We have different options that volunteers can choose from in order to satisfy various needs and expectations. Regardless of the chosen option, volunteers will enjoy a comfortable and safe stay, and a friendly host!
Volunteer House: The volunteer residence is a comfortable home in which you will live with other volunteers from around the world. The home is located in a residential zone of the city of Huancayo, which is easily accessible from the city center. The residence has dormitories, a bathroom with hot water, a living room, a kitchen, laundry, phone, wi-fi, and international TV. In this type of housing, food is not included, but you are free to use the kitchen and other services at no additional cost.
Host Family Residence: This experience allows you the unique experience of living with a traditional Peruvian family. You will learn, experience, and enjoy the local culture and customs. In addition, you will be able to learn and practice Spanish in a practical setting. The family will provide you with a room, 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), and all the comforts of home.
Rural Family Residence: This option gives you the opportunity to live in the rural area of the Mantaro Valley, enriched by the experience of living with a Peruvian family. The rural region has its own unique characteristics and customs, which are very different from those you may find in the city. This may include participating in agricultural activities and working with cattle. This area is not terribly far from the city, and the areas are connected with a reliable public transportation system.
All host families have been carefully selected. We have evaluated the family, their customs, their ability to work with diverse populations, their ability to communicate, etc. We take every possible precaution so that when you arrive in your new family´s home, you feel comfortable and safe. The host family will be your family during your stay and we are sure you will feel the same way by the time you have to leave.