Peru Orphanage/Child Care Programs

Overall rating: 10 based on 2 reviews

Program Description

Visit Peru and enjoy the cosmopolitan cities, coastal wildlife preserves, cloud people Amazonian rainforests, the Andes, Machu Picchu and Cuzco, as well as Lake Titiaca and the remnants of the Inca Empire.

Many individuals in Peru live in abject poverty even though a rise in tourism has boosted some aspects of the economy.

Volunteers will be able to work with the Orphanage Assistance Program. Your duties will include supporting children aged 0 to 5 as you help with vocational training like baking or handicrafts, play games and sports, read books, and interact with this children. You will also help out with nap time, activities, bottle feeding babies, and changing diapers. This is a worthwhile and rewarding experience that will require enthusiasm and patience.

Highlights

Volunteer with an orphanage
Help to make a difference in these children's lives
Enjoy all that Peru has to offer

Qualifications

Project length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
Project dates: Year round. Choose any date to arrive.
Arrival airport: Cusco (CUZ)
Accommodation: Local host family
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Airlines: Lan Peru, American, Delta, Spirit, Copa, Taca, Iberia
Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Program starts and ends in Cusco
Airport meet and greet in Cusco. Afternoon city tour and orientation
Monday to Friday volunteering. 40 hours per week
Weekends free to sightseeing
Typical shift work hours are 8am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:
Flights to Peru. Visas and/or entry-exit fees. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Program Locations

Cuzco, Peru

Overall rating 
10
Experience
10
Program Administration
10
Living Conditions
10
Cultural Immersion
10
Social Life
10
Health and Safety
10
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Program Details

Provider:
A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Location
  • Peru: Cuzco
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks
Languages:
English, Spanish
Participants:
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
Cost:
1 Week: US$895 - 2 Week: US$995 - 3-4 Weeks: US$1195 - 5-6 Weeks: US$1395 - 7-8 Weeks US$1640
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    From the moment we arrived in Cusco, and we met our coordinator Beatriz at the airport, we received ongoing, wonderful support. Beatriz shared her wealth of knowledge about the history and culture of Cusco with us whenever the opportunity arose.  She helped us to settle in (banking, telephone services, where to find a laundromat, and the list goes on) Throughout our time in Cusco, we had regular contact with her. She invited the two of us and other volunteers to her home to experience a wonderful Peruvian meal. Beatriz was diligent about asking how things were going at the volunteer sites, at the host family's home, if we felt well, etc. she helped us to shop for donations for different organizations.


    I truly enjoyed my time in Cusco. I volunteered at two sites and found the children to be open and loving. The whole experience was very rewarding and I would recommend volunteering abroad as something everyone should consider.

    Avatar jenifer jackson

    Best trip with my daughter

    Review by: jenifer jackson , On: 14 Nov 2014, Changed On: 14 Nov 2014 | Yes, I would recommend this program

    From the moment we arrived in Cusco, and we met our coordinator Beatriz at the airport, we received ongoing, wonderful support. Beatriz shared her wealth of knowledge about the history and culture of Cusco with us whenever the opportunity arose.  She helped us to settle in (banking, telephone services, where to find a laundromat, and the list goes on) Throughout our time in Cusco, we had regular contact with her. She invited the two of us and other volunteers to her home to experience a wonderful Peruvian meal. Beatriz was diligent about asking how things were going at the volunteer sites, at the host family's home, if we felt well, etc. she helped us to shop for donations for different organizations.


    I truly enjoyed my time in Cusco. I volunteered at two sites and found the children to be open and loving. The whole experience was very rewarding and I would recommend volunteering abroad as something everyone should consider.

    Overall rating 
    10
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    10

    The support provided in country was very impressive. If I had any questions at all they would be answered within the day. The local ABV coordinator (Beatriz) was amazing. She went above and beyond by showing me everything I needed in cusco and was also extremely helpful with any questions or concerns.


    I was surprised and impressed by the simple laid back lifestyle in cusco. It was refreshing to and interesting to learn and experience day to day life here.


    If working in the orphanage the girls cannot receive makeup or nail polish. Simpler items such as hair clips, bracelets, etc. are accepted. Layers are a necessity with the changing weather in cusco as well as cough drops due to the air and altitude!


    My accommodation was amazing. I lived with two sisters, Cecilia and Eva, both in their fifties and their parents who are in their nineties. It was great to learn from the different generations. My host family prepared amazing food and were always so considerate to the fact I am a vegetarian. They also provided many blankets because it is so cold at night, they are truly caring people.

    Avatar barbara spencer

    I Love Peru Cusco

    Review by: barbara spencer , On: 04 Nov 2014, Changed On: 05 Nov 2014 | Yes, I would recommend this program

    The support provided in country was very impressive. If I had any questions at all they would be answered within the day. The local ABV coordinator (Beatriz) was amazing. She went above and beyond by showing me everything I needed in cusco and was also extremely helpful with any questions or concerns.


    I was surprised and impressed by the simple laid back lifestyle in cusco. It was refreshing to and interesting to learn and experience day to day life here.


    If working in the orphanage the girls cannot receive makeup or nail polish. Simpler items such as hair clips, bracelets, etc. are accepted. Layers are a necessity with the changing weather in cusco as well as cough drops due to the air and altitude!


    My accommodation was amazing. I lived with two sisters, Cecilia and Eva, both in their fifties and their parents who are in their nineties. It was great to learn from the different generations. My host family prepared amazing food and were always so considerate to the fact I am a vegetarian. They also provided many blankets because it is so cold at night, they are truly caring people.

    Overall rating 
    10
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    10

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