Maintenance - from Jan 18, 2014 - 1 job for 13 months in NPH Honduras.
The job of the maintenance volunteer is to keep the orphanage running. This position requires cooperation with local plumbers, electricians and construction crews. Spanish or Creole fluency not necessary, but certainly helpful.
Tasks in this job vary greatly. You are required to repair shoes as well as washing-machines. The most important task is to ensure that the water pumps are working.
This is a demanding position that requires full-time availability. Although there is a break scheduled in the middle of the day and the work day is supposed to end at 6pm, there are many days and nights where there is too much to do. If a water-pipe bursts at midnight or a gas tank leaks you are expected to be there.