You would be based in the beautiful city of Arequipa, and would work in the impoverished district of San Isidro on the outskirts of the city.
You would take care of our children, participate in ongoing projects and get active in the temporary projects. We also have the possibility for you to come up with your own ideas and projects and implement them in our organization.
The minimum length of stay for you would be three months. Naturally, the children need a certain amount of time to adjust to new people, and a constant turnover of volunteers can be unsettling for them. The longer you stay, the stronger your relationship with the kids will be, and the more fulfilling the experience will be for you.
Since volunteering with us is absolutely free volunteers have to cover the cost of their hostel stay, food and transportation.
INTIWAWA is a young non-profit organisation that is based both in Arequipa (Peru) and Berlin (Germany). The name Intiwawa is Quechua and means “Children of the Sun”.
The main goal of our organization is to help children and their parents and work alongside them in order to improve their living conditions. We’re currently working mainly in San Isidro, a small region approximately 45 minutes away from central Arequipa.
The inhabitants of the village suffer from malnourishment, a lack of education, alcoholism, domestic violence, and a lack of hygienic sanitary facilities. This and the unsanitary water conditions lead to hygiene related diseases. Additionally, there is a lack of financial resources to install water pipes or establish a provision of medical care.
The goal of Intiwawa is to be both a preventative measure against causes of the problems within the community as well as actively fighting against the current problems.
We are very grateful for all the time and effort our volunteers are willing to give us. Therefore, we strive to make things as simple as possible for our team. There are no application deadlines to join Intiwawa. No one is ever tied down to a position they do not enjoy- volunteers are free to change their role with Intiwawa as they see fit.
Volunteering with us is absolutely free. Unfortunately, we cannot bear the costs for flights or living or pay you for your work, but we do not charge as fees as many other organisations do - because we see it as a privilege to support you in your plans of volunteering.
For further information and our application form go to: http://www.intiwawa.org/volunteering.html