Volunteer

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Donate

DONATE

Our programmes are funded entirely through the sales of our products and donations. We would not be able to provide the education, skill set and opportunity to the women of Nicaragua without you.

You are the difference in a ‘woman’s’ life. To donate and learn more about our donation packages please click HERE

Chureca Chic

BUY CHURECA CHIC

You can also support EEP’s work by purchasing and sharing the CHURECA CHIC products. Gift them, wear them, love them; our range of handmade, unique and recycled jewellery and stationary empowers women in Nicaragua with education, steady income and job training. Click the link to our STORE to support our cause

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VOLUNTEER

Donate your time, share a skill, recycle a future.

Without the generosity of our donors and those people who have donated their times and skills to helping set up EEP and make EEP possible we would not be where we are today.

Volunteering for a charity and a cause you believe in is extremely rewarding and is also invaluable to the charity itself. There are many ways you can VOLUNTEER with EEP:

Market Volunteers

EEP aims to become a sustainable charity through the sales of the products we teach the women to make. If you have a local market that you think we should sell our products at or perhaps you know of a store where you think EEP would fit their clientèle then you can help. You can sell our products at the market or you can be an EEP ambassador and approach stores with our products and business prices. For further information please email info@eartheducationproject.org

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As EEP is a small charity you will have a lot of responsibility from the start and gain experience in many areas of the operations of a charity. Projects will be based on general project operations happening at the time but are tailored to a volunteer’s skill set and experience:

  1. From home? You can support EEP with fundraising, research and establishing partnerships with universities and schools. Email us at info@eartheducationproject.org if you would like to get involved.
  2. Our volunteer placements in Nicaragua are ongoing. The requirements are that you speak Spanish and can commit to at least 3 weeks. There is no maximum stay. International volunteers each have specific projects that they work odn alongside supporting the general programme operations happening at the time of your stay. Download our volunteer pack
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We frequently need bi-lingual Spanish/English speakers to help us translate our reports and promotional materials. If you can donate a few hours as a one – off or on a regular basis get in touch at info@eartheducationproject.org

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Part of the EEP educational programme consists of social development workshops for the women. These cover topics such as women’s health, child nutrition, sexual health, communication skills. If you are a teacher, social worker, or have any experience designing workshops for marginalized youth/adult groups you could donate a workshop structure or lesson plan to EEP. Email us at info@eartheducationproject.org

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In the same way as with the internship, the support you can offer depends on where you are based. Regardless, the volunteer programme is for people who can offer their time to us for a few hours on a one off or every now and again: we are open to all the help we can get. We are particularly in in need of help in marketing, fundraising and brainstorming!

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Our trading arm CHURECA CHIC has design and marketing internship programmes. If you are interested please email andrea@churecachic.com

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GABRIELA GALEANO
Age: 29
Nicaraguan

What do you do with EEP: Yoga Instructor

Why did you decide to be a Volunteer with EEP: I wanted to work with women who had suffered from physical and/or emotional abuse. I ultimately became inspired to support women in such situations when I was in Cambodia; I became very connected with the lives of women who were experiencing violence in the form of sex slavery. EEP has given me the opportunity to re-connect with women struggling at the hands of violence, playing a role in their empowerment.


ALICIA RIZO
Age: 23
Nicaraguan

What do you do with EEP: I am working on the project “Give a voice to the voiceless” in order to tell the stories of the participants of the EEP programme on a public platform, to highlight their lives and struggles.

Why did you decide to be Volunteer with EEP: I heard about EEP through their alliance with Raleigh Nicaragua, and am developing the project as my Action at Home exercise with Raleigh. I feel personally passionate about supporting a programme which empowers women and helps them to create sustainable change in their lives.


MARÍA LÓPEZ
Age: 27
Nicaraguan

What do you do with EEP: I am volunteering with the trading arm of EEP, CHURECA CHIC. I am supporting the branding, marketing and sales activities.

Why did you decide to be Volunteer with EEP: While I was studying and working in the USA, I enhanced my passion for women empowerment initiatives, social entrepreneurship and women’s rights and thought CHURECA CHIC was the perfect organisation to combine my passion for women empowerment and to work in the fashion industry.


KATIA ESPALTER
Age: 27
Nicaraguan

What do you do with EEP: I’m currently helping EEP to create new partnerships with local businesses and other organizations to allow them increase the number of scholarships for women and find more employment opportunities for the graduates.

Why did you decide to be Volunteer with EEP: I’m happy to be part of this initiative because I strongly believe in the power of education and the need to support women in vulnerable situations so that they become empowered and independent.


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CONCHITA LANZES
Puerto Rican

What do you do with EEP: I am a volunteer psychologist that started here last September. My work complements that of the full time psychologist Belinda, supporting the psychological programme in any way I can.

Why did you decide to be Volunteer with EEP: Because I am very interested in the empowerment of women. I love the enthusiasm of the women and being able to see the development of women throughout the programme is incredible. I believe the empowerment of women now has a huge role to play in the lives of generations of women to come.


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ALEJANDRA CANALES
Age: 41
Mexican

What do you do with EEP: I teach English once a week to the staff. We are working to explore the basics and above all how to hold a basic conversation.

Why did you decide to be a volunteer: Because I see the enthusiasm that these women have and I would love to share a little bit of what I know. It is a beautiful project that I am privileged to be a part of.


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Monica and Marta
Age: 21 and 22
Spanish

What do you do with EEP: We are working in project with EEP’s associated social enterprise, CHURECA CHIC. We are creating branding and distributor guidelines, ready for more national and international sales.

Why did you decide to be a Volunteer: We are students at the ESADE Business School in Barcelona, and are here via the exchange programme organised by UCA (Universidad Centro Americana) as part of our course. We are delighted to be supporting such an innovative social enterprise, and have been able to experience work in a fast-paced start-up which makes a real impact on the lives of some of the most disadvantaged in Nicaraguan society.


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MARTÍN JIMÉNEZ
Age: 28
Nicaraguan

What do you do with EEP: I have been helping with the implementation of the social impact metrics system, and have been working on fundraising strategies, including a social media campaign.

Why did you decide to be Volunteer with EEP: I wanted to contribute towards achieving gender equality in my country. Everyday, women face huge obstacles in Nicaraguan society, despite gains being made in some areas. I have been inspired by the all-encompassing work of EEP, which I see as both sustainable and comprehensive, with such a broad impact.