Girl's home assistant

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Coordinator | David
Coordinator | David

High­lights

Empower women
Immerse yourself in the Peruvian culture
Meet other volunteers from around the world
Learn new skills!
Enjoy the many hikes and outdoor activities around Cusco!
The girl's home serves as a safe space for young girls who have been subject of physical and psychological abuse.
This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

The girl’s home receives girls who have been subject of exploitation or various types of
abuse. The home strives to create a safe space where the girls receive education, are taught
to raise their self-esteem and help them look for good opportunities as they reach

adulthood.

Some of the girls in the home live there permanently and some of them only spend parts of
the day there receiving education.
Volunteers are encouraged to teach life skills ,pass on their knowledge and can help in:
-Educational workshops teaching skills like: cooking, baking, handicrafts,etc.
-Support in subjects like: computer literacy,art, math,English.
-Emotional and self esteem support.
-Cooking for the girl’s at the home.

-Creating educational material.

The project is available year long and due to the nature of the work, it only accepts
female volunteers.
Minimum commitment: 4 weeks.

Typical day

A regular day starts around 8 am with various tasks such as:

-Educational workshops teaching skills like: cooking, baking, handicrafts,etc.
-Support in subjects like: computer literacy,art, math,English.
-Emotional and self esteem support.
-Cooking for the girl’s at the home.

Around 1 pm there is break for lunch with the girls at the home.

Volunteers can work half shift in the morning or afternoon or work full day 8 am-5pm.

Free-time activities

Cusco is a great destination for outdoor lovers, serving as great starting point for hikes, mountain biking, climbing, multi-day trips and more.


The many activities are available year-round depending on weather conditions. Asides from outdoor adventures, Cusco offers a wide range of museums, restaurants, pubs, cafes and events. Cultural experiences are also widely available ,as Cusco is the center of the Andean Peruvian culture. Volunteers can join spiritual retreats , traditional textile weaving, pottery classes and more.


Cusco offers a vast amount of archeological Incan sites to explore, among them the crown jewel of Peru, the ruins of Machu Picchu.

Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV, Copy of passport, Criminal background check and proof of travel health insurance
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 08:00 - 15:30

What's Included

Services by Integrated Learning Experience

• Accommodations with a host family with 2 meals per day for all  programs  or dormitory with 3 meals per day in some projects.
• Participation in cultural activities.
• On call support throughout the service.
• Orientation to volunteer work
• Welcome at Cusco airport with transport.
• Certificate of program completion.



Airport Pickup at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

Volunteers are provided with airport pickup from Cuzco International airport on specified dates for free. Arrangements for the pickup are made after application .


Accommodation

Participants are placed in a welcoming Peruvian host family that provides them with a room, a place to store their belongings, a share bathroom , and two meals per day.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Participants are provided with two meals per day, unless otherwise specified on the project description.

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.
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

Please pick a Sunday for your arrival date.

Our volunteer program advisors will help you choose the best Sunday upon application.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
3 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
3 weeks (min. stay)
$ 977
4 weeks
$ 1,209
5 weeks
$ 1,486
6 weeks
$ 1,673
7 weeks
$ 1,939
8 weeks
$ 2,119
9 weeks
$ 2,391
10 weeks
$ 2,545
11 weeks
$ 2,770
12 weeks
$ 2,994
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 5,010
Average fees
$ 267 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Integrated Learning Experience 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 Integrated Learning Experience during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.

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Girl's home assistant

The girl's home serves as a safe space for young girls who have been subject of physical and psychological abuse.

$267/week

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