Volunteer WindAid was formed as part of the WindAid group. We provide volunteer projects in Peru for people taking a gap year, career break, retirement or time out from education, employment or training.
School and educational programs, corporate programs and programs for youth organisations can be tailor-made to suit specific requirements.
Volunteer WindAid is a non-profit organisation that provides wind turbines to communities in Peru who are in need of electricity and light.
Volunteers who join our Volunteer WindAid placement program get to build and install a wind turbine in just five weeks. It is the financial contribution and work of the volunteers during the Volunteer WindAid program that covers the cost of the wind turbine and installation such that the completed wind turbine is presented to the recipient community for free.
And building wind turbines with Volunteer WindAid benefits everyone involved. Volunteers enjoy an unforgettable experience and recipient communities in Peru are provided with free electricity to power lights, computers or other electrical items to help improve the standard of living, improve teaching conditions and support the start-up and growth of small businesses.
We also work in partnership with local communities and other non-governmental organisations and charities to identify suitable recipients of the wind turbines manufactured by our volunteers. Working with the recipient community, through training and preparation, we help to ensure the wind turbines operate for their entire design life of 20 years and continue to bring the benefits that electricity can provide.
You do not need to have any special skills to participate and the wonderful thing about the volunteer program is the immediate and direct impact volunteers have on the recipient community.
This approach makes Volunteer WindAid a self-supporting organisation and the number of wind turbines presented to communities in Peru and the amount of people who stand to benefit is a direct result of how many volunteers join us to help.
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