Participate
Be one of the hundreds of young professionals acting on their commitment to build a more equitable, socially conscious and integrated society in the Americas.
What are the traits of an AS fellow?
An AS fellow is someone who is fed up with injustice and inequality, but who believes that with determination and optimism, change is possible. Fellows choose to use their technical and personal skills to serve others.
1.- Fellows direct and work on social projects that are vital to the community where they serve. They are team players and forge strong bonds with all involved.
2.- Fellows are the voice of our cause. They raise awareness by communicating the struggles and beauty they witness among those they are serving.
3.- Fellows are noted for their professionalism, work and volunteer experience and involvement in social issues. They are prepared for the challenges that long-term international fellows face.
4.- Fellows are always proactive and persevere when faced with a challenge. They understand that service to others requires tolerance and a positive attitude when dealing with obstacles as well as an ability to be continually amazed by each success.
5.- Fellows understand that there is great value in diversity and collaboration. Therefore, a commitment to multiculturalism and integration is vital to their professional and personal development.
We ensure that the work carried out by our fellows and everyone at America Solidaria is of the highest possible quality.
Project
Project

Fellows develop projects that have been designed by the America Solidaria host organization and approved by the recipient community.

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Work schedule
Work schedule

Fellows must determine all of the project-related activities, evaluations and methods to be used during their stay.

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Reports
Reports

Fellows must prepare onsite reports that clearly state the role of various actors and facilitate their participation.

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Visits and Support
Visits and Support

Support from the America Solidaria team is provided through technical assistance and continuous communication with the coordinator. This is in addition to the daily work carried out with the local organization to which the fellow is assigned.

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Evaluation and transfer of the project to the community
Evaluation and transfer of the project to the community

Fellows share their knowledge and experience with the community, organization or fellow who will continue with the mission.

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If you would like to become an America Solidaria fellow, please become familiar with the application process.
If you would like to become an America Solidaria fellow, please become familiar with the application process.
  • 1. First we would like to know more about you. Please fill out the form found in the section above titled "Participate"
  • If you meet the requirements and there is a position open in your field, we will arrange an interview with you so that we may learn more about your professional and personal skills.
  • 3. If you pass the first phase, we will contact you again for an in-person or Skype interview to get to know you a little better.
  • 4. In order to find out more about your technical and professional skills we will set up an additional meeting with your potential project manager.
  • 5. Finally, as the last part of getting to know you, you will be given a psychological interview.
  • Please note that… Each step of this process is independent from the others.
Requirements to be a Fellow
Requirements to be a Fellow
  • - Previous experience in volunteer work and poverty alleviation.
  • - Be at least 21 years old and no more than 35 years old.
  • - Have a professional degree.
  • - Be able to dedicate one year of your life to serving as a volunteer.
  • - Be a citizen of any country in the Americas.
Please note…
Please note…
  • For fellows who start in March, the selection process begins in October and ends in December.
  • For those who start in September, the selection process begins in April and ends in June.
  • Please review which professions are most needed in each cycle. The list will be published on our web site.
  • Requirements as well as the selection processes and dates may vary from country to country.
The commitment continues!
After your time as a fellow is over, America Solidaria strongly urges you to maintain your ties with us through any or all of the following ways:
  • After your time as a fellow is over, America Solidaria strongly urges you to maintain your ties with us through any or all of the following channels:
  • 1. Work with the foundation evaluating new projects or preparing and mentoring new fellows. You may also choose to join our executive team and/or board of directors based on the organization's needs at the time.
  • 2. Maintain contact with other fellows. Become a member of the Fellow Alumni association and attend annual meetings and/or join the Council of Former Fellows.
  • 3. Raise awareness for our cause by participating in social events and presentations.