Disabled Child Care

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High­lights

Experiences that will change your life.
Give more opportunities to improve to children who need it.
Improve your professional and acquired skills.
Help make the world a better place.
Learn more about the culture and attractions of the beautiful city of Huancayo and surroundings in your free time
Care and attention to children with disabilities in therapy centers, schools, homes for their development. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

In Peru disability is still not known. There are beliefs, negligence and a lot of fear about this issue.

A special job, with children with disabilities. Many of the children are in a situation of poverty and extreme poverty, so they can't access their rights.

Receive therapies, go to school, medical care, good nutrition, stimulation, etc. are not accessible to them.
In order for a child with a disability to be able to access a pension by right, they have to carry out many procedures that take from 6 to 12 months, depending on whether the family member gets care tickets in the different centers that are mandatory, such as hospitals, municipalities and, above all, the big problem. It is about transportation, since the combis, small buses, don't accept the transfer of children because it implies more time and space due to the wheelchairs, or devices that the children have. There is very little knowledge and especially sensitivity on this subject. There are many cases of discrimination.

Typical day

In the mornings at 9 am attend the center for instructions and referral of cases, then accompany the person in charge to carry out the procedures that the child requires for immediate attention; grooming, cleaning, accompaniment to hospitals, schools, parks, therapy centers, or carrying out any necessary paperwork. At noon after work at 1pm you can do other free time activities or you have the option to participate in a second project.

Free-time activities

We are surrounded by many tourist attractions such as:

*La Selva Central, home to many Ashaninka tribes

*Santa Rosa de Ocopa, the oldest monastery in the region (also featuring the largest library, with 25.000 ancient books)

*The first Peruvian capital "Jauja"

*The largest water reserve in Peru, "Reserva Paisajistica Nor Yauyos"

*Huaytapallana Glacier ( 5.200 m.a.s.l.)

*Numerous pre-Inca ruins

 During your stay you can also share your free time in several activities in our local institutions enjoying an intercultural experience where you can share and realize your own dreams, practice your career or learn new things like the ones listed below.

Please note, that the listed free time activities cost additionally.   

Climbing
Concert/
Music
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Riding
Safari/
Zoo
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sports
Swimming
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) or Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Social, Education, Healthcare at High School level / University level
Required Documents
CV (resume) and Copy of ID/passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
People with great empathy and desire to help are required. A volunteer who has developed their soft skills.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 13:00

What's Included

Services by Expand Peru
-Bed in shared room, sheets, pillows and blankets.
-Kitchen available
-Bathroom with shower and hot water.
-International cable television and Wi-Fi.
-Assistance, advice and organization of activities.
Accommodation
Residence for volunteers: It is a pleasant place where volunteers from different parts of the world live together, very accessible from the city center, it has shared bedrooms, bathroom with hot water, living room and full kitchen, wi-fi and international television. You can freely use the kitchen and other services at no additional cost.
Bedroom (Double) Dorm Room
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Jauja Airport (JAU) in Jauja. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Peru provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

We are available and work all year round and every month without exception.
Arrival time preferably during the day, so that the pick-up is more accessible.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$500
5 weeks
$650
6 weeks
$800
7 weeks
$950
11 weeks
$1,450
50 weeks (max. stay)
$6,300
Average fees
$126 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Expand Peru will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Expand Peru during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Disabled Child Care

Care and attention to children with disabilities in therapy centers, schools, homes for their development.

$126/week

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