Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Peru, go on an organised weekend trip to Mach Picchu.

Childcare & Community Volunteer Work in Peru for Teenagers

Join a group of volunteers your age and support disadvantaged children and do community work while exploring Peru

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  • Adventure into Peru, South America. Complete meaningful community volunteer work alongside other teenagers.
  • Care for children, run educational games and give local caregivers a helping hand. You’ll also do renovation work at the centre, like painting a classroom or building basic furniture.
  • You’ll live and work with a group of volunteers your age in Cusco, and stay with a local host family. Our staff have exciting activities planned for you, like salsa dance classes and a trip to Machu Picchu.

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Det här är ett projekt för dig som är 15-18 år


Is volunteer work with children in Peru for teenagers right for me?

Do you enjoy working with kids? Are you interested in supporting children in need? Or, perhaps you want to give back to a community in need through practical work. If so, this project is for you.


You’ll get plenty of experience working with children, and doing renovation work to benefit the community. This kind of work will help your CV stand out, and give you great points to talk about in applications and interviews. This is also the ideal opportunity to start learning Spanish, or practice what you know with locals!


You don’t need previous experience to join. We’ll teach you everything you need to know. You’ll work alongside local teachers and caregivers, and Projects Abroad staff are there to provide constant guidance. We’ll also give you ideas for activities you can do with the kids.


This High School Special is designed specifically for teenagers, and runs over fixed dates during the summer. After the work is done, we’ll have cultural and social events for you to participate in, along with a weekend trip. Throughout it all, Projects Abroad staff will be by your side.

Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Peru, help in the classroom with activities.

Your work will focus on the following areas:


Assist staff at childcare facilities to help children learn through play


You’ll work with children at a daycare centre or kindergarten, and support the work of local teachers and caregivers. You may also work at a centre for children with disabilities.


You’ll help run fun educational activities to encourage children to learn important skills through play. You can use sports, arts and crafts, educational games, and other activities. You’ll also focus on literacy and numeracy, and teach the ABCs and 123s. You can also promote hygiene among the children, and encourage them to wash their hands before and after meals.  


Give back to the community on outreach days


We have organised days where you will improve facilities or give back to a community through a specific activity. For example, you can spend a day painting walls or educational murals at a local school. You can also work at a centre for the elderly for a day. You’ll offer company and conversation to the elderly, and help prepare meals.


Learn about Peruvian culture and history during fun classes and activities


Peru is a fascinating country, rich in culture and heritage. You’ll get to take part in some interesting cultural practices during fun workshops. You can learn to cook local dishes during a Peruvian cooking class, or attend a ceramics workshop. If you’re up for it, you can even take part in salsa dance classes. Over a weekend, you’ll visit the breath-taking site of Machu Picchu. You can also shop til you drop at colourful markets.


Throughout it all, you’ll be with a group of teenagers your age and Projects Abroad staff.


Where will I work in Peru?

Cusco

You’ll be based in Cusco, a fascinating city that that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Cusco is the second largest city in Peru, and is located near the Urubamba Valley in the lush green landscapes of the Andes mountain range. The city is filled with beautiful architecture from many centuries of civilisation.


Your work will take place at a day care centre, kindergarten, a centre for children with disabilities, and various other facilities. The staff here are dedicated, but they need extra support to give large numbers of children the attention they need in the classroom.

Ankomst, visum och hämtning

När du anländer till flygplatsen i din valda destination, kommer en av våra Projects Abroad anställda att möta dig och hälsa dig välkommen till landet. Du hittar mer information om ankomstflygplatser, introduktion och visum på vår sida Ankomst i Peru.


What are the aims and impact of this project?

The main aim of this project is to support local teachers and caregivers and help children learn through play.


In Peru, the care centres we work with have dedicated, hard-working staff. However, there are large numbers of children in each class, and staff struggle to give each child the attention they need. With your help, we can make sure that kids learn all the skills they need to thrive when they start school. You’ll do this by becoming part of our ongoing efforts to help children learn through play.


You’ll also help with improving the children’s learning environments, like painting a colourful mural teaching the ABCs, or building desks for classrooms. In addition, we get you involved in other community activities, like preparing meals for the elderly and spending time with them.


Outside of work, this project will give you plenty of practical experience for your CV, and give you a different perspective of the world. You’ll make friends with people your age from around the world, and see amazing sights, like Machu Picchu.


Join us on this High School Special to help us reach these goals, and become a global citizen in the process.

Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Peru, take a break during the day.

Projekthandlingsplaner

Vi har utarbetat långsiktiga mål för våra projekt och dokumenterat målen i våra projekthandlingsplaner. Våra projekthandlingsplaner används också för att planera ditt arbete. Tack vare våra projekthandlingsplaner kan du vara säker på att du arbetar mot ett långsiktigt mål och vi kan kontinuerligt utvärdera och förbättra vårt arbete. Våra projekthandlingsplaner säkerställer att vi gör en verklig skillnad.

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Vi mäter resultatet av vårt arbete varje år

Varje år deltar tusentals ungdomsvolontärer på våra projekt runt om i världen. Under deras tid utomlands bidrar de till att göra en långsiktig positiv skillnad i de samhällen där de arbetar. För att visa vilket resultat deras hårda arbete har, sammanställer vi varje år en rapport som heter High School Specials Impact repor.

För mer information om den insats våra ungdomsvolontär gjort under året, läs vår senaste rapport.


Mat och boende

Du kommer bo hos en värdfamilj i Cusco. Din värdfamilj kommer välkomna dig som en familjemedlem till deras hem. De kommer lära dig mer om deras traditioner och om den lokala kulturen. Vi tror att det här är det bästa sättet att verkligen lära känna kulturen i ett nytt land. Du kommer få en unik upplevelse av Peru.

Vi försöker alltid placera dig så att du bor med en annan Projects Abroad volontär eller praktikant. Ditt rum kommer vara enkelt men bekvämt, rent och säkert.

Din projektavgift inkluderar tre måltider om dagen.

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Säkerhet och personalstöd

Din säkerhet är vår första prioritet. Vi har många processer och system på plats för att se till att du som ungdomsvolontär har all extra hjälp och support som du behöver. Vår egen Projects Abroad personal finns alltid med dig och de andra ungdomsvolontärerna, oavsett tid på dygnet eller dag i veckan. De ser till att du trivs i ditt boende och känner dig hemma på din projektplacering. Om du skulle stöta på något problem, finns vår personal alltid där för att hjälpa dig.

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När du anmäler dig betalar du endast 2700 kr, vilket dras av från totalpriset. Avbetalningsmöjligheter finns och vi kan också ge tips på hur du kan samla in pengar

Vill du delta på fler än ett projekt? Ring oss på 0855921116 för att ta reda på om vi kan erbjuda rabatt.

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