Make a REAL difference in Peru with Women's Empowerment Program
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Love Volunteers
The mission of this program is to support the women of the Cusco area who have suffered from abuse. The Women's Empowerment program aims to assist these women who have suffered domestic violence, offering them a refuge to escape the violence and a safe place to re-group and plan for a better life. Most of the women who seek shelter and form part of the program have children so the shelter where volunteers will assist works directly with their children too. The project aims to help with emotional healing as well as teaching skills and helping women to regain control of their lives. Volunteers spend their time caring for the women and children, offering them companionship, skill learning, education and attention. The women have made the first step by leaving the abusive situation, however they now need support to make a better life from themselves. That’s where international volunteers come in. The projects are severely understaffed and underfunded, which is why they are in urgent need of staff. Volunteers will find that they can make a real difference to the lives of abused and vulnerable women and children through their participation in this important program.
Goals of this Project:
- Provide essential care and support to vulnerable women and children
- Improve the future prospects of abused women
- Give impoverished women and children quality care, compassion and a sense of hope
- Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both locals and international volunteers alike
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help us provide support to some of Peru's most marginalized and vulnerable women. While this challenging project does not require participants to have a background in the fields of social work, counselling and/or Women’s studies, as there are many ways you can assist, volunteers with suitable education, qualifications or experience are highly sought after. Regardless, a volunteer’s individual role can often be tailored to suit their particular skills and interests. Volunteers on this project will need an understanding of Spanish in order to communicate effectively with the children and local staff members. All applicants must of course display a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:
- Emergency contact
- Police check