Community Empowerment Initiatives

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High­lights

Experience the unique culturally rich Peruvian village of Oxapampa
Travel to the border of the Amazon to work with community members on empowerment initiatives
This program is being developed in close communication with local communities to give them ownership.
Contribute directly the the UN SDG's goal #4, Quality Education
Opportunity to complete an optional Community Development online course offered in partnership with University of Richmond in the United States
Join this project in Oxapampa, a small village on the outskirts of the Amazon to work on critical community development projects.
This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families

Experience the Peruvian culture when you travel to the Eastern Part of Peru to work on empowerment initiatives in Oxapampa village.


As a participant on this program you will contribute directly to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #6, Quality education. Join a team of international participants and work on various activities depending on the needs of the community at the time.


You could expect to:


  • teach environmental education lessons
  • teach English at local schools
  • work on coffee farming with local farmers
  • work on building bio gardens with the local community.

Expect to be challenged and immersed in real projects, so you will need to be creative, agile, and resourceful, all the while mindful that you will be working with community members who have limited resources.


This program includes an optional Community Development online course which must be completed in order to obtain a certificate offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States.


Get in touch for more information!



Typical day

Participants are expected to remain flexible as project work changes based on weather as well as needs of our project partners.


Estimated Schedule:

8-10am: Work with Community

12pm: Lunch

1pm - 4pm: Work with Community

6pm: Dinner

9pm: Bed Time


Free-time activities

By participating in this program, you are not only offered an opportunity to work toward conserving ecosystems but also the opportunity to see local sites! Our dedicated field staff are the best resource when researching local trips, they have compiled this list of activities.


These side trips are not included in the program fee but are highly recommended:

  • Amazon Forest


The possibilities are endless!




Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
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 (basic level) or Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No specific skills required, all training is provided online 8 weeks prior to program start through self paced training materials.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by GVI

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff provided online 8 weeks prior to departure:
    • PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION (1 hour)
    • PROGRAM SPECIFIC TRAINING (1 - 5 hours)

    • OPTIONAL: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COURSE (10 - 15 hours)
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Police or background check
  • Spanish Lessons
  • Visa costs (where necessary)

Airport Pickup at Huanuco Airport

Airport pick up is provided from Huanuco Airport within a specified time. 

Accommodation

On the border of the Amazon, Oxapampa will become home for the time you are on program.


Participants will share rooms in a dormitory style accommodation.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Meals are included and participants will take it in turns to cook meals for the group. Dietary requirements can be catered for. 

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 Huanuco Airport (HUU) in Huanuco. 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

2021
  • 15 May 2021
  • 29 May 2021
  • 12 Jun 2021
  • 26 Jun 2021
  • 10 Jul 2021
  • 24 Jul 2021
  • 07 Aug 2021
  • 21 Aug 2021
  • 04 Sep 2021
  • 18 Sep 2021
  • 02 Oct 2021
  • 16 Oct 2021
  • 30 Oct 2021
  • 13 Nov 2021
  • 27 Nov 2021
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$1,946
2 weeks
$2,190
4 weeks
$2,861
6 weeks
$3,593
8 weeks
$4,203
10 weeks
$4,874
12 weeks (max. stay)
$5,545
Average fees
$1,204 /week

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

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Community Empowerment Initiatives

Join this project in Oxapampa, a small village on the outskirts of the Amazon to work on critical community development projects.

$987/week

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