Volunteer opportunities

Psycho-educational counsellor – social education

*Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only 

Working language: Spanish + French and/or English 


The International Bureau for Children's Rights (IBCR), a Canadian NGO dedicated to the protection and promotion of children's rights, is looking for a psychosocial and legal support counsellor to support its partner, COMETA, as part of its PRIDE (Project for the Integral Strengthening of Children's Rights) voluntary cooperation programme. 

Through this mandate, share your skills and expertise to advise, strengthen, and train the COMETA team in psycho-education and social education to support the implementation of its mission. The mandate includes the development of tools, the facilitation of trainings and technical support to the various activities of the organization, among other tasks. 


COMETA is a non-governmental organisation whose mission is to contribute to the integral development of children, adolescents and young people, recognising them as protagonists in the construction of a society based on a culture of values. To this end, the organisation develops projects that promote the construction of citizenship and the family and social reintegration of children and adolescents. 

For more information: cometaperu.org 


The volunteer will be responsible for :  

Contribute to and support COMETA in : 

  • Strengthening individual and organisational capacities in the field of child psychosocial development
  • Development of methodological guides and pedagogical resources (for the face-to-face and virtual modality)
  • Awareness-raising activities on the inclusion and social reintegration of children and adolescents in conflict with the law
  • The development of a policy of participation of children, adolescents and young people in prison and non-custodial contexts
  • Training professionals and technicians working with vulnerable populations (especially children, adolescents and families) in social education and psycho-pedagogy
  • To develop training on care procedures that promote social reintegration and reduce deprivation of liberty
  • To actively participate in initiatives, events or activities planned by the partner organisation in the framework of PRIDE
  • Support the strengthening of the partner organisation in all other activities related to its expertise 

Other tasks related to the PRIDE project:   

  • Support the activities of the PRIDE Social Laboratory 
  • Write progress reports on the activities carried out during the mandate  
  • Participate in the promotion of international volunteering in Canada by contributing to IBCR's communication efforts (writing articles or blog posts on the volunteering experience, videos, interviews, events...)  



Technical skills:  

  • Fluency in Spanish and French and/or English both written and oral
  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in psycho-education, social work, psychology or related field    
  • At least 2-3 years experience in psycho-education, social work, psychology or other relevant experience related to the mandate
  • Experience in the development and use of methodological and pedagogical tools
  • Experience in the organisation and facilitation of workshops and training courses
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and tools from the Outlook environment (Teams, mail, SharePoint, Forms, etc.) and Google (Google Docs, Google Drive, Gmail, etc.) 

People skills :   

  • High adaptability and ability to be flexible in the face of change
  • Excellent interpersonal and participatory skills
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently
  • Ability to plan, prioritise, multi-task and be proactive 
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and gender equality
  • Promotion of a culture of learning and knowledge sharing within the partner organisation's team and with other volunteers 


  • Experience in a developing country or in international cooperation
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in human and/or children's rights
  • Knowledge of gender equality principles
  • Knowledge of Canada's volunteer cooperation programme 

Please note that successful applicants will be subject to criminal record checks and reference checks. 


In addition to an incomparable professional and human experience, you will benefit from advantageous conditions including : 

  • A monthly living and accommodation allowance
  • Round trip airfare, visa and/or residence permit paid for if required 
  • Individual insurance for emergency medical care 
  • Reimbursement for mandatory vaccinations*. 
  • Pre-departure and ongoing support and mentoring by a regional project representative in your region of deployment
  • Pre-departure training dedicated to PRIDE, allowing you to acquire practical skills and meet other volunteers
  • Support and feedback on your return to Canada at the end of the assignment
  • Join a passionate and multicultural team that is committed to the implementation of human rights, children's rights and gender equality  

*Vaccines can be reimbursed up to a maximum of $200

Area(s) of expertise:

Social Work

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Duration of the contract:

10 months

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