Volunteering in Peru

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Viernes, 15 de Diciembre del 2017



MQ Volunteer Program  has established close relationships with various non-profit organizations in Huancayo and surrounding areas. Together with these partner organizations MQ Volunteer Program develops projects and tasks for the volunteers based on the current needs of each institution. As a volunteer, you will be working with one of the partner organizations (listed below). Naturally, MQ staff will provide constant support and assistance as you adjust to your new role and become a member of a local non-profit organization.

Volunteers are encouraged to choose a site based on their interests, skills and previous professional experience. Please choose a site where you feel you’d be most helpful.

Volunteers at the community health center must be trained medical professionals (e.g. doctor, dentist, pharmacists, nurse, emergency medical technician, etc) or students of medicine or other health related fields. A certification of professional training/student status is required as a proof.

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Makikita Quykuway Community Center

The Makikita Quykuway Community Center was established in February 2008. This Community Center was launched to provide additional educational support to some of the poorest children of the Cooperati...
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Public Schools

      Makikita Quykuway Volunteer Program works together with public schools located in poor areas. English language is not included on the Peruvian national curriculum of educatio...
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Community Health Center

  Community Health Centers are strategically located in the poorest areas surrounding the city of Huancayo. The health centers provide basic but essential health care to the under served. In a...
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Street Children Program

  These are the children you will see working on the streets polishing shoes and selling sweets, toilet paper, newspapers, fruit and vegetables. The children are compelled to work by parents a...
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Special Needs School

    The special needs school is located in one of the suburbs of Huancayo. Here teachers work to teach students with disabilities basic skills using different methods such as songs and...
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  We are now working in a Government run nursery which looks after children up until the age of 3. A lot of the children come from single parent families and so this service offers a vital b...

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How to get to Huancayo?

  Travelling to Huancayo By Bus   Buses from Lima run several times a day through several different companies. The safest and most convenient company to take would be Cruz Del Sur,...
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Excursions to tourist places!

On weekends. volunteers have time of relaxing and visiting  tourist places. Huancayo has beautiful mountains, landscapes, lakes, ruins, and glaciers. Old villages are usually visited by volunte...
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Spanish lessons

    Spanish lessons Most of our volunteers come to Peru with a very poor level of Spanish. This creates a barrier of communication with children in different projects where they have to...