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Work with Underprivileged Children

Huancayo, Peru

Help take care of children and adolescents with traumatic pasts and organize recreational and educational activities that will set them up for a brighter future.

The Project

As a volunteer for this project, you will gain a direct insight into the lives of impoverished families that are fighting to survive each day. You will work at a center that aims to rehabilitate children socially, helping them to gain the confidence and skills they need to have a brighter future.

At the centers, specialized personnel are in charge of caring for and educating the children between the ages of 5-18. The main objective of the institutions is to provide emotional healing to children who have had traumatic experiences in their families and give them hope for the future through good education.

Due to the fact that the centers are severely underfunded, volunteers are always welcome and greatly appreciated. During your time here, you will build relationships with the children and become friends with other volunteers. 

 

Your Tasks 

On a typical work day, your tasks will include helping the workers care for the children, assisting with activities that stimulate intellectual and social development, organizing and participating in games, helping with homework, and teaching subjects such as English and art.

No previous experience or special skills are required to participate in this project, however, volunteers need to have patience and a positive attitude. It is also very important that you can work independently and show initiative because these centers are very understaffed, and you will be working without a lot of supervision. 

Always keep in mind that you are a role model for the children, most of which have had traumatizing pasts. 

Free-time activities

In your spare time, there is a wide range of activities to choose from, such as playing soccer and other sports in the local community. Most volunteers choose to spend their free time exploring the city and taking in its rich culture. There also are bars nearby where you can go to socialize. 

Climbing
Hiking
Sports

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 (fluently) and Spanish (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 16:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
50+

Any questions? Just ask. We at South America Inside are happy to help you.

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Services by South America Inside

Consultation of our experienced staff | Translation of documents | Placement in volunteer project | Orientation upon arrival | Orientation kit | Local support | 24h-Emergency Number | Accommodation homestay (single or twin room) or Volunteer House (shared) | Full board (3 meals per day) only as homestay | Advice on travel insurance | Flight booking service | Certificate of participation | Application fee

An airport pick-up in Lima can be arranged. Please contact us for price information!

Accommodation

During your project, you will have the chance to live with a Peruvian family in a single or twin room with shared bathrooms and living areas. This gives you the perfect opportunity to learn about the culture and improve your Spanish.  The homestay includes 3 meals per day.

Volunteers can also be accommodated in the shared dormitories at the Volunteer House (guest house). No meals included.

Guest Family Guesthouse
Food & Beverages

Full-board with 3 typical Peruvian meals per day are included when living in a homestay. No meals are included when living in the volunteer house.

Internet Access
Limited 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 Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) in Lima. 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)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,065.00
5 weeks
$1,250.00
6 weeks
$1,435.00
7 weeks
$1,620.00
25 weeks (max. stay)
$4,950.00
Average fees
$232.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Huancayo/Peru between 4 weeks and 25 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
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 South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
Americas South America Peru Huancayo, Huancayo, Peru
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