Volunteer Abroad in Lima Peru: Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteering Abroad in Lima Peru: Lima is the capital and largest city in Peru, home to about 30% of the countries population. The city is located in the valleys of the Chilln, Rmac and Lurn rivers and overlooks the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Lima, called the City of Kings, proudly preserve the colonial convents, mansions and several churches which are symbols of their ancient and noble traditions. Often overlooked by travelers, Lima is a sprawling metropolis known for friendly people, quality museums, important historical sites, and a variety of dining and entertainment establishments.
In spite of receiving thousands of tourists every year, Peru is the second poorest of the Andean countries. Lima houses around one-third of the Peruvian population, more than half who live under the poverty line. Many Peruvians l live in shantytowns, known locally as pueblos jvenes (young towns).
These areas often lack such basic services as electricity and running water. We offer orphanage and teaching placements throughout the city. With our volunteer program we allow you to discover the wonders of Lima, while doing meaningful community work. This is a great opportunity to enhance your Spanish knowledge, live with the locals and realize one person can make a difference.
We offer the following programs in Lima:
Program Length : 1-24 weeks
Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hour per day
Accommodations: Local guesthouse or homestay
Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day
Requirements: 18 years , Basic Spanish knowledge, an able body and caring spirit.
We support private institutions that improve the the lives of children. Volunteers work at a local children's home which doubles as an orphanage and day care. The children range in age from infancy to 12yrs old, some with mild handicaps. Volunteers assist the local staff with the basic needs such as feeding, bathing and clothing, as well arrange games and day trips with the kids. Teaching English, as well as manual labor (sweeping, painting, gardening) may be involved. Basic Spanish is required, as well as a positive and flexible attitude.
Volunteers can teach, or assist the local teacher with English classes. The kids vary in age and most do not have any proper schooling. By speaking English, new opportunities are available to the children that would otherwise be destined to stay in the cycle of poverty. Volunteers do not need previous teaching experience, although it would be helpful. Basic Spanish is required, as well as a positive and flexible attitude.
We have placements in small community clinics in Lima. These clinics offer basic medical attention such as check ups, dental and immunizations free of charge, so the need for volunteers is great. Volunteers assist the local staff in whatever capacity they may need, such as taking medical history, checking vitals, assisting with medicine and supplies. Volunteers must be in the medical fields and provide copies of their credentials. Volunteers must have an intermediate knowledge of Spanish. This is a great opportunity to gain first hand medical experience in a foreign country while donating your skills.
Homestay or local guesthouse or on-site volunteer accommodations at orphanage. Includes three meals a day. Airport transfers on arrival and departure. Our local Project Coordinators will provide orientation briefing and Lima city tour, half day Spanish lessons. Introduction and placement in a volunteer work project. *Additional Spanish classes can be arranged for you locally.
The project coordinator is available 24/7 in case of emergency, health-related or otherwise. They can assist in arranging sightseeing excursion before, during or after the volunteer program.
Tel: 1-215-780-1845 / Toll Free: 1-866-423-3258 / Fax: 1-215-887-0915
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