Caring and monitoring of the children, feeding and changing the infants, playing
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.
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:
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.
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.
Yes, full board is provided (3 meals per day)