Music School Volunteer in Huanchaco!


The Exchange

Since the school was founded, it has been devoted to training locals to become professional and/or certified musicians and teachers. Your role as a volunteer will be focusing on their children’s program, which is designed to provide children and youngsters with early preparation for professional musical studies in order to fulfil the demands and expectations in the growing market of music.


What you offer

20 hours of help per week

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.


What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Requirements

Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Please note that all volunteer positions are also available as Internships. With this add-on you will receive an extra level of mentorship and where necessary all appropriate liaison with your academic institution to ensure compliance with internship placement requirements. Please check out our website at www.otracosa.org for further in-depth information.


Activities & Shift

● Coaching children and adolescence with a creative passion for music, encouraging in them individuality linked with musical values, and instilling in them the importance of practicing and hard work.
● Giving classes/workshops to develop the musical skills of students- through the experience of various forms of orchestral music.
● Teaching children how to play musical instruments.
● Showing children the importance of practicing everyday and discipline.
● Giving advice about proper care and maintenance of instruments.
● Bringing in new ideas to improve the musical techniques and other ad-hoc features.


Rules

What you can expect from us:
● Personal pick-up upon arriving and walking tour through Huanchaco
● Thorough introduction to the organization
● Certified training in First Aid and Child Safeguarding
● 24/7 emergency support
● Organized activities & trips (barbeques, game nights, volunteer-lunch, team building trips) with like-minded people from all over the world
● Working in a friendly beach & surf town right next to many historical sites
● The satisfying feeling of committing your work to a good cause whilst gaining insight into a new culture
● Certificate of completion detailing your role, the project(s) you participated in and the dates you volunteered in