Peru Support For Disabled Children
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From £399, 14 days, Peru Trip code: PEDC

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  • Culture 4 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Hanging out in Cusco- a backpackers Mecca as the gateway to Machu Picchu
  • Making a real difference to the lives of Peru’s disabled children
  • Discover the history of Cusco
  • Seeing the difference that your help can make to these children’s lives.

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One of the Peru volunteer opportunities available to you, is this massively rewarding project that involves helping wash, feed and look after children with mental and physical disabilities, and, if you wish, getting involved in their lessons. Great whether you have care experience or just want to make them smile.

 

This is one of our most rewarding and popular social projects in South America, spend time working with physically and mentally disabled children and help them strive to shape a better life for themselves and for their future.


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What will I be doing?

  • Volunteer Role (2 - 10 weeks)

  • Learning the language (2 - 10 weeks)

  • There's more to explore... (4 weeks)

Volunteer Role: 2 - 10 weeks

Next Leg

Destination info

This fascinating country borders Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and the Pacific Ocean. Comprised of three distinct regions, the wide Andean mountains in the north, a narrow coastal belt running down the centre, along the Pacific Ocean, and the deep Amazon rainforest in the south. Although the coastal belt is a desert, that is where most of the population lives.


The project is based in beautiful colonial Cusco, 5 minutes from your accommodation. Cusco is the undisputed archaeological capital of all the Americas, as well as the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city. Tourists flock here on a daily basis for its culture, history and because it is the gateway to the infamous Machu Picchu.

  • Location: Cusco

There is no set itinerary; your own individual schedule will be drawn up for you when you are at the project. It'll be based upon the school’s particular needs together with your preferences.

You will normally be required on weekday afternoons, as children attend school each morning, though you can choose to help during lessons. There will be a minimum hour commitment, though any extra time you feel able to give will be highly appreciated.  If you would like to work in the mornings as well then help is needed teaching basic maths, Spanish, speech, and games.

Volunteers are more than welcome to bring any additional ideas or skills and incorporate these into the lessons.

Help is usually needed in the infirmary, where responsibilities will include: washing, dressing, feeding, and playing with children. Professionals trained in physical therapy and speech therapy assist in the more specialist areas.

Learning the language: 2 - 10 weeks

Next Leg

Destination info

This fascinating country borders Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and the Pacific Ocean. Comprised of three distinct regions, the wide Andean mountains in the north, a narrow coastal belt running down the centre, along the Pacific Ocean, and the deep Amazon rainforest in the south. Although the coastal belt is a desert, that is where most of the population lives.

 

The project is based in beautiful colonial Cusco, 5 minutes from your accommodation. Cusco is the undisputed archaeological capital of all the Americas, as well as the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city. Tourists flock here on a daily basis for its culture, history and because it is the gateway to the infamous Machu Picchu.

  • Location: Cusco

To help you get the most out of your Peru volunteering experience, you’ll receive 10 hours of Spanish language lessons depending on your level of Spanish at the beginning of the programme. During your orientation at the beginning of your programme, you’ll be asked to take a written and spoken test with the local coordinators so that they can grade your level of Spanish. If you have less than an intermediate level of Spanish, then you will be given five two-hour language lessons during your first week at the programme, either in the morning or afternoon to fit in with your volunteer project. This is a great way to really help you with your language skills and allow you to make the most of your time away and your volunteer experience in Peru.

 

For those who are already of an intermediate or higher level of Spanish, you won’t be required to participate in the language lessons. Instead you will be able to spend the additional time during your first week at your volunteer project. 

There's more to explore...: 4 weeks

Destination info

This fascinating country borders Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and the Pacific Ocean. Comprised of three distinct regions, the wide Andean mountains in the north, a narrow coastal belt running down the centre, along the Pacific Ocean, and the deep Amazon rainforest in the south. Although the coastal belt is a desert, that is where most of the population lives.

 

The project is based in beautiful colonial Cusco, 5 minutes from your accommodation. Cusco is the undisputed archaeological capital of all the Americas, as well as the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city. Tourists flock here on a daily basis for its culture, history and because it is the gateway to the infamous Machu Picchu.

  • Location: Peru

Why not extend your time in Peru and tag on our 4 week Peru Experience and explore more of what this enchanting, mystical and incredibly friendly country has to offer. Most famous for its Inca heritage and fascinating history, there is so much to experience in this amazing country, it’s impossible to see it all in one trip but you can experience some of the true highlights in our Peru Experience – spend 4 weeks exploring Peru as well as having the opportunity to give something back and lend a hand at our wonderful community projects in the vibrant town of Cusco!

 

For more details on the Peru Experience, follow the link below: 

 

Peru Experience

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What's included?

  • Airport pick-up in Cusco
  • Volunteer placement
  • All accommodation
  • Full orientation
  • Extra activities
  • On-site support
  • Access to 24-hour emergency assistance in the UK

What's not included?

  • International flights
  • Internal connecting flight from Lima to Cusco
  • Overnight stay in Hotel Carmel, Lima
  • Meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Return transfer

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum age 17 years with parental consent, maximum decided on health and fitness of participant.

 

Minimum numbers required on this trip

There are no minimum numbers on the trip.

Please note: you may be the only volunteer at your chosen project at any one time. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact us

 

Accommodation

Our volunteer apartment is around five minutes walk from the language school and many volunteer projects. Living here gives you an opportunity to live independently and come and go from the project as you wish.


You will be allocated a shared room, however, you can request a private room for an additional cost if you’d like – you will always share a bathroom, kitchen and living room with other volunteers.

 

Please note there is a $50 damage deposit on the apartment

 

Meals

Please note that meals are not included during your stay in the apartment. Many volunteers take it in turns to cook meals or simply eat in restaurants, which is very cheap by Western standards. The bargain hunters amongst volunteers can find a two course meal for as little as 30p in Cusco, with a drink included! You will be given a key for the apartment so you can come and go as you please.

 

Is this trip for you?

You may be the only volunteer at your chosen project at any one time. However, you will still have the full support of your in-country team and those at the project. If you are looking for a group volunteering experience we have plenty of options for you to consider.

 

Orientation

On your first day of the programme you will have a full orientation with our onsite staff. They will take you around the city and help to answer any questions you may have in your orientation. During the orientation our staff will run through the following:

 

  • An introduction to Peruvian culture and values
  • Your health and safety whilst in Peru
  • Money and transportation in Peru
  • An introduction to the area where you will be living
  • Local food and practices
  • Areas of Peru worth visiting in your free time

You will be shown around the project and its facilities and a personal schedule will be drawn up for you, determined by your preferences and the centre’s needs.
 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

 

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

 

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

 

 

FAQ

1. Do I need experience to work with the children?

No previous experience is required, however you must have the ability to be pro active to help the children (and an enthusiastic and friendly character is a must!).

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2. Do I need to speak Spanish?

It would help if you could speak Spanish as you will be able to communicate with the children so if you have time we suggest doing our language school first. If you do not have time, then don't worry as the centre will be more than happy with the extra help.

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3. Can I travel around at the weekend?

You are free to roam at the weekends! There is plenty to do, your coordinator will be able to offer you the best advice.

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4. Can I go with my friend?

Yes, as long as you give us plenty of notice that you are travelling with a friend, we can make sure you are in the same accommodation.

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5. Can I take supplies with me to give to the class?

Yes, the project would be most grateful. If you're not sure what to bring, then we can tell you what is needed at that time.

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