Volunteers needed in Haiti

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MCC service workers needed in Haiti, Latin America

By MCC staff 

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has urgent openings for service workers in Haiti and Latin America.

MCC Haiti needs a Connecting Peoples Coordinator, who would handle the logistical arrangements for short-term groups who want to work in and learn about Haiti. Also needed is a business manager to maintain the financial accounts related to the earthquake response. 

In the Artibonite Valley, a rural area outside of Port-au-Prince, a development coordinator is needed to work with Haitians to strengthen the infrastructure of a community that has become home to many earthquake survivors. MCC’s long-term earthquake response plan will be shifting to the Artibonite Valley and will be based in Desarmes, where MCC currently has program. 

Service worker positions are also open in Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador. In Nicaragua, two rural development promoters are needed, one to implement renewable energy projects for rural farmers and the other to focus on environmental education and project development. 

In Guatemala City, a music and arts facilitator is needed, and in El Salvador, there is an opening for an HIV/AIDS educator. 

For all of these positions, a language base in Spanish is expected; French is an asset for work in Haiti. Fluency in Creole or a willingness to learn the language is essential in Haiti. 

In Bolivia, however, there is an opening for someone who knows High German and either knows Low German or is willing to learn the language. The person in this position will edit publications to support the Low German Mennonite colonies living in rural areas around Santa Cruz. 

All applicants for assignments must exhibit a commitment to Christian faith, be active members of a Christian church and be committed to nonviolent biblical peacemaking. 

To learn more about the specific requirements of these positions and the application process, visit mcc.org/serve 

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