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Volunteer with Street Children In Peru
Are you ready to change lives of underprivileged street children in Peru? Do you have a passion for helping children in need? Have you ever dreamed of experiencing the diverse Incan and Spanish culture? By committing you time and skills to this project you will change the future of Peru’s vulnerable children caught in the throes of poverty.
Peru is the land of the legendary Incas known for their farming and architectural skills. It is a big country in South America full of natural marvels such as the Nazca lines drawing
across 50 miles of the Southern Peruvian desert. It is one of the few places where you get to find centuries of traditions still being practiced in modern cities.
Unfortunately, in spite of Peru's significant progress in the last few years, the social and economic inequalities which still affect much of Peru have left the children in a vulnerable state. Many street children have never been able to go to school and those that do usually drop out due to lack of moral and financial support.
This is where you come in. IFRE’s Volunteer Peru with Street Children project is a way for you to share your skills, passion and efforts with helpless children who don’t have anyone else to look to. Taking part in this project will open up many opportunities for poor children living on the streets. The most rewarding part of this project will be supporting children to be able to find employment to stay off the street and break the circle of poverty.
This is your opportunity to change children’s lives in Peru. Contact us today for a chance to volunteer in Peru in a Street Children Project!
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impact
As a volunteer in Peru in a Children Project you will work in conjunction with schools and other non-profit organizations Monday through Friday for about 4-5 hours a day. Depending on your skills and interests your daily activities may include teaching English, Math and Science as well aseducating children on life-skills like gardening, computer skills, painting, building, sewing and business skills.
In the afternoon you’ll organize fun activities such as dances, sports, events and competitions, and prepare food for the kids. You will also be required to assist in administrative duties, fundraising activities and proposal writing.
Your participation will provide critically needed relief to understaffed schools and organizations. In addition, you will immensely improve the education and life skills of the street children in your care. By showing love and attention to the children you will motivate and enable them to work towards achieving their dreams.
Skills and Qualifications:
You do not need any specific skills or qualifications to volunteer in the education and street children project in Peru.However, you should have a passion for teaching, love of children, and be flexible and patientas you will be working closely with children who are distressed and homeless. You should be passionate about caring for children in need.
Beginner to intermediate knowledge of Spanish is preferred but not mandatory. If you do speak Spanish, you can enroll in our Spanish language course to make your stay more rewarding – both for you and for the children you are helping.
Your time with the street children in Peru will be both fun and rewarding. You will form lifelong relationships with kids, local staff and like-minded volunteers and have the chance to explore everything Peru has to offer.
First Day: Your in-country coordinator will accompany you to your placement. While there, you’ll spend time getting to know the local staff and fellow volunteers you’ll be working with, including the children who will be in your care.
Weekdays: Your work starts in earnest on the second day, and while each day will vary, anormal day in the project includes:
7:00 AM: Your host family will join you for a delicious home-cooked and local breakfast.
7:45 AM: After breakfast, you will leave for yourplacement for a full morning of activities.
12:00 PM: Around noon you will return to your host family and share delicious lunch together.
3:00 PM: Volunteer hours conclude around this time, you are free or head into town for shopping,or help children with homework.
6:45 PM: This is the time to return back to your host family for a Peruvian dinner and a chance for some cultural immersion.
Volunteer with Children in Peru : Dates and Fees
IFRE programs begin every Monday year-round. If you have travel constraints, you can still start your chosen program on any day of the year.
Since 2006, IFRE has been the most trusted and respected volunteer abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to volunteer internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
We believe in 100% transparency. Rest assured, we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly fee is paid in the host country directly to your host family and project (via country coordinator), and includes housing, food, and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.
Volunteer Program Fees (US$)
|Duration||Street Children Projects|
Airport Pickup and Transfer $20.00
Spanish Lessons : ( Monday-Friday ) 2 hours a day : $120/ week - mandatory for medical project
$25/week surcharge for medical project
Summer volunteer and adventure: $2069
Program Fees Cover:
- Accommodation (host family)
- Food (only breakfast and dinnery)
- Program Orientation
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program Fees Exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
Accommodation and Meal
While volunteering at the street children project you will be provided with accommodationand three local meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).You will havea safe and comfortable home in the community with a carefully vetted host family who are well-respected members of the community with valuable experience hosting international volunteers. They will happily welcome you to their home and make you feel safe and secure as they immerse you in their culture.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
During the week you will volunteer from Monday to Friday for about 4-5 hours per day, leaving you plenty of free time to visit various places and attractions in the local town and community.Additionally, when you volunteer in Peru in Street Children Project,you’ll have the entire Saturday and Sunday to plan your excursions and tours around the country.
Safety and in Country Support
Your safety and comfort as a volunteer are the most important things. Our projects, facilities, accommodation and host families are all carefully vetted and inspected, and you will receive significant support, both prior to the trip and during your stay through your local coordinator who is available to you 24/7 to help with anything you need.
Volunteer with Children In Peru :FAQs:
Arrival and departure
You should fly into Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, Cusco for your volunteer work in Peru.However, certainplacements may require arrival at a different airport.Do not book flightsuntil your placement is complete. We require you to make your own flight bookings and send the details to your in-country coordinator before your flight to Peru.
Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off
We have airport pick-up service available to you. Provide us with your correct flight details before heading to Peru so that we can pick you up in correct date and time.
We do not provide airport drop-off services after the completion of your volunteering project in Peru. However, we suggest that you consult with your host family or local staff who will more than willing to arrange this for you.
You will need a tourist visa to volunteer and travel in Peru. You are responsible for having all the proper documentation necessary to be eligible for a tourist visa. We suggest that you securea visa before leaving your home country. A Peruvian tourist visa is a single-entry only. However, citizens of USA, UK, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries do not require a visa to travel as a tourist in Peru.
It is not possible to extend your tourist visa once you have entered Peru. When arriving at the airport or border, make sure you get a visa for the time you intend to stay. According to Peruvian law the maximum time for a tourist to stay in the country is 183 days per year.
It is recommended that you consult atravel doctor who is knowledgeable about current health issues and epidemics in Peru. You can also find the information from theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, Global Health Canada or in Travelers' Health United Kingdom. We highly recommend you takeall the recommended vaccinations before heading to Peru for volunteering in our program.
Why volunteer with street children in Peru?
Volunteering with street children in Peru is a life changing and eye-opening experience that lets you make a huge difference for children in need while on the adventure of a lifetime.
Create a safe and effective environment for street children
Working inthis Street Children Peru volunteer project gives you an opportunity to create a safe, engaging, and busy environment for street children. The day-to- day activities will keep them from engaging in dangerous behavior on the streets and in the community.
Provide essential childcare to street children
Taking part in this volunteer program means you get to share your love, passion and time with street children deprived of a healthy childhood. You also get to make sure that these children eat well, sleep well and live well while you are there.
Teach and help street kids learn new skills
While working in Peru you will teach special classes which are designed specifically to help street kids learn new skills. English, computer skills, and social skillswill provide the children with a means for future career development.
Assist local institutions in their struggle to look after street children
Participating in the Peru volunteer project directly helps many local institutions in Peru that are currently struggling to care for street children and teens who have no one else to care for them. You will support these institutions to provide adequate care and skills to the children.
Support street children and teens in need of extra care and attention
Street children have more needs than other children, but rarely do they receive the quality of care and attention they rightfully deserve. So, the attention, love, and guidance you give to the street children will make them feel loved and appreciated. They will grow to have hope and be kind to others that will help shape their future.
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