GENERAL INFORMATION - INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS PERU AND ECUADOR
Objectives: Our main objectives include:
• Construction of New Projects
• Environmental Promotion
• Environmental Protection
• Child Protection and Development
• Promotion of Human Values and Rights
• Animal Protection
Your volunteer experience is of the highest importance to us. Choose from one of our two program selections including: short term programs (1 – 12 weeks) and long term programs (6 months to 1 year).
World of Volunteering´s projects offer you an opportunity to not only make a difference in the lives of people in need, but to do so while creating lifelong friendships with those who share your desire to leave their mark on the world. Meet people of all different countries and cultures and share life altering experiences together. Many volunteers wish to enroll along with a spouse, friend or in group. Our organization can accommodate such requests by preparing special programs including joint projects and activities.
Help during your volunteering?
Before arrival in your destination, you will receive an information package containing:
• What to expect as a volunteer
• Project Information
• Contact Information for your host family, in country coordinator, and project manager
We will provide you with all necessary information in order to fully prepare you for your volunteer stay. You will also have the possibility to discuss details about your project, Spanish lessons, and activities with your coordinator.
Would you like to prolong your program?
If desired, we can extend your stay provided you give us an advance notice of 2 -3 weeks. We require this time frame in order to ensure that there will be space available in your host family or apartment reservation. We can work around any issues to accommodate your desire to stay.
Why Volunteer Abroad? South America needs your help. By volunteering abroad, you will be actively contributing to the advancement of a different society while learning more about yourself. While volunteering, you can practice Spanish and learn more about the culture of each country including its current political, economic and social situation. Join us on one of our various programs designed to accommodate every interest and need. We can also customize a program specifically for you depending on your time restraints, study requirements, or skills.
Our Volunteer Projects
Community Development Projects: All of our projects cooperate with local organizations to create sustainable support and development in each of our outreach communities. These projects include:
Working with Children: We have several projects within Peru and Ecuador centered on the care, education, and development of children in need. You can choose to work in child care centers where children who come from poor families or families ridden with familial problems have been left behind due to an inability to care for them. We also work in coordination with orphanages that house orphans and children who have been rescued from psychological or sexual abuse. Other projects include working with children who have certain disabilities such as deafness or mental and physical problems.
Medicine: Our healthcare projects are based in clinics, hospitals, as well as physical and psychological rehabilitation centers. Our projects range from small clinics which focus on attending the poorest people of our cities or larger hospitals serving the insured. Depending on the duration of your stay, you may even choose to switch projects in order to gain a broader understanding of our destinations´ healthcare systems. Whether you are a doctor, nurse, psychologist, physiotherapist, or a premed/med student, our projects can use your help. Depending on your level of experience and Spanish, we can find the perfect project for you!
Rehabilitation Projects: In our rehabilitation center project, you have the opportunity to work with young people who have a past defined by drug or alcohol addictions or criminal activity. Within this project, you can help with their reintroduction into society as well as their education. Join us in changing the lives of troubled youth.
Tourism (Only Available in Peru): If you have experience within the tourism sector or are thinking of making it your career, this project is the perfect opportunity for you! Come explore this flourishing area in one of the most popular tourist destinations in South America. Work with our tourism agencies in booking popular activities, guiding tourists, making tour and flight reservations, translating propaganda, and assisting with internet marketing.
Hotel Management: Work in a hotel or hostel for backpackers by helping organize parties, events and excursions for occupants. Your responsibilities would also include making reservations, monitoring the front desk, helping in the hotel restaurant or bar, and assisting guests with directions or questions.
Andino Project (Only Available in Peru): The Andino Project is a childcare program in a small town called Cai Cay located one hour outside Cusco. This outreach is centered on educating and promoting a future for underprivileged children. Most of the children in Cai Cay come from traditional families, speak Quechua (the local language) and without this project, would never know a life outside poverty. The Andino Project has its own basic accommodations for volunteers within the project center. Responsibilities would include helping the children with their school work, teaching lessons or your own language, playing with them, and organizing activities such as painting, sports, drawing and games. Due to its rural aspect, this project is better suited for volunteers who prefer the peace and tranquility found in towns outside Cusco city.
Galapagos Isles (Only Available in Ecuador): Come explore the Galápagos Isles while caring for animals. Experience what it takes to care for the local animals in their habitats and promote their development and survival. This project as offers you the opportunity to be introduced to different species of animals and plants.
Volunteering and Tourism
Community development projects: In cooperation with local projects, world of volunteering runs sustainable projects that support communities in need. For example.
PROJECT WITH CHILDREN