Support Team Member in a home for Girls at Risk

Casa Hogar Torre Fuerte is a home for girls aged 3 -18 who have been removed from their families following abuse, neglect or abandonment.

We are looking for caring and enthusiastic people with a passion for helping others to support at the Casa Hogar Torre Fuerte girls' home in Arequipa, southern Peru.

The Casa Hogar Torre Fuerte is a Christian home for girls and young women who have been removed from their families due to abandonment or abuse. It is based just outside of Arequipa, about a 40 minute bus ride from the city center. There are generally between 20 and 30 girls living there at any one time aged from 3 to 18 years. The state sends girls to the Casa Hogar, but provides very little financial assistance, which is why volunteer support is needed. As a member of the team at the Torre Fuerte, you will work alongside local staff to support the girls in their care.

Volunteer responsibilities include:

-      Homework help

-      Domestic tasks as necessary

-      Playing with the girls

-      Contributing towards a safe and stable home environment

-      You are also welcome to get involved with mini-projects and training, dependent on your skills and experience

This is a great opportunity for those wishing to get experience working in a caring role with young people and those who are interested in women's and girls' rights.

We ask that those applying for this role dedicate a minimum of two weeks, but we strongly encourage volunteers to stay at least four weeks. There is no maximum volunteer period - the more time that volunteers are able to commit to the girls, the better. Please note that due to the nature of the project, there is limited availability for male applicants.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Groups

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and Spanish (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
Application Form, CV and Reference
Other Skills
Basic Spanish
Childcare skills/experience desirable
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 13:00 - 18:00

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Support Team Member in a home for Girls at Risk The Honey House - volunteer accommodation Volunteer Sophie with Jovita A studio apartment in the Honey House Lulu, Jovita and Marisol Swing fun at Torre Fuerte With some of the older girls Volunteer Klara with the younger girls

Free-time activities

Arequipa is a beautiful vibrant city with lots to keep volunteers occupied during their time here. The skyline is dominated by volcanos and the city is famous for its colonial architecture, great food and lively nightlife. The sun shines around 300 days of the year. International travellers are well catered for, but there are plenty of opportunities to integrate into local life. Arequipa is a great base for further exploration of Peru. The Colca Canyon and the floating islands of Los Uros on Lake Titicaca are within easy reach for weekend trips.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Services

What's included?
The fee goes directly back into the organization to cover legitimate administration costs and support the projects. The program fee covers the costs of our support to you. In volunteers Peru, you have 24/7 support and assistance in all of your needs while being here and personalized support before your arrival. In addition, the fee goes towards your Volunteers Peru uniform shirt, administrative fees, and Volunteers Peru sustainability. You will receive a certificate and reference upon request.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
2 weeks (min. stay)
$150
3 weeks
$150
4 weeks
$150
5 weeks
$150
10 weeks
$150
18 weeks
$150
50 weeks (max. stay)
$150

You can volunteer at the project site in Arequipa/Peru between 2 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Volunteers Peru will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$39/week
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 Volunteers Peru during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Airport
The nearest airport is Rodriguez Ballon (AQP) in Arequipa. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
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300 B Cruz Verde, Cercado, 04000 Arequipa, Peru