Peru Peru Volunteering

Archaeological Museum Supporter

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We need volunteers to help out at the local museum in Huari.
The museum is located next to an archaeological place: Wari Willca ruins. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples

The museum is located next to an archaeological place -> Wari Willka ruins. It shows the original place of the old Huanca-culture and their way of life around the 18th century.

Your tasks is going to be to show the museum´s treasures to the visitors that are mostly Spanish speaking people. Therefore Spanish knowledge is necessary.You will tell them about the culture of the Huancas and show them all the exhibition objects. The museum shows pieces that are part of the Peruvian cultural heritage. Therefore all objects are very interesting and our volunteers can learn a lot about the ancient culture of this part of the country.

Also you will be asked to help the museum director with administration work and promoting issues of the museum. He is a very polite, friendly and open-minded person who always warmly accepts help from Volunteers from foreign countries. A goal is to help him and probably show him how his administration and promotion can be improved. Showing your skills in exchange of gaining experience and getting know about archaeological issues is going to be a important part of a intercultural exchange with that person.

If you are interested in it and your Spanish skills are very good, you can also help to discover more of that archaeological ruins and doing some archaeological research with the local staff to get to know more about the Huanca`s way of living.

Typical day

In the morning you will have to get to work by car (Taxi) or public transport. Of course you´ll get our help and advice with that traveling and don't be afraid, it is not rocket science. Your working place is only 15 minutes away from Huancayo.

There you will work either at the office and helping with administration works or working as a museum guide (showing the museum´s treasures to the visitors). Depending on your interest and Spanish skills, you can also help with archaeological research with the local staff on special dates.

After finishing work you come back home where food is going to be served and you can relax.
In what tasks you are going to work, depends on your interests and the needed help of the museum owner.

You can choose yourself if you'd like to work half or full day.
Your timetable is quite flexible and we can check it with the museum owner so both sides are going to be happy and satisfied. Please not that for archaeological research you´re probably going to need more time than half a day.

Free-time activities

We are surrounded by many tourist attractions such as:

  • La Selva Central, home to many Ashaninka tribes
  • Santa Rosa de Ocopa, the oldest monastery in the region (also featuring the largest library, with 25.000 ancient books)
  • The first Peruvian capital "Jauja"
  • The largest water reserve in Peru, "Reserva Paisajistica Nor Yauyos"
  • Huaytapallana Glacier ( 5.200 m.a.s.l.)
  • Numerous pre-Inca ruins

During your stay you can also share your free time in several activities in our local institutions enjoying an intercultural experience where you can share and realize your own dreams, practice your career or learn new things like the ones listed below.

Activities (certified courses available):

  • Language classes (Spanish and Quechua)
  • Peruvian Music
  • Andean Philosophy
  • Knitting
  • Jewelry
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Others (please inquire if you have a specific interest)

Please note, that the listed free time activities cost additionally.

Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

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 (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV and copy of ID/Passport
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, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 13:00

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Before your journey

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Peru Peru Volunteering (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

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.
At our house you can use the laundry for free and you have access to internet via wifi. 
The fees also include the use of water and electricity. At our bathroom we have a shower with hot water. 


Please be aware that you have to pay for your transport. All transport fees like for bus tickets or taxis are not included.

We can provide an airport pick up, but only for extra costs -> 100 Soles. Huancayo hasn´t got an airport - the next airport is Jaja (45km distance).
A pick up from the bus station (Cruz del Sur) in Huancayo is for free.

Accommodation

We provide a shared bedroom at our house which is located in the district Chilca of Huancayo.

Around the house there is a terrace as well as a big quite courtyard with a lot of free space. 

For your use we will provide bed linen and towels. The room contains all the necessary furniture, .wi fi, cable, hot water ,private and shared bathrooms . a kitchen , our house is in front of banks, restaurants, supermarket, and traditional markets , bus stops , etc.


Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages

We will serve typical Peruvian food three times a day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

All meals will be served either at our small kitchen or at our dining room.

If you like to prepare your own meals feel free to use our kitchen area.

In the morning we will serve continental breakfast. For lunch we provide a hot meal according to traditional Peruvian 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 buy it by yourself.

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$300.00
4 weeks
$600.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$7,500.00
Average fees
$150.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Huancayo/Peru between 2 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Peru Peru Volunteering 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 Peru Peru Volunteering during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Americas South America Peru  Huancayo, Avenue 9 de Diciembre 604, Chilca

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