Female leadership programs

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High­lights

Empower Quechua women and help them access better opportunities in life
Discover and understand better the unique Quechua culture
Make long lasting bonds with the women you will support, and with the entire community you will be staying with
Be exposed to a different reality than your own in a meaningful journey
Enjoy some of the interesting and beautiful things Peru has to offer: historic ruins, beautiful landscapes, a very rich and unique culture...
Help empower Quechua girls and women from vulnerable backgrounds through workshops and initiatives to share important skills. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
The Quechuas, the indigenous people of several Latin American countries like Peru, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia, are the direct descendants of the Inca people. The Quechua people have an incredibly rich culture, history, and traditions, but nowadays they face many challenges such as poverty, discrimination, inequality... That is why this volunteering project strives to promote the empowerment and leadership of girls and young women in rural areas, so that we can generate solutions to the problems found within these communities. Our main goal is helping girls and women from these Quechua communities gain better opportunities in life. 

As a volunteer, you may collaborate by organising activities such as:
  • Giving workshops or lectures
  • Helping with local business initiatives
  • Helping women with economic ventures
  • Workshops or talks to increase awareness on topics like empowerment, violence, leadership, sexual and reproductive rights....
  • Organising school reinforcement classes for women and girls in topics like math, English, singing, painting, or Spanish (especially for those who only speak Quechua).

As a volunteer, you should wear long pants, a windbreaker, and comfortable shoes. This will make you adapt more easily to the local weather and terrain. Also, if you have tattoos or piercings, you should cover them; remember that the local culture and customs are different from those of the West.


Typical day

Volunteers must work on weekdays (Monday through Friday) from 15:00 to 18:00. Weekends are free for volunteers to go explore and discover the things Peru has to offer them. 
The project is located at a ten minute walk from the place where volunteers will be staying at. 

Free-time activities

Peru is one of the most diverse countries you could go to: it has everything from jungle to mountains, from historical cities and inca ruins to a bustling modern capital, from sandy beaches to sandy desert oases... Peru has everything you would like to discover as a traveler and far more. Some of the places we would recommend you to visit during your stay here are:

  • Lima: Peru's capital, it's located in its central coast. Here you may find modern buildings and beautiful historical monuments, with warm temperatures all year round. Lima has even been declared a World Heritage Site due to its astonishing concentration of monuments. Some of the monuments we recommend you to visit are the Citadel of Pachacamac, the palace Torre Tagle Plaza de Acho, the House of the Inquisition, the National Museum, and the Alameda de los Descalzos.
  • Cusco: Known as the "Navel of the World" and the city where you will be staying at during your volunteering, it's one of Peru's main tourist spots. Cusco is well known for being a charming and mystical city, filled with unique churches, colonial buildings, picturesque streets, and very friendly people. While in Cusco, you can visit places like the Plaza de Armas, Qurikancha,  and Saqsaywaman. Additionally, from Cusco you can go visit Machu Picchu, one of the archaeological jewels of the world, and a place you can definitely not miss.
  • Manu National Park: A national park right in the Peruvian Amazon, it's the perfect oportunity for you to discover the world's greatest biodiversity, while also getting to know many of the native communities that still live and maintain their traditions in it. It's the perfect place for any person who loves nature, travel, and responsible tourism.
  • Callejón de las Huaylas: A valley of immesurable beauty, with many landscapes, where you can find a large amount of places to visit, such as Inca relics in places like Honcopampa and Tumshucaico, picturesque Andean towns filled with folkore and traditions, 22 hot springs (of which the most well-known are the Chancos Hot Springs and the Monterrey Thermal Baths), lagoons, cascades, and many other places that are part of the charm of this valley.
  • Huacachina: A village built surrounding a desert oases in the South of Peru, it's an excellent place to discover a unique culture, and explore the desert. There are also opportunities to do sand boarding.

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

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 Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High school level
Required Documents
CV, motivation letter and copy of your passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers must be flexible, positive, adaptable (especially to the different climate and culture found at the place), and collaborative. Most importantly, volunteers must be passionate about helping women and girls get empowered.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer
Your paid fees will cover:
Airport pickup and transport to accommodation
Accommodation during your volunteering
Breakfast in your volunteering
24/7 support from the local and international Adventure Volunteer team
Monitoring and evaluation of the program
Orientation and induction to the program
Certificate of weeks completed in your volunteering
Accident insurance during your volunteering
Civil liability for your activity
NGO receipt for your program fee
Guidance, advice and management in the choice of programme
Volunteer T-Shirt


Airport Pickup at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

Volunteers will be picked up at the airport at between 8:00 and 21:00. If the volunteer arrives outside of these hours, they may have to cover some additional fees.


Accommodation
You will stay at a volunteer guesthouse in Cusco that includes things like a bed in a shared room, Wifi, laundry, and the use of common areas such as the living room and the kitchen.
Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Breakfast is included.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. 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

The project is open all year round, except for national holidays, which are from December 22nd to February 10th. 
Volunteers must arrive on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, as this allows them to be more easily integrated into the project.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$538
3 weeks
$708
4 weeks
$877
5 weeks
$1,047
6 weeks
$1,216
7 weeks
$1,385
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,232
Average fees
$228 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Adventure Volunteer 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 Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Female leadership programs

Help empower Quechua girls and women from vulnerable backgrounds through workshops and initiatives to share important skills.

$188/week

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