The mission of this program is to care for the orphaned, abandoned and impoverished children of Peru. The children attending these projects require a lot of care, attention and most importantly, companionship. Volunteers spend their time caring for the children, helping with their education, playing games and arranging fun activities during leisure time, like sports or trips to the park. Attention and companionship is what the children in these projects need the most.
These projects are severely understaffed and underfunded, which is why they are in urgent need of volunteers. For volunteers who truly want to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children, those orphaned, abandoned or impoverished, this program serves to protect and care for those who need it most. Every child deserves a safe and happy upbringing, and this program aims to offer that chance to those who have been largely forgotten by society.
Goals of this Project:
- Provide essential childcare to vulnerable children of Cusco – Peru
- Improve the future prospects of the children in Peru
- Give impoverished children quality care, compassion and a sense of hope
- Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both locals and international volunteers alike
What to Expect
A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:
8:00am Breakfast at the host family accommodation
8:30am Walk or bus to project site
9:00am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START
A tea break and lunch break will be fitted in during the day, but often the timing of breaks will change based on the needs of the local staff and number of volunteers on hand.
1:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END
1:30pm Walk or bus back to host family accommodation
Evenings Free time to relax and have dinner with your host family or explore the sights and sounds of central Cusco!