As a volunteer in Peru Peru Volunteering, you will learn about: The Peruvian and Andean culture, the Pre-Incan traditions, enjoy Peruvian gastronomy, and witness the beauty of our natural landscapes! Huancayo rests in a valley surrounded by the Andes Mountain Range, so there is plenty to see and explore in this scenic region. Volunteers have options to volunteer in different locations such as Lima and Cañete (coast), Huancayo and Matahuasi (mountain), and Satipo (high jungle) in both academic and non-academic settings. Volunteers usually take part in one of the activities listed below. A combination of the activities is also possible – we can arrange based on your own personal timetable. The volunteer is required to help from Monday to Friday, starting at 8:00 or 9:00 in the morning and lasts for about 3-4 hours. DISCLAIMER: because of the Covid-19 pandemic, availability for some activities have changed. If you would like to inquire about a certain activity, please message us and we will let you know how to accommodate your interests for your trip. The Peru Peru Volunteering activities include: 1.-Teaching: being a teacher’s assistant at educational projects or local schools. Subjects: Sports, English, Mathematics, Music, Arts, etc. The children's age ranges from 3-16 years old. 2.-Huancayo Zoo Assistant: working alongside Huancayo’s local zoo, volunteers will work with the staff by feeding the animals, giving them medical assistance, cleaning their cages, rescuing them from mistreatment, and giving them proper shelter. 3.-Organizing workshops for children in the morning and/or afternoon: this can be art, sports, cooking, yoga, dance, etc. 4.-Helping in a museum in Huari: volunteers will be a Manager-Assistant and help with promotions, administration, touristic information, museum-guide, and archeological research. 5.-Eco-Farming in Matahuasi: helping with planting trees, understanding the Andean relationship to the Earth and the environment, sustainable planting, and maintaining of the biological cycle. 6.-Horse Training in Mantaro-Valley: training Peruvian horses, maintaining the stables, feeding, cleaning, and veterinarian treatment of the horses. 7.-Health care assistant in local hospitals and health centers we partner with: only for volunteers with medical studies. 8.-Music Teacher inside a govermental public orchestra for children. 9.-Digital Marketing: managing social media accounts to grow Peru Peru Volunteering’s outreach to bring in more volunteers. Also create content (such as photos and videos) to post online! 10.-Medical care inside health centers, regional hospitals, or inside small villages centers. 11.-Chef: learn how to cook traditional Peruvian dishes alongside the best chefs in all of Huancayo! 12.-Housekeeping: clean and maintain the area that Peru Peru Volunteering operates on. In addition to the listed activities, there is an after school program in the afternoon every weekday in which volunteers can take part in. Normally volunteers help pupils with their homework (English, Spanish, Mathematics etc.) for about three hours from 15:00-18:00. The children are 3 to 16 years old. Moreover, there are a number of other activities that volunteers can become involved in such as music, sports, arts, academic activities, dance and other community projects. If you have experience and would like to take charge in one of these activities, or be involved in additional activities during your time working with the project, we would love to incorporate them into your timetable! Requirements: Our organisation is funded by volunteers and their own economic activities. We do not depend on international, national, or public funding. We ask for a additional monetary contribution to the worldpacker reservation fee for your expenses such as Wi-Fi, electricity, food, breakfast and lunch from Monday to Friday. We can also assist you with acquiring a Peruvian simcard for your stay. The expenses are $230 USD per week. We are looking for volunteers that are: -University students or professionals -Fluent or intermediate Spanish skills for academic programs (basic Spanish necessary for dance, art, handcraft, outdoors activities and sports) Volunteers must: -Be able to work at least 3-4 hours a day, from Monday to Friday -Have valid health insurance -Be charismatic and have an outgoing personality Free-Time Activities We are surrounded by many tourist attractions such as: -La Selva Central, home to many Ashaninka tribes -Santa Rosa de Ocopa, the oldest monastery in the region (also featuring the largest library, with 25,000 ancient books) -The first Peruvian capital "Jauja" -The largest water reserve in Peru, "Reserva Paisajistica Nor Yauyos" -Huaytapallana Glacier ( 5.200 m.a.s.l.) -Numerous Pre-Incan ruins During your stay, you can spend your free time by studying several activities through our local institutions. It is an intercultural experience where you can share and realize your own dreams, practice your career, or learn new things like the ones listed below. Activities (certified courses available): -Language classes (Spanish) -Peruvian Music -Andean Philosophy -Knitting -Jewelry -Ceramics -Painting -Horse Riding -Surfing -Dancing -Cooking -Singing -Yoga -Music -Trekking -Climbing -Acupuncture -Planting trees -University internship -Training dogs -Ecofarming -Archaeology -Others (please inquire if you have a specific interest) Please note that the listed free time activities may cost additionally. Covid-19 Travel Restrictions: be aware that the Peruvian government has different rules and regulations for each country. If you want to enter Peru, please be up to date with your nation’s embassy rules so that you will have a safe and easy flight. Peru Peru Volunteering can help you book your bus ticket to Huancayo and wherever else you wish to travel to after your stay with Peru Peru Volunteering.
We are a Peruvian organization whose goal is to give a good level of education to those children who live in the poorest areas of this part of the world. We are based in the coast in Cañete , Chincha and Lima, at the jungle un Satipo, at the mountain un Hjuancayo (7 hours by bus from Lima),35 min. By plane. Huancayo Is located in the Mantaro Valley in the Peruvian Central Andes. Mantaro Valley is the widest valley in Peru and its main economical activity is agriculture. Huancayo itself and its surroundings offer a wide range of possible free time activities. Typical markets, traditional music concerts, as well as tasty restaurants and shopping malls with cinemas are located in the city. The surroundings offer great hikes, lakes, pre-Inca ruins and other typical villages with their own traditions. Our family house/volunteer lodging is five minutes away from the City Centre. Accommodation as well as breakfast and lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday are provided in our family home which is located near banks, supermarkets, markets, and touristic attractions. We are situated near many bus routes, and it takes you only 5 minutes by bus to get to the City Center. We will provide: bedroom with lining, bathroom, hot water, Wi-Fi, laundry, touristic advice, access to a private kitchen, living room, dining room and a safe place for your bike, motorcycle or car. We expect volunteers to be responsible for the cleanliness of their room and to help with household and classroom duties during their stay. If you´ve got more questions, don´t hesitate and ask :) We are looking forward to meeting Volunteers from all over the world!
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My experience was perfect! I did not know what to expect, but the host family was very welcoming and gladly showed me their way of life in Huancayo. Nearly everyday there was some new location to see or hike to trek through. I loved every day of my stay and I hope more people can get to experience Huancayo like I did!
19 days ago
¡En Vero y su familia encontré mi familia huancaína! Me voy con mucho amor y gratitud, volveré en septiembre para seguir con más actividades. La experiencia fue excelente, desde antes de viajar Vero fue muy atenta conmigo. El lugar donde se quedan los voluntarios es genial, súper cómodo, agua y comida calentita y amor y protección. El voluntariado fue muy productivo porque utilizamos las herramientas y conocimientos que tenía para hacer muchas actividades en la ong y apoyar a la comunidad. ¡Lo recomiendo altamente! Vero y familia, gracias eternas, siempre en mi corazón y nos vemos prontito.
almost 2 years ago
Vero y su familia me hicieron sentirme parte de la familia, ayudándome siempre, explicándome su cultura, con paciencia para entender mi español (que todavía estoy aprendiendo), con comida muy rica, abrazos muy calientes y muy buenas conversaciones!
Los niños de la ONG son muy adorables y amables! Todos los días me recibieron con súper abrazos!!
Fue la mejor opción que tomé! Volví para Brasil con muchas historias, llena de cariños, muchos nuevos amigos y mucho conocimiento! Muy feliz!! ❤️
almost 2 years ago