Mundo de Niños

Supporter for Social Bakery

Trujillo, Peru show on map

Non-profit | Mundo de Niños

Volunteers will help develop and run this project, take care of sales, management, and other tasks if relevant. They will support the teenagers who are working there. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
50+

Mundo de Niños is setting up a new project of a social bakery called Mundopan that aims, among other, at bringing to the boys living in the Mundo de Niños Home the opportunity to learn how to be financially self-sufficient and responsible. They will learn how to act in a professional environment, be responsible with money, be polite to customers, etc. For these children, who come from dysfunctional families living in poverty, this project gives them the opportunity of a better future. This social bakery will also be a way for the Home to be financially independent and to cover its running costs such as maintenance and daily life at the Home. 

The volunteer(s) will work together with the director of the project as well as with the shop team and the children designated to help in the bakery. The bakery is located right next to the Home, so it is easy to go visit the children and work at the bakery at the same time. We are looking for volunteers who have knowledge in project management, accounting, business development, or who have a training in bakery/pastries/food industry. However we will consider all applications, these skills are not the only ones that can be relevant for this project. 

For the volunteer, it is a chance to take part in a brand new project and contribute to run it and make it work on the long term. The tasks will be more accurately defined after an interview, depending on the volunteer's skills and motivations, and on the current needs.

Typical day

The day is divided into shifts, to be chosen by the volunteers: from 7 am-12 pm or from 3 pm to 7 pm

Tasks include: 

Support the bakers during bread production

Support the sales management once a week

Supervise and accompany the teenagers from the Home in their learning of commercial processes and the management of the stock of goods

Support the children in their cleaning and tidying tasks 

Details on Arrival

Volunteers are welcome all year long for a minimum of one month. They can choose their working time and days, according also to the current needs at the Home and Bakery.

Free-time activities

Our volunteers can have a discount on surf classes. The Home is in fact located on the Pacific coast where many people like to surf.

You can swim in the Pacific ocean that is a few meters away from the Home. On the weekends, you can visit many cities nearby (e.g. Huaraz, Cajamarca, Chiclayo, Lima, Conache, etc. which you can reach easily by bus) and hike in the mountains or visit the ruins and museums of the region (Chan Chan, Huacas del Sol y de la Luna, Museo Moche, etc.).

Huanchaco is a very multicultural seaside town, where many free activities are offered for tourists as well as locals.

Water Sports
Swimming
Hiking
Sports
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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV and application form
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
management, accounting, business development, education, NGO-management, etc.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Mundo de Niños (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Food & Beverages

Lunch is provided. You'll eat with the kids in our Home when they are back from school. Our cook makes delicious Peruvian meals!

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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Trujillo Airport (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.
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.
  Americas South America Peru  Trujillo, Calle Miguel Grau Mz 3 Lte 7
Reservation
The project site is open in: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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