Jamso Trainee

Horse Caretaker and Farm Maintenance

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Coordinator | Angela
Coordinator | Angela
It is a great opportunity to work on a small farm, caring for animals and a perfect option for animal lovers who like to carring care of hourses, dogs, cats and chickens. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples

Highlights

  • Feeding hourses and animals on farm
  • gain Spanish by living with the family
  • living with the family learning new traditions and the peruan culture
  • making memories close to the Lake Titicaca
  • living in a smaller town like a peruan farmer
Join our team looking after the horses, dogs, cats and chicken and learn about a peruan live in a small town close to the Lake Titicaca. The program is designed for natural people with hourse experiance and academic art of riding interested people, who want to combine an unique, inspiring learning and working experience with an unforgettable time in Peru. The farm is rural location. Volunteers ride without teeth and with simple riding pads without stirrups. They are trained for small rides of one or two hours.
Volunteers can use a kittchen and prepare their food together. Basic food will provided to the volunteers. This program is for volunteers who are looking to get into the peruan culture and life with other volunteers and the family. Important to know is that life in Peru is very simple.

Typical day

Volunteers usually do help 5-6 hours a day, 5 days a week!

The Maintainance Rutine: 

6am to 11am:

  •  bringing horses to the fields
  • Cleaning horsedroppings, preparing food, carrying water
  • Feeding dogs, cats, chicken
  • Cleaning chicken stable, let chicken out in the garden

4.30pm-5.30pm:

  • preparing the corrals for the horses
  • bringing the horses in
  • bringing chicken in 
  • feeding dogs and cats

 On top some days a week:

  • we brush the horses
  • take care of their hufs
  • training them 
  • atending clients, doing short trails 
  • repairing stuff
  • Maintaining riding equipment
  • Cleaning our place, where we live
  • Harvesting food for the horses
  • do shopping for the animals

Details on Arrival

Start day is Monday.
Arriving day: Sunday.

Free-time activities

During your free time you can visit other sities like Arequipa or natianal parks. If you take a longer weekend it is also possible to cross the border to visit Bolivia.
Sightseeing
Hiking
Riding

Program 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 (intermediate level) and Spanish (basic level)
Education Requirements
at Good English skills level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Basic Spanish required.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 06:30 - 17:00

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Before your journey

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On-site services

Services by Jamso Trainee
  • Accommodation
  • 3 Meals a day, cooking with other students
  • Placement in a project
Accommodation

Accommodation is in a tipical room. Dorm room or double room. Warm shower is available.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

For breakfast and dinner basic food is in the house. Volunteers cook all together. Lunch is privided for all together.

Internet Access
Sorry, no 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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Rodriguez Ballon International Airport (AQP) in Arequipa. 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.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 550
5 weeks
$ 658
6 weeks
$ 765
7 weeks
$ 873
9 weeks
$ 1,088
11 weeks
$ 1,303
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 2,700
Average fees
$ 125 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Chucuito/Peru between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Jamso Trainee will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Peru.
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 Jamso Trainee during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Americas South America Peru  Chucuito, Chucuito

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