For many low income families, with no means to pay for private child care, they rely on public day care centers.  The centers provide care, safe haven and meals for children 6 months to three years of age.   These centers provide children integral development in a safe and appropriate place; each center has an average of 15 to 20 children and 3 women in charge of the kids.

In each center the little ones will receive a balanced diet, serving school snacks and lunch. Volunteers will contribute to the education, child care, health and nutrition support provided by the centers. Tasks will focus on looking after the kids, feeding them changing diapers, pre-school educational games and recreational learning support, taking them to the bathroom and helping with the cleaning of the center. Volunteers with basic Spanish are welcome. Language Immersion lessons are available. This program is only for females.

*Imp: The transportation in not included to the program. The transportation (round trip) cost is around US$1 by bus or US$14 by taxi can be divided between 2 - 3 volunteers (35 min ride approx 8 miles).
(***Arrival to Arequipa must be done between 7am and 7pm local time***)

Overview

  • Project length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Requirements: Female Volunteers only. Basic Spanish or Spanish lessons locally.
  • Program donation: US$50 payable with the program fees.
  • Arrival airport: Via Lima to Arequipa (AQP)
  • Accommodation: Local host family
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Airlines: Via Lima to Arequipa.  Lan Peru, Peruvian, Taca (Avianca) , LCPeru
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Inclusions

  • Program starts and ends in Arequipa
  • Airport meet and greet in Arequipa. Next day city tour and orientation
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 30 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing and afternoons free to explore the city
  • Typical shift work hours are 8 am – 2 pm
  • 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

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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