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FairMail

Photography Teacher

Teach photography and creativity to underprivileged teenagers with the aim to let them take photos for on their fair trade greeting cards.

FairMail is a social enterprise producing fair trade photo products.


The photos on FairMail products are taken by Peruvian teenagers. You see the face, name and age of the photographer on the back of each card. FairMail offers this youth photography training, a medical fund and guidance in making their future plans. The teenagers get 50% of the profits of the sale of their own photos to finance their housing and education.

Your task as a volunteer is to contribute to the mission of FairMail: guiding underprivileged teenagers in Peru in producing qualitative photos and in producing and selling fair trade greeting cards worldwide, with as goal the personal development and income support for these teenagers. The activities consist of preparing and giving photography lessons and other trainings that contribute to the development of the teenagers their self-esteem, future plans and english language skills.

Working Location:

Huanchaco, La Libertad, (northern) Peru. Huanchaco is an easy going fishing- and surf village nearby Trujillo (which is the 3rd biggest city of Peru). So volunteering for FairMail goes hand in hand with living a sunny (surf &) beach life.

Benefits for you:

• Get to know about the lives of children who used to be living on the streets and/or live in relatively poor circumstances.

• Have a good time with really great kids!

• Learn about working with children with a difficult background.

• Get to know a local village from an inhabitant’s perspective instead of the short stay tourist perspective.

• Seeing photogenic Peru through the local eyes of the kids and learning about the dynamics of ´local photography´.

• Chance to leave behind your contribution to a beautiful product that will generate income for people that really need it.


Suitable for

Singles
Couples

Details on Arrival

We accept volunteers all year through, with a minimum stay of 8 weeks and at least intermediate Spanish speaking.

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) and English (intermediate level)
Required Documents
Letter of motivation, CV and
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
spanish, photography experience and passion, teaching experience and experience in working with teenagers is preferred
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 08:30 - 13:00

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

Free-time activities

Huanchaco is a beach town with great waves for surfing, for beginners as well as for advanced surfers. Sandboarding is a nice day-excursion, as well as visiting the nearby pre-Inca Ruins and Temples. A one and a half hour drive by bus brings you to a nice Andes village in the mountains. Up north, Chicama beach offers the longest wave ever, 2,5 hours by public transport.
In Trujillo (13 km from Huanchaco, easy by public transport or taxi) you can find disco's, restaurants and malls to go out and find all you need.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Yoga/Meditation

Included Services

Food & Beverages

Fresh fruit juice drink during each class and a small snack

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. Please arrange your own accommodation.

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.

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 Trujillo (TRU) in Trujillo. 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?
Av. Victor Larco 921, Huanchaco,Trujillo, Peru
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