I’ve been helping my organization, Teach English Volunteer, quite a bit. Mostly, I’ve taken it upon myself to improve the application process and make things much more clear for potential volunteers. If you all knew how truly murky the details of what I’d be doing here in Ecuador were before I arrived, you’d probably be appalled that I took a leap of faith with such a young, disorganized volunteer program. But, all’s well that ends well, right?
Anyway, I’ve added more details to the website; created a volunteer blog so that people interested in coming can be reassured with the knowledge that there are real, live people volunteering with this organization; created an application (using http://www.zoho.com) for candidates to fill out- the results of which are automatically sent to the TEV email address that I check regularly; and I review these applications and schedule Skype interviews with candidates who sound promising. The truth is that I kind of love giving these Skype interviews.