BECOME A PODER VOLUNTEER!
Interested in supporting the mission and values of PODER? Apply to become a Volunteer!
Call for Applications for Volunteers of PODER
PODER is an organization that promotes the integral development of women, trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people of Abya Yala*, also known as Latin America and the Caribbean. PODER strives to create decolonial, anti-oppressive, and empowering community spaces that explicitly prioritize LGBTTIQQ2SA+, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming, Agender, Mad, Crip, and Sick and Disabled voices. Our work centers the decolonization of Latinx** communities in solidarity with the liberation of Black and Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. We are committed to working from an intersectional feminist, anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and participatory framework.
We are looking for committed, motivated, and dynamic individuals with roots from Abya Yala to volunteer for PODER’s committees:
Volunteers should reflect the diversity of Latinx communities, which is comprehensive of, but not limited to, Indigenous, Black, Afrodescendant, Afrolatinx, Asian Latinx, Muslim Latinx, and other mixed and/or diasporic peoples with roots to Abya Yala, also known as Latin America and the Caribbean. We strongly encourage immigrant, refugee, Indígena, Afrodescendientes, LGBTTIQQ2SA+, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming, Agender, Mad, Crip, and Sick and Disabled community members to apply.
Volunteer time commitments vary but typically include the following:
Participation in at least one of the Board committees (4-5 hours per month)
Support of the organization at community events, conferences, and meetings
Becoming a volunteer of PODER will allow you to contribute towards making a difference in the lives of the Latinx community. You will become part of a community of organizers, and support the development of the organization. You will also gain experience in grassroots non-profit governance, collective organizing and advocacy, volunteer support, project development, event coordination and more!
How to Apply
Please fill out the Volunteer Application Form to tell us more about your interests, skills, and which committee(s) you wish to support: https://forms.gle/ij5CTiK8kdqWp5NH9
*Abya Yala is a term used by the Guna peoples of Panama for the territory commonly referred to as Latin America, which is comprehensive of Mexico, Central and South America, as well as parts of the Caribbean. We use the term Abya Yala to position our organization in a culturally-appropriate, equity-focused framework for understanding and addressing the diverse experiences of people identifying with the Latin American diaspora.
**Latinx is a term comprehensive of, but not limited to, Indigenous, Black, Afrodescendant, Afrolatinx, Asian Latinx, Muslim Latinx, and other mixed and/or diasporic peoples with roots to Abya Yala, also known as Latin America and the Caribbean.