Villa Maria Community & Expedition

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Villa Maria Community & Expedition

£2,890
Duration: 9 weeks
Countries: Bolivia, Peru
Take part in our community outreach project in one of Peru’s poorest shanty towns, before embarking on an adrenaline filled expedition across Peru and Bolivia. Apply now for Jan 2017!
Summary

Villa Maria Community & Expedition

Join our international team and take part in a South American gap trip that combines 5 weeks volunteering, supporting hundreds of children across several communities and 4 weeks of adrenaline filled adventure across the Andes! 

Community Volunteering

As part of our gap team you’ll live and work in the heart of the shanty town of Villa Maria on the outskirts of Lima, supporting hundreds of young children in several communities, often left to fend for themselves. The volunteering phase of the trip takes place during the Peruvian summer holidays, whereby with parents working long hours for little pay, thousands of children are often left roaming the streets to occupy themselves. Here the possibility of these children falling into bad practices such as drugs, gangs and crime is a real and serious threat.

Therefore, alongside local project staff, the team will organise and carry out a programme of summer events (such as sports tournaments, fetes, swimming trips etc.) to ensure that the younger children of the community have a focus for their time and are less likely to be led astray. 

Andean Expedition

Following the volunteer phase of the trip, you'll experience some of the most incredible landscapes that South America has to offer on a month long, mind-blowing expedition through Peru and Bolivia! Kayaking across the highest navigable lake in the world, sandboarding down the dunes of Huacachina, mountain biking through cloud forest, drifting through the pampas in a dug-out canoe and trekking through forgotten Andean valleys to the breathtaking Machu Picchu are just some of the activities you'll be doing!

Applications are now open for January 2017!
 


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Details

Further Details

More information about this gap year opportunity...

Price details:

£2,890

What's included?

All food, accommodation, in-country travel and tours whilst away are included in the project payment

Dates

4th Jan 2017 - 9th March 2017

Donation

On top of the project payment there is also a compulsory donation of £840 that goes directly to the charity you will be working with

Who's this trip for?

Typically those aged between 17-23

Language Skills

Must have some Spanish language skills

Health

Team members must be in good physical shape in order to take part in the expedition phase

Team Sizes

Normally between 6-8 volunteers

About Quest Overseas

Quest Overseas, run specialist expeditions and projects in South America and Africa

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Photos

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Swimming lessons!

Swimming lessons!

Swimming lessons with the local children!
Fun and games in the pool

Fun and games in the pool

Volunteers teaching the children how to swim.
Drawing activity

Drawing activity

Drawing activity arranged for children in the community.
Trumpet Q&A!

Trumpet Q&A!

Volunteer leader Matty, showing local children how to use a trumpet!
Football Match

Football Match

Volunteers and local children playing football.
4x4 Adventure

4x4 Adventure

4x4 expedition across some of the world's highest sand dunes!
Amazon River Boat Ride

Amazon River Boat Ride

Boat ride on the Amazon river in a dug out canoe
Ice climbing

Ice climbing

Glacial summit attempt in the Condoriri range
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Trek to Machu Picchu
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