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Daycare Center for Children

Caring and monitoring of the children, feeding and changing the infants, playing

The project

In Peru, malnourishment, poor health conditions and high infant mortality rates are still widespread, above all in rural areas. 

In your role as a volunteer you will support a child minder in her daily work at the centre. The child minder is in charge of up to eight children ranging from the ages of 6 months - 3 years. In these centres children are cared for and also enhanced to their psychological, physical and social development.

Thanks to the childminders parents are able to work full time in order to support their families and have enough money to clothe and feed them. 

Volunteers must be aware that they will be in direct contact with difficult family situations. On this project the work is very fulfilling as you will be able to see the difference you are making and see the happiness you give to children just from a hug. 


Your work 

Tasks will vary on different areas you are located in, volunteers support childminders to take care of the children. 

On a typical day volunteers will: 

  • take care of children by monitoring them, 
  • feed and change smaller children, 
  • support the children to develop through psychomotoric exercises, 
  • do exercises in language and coordination with the children
  • promoting skills through fun games like dancing and singing
  • help maintaining the facility by cleaning it


Suitable for

Singles
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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 (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
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 - 17:00

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

Free-time activities

In your spare time there are a wide range of different activities to choose from such as a variety of different sports with local teams. There are also bars in the near by town, many volunteers take time off to dive into the culture and go hiking across the landscapes.

Swimming
Climbing
Hiking
Sports

Included Services

What's included?
Consultation of our experienced staff | Translation of documents | Placement in volunteer project | Orientation on arrival | Orientation kit | Local support | 24h-Emergency Number | Accommodation home stay | Full board (3 meals per day) | Advice on travel insurance | Flight booking service (optional) | Certificate of participation | Application fee
Accommodation

In this project you live with a host family in a private bedroom but shared bathroom and other living areas. Living with the family helps you to improve your Spanish skills and learn about the culture.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Yes, full board is provided (3 meals per day)

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. 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)
$760.00
5 weeks
$880.00
6 weeks
$1,000.00
25 weeks (max. stay)
$3,280.00
Average fees
$161.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Huancayo/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

Check out first

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 Jorge Chavez International (LIM) in Lima. 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.
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?
Huancayo, Peru, Huancayo, Peru

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