Teaching German In The Amazon

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Coordinator | Christian
Coordinator | Christian
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High­lights

Experience the mix of cultures between the Austrian German settlers and the native Amazonians!
Boost your Spanish practicing with locals!
Get international experience while teaching German to a community of very friendly and hospitable people!
Enjoy the weekend campings in the Amazonian rainforest!
Visit Indigenous Communities, The Boiling River, other Austrian-German communities, Oxapampa, Pozuzo, crystal water streams, local plantations, the amazonian rainforest and much more!
This program is part of our alliance with the Austrian-German community and our plan to keep their culture alive. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
This is a new program as part of our alliance with the Austrian - German Cultural Association, ´Die Lustigen Jungen´ from Codo del Pozuzo, Puerto Inca, Huanuco. This community has a combination of historical customs from Austria and southern Germany as well as Amazonian influence. Therefore a culture exchange can be beneficial for both sides. We believe that by preventing the youth of this community from losing the German language of their ancestors, they will be able to keep their culture alive.

Once these young people have the basic knowledge of the German language, another of the projects  that we have in mind to work in the future with this community is to send these young people to different  volunteer programs in Germany.

We are looking for native German-speaking volunteers who have the ability to create different teaching strategies such as, playing games, singing, storytelling, acting and other activities. The focus should be on developing curiosity about other cultures and to experience language as a communication tool and part of a culture.

Volunteers can also design workshops for kids or adults such as football matches, arts and crafts, environmental education, drama and so on. The idea is to connect the new language abilities with positive emotions.

Volunteers could build teaching materials such as posters, cards and games with vocabularies to subject or writing down songs, rhymes and so on for other volunteers.

We will teach German to three groups for 3 days a week. The first group are children between the ages of 6 and 9. The second group are children aged 10 to 14 years old. The third group are 15 years of age and older.

Volunteers help teaching up to 15 hours a week.

Typical day

On a typical day, volunteers prepare their class in advance by following a schedule with topics to be taught. Classes are on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Children ages 6-9 and 10-14 begin class in separate groups at 4:00pm and end at 5:30pm. Then the Adults come at 6:00 pm. until 8:00 pm.

Free-time activities

The following activities for volunteers are included:

-Hiking at the Amazon rainforest - Swimming at local streams and rivers - Visit local plantations - Salsa lessons or Austrian-German folk music (2 days, 1.5 hours each day) - Spanish lessons (4 hours a week) - Camping in the rainforest (fishing, bonfire, exploring) - Cooking Peruvian food (2 days workshop) - Fishing at local river using a net - Make artisan chocolate (1 day workshop) - Make artisan cheese (1 day workshop) - Make Amazonian craft with locals (1 day workshop).

 

Volunteers can also do the following activities during their free time:

 

-Explore the Amazon rainforest - Play sports with locals such as soccer or volleyball  - Ayahuasca Ceremony with local shaman - Fruit picking around the village - Bonfire - Fishing - Swimming - Birdwatching - Visit indigenous communities (with previous permission) -Visit the Boiling River - Visit other Austro-German Communities - Oxapampa - Pozuzo - Boat trips and more...

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking

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 German (fluently) or Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
German, Environmental, History, Geography, Biology, etc at High School level
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
-Team Worker
-Self Confidence
-Good Communication
-Problem Solving
-Positive Attitude
-Decision Maker
-Microsoft Office
-Creative
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 16:00 - 20:00

What's Included

Services by Semillas Life

By volunteering with us, you get a unique chance to experience the stunning natural diversity and experience the beautiful local culture beyond a busy tourist industry. At the same time, you will help us to achieve our goal in giving back to our local community. We co-operate with a range of local people. Therefore, all booking fees go either straight to people in our community such as, farmers, taxi  and tuc tuc drivers, hostels, restaurants, groceries, boat and tour guides, artisans, etc.  You will also help to cover the expenses of our project.

Airport Pickup at Capitan Rolden Airport

Transportation is included from Pucallpa´s airport or bus station to Puerto Inca. The taxi colectivo drivers will wait at the airport/bus station with a poster with the name of the volunteers so, the volunteers can recognize them. The ride from the city of Pucallpa to Puerto Inca takes about 2.5 hours.

Transportation expenses during our excursions are also included

Volunteers can either take a bus or flight from the city of Lima to the city of Pucallpa. Buses take about 20 hours long and flights take 1 hour to get to Pucallpa. (Not Included)

Accommodation
Accommodation is included for all our programs. Volunteers stay in a family hostel. Two same gender volunteers share a bedroom. All bedrooms have proper bathrooms and beds. Working with local families is part of our project to boost the local economy.
Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Food and Drink are included for all our programs. We provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Monday through Friday. For breakfast, we provide coffee or tea, bread, eggs, fruit juice, butter, jam, fruit salad. For Lunch and dinner, we provide Peruvian dishes, (starter + main dish + juice) with chicken, beef, pork, fish, etc. We also provide vegetarian and vegan meals with previous requirement. Volunteer will eat at local restaurants as part of our project to boost the local economy.

The village of Puerto Inca has no running water. People use water wells to get water. Former volunteers and us have drunk this water without problems. However, we recommend volunteers to bring a portable water filter to make sure they are drinking good water at any time like in our trips to the jungle.

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 Capitan Rolden Airport (PCL) in Pucallpa. 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

At the moment we are on standby due to the Covid19 pandemic. We will restart our project by May 1, 2021. After we restart our activities, volunteers can arrive any day of the year.

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)
$1,080
5 weeks
$1,303
6 weeks
$1,526
7 weeks
$1,749
11 weeks
$2,641
19 weeks
$4,426
50 weeks (max. stay)
$12,420
Average fees
$259 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Semillas Life 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 Semillas Life during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Teaching German In The Amazon

This program is part of our alliance with the Austrian-German community and our plan to keep their culture alive.

$259/week

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