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 Assist in Children's Home /Orphanages
 

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Project Overview

If you have a strong desire to help abandoned and orphaned children, but you don't know what to do and how to start, then you are at the right place as becoming a GVS volunteer is very easy. We (GVS) have alliances with local orphanages in Cusco, Urubamba, Arequipa and some other parts of the country, and offering you a golden opportunity to help abandoned, orphaned and disabled children who are totally looking forward for your valuable and precious services. You can support them by improving their education, skills and prospect of future. Most of the children here in orphanages are aged between 2 - 16 years and have come from a variety of backgrounds including abandonment, extreme poverty, abuse, alcoholism, and family violence. Seeing and knowing the real stories of these children, it is hard to stop the tears from ones eyes. It is very disappointing to know that there are about 570,000 disadvantaged children in Peru. These children receive only rejection, incomprehension, and hate from others, and all of them feel the intense reality of abandonment. No words can explain the miserable situations of these children. They are living without proper education or access to food and hygienic necessities and most of them die of malnutrition, illness and lack of affection. No one is coming forward to wipe away their tears of sufferings or to give them a friendly look or a kind smile. However, with the efforts of many individuals, several orphanages have been founded throughout Peru to shelter orphans and defenseless refugees. But as these orphanages do not have any support from Government and thus they are suffering from shortage of funds and lack of trained manpower. Therefore your role here can be of great importance for the limited number of staff as well as for the disadvantaged children.

Responsibilities and Role of a Volunteer:

With the help of our volunteers, we are able to offer the children in orphanages the opportunity to study, work and love through the education of mind, body and soul. Your responsibilities at orphanage include playing with the children, teaching them English, helping the kids to dress properly and reach school safely, assisting the children in their homework, and monitoring their academic progress. You can also share any special skills or interests with the children you might have, such as singing, painting, dancing, sewing, photography, typing or anything else. You can also assist the limited number of staff in organizing recreational activities for children. You may also help them in organizing games, singing, dancing, playing music, teaching arts & crafts, and organizing inter - school football matches. You can also teach the children Mathematics, Science, world affairs, computer, and hygiene nutrition. You will also assist the staff members in different activities such as preparing meal for children at kitchen, keeping the orphanage clean, distributing food among children, and taking them for day trips. As the orphanages are poorly resourced, it really helps if you can bring educational resources, toys, colorful books, games or tapes etc for the children. You may also be asked to help in fundraising or administration section. Thus your role as a volunteer in this project can really improve the lives of these children and will also give them an opportunity for a better life in the future.

PLEASE NOTE: Working in orphanages is a very sensitive task so volunteers need to be cautious about their responsibilities. Your working hours may be varies with the needs of orphanages and number of volunteers, however we ask you to work for 3 - 4 hours per day and 5 - 6 days per week. In addition to this, you are also expected to make certain disruptions in the work schedule due to traditional, cultural festivals, your exams, national holidays or other similar situations. During these times you are not allowed to work. We recommend you to manage your free time for a short holiday trip. You might find some difficulties during your volunteering period therefore we ask you to work closely with the orphanage staff so that you can easily adjust in the new environment. You can also get the work schedule from them. They will help and support you throughout the project.

Project Skills and Education Requirements


Becoming an orphanage volunteer is very simple. You don't need to have any specific qualification or prior experience in the same project. However, you must be at least 18 years of age by the start date of your project. You should have an open mind, flexible attitude and a genuine interest in the development of young children. You should have a medium level of English, plenty of enthusiasm and confidence to face the everyday challenges. You must be hardworking, imaginative, patient, independent, willing to learn and able to handle the children with love.

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: Assist in Children's Home /Orphanages
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 doníts 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.