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Volunteer Programs in Peru Cusco Special Needs Children / Therapy Support

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Volunteer in Cusco Peru are needed at a special needs center located in Cusco Peru. All residents, regardless of their age, suffer from various physical and mental ailments. The home is for adult and child residents who come from the poorest communities in and around Cusco. The center is quite large and has several dedicated areas, including separate buildings for women, men, and children. There is small therapy room for children and large outdoor areas for sitting, reading and talking with the residents. As a residential facility bedding and food are provided for all residents, and most of the home's funding comes from donations and international support.

Hours for volunteers are: 8am-12pm and 230-5pm. The mornings are spent with the children who are unable to attend school doing physical therapy, playing, feeding and changing. In the afternoons the children who go to school are at the orphanage and you may spend your time working with them on homework, feeding, getting children ready for bed by 5pm and cleaning.

  • Requirements: Admin fee $100 for one month, $200 for two months, $300 for three months.

Overview

  • Project length:From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Project dates: Year round. Choose any date to arrive.
  • Arrival airport: Cusco (CUZ)
  • Accommodation: Local host family
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Requirements: Medical placements require a $50 donation for projects ranging 1-3 weeks. $100 donation for programs lasting one month or longer. Donations must be made in cash, paid locally on day one of the project.

Program Schedule

  • Program starts and ends in Cusco
  • Airport meet and greet in Cusco. Afternoon city tour and orientation
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 40 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing
  • Typical shift work hours are 8am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
  • Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights to Peru. Visas and/or entry-exit fees. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

https://www.abroaderview.org/volunteers/peru

Volunteer in Cusco Peru are needed at a special needs center located in Cusco Peru. All residents, regardless of their age, suffer from various physical and mental ailments. The home is for adult and child residents who come from the poorest…

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:

https://www.abroaderview.org/volunteers/peru

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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