Las empresas o negocios pueden apoyar a SiKanda patrocinando eventos, iniciativas, muestras, convenios y publicaciones que SiKanda realiza; o también pueden colaborar directamente en la implementación de iniciativas de sensibilización y recaudación de fondos. Incluso pueden idear actividades de mercadotecnia social vinculadas la misma empresa o un producto específico. De esta forma, la empresa o negocio hace público su compromiso con causas sociales y contribuye a dar mayor visibilidad a los proyectos de SiKanda.

Presentar en su sitio de internet el link electrónico o logo de SiKanda, exhibir en un local, sucursal o dentro de su empresa material informativo sobre SiKanda; colocar dentro o fuera de su empresa una alcancía para la recaudación de fondos a favor de uno o más proyectos de SiKanda.

Apoyar con un donativo específico una de las áreas de acción de SiKanda, o un proyecto específico en curso.

Ofrecer a Sikanda sus propios servicios o productos (donativos en especie) es un modo eficaz de contribuir, ya que permite a SiKanda reducir considerablemente costos administrativos y de gestión de actividades.

SiKanda no acepta patrocinios de entes cuya misión es incompatible con la de nuestra organización.

Contact a musical group for a concert, a restaurant for a dinner, an office for a meeting or a sports team to compete in SiKanda’s name. Organize a lottery in the name of solidarity.

Choose a project that you would like to sponsor and contact us for informational material!

SiKanda will evaluate the event to ensure it is consistent with our principles. Upon request, we will send informational material such as pamphlets, posters, videos, and photos.

SiKanda only participates in events whose missions are compatible with our organization.

SiKanda is currently looking for… Volunteers!

Interested in volunteering?  We need your experience.  Current openings include:

Fundraising Communications Assistant

Assistant Program Coordinator

Graphic Designer

 

We are in the office from 9AM-4:30PM Monday – Friday.  As a volunteer you would get all Mexican holidays off.  Also, the schedule is flexible if more time off is needed. You would be very much a part of SiKanda’s daily activities, which could include coordinating meetings or conferences, editing and translating documents and institutional materials, as well as participating in staff meetings and project site visits. Please refer to the descriptions below for more information about the specific volunteer opportunities.  To send in an application and CV/resume or contact us for further information, please write to:  info@si-kanda.org

 

Help us with as Fundraising Communications Assistant

Responsibilities include:

Develop business plans in collaboration with other staff

Plan promotional and fundraising events for SiKanda.

Liaison with private agencies, the government and other organizations to explore potential collaborations for raising funds.

Perform online research and build contacts with potential individual donors and foundations.

Identify potential funding sources and develop donor database.

Write grant proposals, and follow up with funding sources

The position requires a time commitment of 35 hours a week and an advanced level of Spanish or English (other languages would also be considered). An undergraduate degree in Communications or a related field, as well as experience with fundraising, is preferred.

This position is unpaid.  Availability is immediate.

 

Help us as an Assistant Program Coordinator

Responsibilities include:

Coordinate project site visits.  Checking the progress of current projects including with worm composting.  Troubleshoot project difficulties and document progress.

Organize events including informational talks given throughout Oaxaca about the project, and the sale of fertilizer produced by the pepenadores.

Develop project proposals and publications to submit to possible donors, and the general public.

Participate in staff meetings.

Assist in the selection process of future volunteers.

We are looking for someone who has had previous experience in positions that require program and/or event coordination or general support to heads of programs and/or departments.

The candidate should have an undergraduate degree in Political Science, International Relations, Anthropology or related fields, and preferably a Masters’ Degree in Cooperation or another development-related field, so that s/he is well-equipped with knowledge of SiKanda’s areas of work and will be able to implement pre-conceived program models.

This position requires a time commitment of 35 hours a week for a period of 2 to 3 months, an advanced level of Spanish and an intermediate level of English.

This position is unpaid.  Availability is immediate.

 

Help us as a Graphic Designer

Responsibilities include:

Design and improve pamphlets, bulletins, posters, and other promotional material.

Update SiKanda’s website, Twitter, and Facebook.  Develop newsletter for email publication every other month.

Develop marketing materials.

Participate in staff meetings.

This position requires and advanced grasp of graphic design, a basic level of Spanish and a time commitment of 35 hours a week. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to create and maintain web sites.

This position is unpaid.  Availability is immediate.

 

Would you like to help but will only be in Oaxaca for a short time?

While we are always looking for long-term volunteers we are also very interested in taking on volunteers for shorter periods of time, or working less hours per week, so please do contact us to see how you could get involved.  New short-term opportunities include helping us sell and promote our organic fertilizer in organic markets.

 

Logistical information for prospective volunteers

Our office is based in Oaxaca City and is about a 5 minute walk from the centre. Much of the work is office based but there will be regular trips to visit the pepenadores and to get involved in more hands-on work.

There are no participation fees for volunteering with SiKanda, however you will need to pay for your own room and board. We are happy to provide you with information and advice on hotels, hostels, apartments or homestays in Oaxaca before you arrive.

 

Estimated Living Costs

Rent $2000-$3000 MXP monthly

Food $800-$3500 MXP monthly

Transport $5.5 MXP per bus ride

Used Bicycle $1000 MPX

Mexican Pre-Paid Cell Phone $250 MPX

Costs vary dependant on usage.

It would be preferable for you to bring a laptop to work from as we have very limited equipment.

Introduce us to a friend who is interested in collaborating.

Introduce your friends to SiKanda projects. This will help us build our network of friends and strengthen our group of potential partners and supporters in Latin America.

Organizations or businesses can help SiKanda by sponsoring events, initiatives, agreements and publications, or collaborate directly in the implementation of initiatives and fundraising.

You can also propose ideas for social or cause marketing. This will enable you to publicize your commitment to social causes and improve your image among clients while promoting SiKanda’s projects.

Include SiKanda’s logo or a link to SiKanda on your website. Display educational material about SiKanda in your central or branch offices; place a collection box in your office to raise funds for one or more of SiKanda’s projects.

Support SiKanda with a specific donation to one of our areas of action or a specific project.

Offer Sikanda your services or products as an in-kind donation, allowing SiKanda to considerably reduce its administrative and operational costs.

SiKanda only accepts sponsorship from organizations whose missions are compatible with our association.