Each centre has only one caregiver and very basic utilities (small old beds, old sheets and blankets, and few pillows). Therefore, the value of having volunteers in these centres is obviously great; it is even more obvious when taking into account that 25% of the children have single mothers, and 95% of them come from very difficult background situations.
As a volunteer you will be involved in the day to day care of the children and be involved with playing with the children, running many types of craft activities, teaching some English too or arranging creative activities such as drawing or arts and crafts.
Volunteers need to help these kids to develop their skills in order to be ready for kindergartens. The day care centers are open Monday to Friday from 08:30 A.M to 16:00 hours. At each center the kids have no real schedule-they come to the centers to play, eat and learn basic lessons.
This program offers you a chance to use your own creativity in a highly productive manner. Volunteers work for 4-5 hours/day divided in mornings and afternoons - 5 days a week (volunteers are reminded to remain flexible)
Volunteer tasks under the daycare program in Peru
A typical list of tasks under this program includes;
- Keep the children involved by playing with them.
- Running many types of craft activities.
- Teaching some English at times.
- Arranging creative activities such as drawing or arts and crafts.
- Assist the local staff in daily chores and administrative works.
Daycare program schedule
A generic day to day routine of volunteers joining daycare program in Peru includes;
Sunday - Arrival in Peru
Monday - Orientation. Orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator,
covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behaviour,
food, and other suggestion over things to do in Peru.
Tue to Fri - Volunteer Work
Breakfast - 07:00 am to 08:00 am
Working hours at the placement - 09:00 am to 01:00 pm and 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm (the second shifts depends on the requirement at the placement).
Lunch - 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Dinner - 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards
Weekends : Free to explore the city
Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating
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Volunteering Solutions Peru Reviews
I had a great experience because there are so many kids and just one teacher, so they are always in need of our help. .
The highlight of my volunteering experience was the relationship I developed with the children at my project. The highlight of my trip was visiting Machu Picchu..
I got to see many different treatments and procedures and how they were different from those in the United States. I had never been witness to a birth before this placement. The experience is priceless..
when a small child in the kindergarden ran to me and hugged me, when my pupils did not want to let me return home to Germany.
I loved my project. I loved the kids and it is amazing how in such a short amount of time you get to care and love them so much. I loved the challenge of being in control of a whole class and creating the activities. .
At first the placement was a challenge so many kids playing around but once you adapt and get to know each other it was a very fulfilling activity. I felt at home while being miles away..
I really enjoyed working with the doctors and people at my project. The highlight of our volunteering was being able to live in a hospital and feel how doctors feel when taking care of a patient..
This trip was one of the most meaningful experience I have ever had. It was great in the way that I could explore and witness a totally different culture and have a different vision about the world. .
I loved the program placement as it was so nice. When I taught something to them. They always learned everything so fast and really enjoyed . They made me so happy. The highlight was spending time with the children..
The program placement was amazing and its the best experience in my life. It was just perfect and I will go back to my home with loads of emotions that will be close to my heart forever. .
The pre departure booklet was very useful in helping me know what to bring and what to expect when I got to Cusco. I enjoyed getting to know the doctors and nurses and learning much from them. I had great hands on experience and made great friendships..
I enjoyed my experience at the placement very much. It is one of the best thing that I have done till now. I will return to my country with a big smile and a lot of memories in my heart..
The Volunteering Solutions website was very organized and easy to use. I liked how our progress was constantly updated and we had constant communication with program coordinator if we were missing certain items. The pre departure booklet was laid out professionally and clearly..
I really liked my program placement and there were enough patients despite doctors strike and Obstetrics was busy enough too. I loved getting to know the staff and chatting with them. I got competent in giving shots, which I was a bit timid about before. .
I enjoyed working at my placement. The staff was very kind and patient to explain things I observed and also got to do some hands on work the patients. I learned a lot about how the clinic works..
I enjoyed working at the placement provided by Volunteering Solutions. The coordinator was very friendly, helpful and professional. .
During my short tenure with Volunteering Solutions, I was able to rotate among many divisions within a community healthcare center..
The program placement was fantastic and I had a great time. Everything was great about peru, the program, people, culture and hospital staff. I loved being here in Peru. .
The placement was nice and it was a great experience helping children, teaching them English and some of them teaching me Spanish. The highlight of my volunteer experience was helping..
I enjoyed working at my program placement and I also learned a lot from Peruvian culture. The highlight of my volunteering experience in Peru was to practice nursing in different culture. It is completely different from my country. .
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