Volunteer in South America doing Childcare work | GivingWay

Volunteer in South America doing Childcare work

74% response rate , 23 hour(s) response time.
Volunteers Peru is a small registered Non-Governmental Organization based in the city of Arequipa in southern Peru. We currently support two projects where volunteers can make a positive contribution to the local community.

BiblioWorks is founded on the simple principle that literacy and education are critical components for the creation and vitality of sustainable communities and cultures. We believe that where knowledge, literacy, and learning exist, people have the resources they need to solve social issues, maintain and strengthen their cultural identities, as well as to grow their community economically

MySmallHelp Peru

Ollantaytambo, Peru, South America.
Accommodation
91% response rate , 57 hour(s) response time.
Our mission is to help those living in poverty or with a disability access a brighter future primarily by providing access to education, skills training, and health care. Our philosophy is that if more and more people give their small help every person will be able to enjoy their basic human rights.

HOOP is a non-profit organisation enhancing the education of disadvantaged children and their families in Flora Tristan and the surrounding communities

Muchik

Salaverry, Peru, South America.
Accommodation Meals
82% response rate , 22 hour(s) response time.
We are providing support for people from disadvantaged backgrounds to learn language

Latin American Foundation for the Future (LAFF) is a UK-registered charity supporting marginalised children in Peru as a partner organisation, and the local organisations which work with them.

88% response rate , 71 hour(s) response time.
Ceibo is a young leadership program. Our goal is to inspire and empower the new generations so they can turn this world into a better place to live.

Sharing dreams Project

Huancay0, Peru, South America.
Accommodation Meals
Sharing Dreams Project is a volunteer-driven non-profit organisation that works directly with the most vulnerable inhabitants of the Peruvian Andes, and that runs various volunteer projects, focusing above all on improving the well-being of women and children.

Creating better futures through performing arts: Social Circus and Music. We help children and adolescents who are working and/or living on the streets of Cochabamba, and empower youth by teaching them productive skills that keep them in school and away from drugs.

75% response rate
VE Global recruits, trains and organizes international volunteers to achieve our mission of fostering the positive development of children at social risk in Chile

Latest Reviews


Colegio Honofre Benavides Tomepampa reviewed by Jess Clark
"Making the decision to volunteer in Tomepampa was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I was really nervous at first, as the location was quite remote and I wasn't sure my level of Spanish was quite ready for it. However, I shouldn't have been worried. The rural location of Tomepampa is precisely what gives it it's beauty and charm; you can't help but feel happy and peaceful when you are surrounded by such amazing scenery! The locals welcomed us warmly from day 1, frequently checking on us to make sure we were OK, and telling us all about the area. I found the project challenging, as keeping the attention of many excited Peruvian children a challenge, but their hearts are big and welcoming, so you can't help but love them. My Spanish improved an incredible amount t over this time, and the snapshot of their lives that I experienced gave me a taste of what life for these people is really like. I strongly encourage you to consider volunteering in Tomepampa, not just to see the sights or improve your language, but because doing so will completely immerse you in Peru and you will feel completely at home in this beautiful country."

An Incredible Experience reviewed by Megan Graff
"I volunteered with BiblioWorks for 8 months as the both the Volunteer Coordinator and the Communications Director.

I am a teacher-librarian and I was able to use my knowledge, skills and love of books as well as gain a wide-range of new knowledge and skills while having incredible experiences and giving my problem-solving skills a workout. I was based in the office in Sucre but traveled to the rural libraries, initially with the library trainers and later independently.

My Spanish was rusty when I arrived but quickly came back to me as all of the office and library staff are Bolivian and speak little to no English. The BiblioWorks staff are very professional and committed to their work. They work collaboratively and I felt privileged to be a part of the team.

My final month of volunteering was April 2016 and it finished with two of BiblioWorks biggest yearly events - “Sucre Lee” (Sucre Reads) and “La Feria de la Lectura” (The Reading Festival). The lead up to these events gave me a chance to experience the highs (and lows) of fundraising first hand as well as take part in press conferences and live radio interviews (in Spanish!).

I will treasure the memories I have made during my time in BiblioWorks and put my newfound skills and knowledge to use in my future work.

I highly recommend volunteering with BiblioWorks if you have a love of books and reading, a reasonable level of Spanish, an open-mind, and a sense of humour!
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on 02/05/2016