International volunteering is a way of contributing to the development of a community. They are generally carried out in developing countries, in areas such as: social work, education, the environment, health and culture.
Volunteer work can vary and can be carried out in many different areas, from construction projects, language teaching, health care work, educational program design, community work and many others. The objective of this type of work is to help improve the quality of life of the community in which the projects are developed.
We can all be volunteers inside or outside our own countries, on our own, offering our help to hospitals, orphanages, etc. But there are also many international organizations that offer volunteer programs around the world and in different modalities.
In Peru there are also many volunteer opportunities. Some of these include collaborating in nature conservation projects, community development projects, health, nutrition, education, and human rights programs, among others.
One of the most successful cases is that of Expand Peru, an organization that was created more than 20 years ago in the city of Huancayo and that to this day works with volunteers from all over the world to benefit children, the elderly, the sick and disabled people from the central zone of Peru.
In addition, Peru will offer volunteers from all over the world the opportunity to enjoy all its wonders. You can explore its national parks, mountains, beaches, colonial cities, Inca ruins, and more. Peru is a country that offers a wide variety of experiences, from adventure activities to unique cultural experiences, including its extraordinary gastronomy. There is no better way to enjoy this beautiful country than by volunteering and helping your community.
In general, we can all be volunteers, the important thing is the attitude, the desire to help and the ability to work as a team. Although the organizations ask that the volunteer be over 18 years of age, have a good level of English or another language, and be in good physical and mental health.
Volunteers while helping also have the opportunity to experience new cultures and learn new languages. They also have the opportunity to improve their social and professional skills, such as communication, teamwork, problem solving and decision making. Another advantage is that volunteers have the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of cultural diversity, as well as improve their knowledge of history and geography. Lastly, international volunteering also gives volunteers the opportunity to meet and work with people from different countries and cultures, which can help them develop lasting relationships and friendships.
A life changing experience
International volunteering in Peru.