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Many children in Peru have suffered a childhood of neglect, abuse, and abandonment. Many children in Peru are forced to live in the streets, though some find relief at an orphanage. It is here where you will volunteer to help these children with all their needs. The orphanage aims to give them the love, care, and support a child needs. There are little, if any, government resources to help these children and that is why your role as a volunteer will be so very import.
At the orphanage in Peru you will help the staff care for the residential children. You will help educate them, play with them, and do other work that directly helps the children. You may be dealing with children who are emotionally, mentally, or physically challenged. Much of the work may be difficult, but rewarding. Volunteering at the orphanage will be an opportunity to share the human spirit. The support you offer these children may help them with a better life and build a brighter future.
No specific qualifications are required for the orphanage project in Peru. Volunteers are requested to be patient and be flexible. We would however prefer volunteers with basic knowledge of Spanish, as it would make communication with children easier. This is not a requirement though.
There are many things volunteers can do in the orphanage in Peru. You can teach English, assist the children with their studies, teach personal hygiene, clean their beds, organize creative activities like singing, drawing, story telling, and plays, and even help the administration with daily operations.
You may also be asked to help with kitchen work, clean the orphanage and perform administrative work. Many volunteers have also been involved in fundraising activities to help raise funds and ease the financial burden facing the orphanage.
The work in orphanage in Peru project is located in the city of Cusco. This city is the urban cultural hub of Peru. There are many activities to pursue both in the city and also nearby attractions where you can travel. Cusco is host to many historical buildings, squares, and churches. There are many museums and parks you can explore, as well as nightlife.
The world famous Machu Picchu is a destination for many to experience. The marvelous scenery and history of this place meets its reputation. As a volunteer, you too will have the opportunity to do so. You don’t need to worry about having an entire week to visit Machu Picchu. There are many options for traveling there. Whether by trains or trekking you will have an opportunity to see one of the most breathtaking views on the globe.
Peru is full of a wide variety of wildlife and nature. From the beaches, the Amazon, and upward to the Andes the contrasts between landscapes is quite profound. The nation is full of destinations for everyone. You can hike, paddle, swim, zip-line, bird-watch, scuba dive, or simply enjoy the anthropological culture of Peru. Peruvians are easy going and like to host festivals throughout the year. There are markets where you can buy locally make products or sample local dishes. With the mix of the beautiful people and the beautiful nature, Peru makes itself a top destination in the world.