Volunteer in Peru - Ayacucho: Day Care Center

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

In this community most families rely on public day care facilities to watch their children.

These essential services are provided in the fringe communities where children live in abject poverty.  The centers typically have about 30 children ages 8 months to 3 years old. Our volunteers work alongside a “Mom” and be an extra set of hands in the daily chores. The staff educate the kids, play with them and provide them nutritious food, all for free. Since most of the children come from poor families, the food they receive in the day care center is vital.

Volunteers will contribute to the education, child care, health and nutrition support provided by the centers. Tasks will focus on feeding, changing diapers, pre-school educational games and recreational learning support.

Volunteers with basic Spanish are welcome. Language Immersion lessons are available.

Start Dates

Project dates:
Year round. Choose any day to arrive (not: Dec 24-26 or Jan 1st). Program starts and ends in Ayacucho.

Costs / Benefits

- Airport meet and greet in Ayacucho. - Afternoon city tour and orientation
- Monday to Friday volunteering. 25 hours per week
- Weekends free to sightseeing and afternoons free to explore the city
- Typical shift work hours are 8am - 13pm
- 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


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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