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Volunteer Programs in Peru Cusco Child Care / Orphanage

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Volunteer in Cusco Peru working with orphans, special needs youth and other vulnerable children. Living and working in Cusco is an unforgettable experience. Be part of the real life of the Cusquenians, explore their family traditions, customs and taste the authentic Cusco cuisine at your homestay.

Although in recent years Peru has benefited from a rise in tourism offer some economic relief, millions of Peruvians live below the poverty line. More than half of the country's people struggle to survive, close to one fourth of the population live in extreme poverty

Volunteer support at residential home for orphaned and abandoned girls and young adults. The home is operated by a religious organization but with the atmosphere of a large family. There are 50 female residents at the home ranging from 10 years to 18 years old. Volunteers support, care for and nurture the children’s emotional and physical needs. Since many of these girls have come from mentally and emotionally challenging beginnings, volunteers need to be caring, open minded and understanding.

Volunteers in the orphanage / child care programs will be:

  • Helping to provide homework support
  • Teaching English and basic computer lessons
  • Organizing extracurricular activities like dance, yoga, kickboxing
  • Provide guidance with vocational training in baking, pottery and other income generating activities
  • Spanish knowledge is recommended

Program donation: US$50 payable with the program fees.

Volunteer in Cusco Peru

Volunteer in Cusco Peru working with orphans, special needs youth and other vulnerable children. Living and working in Cusco is an unforgettable experience. Be part of the real life of the Cusquenians, explore their family traditions…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Fee Required
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome

Location

On-site
main street, Cusco, None None, Peru

Apply to This Volunteer Opportunity

Instructions:

http://www.abroaderview.org

You select your travel dates. Program fees based on 7 night increments (example 1 month is 28 nights = 4 weeks) Fill out the online application form or print and send it in by mail or fax. Submit your $120 deposit. We accept personal Check, Money Order, Credit Cards or Paypal in US currency. (this reservation fee is included in the total price of the program) Email, fax or mail us a copy of your resume/CV. Since we do not know you, or your interests, we found that a resume/CV can provide enough information to allow for a successful placement. After review and acceptance of the application (1-2 days), we will email you a detailed Orientation Guide.

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