+ WHY CHOOSE FOR VOLUNTEERING-PERU?
Experience: Members of my team and I myself have been volunteers. I have learned about volunteer programs since 1996. I know the right local people in Cuzco and I have cultivated strong relationships with administrators of each project and other key contacts in order to conduct the help where it is needed the most.
Real Impact: Many of the children who received help from volunteers ask us about them, "I miss playing with them", "I learn this from her ..." – the kids tell us. I can now assure you that each volunteer leaves an indelible mark on the memory of each child.
Transparent: Let's be clear, you're curious how the organization works? How much % goes where to? Payment to families 55%. Costs of orientation, coordination and developing your program 35%. Donation to the projects 10%.
Affordable: One of our main objectives is to involve as many people as possible without losing the quality of our service. We do not have cars belonging to our organization, nor offices so we substantially have reduced our expenses. We are still volunteers that support the projects, that's how we keep our prices low.
Flexibility: We know that there are times when you can miss the project due to illness or because of a tour or trip, it has happened to me too! That does not take away the desire to support projects, the most important thing is to organize and communicate.
Personal assistance: We fine-tune communication with all the volunteers, whether it’s a small or a big group from all over the world speaking Spanish and English. Every week, group cohesive or more individual activities are organized by our Volunteer Coordinator. He well guide you through volunteering activities. Emergency assistance provided 24/7.
Fun: If you love to dance, to socialize, to walk around and know new places and to experience the culture, the city of Cuzco offers all that. I am sure that while you are participating as a volunteer you will want to visit Machu Picchu, right? How great is it to be able to help and have fun at the same time.
+ HOW DO I KNOW THAT VOLUNTEERING PERU IS LEGITIMATE?
Volunteering-Peru has been allied in social assistance projects since 2008. Our goal has been to be the link between people like you and projects that require extra help in our area. We are proud of our achievements and reputation acquired during all these years, especially supporting children. However, from time to time they ask us if we are legitimate, credible or real. Maybe the most effective way to see our work in reality is for you to be able to see our activity on our FaceBook page of volunteers. We suggest you get involved before your participation in the program by asking questions or ask volunteers´opinions. Watch videos about the programs volunteers carry out and to see the video comments they leave. We know how important it is to research before making a trip like this and that these will lines help so you choose the most suitable program for you. We will be here if you want to plan your trip.