Peru, Ayacucho: Rehabilitation/Woman’s Support

Company : A Broader View Volunteers Corps
Location : Ayacucho, Peru
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1000 to 2500 $ Dollars (US)

This program is a great choice for students and graduates looking for international experience in the area woman’s rights social work and rehabiliton.

Whether you are a student considering a career in these fields, this program will add meaningful experience to your resume and give you an insight into human rights awareness practices in a developing country.

In this program you will provide mental and emotional support for women in prisons through motivation, and other forms of organized activities.   Volunteer abroad who sign up for volunteer work with imprisoned women will assist in teaching them to read and write; teaching English, aerobics, arts and crafts and teaching other special life skills.

This institution has over 120 women prisoners, many of whom have young children and babies living with them.   Volunteers will engage the woman in conversations, teaching English lessons, and help with vocational training.   Most prisoners make some handicrafts and weaving (which are sold in the prison or outside) in order to gain some money to support their family outside.   Volunteers should share the vision which the human rights of prisoners are respected, prisoners are treated in a humane and compassionate manner and their time in detention is used to prepare them for life outside of prison.

This is a rewarding program, however this can be an emotionally and psychologically challenging.  Proficient Spanish is required.  Woman volunteers only.

Start Dates

Year round. Choose any date to arrive.

Costs / Benefits

- Program starts and ends in Ayacucho
- Airport meet and greet in Ayacucho. Afternoon city tour and orientation
- Monday to Friday volunteering. 20 hours per week
- Weekends free to sightseeing and afternoon free to explore the city
- Typical shift work hours are 8am - 12m
- 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.
- Tours to Cusco, to the Nazca Lines and Apurimac Vally (Coca vally or Upper Amazon forest) etc.


During the Program, you should be:
- PROACTIVE Jump in and maintain a positive attitude.
- PATIENT Life in your host country moves slower than one might be used to. Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember, not everything is as organized and predictable as life in the US or UK.
- FLEXIBLE Plans change, roads get flooded, and electricity goes out. Realize that not everything goes as planned, but good intention is always there.
- CONSIDERATE Respect those around you and be a reliable worker at the program site. Tell your host family if you will be late. Advise the Project Coordinator if you are sick and can not work.
- RESPECTFUL Remember that the local people you are working with, side by side, do so with little or no salary. They do this work because they believe in it. There are times when you may not agree with or understand the organizations decisions or direction. Although your suggestions are always welcome, your faith, respect and consideration for their long term work and commitment is appreciated.
- FRIENDLY In order to truly help someone you must get to know them. Do not be afraid to make friends with the local people. Smile, wave and see how fast you are welcomed into the community.
- TOLERANT The food, the culture, the smells and the sounds will be unfamiliar to you at first. We recommend that you dive in and experience life head-on. You will be surprised at how quickly you will adapt.

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