Many times children with special needs cannot be cared for at home, or are abandoned by their parents at birth.  Special needs children, living in a care center, rely soley on their caregivers for every basic need.

Volunteers share a meal, hold a hand, share a lap, and assist with exercise and physical therapy. Providing these children with personalized attention raises their spirits, and keep them 100% engaged in their activities.  This Center is home to about 50 students with different limitations.  Some of the children are deaf, others are blind, some have Autism, and others with Down Syndrome, etc.

Although previous experience is not required, volunteers with ASL (sign language) training, those with physical therapy training or experience working with special needs children are needed.   Spanish language immersion lessons can be taken in the afternoon.

Overview

  • Project length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Project dates: March through December.  2 week winter break in mid July
  • Requirements: Intermediate Spanish
  • Program donation: US$50 payable with the program fees.
  • Arrival airport: Via Lima to Ayacucho (AYA)
  • Accommodation: Local host family
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Airlines: Lan Peru, Start Perú, LC Perú
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Inclusions

  • Program starts and ends in Ayacucho
  • Airport meet and greet in Ayacucho. Afternoon city tour and orientation
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 25 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing and afternoons free to explore the city
  • Typical shift work hours are 8am-13pm
  • Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights to Peru. Visas and/or entry-exit fees. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet. Tours to Cusco, to the Nazca Lines Linesmac Valley (Coca Valley or Upper Amazon Forest) to the Wari Ruins

A Broader View Volunteer (ABV)  allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.

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