Seeking International Dialogue Organizers in Amman, Jordan
Interested in education, children and families, and/or international affairs?
Want to volunteer for an innovative American organization promoting international peace and collaboration?
About Learning Life & Its Citizen Diplomacy Initiative
Based in metro Washington D.C., Learning Life is an educational nonprofit devoted to spreading learning beyond school walls. Learning Life’s Citizen Diplomacy Initiative engages lower-income American families, starting in the U.S. capital of Washington D.C., with families in other nations via “virtual exchange” (i.e., live, video-dialogue via the internet) and project collaborations in order to foster peace and family and youth development.
About the Volunteer Opportunity
Learning Life is now recruiting volunteers (university students, teachers, parents, community leaders) in Amman, Jordan to serve as dialogue organizers in their community. Dialogue organizers help find families, dialogue moderators, language interpreters (click here for more about each of these roles), and safe, quiet locations with high-speed (if families don’t have internet in their own home) in their communities to make the dialogues possible. If interested, dialogue organizers can also serve as discussion moderators or language interpreters during the live family-to-family dialogues, and collect survey data from the families during the dialogues.
Dialogue organizers work remotely, in their own countries, and meet as needed via Skype with Learning Life founder, Paul Lachelier, Ph.D. and/or other Learning Life staff in the United States, and otherwise communicate via email. Work hours will vary from week to week, but should average to about 3-5 hours/week.
Our dialogue organizers are not paid, but the work offers substantive, resume-building experience helping to build a new and innovative international exchange program. This volunteer opportunity is ideal for individuals interested in English language, education/teaching, youth and families, and/or international affairs, but others are welcome to apply.
No prior experience necessary, though dialogue organizers must enjoy working with people, be responsible, responsive, hard working, have routine and reliable internet access, and be strong in spoken and written English. It’s also a plus if you have social ties to many families in your community.
How to Apply
Email your resume in English to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Lachelier will respond personally as soon as possible to schedule an interview with you via Skype, or another free internet phone service.