Supporter for Native Community

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founded in 2002
Veronica Ruth Angela
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Coordinator | Veronica Ruth Angela
Coordinator | Veronica Ruth Angela
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High­lights

experience the amazonic way of life and enjoy afternoon siestas and parties every day
Gain spanish fluency by living with a host family and sharing daily life with locals, .
Become more passionate about your major and propel your career with international experience ,
Make memories you´ll never forget trekking and swimming with the ashaninka children and international volunteers
Visit the best cofee and cacao land in the high central andes in Peru,
Community projects , environmental education , children education . ecofarming , social work, medical assistance, This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Our Mission

As a volunteer of this program, you will live with a small native community of the Ashaninka tribe. You will have the opportunity to have a positive impact on the families, especially the children, who need support in academic as well as social skills, in the development of self-esteem, and ecological awareness.

Location and Climate

This small communal tribe consisting of about twelve families resides on top of a small mountain in the rainforest about 20 km from the city of Satipo. The climate here is warm to hot with varied levels of humidity, depending on the season. 

Economy

This community still lives in a traditional, simple way. Their livelihood is farming, growing mostly their own food which consists mainly of yucca, bananas, and oranges. They also grow coffee and cacao. These families live in very basic houses or huts constructed of natural materials.

Schools

This community has an elementary (or primary) school consisting of one large room that only the children of this community attend. There are currently 11 students aged 5-12 in grades 1 through 6.

Volunteer Work

Among several opportunities to support this community, you could help the children of the family sharing with them positive activities to help them learning to use their social skills,

 children would appreciate help and attention with their homework. You could also provide support with organization by providing a schedule and developing a routine for them. This will give the children a sense of reliability, security and a sense of independence. This routine could include physical hygiene, helping with household chores and time for play. Teaching them to play together will foster establishing and following rules. Team sports, and board games, which you could bring as a gift, are especially beneficial.

You might also want to help with chores, farming, construction or anything else for which you see a need or benefit. Be part of the community!

What to expect

Please be aware that living with this tribe is very, very basic! Food is prepared over an open fire. Bathrooms are outhouses without sit-down toilets and tap water for flushing.  There is running water from faucets outdoors, not in the houses. There is an outdoor shower with solar heated water and one in an outhouse. The water is supplied from a waterfall!

 There is electricity, meaning some outlets are available to charge your phone. There is a TV in the volunteers’ quarter and a signal for your cell phone.  Your bed is simple with a mosquito net. If other volunteers are there, you will share the room (with four beds). The village has a store where you can buy basic items.

The nature around is gorgeous with hiking opportunities and a beautiful view from the top of this small mountain. 

Typical day

During the mornings help the community ,farming,  fishing , hunting, planting, cooking, making masato, making cleaning campaings with the children , taching them how to recycle or make compost , playing with the babies, etc.    in the evenings playing with the children,  reading , teaching music, art, theater, sports, english , yoga and any other activity you may share, finally  teaching  them how to use the computer .  
 

Free-time activities

During your freetime you can go hiking around the mountain area where the Ashaninka tribe is located as well visiting various beautiful water falls close to tribe.
The next city, Satipo, is also worth visiting. There you can find food markets, restaurants, churches, parks and a tourist information desk.
In the tropical rainforest you find many magnificient water falls. Some of them contain also natural swimming pools.
The rainforest area is famous for birdwatching and finding some special amazing plants, like orchids that are typical plants of the Amazon region.
Around Satipo there are a lot of agricultural sites where various tropical fruits are grown There are for example coffee, cacao, pineapple, orange, lemon, papaya and banana plantations. Next to Satipo you can find wonderful natural beaches along wide rivers, for example the Playa de Bellavista or Playa Meratari. On some rivers you can take a boat tour to view the spectacular natural wildlife.
Besides the Ashaninka tribe there also live the Nomatsiguengas tribe that is native to the region too and can be visited as well.
Furthermore close by you can find some ancient rock paintings of former cultures.

Swimming
Climbing
Hiking
Sports

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 (fluently) or Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV and copy of ID/ passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
being adaptable to the local basic living conditions there as well as the tropical climate and being an empathetic personality with sound social skills,
being fond of children and animals
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 12:00

What's Included

Services by Peru Peru Volunteering

We provide a room and full board for the volunteer at our home place. The fees also include three meals every day that we usually eat together. . Please be aware that you have to pay for your transport. All transport fees like for bus tickets or taxis are not included.

Airport Pickup at Jauja Airport

We can provide an airport pick up, but only for extra costs -> 800 Soles. Huancayo hasn´t got an airport - the next airport is Jauja (45km distance).


A pick up from the bus station (Cruz del Sur) in Huancayo is for free. 

Accommodation

We provide a room at our house which is located in the Santa guillermina ashaninka tribe; located on the top of a small mountain beetween satipo and mazamari, and very close to the local airport.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

We will serve typical ashaninka food three times a day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you like to prepare your own meals feel free to use our kitchen area. For breakfast and lunch we provide a hot meal according to traditional food style. For dinner we will serve sandwiches and hot beverages. Please be aware that you can not drink tapwater in Peru. So if you need additional water between the daily meals you will have to boil or buy it by yourself.

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.
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

the school time is from march to december, in january, february and march, the weather is wet and the children are on holidays .

the nearest airport is jauja, the best bus service is movil tours , the best time of the year is after february and before january. 

 

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)
$800
8 weeks
$1,200
50 weeks (max. stay)
$7,500
Average fees
$175 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Peru Peru Volunteering will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Peru Peru Volunteering during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Supporter for Native Community

Community projects , environmental education , children education . ecofarming , social work, medical assistance,

$175/week

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