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Children Caretaker

Plan recreational activities, teach English, do workshops and sports and help with the organization of the center

The project

The volunteer program takes place in Cusco and some surrounding villages. Some institutions are financed by the government others, are private foundations. But the all depend on donations and the help of volunteers. Some organizations are flexible with work schedules so it is posible for the participants to work full time or part time. As a volunteer you are not required to have special skills or a professional background, but a positive attitude, a sensitivity to the backgrounds of the children and youth and patience are desirable. It is also a plus if you already speak Spanish.

The projects help children and teenagers from socially disadvantaged and poor families. The insitutions care for over a hundred children, between the 1 and 18 years. The kids come from different backgroudns, some are orphans, others have been living on the streets, there are also kids that have been abused or mistreated. All of them need a safe place to stay, which they find in the projects. 

The projects give shelter, meals, medical care and clothing to the children and youth and they make sure that the children can receive education and physiologic attention in case its needed because of traumatic experiences (abuse, violence, etc.).

All of the social institutions provide an opportunity for education and new perspectives for a positive future for the kids.


Your work at the project

If you are independent, energetic, flexible and patient than you are the perfect volunteer for this project. Our volunteers work in orphanages, day-care centers, rescue homes for abused girls, a center for young mothers, or in the kindergarten. You will support the local staff in the daily work to take care of the children. Your tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Recreational activities (excursions, sports, arts & crafts)
  • Support the children doing their homework
  • Teach English
  • Play, dance, paint and sing with the children
  • Organize pedagogic activities
  • Organize recreational field trips
  • Creative activities with the children like handicrafts
  • Helping in the day-to-day operation of the institution
  • Help to build self-esteem and confidence in the children

Volunteers are encouraged to be creative and to bring in their personal skills. New ideas are always welcome!

Suitable for

Singles

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Education Requirements
at High school level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
sensitive, proactive and creative
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at South America Inside are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

In your free time you can go to the museum, to concerts or do sports.

Concert/Music
Museum/Opera
Sports
Contact & Reservation
$222
/week
$222
/week
4 - 25
weeks
4 - 25
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
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Consultation of our experienced staff | Translation of application documents | Placement in Volunteer Work Project | Orientation session on arrival | Escort to the project site on the first day | Orientation kit | Local support | 24h-Emergency Number | Accommodation | Advisory concerning adequate travel insurance | Flight booking service (optional and for free) | Certificate of participation | Application fee

Accommodation

You have to accommodation options, or you stay with a host family or in a student residence.
In both cases you get a single bedroom and share common spaces with the family or other students.

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Living with a family you will be provided full-board (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
If you life in the students residence you have to buy you food and cook 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.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,085.00
5 weeks
$1,240.00
6 weeks
$1,395.00
25 weeks (max. stay)
$4,340.00
Average fees
$222.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Cusco/Peru between 4 weeks and 25 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside 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 South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Peru

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Peru. Please check the visa regulations for Peru.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Peru and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Peru.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Peru.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Velazco Astete (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
Travel Insurance
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Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Peru while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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