Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will not have residential programmes in 2021. However, if you’re interested in volunteering, we encourage you to join us virtually in July and August for CONNECT! We hope to open our residential camps in 2022.

 

When Global Encounters resumes residential camps in 2022, we will be seeking professionals and educators with experience and passion for working with youth to join us on an exciting journey! 

For each camp, we try to build a cohort of facilitators and staff that complement each other’s personalities and skills and reflect well our shared core values. 

Facilitators and staff have the unique responsibility of helping to develop transformational experiences and strong, lifelong friendships.

Global Encounters is a rigorous programme. We seek individuals who are committed, flexible and hard working.

Roles & Responsibilities

Facilitators are the key to Global Encounters support.

They are professional individuals who have experience and a passion for working with youth and are excited to share in participants’ journeys of learning about service, culture, and leadership.

Facilitators are the cornerstone of the programme with roles and responsibilities that include:

  • Create and maintain a safe, positive, nurturing, comfortable and welcoming environment for participants.
  • Support the development of strong relationships among participants from different parts of the world
  • Build an inclusive and respectful community among participants and staff.
  • Support and plan programmatic components as requested.
  • In collaboration with local educators, lead groups through service learning projects.
  • Manage participants through residential living and support their day-to-day needs.
  • Provide emotional support to participants so they can explore a new culture and environment away from home.
  • Foster engaging and meaningful discussion, reflection, and learning opportunities throughout the programme.
  • Responsibly care for participants during the programme, including off-campus visits to communities and weekend excursions.
  • Foster an environment of inquiry, respect, and collaboration.
  • Support participants to follow the daily schedule in a timely manner.
  • Mentor and respond to academic and career queries by participants.
  • Work collaboratively as a team with facilitators from a diverse background
  • Work with the Program Director to ensure the participants’ well-being.
  • Adhere to the zero-tolerance policy.
  • Through action and demonstration of strong ethics and values, act as a role model for the duration of the programme.

Desired Qualifications

Global Encounters seeks to retain a talented and committed staff team that reflects a diversity of cultures, interests, careers, and educational backgrounds.

  • Preferably 23 years and older.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university.
  • Minimum of 3+ years of working experience.
  • Professionals from all disciplines (nonprofit, business, government, technology, healthcare, education, arts, etc.)
  • Passion for youth development and experience working with youth within or outside the Jamati context.
  • Ability to be a mentor and serve as a role model with positive values.
  • Flexibility, strong communication, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and experience working on a team with peers with diverse skills and backgrounds.
  • Experience engaging in service learning projects with youth or experience volunteering with local communities.
  • Experience in art, music, sports, theatre, photography, media arts, technology, social entrepreneurship, etc.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to foster critical thinking in participants.
  • Ability to work long hours and excel in environments that are challenging.
  • An understanding of international development.
  • Excellent command in speaking and reading English.
  • International volunteer experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of multiple languages is an asset.

Facilitator Commitment

Facilitators who are selected must commit three months to the programme.

Following the acceptance of a Facilitator position, Facilitators will participate in three virtual webinars, each approximately 90-120 minutes in length. 

Facilitators are also required to complete pre-camp reading to get oriented to the context and content and are expected to participate in pre-programme planning.

Five weeks spent on-site, including one week of training and planning and four weeks of camp with participants.

Post-camp, Facilitators may be asked to engage in debrief calls to help enhance future programming.