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Peru Peru Volunteering

Horse-Training in Mantaro-Valley!

Huancayo, Peru

Training Peruvian horses and help with the administration of the stables of the owner.
Help with feeding, cleaning and veterinarian treatment of the horses.

Peru has got its own very special horse race: El Paso Peruano. Being known for its kind of funny way of walking it is unique in this world and its sold to many different places around the planet. Therefore there is a lot of people working with that horses as well as breading them. 
Help with the stable administration of one horse owner and train his horses. If necessary you can also help with feeding and veterinarian treatment.

You are going to work together with the Horse owner, who at the moments owns more than 15 horses. He is a very polite and friendly, open-minded person who always warmly accept Volunteers from foreign countries. He also likes to hear your and speak about your current experience with horses and how horses at your country are being treated and respected. That kind of intercultural exchange is going to help both sides to understand, how the work has to be done. Moreover you can help to improve things at the stable, when you handle things at your country another way.

You are going to work at a stable in the Mantaro Valley in Peru in Huancayo´s (our family house/your sleeping place) surroundings. This program combines administration work with working with the animals. All kinds of improvement are warmly welcomed.

Typical day

In the morning you will have to get to the stables 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.

There you will work either at the office and helping with administration works or working with the horses (training them, getting prepared for tournaments, feeding them, helping curing them and giving advice whenever you can). 
After finishing work you come back home where food is going to be served and you can relax.

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 horse owner so both sides are going to be happy and satisfied.

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Required Documents
CV and Copy of ID/Passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good relationship with horses
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 13:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

Any questions? Just ask. We at Peru Peru Volunteering are happy to help you.

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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.
If you like to you can watch television at your room.

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)
$200.00
3 weeks
$300.00
4 weeks
$400.00
5 weeks
$500.00
9 weeks
$900.00
17 weeks
$1,700.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$5,000.00
Average fees
$100.00/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.
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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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