Volunteers Peru

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Arequipa, Peru via kindly anonymous
Ella Smyth
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Volunteers Peru is a grassroots organisation based in the city of Arequipa in southern Peru. We are currently working with two projects where volunteers can make a positive contribution to the local community. The first is a home for abandoned girls in Arequipa; the second a primary and secondary school in Tomepampa in the Cotahuasi canyon. We are committed to helping the children that we work with to fulfil their personal and educational needs, and to promoting cultural awareness and mutual understanding. Volunteering is low cost and both long and short-term opportunities are available. Both projects are greatly in need of help.

We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help at our projects. The minimum age is 18 years old.
For those wishing to work at the girls' home we ask that volunteers dedicate a minimum of one week. For those wishing to work at the school we ask that volunteers dedicate a minimum of one month.
Essential: A desire to help those in need Desired: Spanish Language English Language Teaching experience (school project) Childcare experience (girls' home)
City of Arequipa: Casa Hogar Torre Fuerte This is a home for girls aged 3 - 17 years who have been abandoned or mistreated. Volunteer responsibilities include: - Helping with domestic tasks as required - Helping to create a safe and stable environment for the girls - Homework help - There is also the opportunity to get involved with vocational training and mini-projects Cotahuasi Canyon: Colegio Honofre Benavides This is a primary and secondary school in the town of Tomepampa, Cotahuasi. Volunteer responsabilities include: - Classroom Support - Teaching English to both pupils and teachers - There is also the opportunity to get involved with mini-projects
- We charge a one-off volunteer fee to cover legitimate administration costs, we are strictly non-profit. - The cost is $7 per day for those wishing to spend less than two weeks, $80 for those spending two weeks, and $150 for those spending more than two weeks. - Volunteer Accommodation starts from $7 per night - Arequipa and Tomepampa are both low-cost places to live. Volunteers should budget for $4-8 dollars per day

300-B Cruz Verde, Arequipa, Peru

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