Volunteering to help children in the Andes of Peru
93% Rating
(3 Reviews)

Volunteering to help children in the Andes of Peru

We work directly with communities of the Central Andes of Peru, where the neglect and need is great. There is virtually no presence of volunteering or state organisations providing these children with assistance, emotional, caring, educational or material support. Come and participate in this wonderful cause, by helping to improve self-esteem that has been destroyed and by assisting with education. Many of the children come from dysfunctional migrant Quechua families that suffer from neglect and domestic violence that is caused by their difficult situation and economic, social and cultural marginalisation.

This is a project where the Volunteer will be able to interact directly with the children, teaching them various responsibilities, helping in their education. Accompany them by helping to reinforce his/her self-esteem and give strength to their motivation. Work with many enthusiasts and with children starting at the tender age of 05 to 11 years.

Locations
South America » Peru
Length
2-4 Weeks
1-3 Months
Language
English
Timeframe
Spring Break
Summer
Winter
Year Round
Housing
Apartment
Guesthouse
Host Family
Starting Price
$0.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
the cost covers room and board from Monday to Friday
Other Locations
Huancayo

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Program Reviews (3)

Leah
Female

Teaching English in Huancayo

10/10

I volunteered with the Sharing Dreams Project in August 2017. It was a great experience - I got to learn much about Peruvian culture, particularly in the central Andes where the project is located, explore local attractions and historical and cultural sites, and was exposed to the delicious cuisine of Peru. The coordinators are very supportive and prioritize cultural exchange in addition to ge volunteer work. Working with the children and helping to teach English was very rewarding, and the reception of the children, who are eager to learn and play, was heartwarming. I'm very glad I got the opportunity to volunteer for this organization!

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Ana
Female
25 years old
South america
Other

Magnificent experience of volunteering in the Andes of Peru

10/10

in the summer of 2015, I participated as a volunteer in this organization, this was a very comforting experience, I and other volunteers from Peru and other countries have helped the teaching of many indigenous children in a town in the central Peruvian Andes, we have helped With homework, teaching English, tutoring children who are having problems abandoning their parents, we also help in improving the homes of the poorest people, painting the walls, making organic gardens and constructing cages for animals And ecological kitchens.

It is a small but very genuine project from the point of view of help and social work, I have really enjoyed the many group excursions that the organization does on weekends, hiking in the countryside and mountains, visiting artisan villages, jungle and other nice places.
In short, I have received a lot of affection from the children and the people of the village, especially from the women and the mothers of the children, the coordinators are very attentive and do everything possible so that the volunteers are comfortable, always supporting us In all activities.
This is my testimony.
Gracias :)

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Jordi
Male
34 years old
tarragona spain

Very good experience!

8/10

I had a very good time with Frank, his family and most important with the children. The volunteering work takes place in Cerro Hermosa, a poor quarter at the boarder of huancayo city.

I had the opportunity to participate in the Children Project, teaching them some important skills like:
- English
- Hygiene
- Ecology
- Worth and values

Also I worked on the community project, building an improved Kitchen for one of the families.

Frank is very very involved with the project, giving everything he can and has to help those children have a funny time while learning interesting and important
things for their lives.

The house where volunteers stay is big and confortable, has good wifi connection and I would say evertything one needs if no luxury is expected (which I dind't, of course). The area is a little bit apart from the volunteering area, but it's quiet and very safe. Frank's mother helps on cooking and general maintenance of the house. Food is very simple, but enough so that you won't get or stay hungry during your time there.

Apart from the volunteer work, we had time to travel around (weekends) and to visit some interesting sight in and around Huancayo. Just ask Frank or his brother Jose, they will tell you what to do, what to see, give you best tips and even come around with you to show you them.

Often in the evening we spent our time chatting and "practicing cultural exchange". We volunteers learnt a lot about life in Peru and in the Andes.

Just come ad experience it by yourself! You won't regret!

About The Provider

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Sharing dreams is a non-profit organization of Peru, Alternative and non-comercial.y its objectives are to promote the self-development of populations and groups at risk and extreme poverty in villages in the Andes of Peru.

Our form of organization and participation is Horizontal, open, transparent administration

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