Global Glimpse Leader (Volunteer Chaperone)
Travel with our high school students to Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic for three weeks this summer and guide them through their Global Glimpse experience. Flight, accommodation and food will be provided.
Requisites to become a GG Leader
- Must be available to travel during summer
- Student leadership background is encouraged but not required
- Volunteers must be based in the BA area
- Attend a Pre-Trip Training in April
Summer Immersion Responsibilities
- Further develop Courage, Commitment, and Compassion in your students
- Facilitate students’ understanding of global interconnectedness
- Help students realize the impact of their actions on others
- Help students develop critical thinking skills
- Help students understand the complexities of community service
- Enhance students’ leadership abilities
Global Glimpse Leaders are unique compared to traditional study abroad program chaperones. The Global Glimpse program has in-country staff who are responsible for the coordination and execution of the itinerary and students who rotate group leadership roles. This provides time for the Global Glimpse leaders to help the students internalize their experience. The role of the Global Glimpse Leader is critical to create responsible global citizens committed to giving back to their communities and improving the world that they live in.
1. Chaperone a group of 20 Global Glimpse students
- Ensure student safety and appropriate behavior
2. Encourage active participation
- Encourage students to ask questions and engage with guest speakers
- Engage with students in learning around each day’s themes (e.g. Education, Global Business, Poverty,)
- 3. Teach Academic Seminars
- Use existing Global Glimpse curriculum to frame the day’s theme and help students set up key questions to answer during the day.
- Add your own viewpoint and personal experience to maximize the students’ education and understanding of the world
4. Serve as coach and mentor
- Help students adjust to the new environment
- Build and/or sustain strong relationships with students that maximize their ability to get the most out of the program
- Take on a coaching role: a) Global Education Coach, b) Leadership Coach c) Health and Safety Coach
5. Partner with in-country Coordinators to achieve program goals
- The in-country coordinators are responsible for planning and organization of all the field trips, speakers and events.
To learn more and apply please contact Marcela Berrios at firstname.lastname@example.org