pastor. Most girls live here because they can't
live with their family due to domestic violence, neglect and/or behavior
problems from the girls themselves. In most cases the authorities decided to
place the girls in this home. Some of the girls are orphans who lived on the
street before they found a place in El Buen Pastor.
In the home the girls follow a reintegration program. This program consists of three phases, the entire program takes approximately 2 to 3 years. When the girls end the program, some go back to their families, others go to a program for young women. The pillars of the program are orientation, workshops and studies. The girls go to a school outside the home and when they don`t have classes they have programmed activities and workshops in the home, for example: sport classes, homework, tutoring, workshops in ceramics, sewing, knitting, cooking, etc.
El Buen Pastor is a religious project, led by a sister. They receive government money for food and staff. A volunteer at El Buen Pastor doesn`t have to be religious, but has to have an open mind to religion and show respect.
As a volunteer, you support the girls in all the work they have to do during the day. When making their homework, support during the workshops, but also help with cleaning, etc. from the home. Finally, it is appreciated when you as a volunteer bring some of your own experience and qualities you can teach the girls. You get all the space to organize your activities!
Workdays: Monday to Friday from 8.00h - 12.00h or 14.00h - 17.00h (Days in agreement, preferably in the morning)
Kind of people to work with: Neglected girls aged 12 to 18 years
Spanish level: Intermediate
Minimum availability: 4 weeks