Our Bound For Peace trips every year to Colombia have so much to offer for a variety of reasons. Being in an unfamiliar place may be scary, but many of our past interns and volunteers who have gone in years past are so grateful that they participated in our Bound For Peace program and would encourage anyone who is dedicated, interested in giving back, and giving a brighter future to kids to go for more reasons than not. Here are just a few reasons why:
Many potential volunteers and interns have never been to Colombia before, so this is a perfect opportunity to visit a new place! Our Bound For Peace programs explore famous landmarks of the country and participate in many outdoor activities.
Throughout this trip, you’re able to make some of the most amazing friendships! Not only are you able to bond with the children in these programs, but you’re able to make lasting friendships with other volunteers. Meeting the people within the city become like family as well!
When visiting Colombia through our trips, you’re able to experience the culture. This includes new foods, local celebrations and the language!
Among all of these amazing reasons, the most rewarding reason why anyone and dedicated students should come on one of our Bound for Peace trips is because of the incredible impact you’ll have on the lives of others. Being able to make a difference in so many young girls lives alongside others with similar passions, makes our trips one of the best trips you’ll be able to experience! So many of our past members who have gone on the trips recommend them to anyone and were so sad to leave!
Maria Aguila, a past intern from 2017, rejoined us again this semester. Find out why.
My name is Maria Aguila, a public relations intern, and I am here to tell you that VIP is one of the best internships I could ever have imagined being part of. Aside from numerous opportunities for self-growth, this nonprofit allows you to help others through hands-on experiences. When I interned with this nonprofit back in Fall 2017, my heart was touched by all the amazing children I had the opportunity of helping. Some of my favorite memories include tutoring children in math, english and science, and raising money for impoverished children.
I recently came back to the program this semester. The two semesters I spent away from the program made me realize how much I missed it. CBOB became a part of me, and that is why I am back. It has inspired me to be a better person and I carry that inspiration with me throughout my daily life.
VIP has opened my eyes to the nonprofit field.
With positions available in grant writing, finance, public relations and more, interns are able to gain a comprehensive view of the ins and outs of this industry. It can as virtual or as hands on as you would like to be. From workshops, weekly tutoring and mobile clinics, there is always a way to get involved.
As an intern, you work primarily with the director and other interns in your department. The overall goal of CBOB’s internship program is to encourage and empower our interns by providing life skills that can prepare them for a successful future. With strict weekly meetings and a team of directors to oversee the interns, I was treated like an employee and given real responsibilities. If you are for a position where you are not just doing busy work to add a meaningless line to your resume, this is the organization for you. We focus on teaching our interns to be the best they can be by assigning them responsibilities that aren’t just easy, but make you step out of your comfort zone. At CBOB, it is our mission to educate and empower youth, and our interns are a vital part of making this goal happen.
Apply today. Applications close April 16 at midnight.