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Horizons of Friendship

Horizons of Friendship

Horizons of Friendship is a Canadian non-profit, international development agency committed to eliminating the root causes of poverty and injustice through the cooperation of people from the South and the North. Horizons of Friendship supports Central American and Mexican partner organizations that undertake local initiatives, which further this goal.

In Canada, the NGO raises awareness on global issues and works with Canadian organizations at the local and national levels to bring about positive and lasting change.

Keywords: Poverty , Justice and Legal , International



Horizons of Friendship
50 Covert Street, Cobourg, ON K9A4L1

Horizons of Friendship url http://www.horizons.ca/

Horizons of Friendship Phone Number 905-372-5483

Horizons of Friendship Email address info@horizons.ca



Volunteer Information for Horizons of Friendship

What services does your organization provide?
Horizons supports 23 Central American and Mexican partner organizations that undertake local initiatives which fall within the mandate. Horizons' programming is devoted to Mesoamerica (Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama) through an innovative learning network for capacity building program (supported by CIDA-CPB, through the 2003-2006 program S62320).

The learning network addresses development and management issues related to meeting basic human needs through a gender, environment and results-based management program framework, by responding to a variety of partner-defined themes (such as water, health, skills and leadership training, local enterprises, women workers rights, agricultural production and institutional support).


Do you have any age requirements?
Minimum grade 9 of high school.


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
Spanish & French.


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
You can volunteer from 9 to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday at the office and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Saturday at the Thrift Shop.
You can help at a regular basis or whatever your schedule is.


Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer?
None


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
None


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Volunteers are at the heart of Horizons' success. Without you, we simply could not achieve all the goals we set out each year. Pitch in for a single event or help out on a regular basis. Whatever your schedule, we appreciate your input.


Do you provide training for volunteers?
Not necessary.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
Community Outreach activities, Homes, Gardens & Music Event and Writers & Friends Literary Event.


How will a person benefit from volunteering with Horizons of Friendship?
Sharing your time with us means you will be part of Horizons' family: a community of funny, thoughtful, caring folks. You will learn about other cultures, international development and about the success and challenges of community members in Central America and Mexico. We laugh, we plan, we celebrate, we help.


Do you accept high school students?
We accept high school students who are seeking to fulfill a graduation requirement for community service hours.




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