Volunteering in Peru


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Domingo, 17 de Noviembre del 2019

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Helen Whitehead

 
Nacionality: Ehelennglish
 
Age: 50
 
Date: February
 
Volunteering with Makikita Quykuway is not just for young people. Older people have much to contribute. At age 59, I started my 3 months in Huncayo with some apprehension, even though I had experience in volunteering in other countries. My concerns disappeared when I received a wam welcome from Juliana, my host family and the other volunteers. I have worked mainly with special needs children and young people in the boys orphanage. Being an oldes volunteer has it’s advantages as the children relate to you in a different way. What you may lack in expertise on the soccer pitch, you make up for in life experience. I have been involved in a Christmas project in a poor comunity and have helped to develop the new Makikita Quykuway the comunity project. The work has been challenging, stimulating and rewarding. I started volunteering following my marriage break-up. It gave me a new direction in life and took me to Rusia, China and Romania and finally to Perú. My time with Makikita Quykuway has been the most interesting and rewarding of them all. Juliana understands the needs of her comunity and uses the skills of her volunteers effectively to the benefit of her community. My host family has welcome me into their home and their lives including me in many family fiestas. The people of Huancayo are warm and friendly and enjoy meeting volunteers and involving them in their culture. The younger volunteers have been great fun to be with. Age has not been an issue, as our common purpose in volunteering spans any age difference. If you are an older person, with or without previous volunteering experience, and you have been considering volunteering with makikita Quykuway you have a lot to affer. I feel sure the experience will be rewarding for you and the people you work with. Juliana and the people of Huancayo are waiting for you.

If you want to contact me, aks for my e-mail from Juliana.


 
 
 
 
 

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Kira Guntli

Kiras Review Huancayo An unforgettable experience!  One and a half months I was volunteering at Makikita (nov/dec 2017). Juliana is an adorable person and cares a lot about your wellbeing. ...
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Hana Wong

  Nacionality: New Zealand Age: 26 Date: July - August, 2016.   I didn’t know what to expect when beginning my volunteer experience in Huancayo with Makikita Quykuway, ho...
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Melissa Woods

Nacionality: Australian Age:28 Date: April - May, 2016.   My time at Makikita was wonderful! I really felt like I made a difference to the children of Huancayo, and they were ...
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Kelsey Walsh

  Nationality: United States  Age: 28 Date: Fall 2015   Volunteering through Makikita Quykuway was truly one of the most rewarding international experiences of my lif...
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Alice Hand

Alice Hand Nacionality: English Age:28 Date: 2014 and 2015 I only have positive things to say about my experiences with the Makikita organisation. The main thing I love about Makikita is that ...
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Catherine Richardson

Nacionality: English Age:25 Date: 2010, 2013 and 2015. In summer 2015 I returned to Makikita for the third time, which I think speaks volumes about how wonderful the organisation is...
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Collete Cradock

Collete Cradock Nacionality: English Age:25 Date: 2012 and 2015 I have volunteered in various countries around the world but would say that my experience with Makikita was definitely the mos...
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Helena Stole

Helena Stole Nacionality: Norway Age:19 Date: 2013 and 2014 Testimonial of Makikita Quakuway I worked as a volunteer student at the Makikita Community Centre and at the Street kids program f...
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Sarah Argyle

Sarah Argyle Nacionality: English Age:25 Date: 2013 Makikita Quykuway is a fantastic charity. Working with the children in the Makikita programme was a fun and thoroughly rewarding experience....
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Yu Xin

Yu Xin Nacionality: Canada Age:20 Date: 2012 and 2014 I volunteered at Makikita for 4 weeks in the summer of 2012 with 5 friends from the same college. We were evenly spread out throughout t...
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Eli Ccanto

I’ve been to Peru several times to visit my birth family. On my last trip in 2015, I thought it would be interesting to volunteer up in the Andes Mountains and to learn more of the Andean cultu...
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Niall Malone

  Nacionality: Irish   Age: 24   Date: April, 2007   I would whole-heartedly  recommend Makikita Quykuway to anyone interested in pursuing a valuable, hands-on volu...
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Sigrid Solhaug

Nacionality: Irish   Age: 23   Date: April, 2007   My stay in Huancayo spring -07 was a stay I will never forget. I lived for about 6 weeks with a local family (mother Nelly,...
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Suzan Lagan

    Nacionality: Irish   Age: 25   Date: October, 2007   I volunteered for a month in September 2007 and it was a great experience. I have since worked in other volu...
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Georgina Ridgley

    Nacionality:  English   Age: 21   Date: November, 2007   What an amazing and fullfilling experience, aided by the wonderfull minds behind and fuelling this br...
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Helen Whitehead

  Nacionality: English   Age: 50   Date: February   Volunteering with Makikita Quykuway is not just for young people. Older people have much to contribute. At age 59, I star...
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Kim Rezel

      Nacionality: English   Age: 21   Date: November, 2007   I volunteered with Makikita last year over Christmas. I had a wonderful experience volunteering w...
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Jess Kirwan

    Nacionality: Australian   Age: 20   Date: January, 2008   I volunteered for Makikita Quykuway for 2 months in 2008 and during that time learnt so much about so m...
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Claire Fritzsch

  Nacionality: German   Age: 22   Date: March, 2008   I had a wonderful experience volunteering for Makikita Quykuway. I was able to work in a medical center located in a ve...

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How to get to Huancayo?

  Travelling to Huancayo from Lima (you will first have to fly into Lima) By Bus   Buses from Lima run several times a day through several different companies. The safest and most ...
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Weekend Excursions!

On weekends. volunteers have time to relax and visiting  tourist destinations. Huancayo has beautiful mountains, landscapes, lakes, ruins, and glaciers. Older surrounding villages are usually v...
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Spanish lessons

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