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Youth to Youth Developments Programs

This is a growing need by countries asking for Cultural Life Tanzania assistance. Volunteers forge strong relationships with students, parents, and other community members. Volunteers engage in a wide variety of outreach projects involving at-risk children or youth, adult literacy, health or HIV/AIDS education, environmental awareness, development of libraries and resource centers, and information technology.

Youth to Youth Developments Programs
Below are specific opportunities and requirements for Volunteers in youth and community development.

Community Development
Volunteers coordinate with other Peace Corps projects by conducting community outreach and needs assessments.

Volunteer responsibilities
Volunteers coordinate with other Cultural Life Tanzania projects in the community.

Depending on volunteer interest he/she , you might do the followings:
- Conduct community outreach and needs assessments
- Act as catalysts for change, continually engaged in defining their role in response to their host community
- Focus on community development projects for education, youth development, health and HIV/AIDS, the environment, and business

How do I qualify?
Education
Applicants can qualify with a bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, or community development; OR a bachelor’s degree in any discipline along with significant volunteer experience in education, youth development, health and HIV/AIDS, the environment, and business.

Experience
Applicants must demonstrate experience in planning, organizing, counseling, or leadership within the past five years. This experience will be in education, youth development, health and HIV/ AIDS, the environment, and business. Other relevant experience includes knowledge of adult education and teaching methodology, conducting needs assessments, and a leadership position in a club or organization.

Youth Development
Volunteers work with at-risk youth ages 10 to 25, helping communities develop programs to assist young people.

Volunteer responsibilities
As a Youth Development Volunteer, your role will be to work directly with at-risk youth and families, while helping communities, schools, and agencies develop programs to support them. You might work in an orphanage, school, NGO, or local youth center.

Depending on your specific assignment, you might:
- Conduct vocational training and promote activities to build self-esteem, leadership and life skills development
- Act as a health educator while providing HIV/AIDS education and awareness
- Work on community organizing and organizational development projects
- Train youth development workers

How do I qualify?
Education
Applicants must have an associate degree and one year of full-time counseling experience with at-risk youth; OR five years of relevant full-time work experience; OR a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with six consecutive months full-time experience. All experience must be relevant as described in the next column.

Experience
Applicants must have at least six months of full-time work experience with at-risk youth programs, teaching, or counseling. Other qualifying experience includes full-time work in one or more of the following categories: youth; conflict resolution or mediation skills; HIV/ AIDS counseling or awareness training; coaching or working with physically or mentally disabled youth; or with national and community service programs
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