Orphanage project in Peru
from £595 GBP
Volunteers live together in a volunteer house and work in an orphanage in Arequipa which is home to around 20 children from newborn to 10 years.
Volunteering involves assisting with the day-to-day running of the orphanage, helping the children with their homework and general care. You can also teach the children and play all sorts of games with them.
A typical day at the orphanage:
The objective is to give the full time workers a break by undertaking domestic chores although there are also chances to get involved with the care of the children and babies, and have some fun with them too!
Daily tasks (Monday to Friday and occasional weekends) at this project include:
* Washing clothes etc
*Playing with the children
*Assisting the children with homework
*Teaching the children English, art, music, sports etc (depending on volunteer skills)
Peru has become famous for its amazing historic sites and stunning landscapes, but unfortunately, even with all of these advantages, it is still a very poor country and the majority of the population has very little opportunity to make a better life for themselves.
By volunteering on these projects you will be helping make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and enabling them to have a better start in life. You will also provide much needed assistance to the local carers and staff who have dedicated their time to these projects.
£75 discount for volunteers who combine more than one PoD project!
At all times
This placement would suit:
Anyone who enjoys spending time with children
Do you accept non UK citizens?
“I spent the most amazing 3 months of my life in Arequipa, with some really great people. Everyone is committed to giving the children placed in the orphanage the love and care all children deserve. A once in a lifetime experience - so great I’m doing it again!!”
accommodation, airport pickup
PoD is a leading non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world. We work with long term projects that we know personally and where there is genuine benefit to local communities. Whether it is for 1 week or 6 months, volunteers are needed to help work with disadvantaged children, communities, animals and conservation projects in Belize, Cambodia, Ghana, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam.