Pod Volunteer | Amazon Conservation, Education & Childcare in Peru

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Amazon Conservation Project: Join a team of international scientists to collect data on wildlife and help in the development of community bio gardens. The research and sustainable initiatives aim to monitor, preserve and enhance the biodiversity of the rainforest.

Children's Day Care volunteering in Arequipa: Help to support young children aged 2-5 at an outstanding day centre providing free child care and educational support to families from low income backgrounds in the city of Arequipa.

Community Education volunteering: Live in the beautiful mountain city of Huaraz and help provide educational and emotional support to children from low income families at this education initiative. By encouraging positive attitudes to education and nutrition, this project aims to break the poverty cycle.

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Kam
8/10

PERU EDUCATION PROGRAM SEEDS OF HOPE

The Community Education Project in Huaraz, Peru is such a worthy cause. The children are taught nit only academic education but also how to eat healthy and play, which is essential in any child's development. The volunteer apartment is in a great location and has a social area to watch movies on a large LCD 40 ins TV with internet connectivity to Netflix, Youtube etc. This can help volunteers if they feel home sick. There is a great open plan kitchen where you can cook with an oven, blender, toastie maker and everything you would need (apart from a micro wave). Huaraz is a wonderful place and very safe (I felt safer than any major UK city). Very beautiful as it is surrounded by mountains and treks are many of the world's most stunning treks only a few hours away.
Typically you would work Monday to Friday 9.00 - 12.00, then go for a lunch break and back at 3.00 - 6.00pm. Friday afternoons are left for a treat to the park. The children are so well behaved and happy that the volunteers are there.
A worked with several volunteers from different backgrounds and ages and they all agreed it was such a fantastic experience for all. I would recommend this project to anyone who would like to make a difference.

How can this program be improved?
The program has already improved since I left. The new coordinator Melanie has worked on promoting the website by adding more picture and video's. This can really help inspire future volunteers. They have managed to improve the building and facilities with painted walls, new table covers, books and resources which is really important. As a qualified teacher, I feel a system to help volunteers understand the level of each child and what particular skill they need would be really useful. Maybe a card system stating aspects such as improving times tables or Spanish spelling would really help the child and help the volunteers teach them. But it is a fantastic project already, I am just one who always looks to improve things.
Yes, I recommend

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