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Conservation project in Peru
 

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Project Overview

This is a multi - activity project and is ideal for more adventurous people as it is providing a fantastic opportunity for volunteers to get involved in conservation work whilst having an amazing time in a beautiful country, the Peru. By volunteering in this project, you will definitely learn a lot from expert biologists and conservationists, while doing something good for the environment of Peru. Peru is one of the most beautiful countries where about 900,000 tourists come every year, most of whom just come to admire the breathtaking natural wonders of the country. This amazing country is one of the 17 mega - diverse countries on earth. But unfortunately, a number of increasingly visual threats have put the beautiful country, its rainforests, and wildlife into great danger. These threats include timber extraction, unsustainable farming practices (like cattle ranching), inappropriate or unregulated natural resource extraction laws, oil and gas prospecting, land speculation, and alluvial gold - mining etc. Moreover, the forest area also continues to be hacked down due to the lack of Government enforcement. However, there are several local NGOs and initiatives that are working to tackle the problem, but they do not have enough resources and man power, therefore they need help from volunteer organizations like GVS. We have been collaborated with them to give them possible help and to provide opportunity for our adventurous volunteers to work in conservation projects. By volunteering in this project, you will not only participate in conservation work but you will also benefit from professional training. You will be working in the beautiful cities of Peru, i.e. Cusco, Urubamba, and Junín. The more you work in the project, the more skills you will get. This would be one of your unforgettable, exciting and spectacular journeys.

Responsibilities and Role of a Volunteer:

This is the project in which you can really make the difference, particularly if you have initiative. You can either assist in the office or can promote a new project depending upon your abilities and capabilities. You need to help in maintaining trails and educating local community about topics related to environmental education and conservation. You also need to work in nursery where you will be doing the following work, filling plastic bags, digging, weeding, irrigating, trimming, pruning, and related works. You also need to help in re - vegetation and planting native plants & flowers. You should also assist the already - existing conservation programs in Peru. You will also be involved in several other activities such as guiding and welcoming tourists, photographing, recording, and cataloguing of native species of flora and fauna, preserving rapidly diminishing indigenous and exotic species of trees, building seed beds, sustainable farming practices, agro - forestry, protecting nurseries etc. You also need to encourage and motivate local people to plant more and more trees. Thus your participation can give a life to our conservation project and can take you to the most exotic, exciting, and beautiful locations.

PLEASE NOTE: The working hours in conservation projects are from 9am to 5pm and from Monday to Friday, however this is not fixed. You can do more or less work depending upon your level of comfort. The working schedule can be provided to you by project staff or coordinators. Normally you don't need to work in Saturday and Sunday but sometimes the local staff can ask you to help during these days. Besides this, you will have the opportunity to make little disruptions in the working schedule due to traditional, cultural festivals, your exams or other similar situations. During that period you are not allowed to work. Instead, we recommend you to manage your free time for a short holiday trip. Other than this, during your volunteering period, you will find that the local staff are very friendly and cooperative and love to help you during your project.

Project Skills and Education Requirements:

Volunteers should be at least 18 years of age at the beginning of project. No specific qualification and prior experience is required. However, you should be in good health and must have a good level of physical fitness. You should also have a sense of adventure and the ability to endure often challenging conditions. You must know a medium level of English. You should also be open minded, flexible with work load, outgoing, hardworking, have initiatives, a lot of patience and self - sufficiency. A little knowledge of Spanish is useful, however not essentials as most aspects of the work will be directed in both English and Spanish language. A keen interest in conservation and re - forestation is also required. Moreover, previous experience in a related biological or environmental field would be an advantage.

Project Factfile

The below given project fact file gives you a quick and general overview about the program. If you having any confusion or questions about the given program, then please feel free to write us: info@globalvolunteersolutions.org and let us know about your problem. We will solve your problem and our customer care centre will reply you in 1 - 2 days.

Country: Eduador
Project Type: Work for elderly care home
The Locations:  
The project starting dates: Our orphanage project begins on every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. If you are not able to schedule your flight date in the above mentioned date, then please write us: info@globalvolunteersolutions.org for other alternative dates so that we could arrange alternative dates for our volunteers.
Who can apply – This project is open for all ages and nationalities. You should be at least 18 years old. How ever, if a volunteer is less then 18, then he/she has to take permission letter from their parents or from their guardians.
Requirements and other skills: this project does not need any specific qualification or special experience, all you need is lots of enthusiasm, flexibility, self - motivation, full confidence and open mind to learn from new cultures. A volunteer must have at least medium level of English communication skills for this project, as you will need English to exchange your views with others
Project Duration:

We have both short - term and long - term projects. How ever it will depend on the volunteer's demand and flexibility. Projects are available from 2 weeks up to 12 weeks.

Required Donation: You pay $ 220 for 2 weeks, US$75 for every week thereafter except registration and application processing fee.
Donation Contribution: almost 70% - 80% weekly program fee directly goes to your food and accommodation plus project support. Remaining 20% - 30% donations goes to field management, coordinators and other general expenses in the host county.
Arrival/Departure Point:  
Accommodation: you will get minimal types of accommodation. Volunteer should not expect any luxurious accommodation while stay and work in the project site. Our Accommodation depends on your project locations. You may stay with a host family or in a Guest House in single or shared room with a fan, with a shared bathroom with cold water and half board.
Food: Host family provide 2 - 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch or dinner) or as per the itinerary. You will receive normal and same types of food that local family prepares for themselves. Volunteers do not expect special food from the host family. Some volunteers have lunch at the orphanage or as per the itinerary
Project Hours: Working Hours are flexible; 5 - 6 days a week, approximately 3 - 4 hours per day, all other time is free. The project coordinator or staff will provide you all the working hours and activities that you will need to prepare in the project.
Cost of getting to the project from host family: Depending on location; up to 1 hour bus ride or other types of transportation (Budget approximately US$10 - 15 per week). This is NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR WEEKLY FEE.
Support Group: GVS has an effective and sound support system which is always present to route and guide you whenever you need any kind of help. You can contact our local coordinator 24/7 for any help or assistance.
What you will gain: From GVS orphanage project, volunteers will learn a lot. Volunteers will have a breath taking experience in Sri Lanka, as you will be helping the disadvantaged and poor children's. Visits to different tourist sites and ancient temples and fords will unable volunteers to learn from Sri Lankan culture and their tradition. This project will also help to develop your socializing skills, confidence level. Besides learning, this project will add tangible things to your resume, which will help you in your professional career, and you can easily achieve your goals and brighten your future.

Program Dates & Costs

In order to adjust the flight schedule of the volunteer and to make our schedule more flexible, All Global Volunteer Solutions programs start on every 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month

Weekly Program Fee for volunteering only

volunteers are advised to adjust their flight schedule and other important works according to language program schedules (not available in Thailand). It is very unlikely to make extra arrangements for the missed classes. Internees and volunteers can stay and wait at the hotel on their own expense to start the program from the beginning.
Note: if a volunteer could not schedule or arrange their flight date in the above mentioned dates, then please write us for other alternative dates
Weekly Program Fee for volunteering only

Language and cultural orientation program Fee: US $ 250

Volunteering in week Total weekly Cost Volunteering in week Total weekly Cost
2 weeks volunteering     US$ 220 2 weeks Internship       US$ 255
3 weeks volunteering     US$ 295 3 weeks Internship       US$ 330
4 weeks volunteering     US$ 370 4 weeks Internship       US$ 405
5 weeks volunteering     US$ 445 5 weeks Internship       US$ 480
6 weeks volunteering     US$ 520 6 weeks Internship       US$ 555
7 weeks volunteering     US$ 595 7 weeks Internship       US$ 630
8 weeks volunteering     US$ 670 8 weeks Internship       US$ 705
9 weeks volunteering     US$ 745 9 weeks Internship       US$ 780
10 weeks volunteering     US$ 820 10 weeks Internship       US$ 855
11 weeks volunteering     US$ 895 11 weeks Internship       US$ 930
12 weeks volunteering     US$ 970 12 weeks Internship       US$ 1005
Cost of airport receive, transfer to host family/ hostel: US$ 95
01. What in-country support do I have when in Peru?
02. Can I get a daily schedule of programs in Peru?
03. Where is the Peru programs situated?
04. What is the official language of Peru?
05. How long does the Peru volunteer program last?
06. Will GVS arrange my flight to Peru?
07. Is there a particular airport that I must contact and book my flight with?
08. When should I arrive in Peru?
09. How will I recognize the GVS country coordinator?
10. What should I do if my flight to Peru is delayed?
11. What happens if my in-country contact fails to show up?
12. Is there anything I need to prepare before leaving for Peru?
13. How do I travel back to the airport after my volunteer program?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) FOR PERU
 
BEFORE YOU TRAVEL GENERAL QUESTIONS
General Questions, Before you Travel

01. What's the best time to apply for a Peru volunteer program?
02. How long will it take for GVS to process my application?
03. What are the documents required from me during the application period?
04. Are there necessary qualifications for volunteers in the Peru program?

Passport and Visa Information
Visa requirements
Program Informations
Food and Lodging

01. Where, how and with Whom Will I be staying with in Peru?
02. What room will I be staying in?
03. Can I stay with my girlfriend/boyfriend or female/male friend at the same room?
04. Can I bring my local villager friend in my room?
05. Can I bring electrical appliances?
06. What about my meals?
07. What are the dos and don’ts during the project duration and the stay with the host family?
08. What happens if I am unhappy with my project or hosting facilities?
09. May I decide how long I want to stay once I get there?
10. What do I do in my free time when I am not working in the project?
11. What about drinking water?

Health and Safety Queries

01. Is it safe in Peru?
02. What are the principle healths risks in Peru?
03. Do I need to get health insurance?
04. Who do I contact in case of a health - related emergency?
05. What are the sanitary conditions in Peru?

Money Information

01. Is it safe to carry cash with me?
02. How much money should I bring with me?
03. What is the local currency and how do I know the exchange rate?
04. Are ATMs easily available? If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
05. How do I make contact with the GVS in - country coordinator?
06. How can my family members contact me?

Local Culture Information

01. Is there a special dress code that I should follow while staying in Peru?
02. What should I know about Peru's religious conduct?
03. How do I respect the Peru's people?

Materials to Bring

There are different materials that you can bring with yourself

Free Time

01. Enjoying free Time in Peru

 

GLOBAL VOLUNTEER SOLUTIONS (GVS) FAQ FOR PERU Weekly

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is derived from generic information about the country, and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly, and the information contained here may not be up to date. Participants should consult Global Volunteer Solutions staff or travel advisors to verify this information.