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Volunteer opportunities in PERU

Youth development projects in the Andes
Palca, Junin          July 27 - August 14, 2015
Palca, Junin          August 16 - September 4, 2015

Volunteer project: The volunteers will support the community of Palca in various youth development projects, entrepreneurship projects, health, non-formal education, income generation, art and cultural activities, sport and recreation, organic gardening. They will work with local children, youth, women, seniors and people with disabilities to foster their personal development.

The volunteers will participate in various activities, according to their skills, experience and interests:
- They will join young entrepreneurs from the community and help them in the production of yogurt, jam and caramel. The goal is this to be developed as a source of income for the local young people. They will also create murals, paint rooms and plant organic plants and vegetables in the garden.
- Academic activities, such as strengthening of some educational subjects.
- Implementing and developing various workshops with the girls which will raise their spirit of initiative and creativity; supporting the sewing, weaving and painting workshops.
- Art and recreational activities such as sport, music, dance, handcrafts.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a house in the community. Please, bring a sleeping bag.

Location: Palca, Junin. Palca is located in the Andes at an altitude of 2,739 m, in the province of Tarma, with a population of about 7,698. The main activity of the people is agriculture and livestock. People in the community are open and welcoming to visitors. There's basic services of water and electricity in this community, as well as mobile phone service and Internet. Within an hour of Palca is the Peruvian jungle, with Chanchamayo (La Merced) and Posuso cities and native communities.

Nearest airport: “Jorge Chavez” International Airport, Lima

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 770 Nuevos Soles (about $245 US)

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

Cadip volunteer project review:

"I had such a great time volunteering in Peru. Learning the culture and helping the kids was an experience I'll never forget! I met such great people from all over the world that I still keep in touch with. I'm actually trying to figure out what program I'd like to do next! It was a little challenging not speaking the language well but I got by OK. I would recommend this program to anyone! I can't wait to do it again!"

Natasha A.,
Cadip volunteer 2009

 

Environmental protection and conservation of the Huipoca River in the Peruvian jungle
Aguaytia, Ucayali          August 1 - August 21, 2015

Volunteer project: With this project, we aim to create awareness, foster a love of nature and advocate for preservation of the most attractive places in the Padre Abad Province. The international volunteers will raise awareness among the general public and work together with local children, youth and adults on the care, cleaning and conservation of the Huipoca River. In addition, the project is an opportunity for experiential learning on life in the jungle of Peru. During the development of the project, volunteers will enjoy the amazing nature of the province.

The volunteers' tasks include:
• Cleaning the banks of the Huipoca River, beginning at the area known as the Poza to the mouth of the Rio Aguaytia.
• Educational talks in schools and institutions to foster awareness, respect and love of nature.
• The volunteers, together with local community members, will join activities organized to draw the attention of the authorities and raise awareness of the importance of conservation of the natural environment.
• Creation and installation of posters with slogans and drawings, calling for the maintenance, cleaning and conservation of the Huipoca River.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a house in the community. Please, bring a sleeping bag.

Location: Aguaytia is the capital of the province Padre Abad in the region Ucayali.

Nearest airport: “Jorge Chavez” International Airport, Lima

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 770 Nuevos Soles (about $245 US)

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

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