Youth Leadership Program Facilitator

Position: Youth Leadership Program Facilitator
Location: Familias de Esperanza / Antigua Guatemala
Department: Youth Programs
Reports to: Youth Programs Director
Conditions: Full time (Tuesday through Saturday), long-term volunteer with monthly stipend

General Requirements:

  • Commitment to the mission, vision, values, principles and goals of Common Hope
  • Demonstrated attitude of service, commitment to work in a service environment and to learn about Guatemalan culture
  • Willingness to work onsite and in the villages
  • Willingness to share work experiences with donors, sponsors, teams and others to raise consciousness and fundraise
  • Integrity, openness, and honesty
  • Demonstrated creativity and initiative
  • Direct communication skills
  • Ability to work on a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team

Specific Requirements:

  • University degree
  • Experience in youth leadership programs or extracurricular activities with youth ages 12-20. Experience preferred in educational, artistic and athletic programming.
  • Passion and energy for working with adolescents, particularly girls
  • Ability to work effectively in both Spanish and English, with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Creativity, flexibility and patience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage confidentiality, personal and professional limits


  • Recruit participants, plan and execute the youth leadership programs (Señoritas Líderes and Creadores de Talento).
  • Support the Saturday Talento Juvenil program activities
  • Support youth tutoring activities and special youth events
  • Coordinate youth activities with other departments, encouraging participation by staff outside the Youth Programs team
  • Incorporate and supervise short-term volunteers and visiting team members on youth activities
  • Provide written monthly program reports
  • Propose new projects or initiatives, taking youth and team feedback into account
  • Manage program funds responsibly

How to apply:

  • Read through the Long-Term Volunteer section of our website
  • Complete Long-Term Volunteer application and submit
  • One of our volunteer coordinators will contact you via email within 1-2 weeks to notify you whether your skills are a good fit
  • If you are a good fit, you will be instructed on the next step of the application process
  • If you have further questions, please contact Lisa Hetzel at or 651.287.0738.