Volunteer in Peru working in a special needs school in Cusco.
This project locates volunteers in a special needs school in Cusco. This school is for children and youth with different learning difficulties, as well as children with physical incapacities or visual/ hearing problems. The students are aged from three to twenty five years and their needs and capabilities are varied.
The school is divided into the following classes, according to age and needs: kindergarten, primary, division multiple complex, deaf school and practical training. The number of children per classroom varies from 6 to 15 and teachers do not otherwise have assistants or helpers in the class. Your role will vary depending on the needs of the teachers and the children, but your presence will be truly appreciated by everyone here. There is also a room for physiotherapy and volunteers with any experience or training would be greatly appreciated.
Working and living in Cusco is an incredible life experience. You will see the real life of the cusquenians and will be part of their traditions, customs. Moreover you will taste the authentic Cusco cuisine at the home stay.
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Volunteer on Community Development in Peru in this project to live in a rural village that offers full immersion into a traditional Andean life based on subsistence agriculture and textile production. This unique life experience will take you to the Sacred Valley of Cusco to get to know first-hand the agricultural practices and process of making textiles with natural dyes.
Living with a local family will give you the opportunity to learn their language (they speak Quechua; Spanish is their second language and they do not speak any English), experience their lifestyle, and taste their cuisine – with recipes dating back to Inca times still on the menu.
The accommodation and meals are basic due to the remote setting of this rural village, but you will be stunned by the beautiful landscapes. It´s important to be healthy and physically prepared to do manual labour for most of your volunteer time (your tasks will include preparing the earth, seeding and harvesting). So, if you are a hard worker and you are ready to do experience things that you never expected, this is the program for you.
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Take part in the Peru Construction Volunteer Program and help to build family homes, schools or provide water supply.
According the number of volunteers and the needs of the community we work in schools, orphanages, family homes, and medical and community centres to improve the living conditions of the people living in underprivileged areas. We work alongside the community and families to help to promote social change and impact by working together. There are no words to describe the satisfaction of seeing the completion of a renovation project, and the effect that it has on the local people. This project is unique and rewarding as it offers volunteers the chance to see their immediate impact in the community in which they work.
Every day the tasks of the project vary depending on the current need of the public and feasibility based on the number Volunteers painting a mural in our renovation program of volunteers. When we work in houses for disadvantaged families work can vary from renovation to painting and gardening. You will see the smiles and happiness of the benefited families, something which will stay with you for the rest of your life.
You can choose between projects in Arequipa, Peru’s beautiful white-stone city shadowed by the famous El Misti Volcano; Cusco, the home of the Incas and the archaeological capital of the Americas; and Iquitos, the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon.
Please note: This project is available for a minimum of 5 people arriving together.
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