Incawasi is always looking for motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to support the organization. Though having some experience working or volunteering with children is an asset, we welcome individuals of diverse backgrounds who are committed to helping children in need. We ask that volunteers commit to at least one month at Incawasi but encourage them to stay longer term as this proves to be a more meaningful experience for both the children and volunteers. Given that all of the work takes place in Spanish, it is an advantage if volunteers have a conversational level in Spanish (or are willing to learn).
Incawasi volunteers live onsite on the premises in the volunteer dormitories, there are basic beds with sheets, blankets and towels, there are 2 bathrooms with hot water showers, there is the main kitchen which volunteers are welcome to use when we are not preparing the meals for the children. There is an area to hand wash and dry clothes, and there is Wifi available onsite. The volunteers also receive a small breakfast and big lunch Monday through Friday with the children, and bottled drinking water.Incawasi Volunteers are kindly asked to make a small financial contribution which covers their accommodation, meals, and use of all of the facilities on site. A portion of the contribution also goes towards helping cover Incawasi’s expenses in providing our services to the children. We really value when volunteers are able to help support the project over a longer-term commitment, as such the contribution rate decreases on a sliding scale.
|Length ofVolunteer Stay||Deposited in Peru(Incawasi's preference)||Deposited in Europe- via Paypal in US$- via French or German bank account in €|
|Months 1 to 3||US$350 per month||US$375 per month($350+$25 banking fees)|
|Months 4 to 6||US$250 per month||US$265 per month($250+$15 banking fees)|
|Months 7 onward||US$150 per month||US$160 per month($150+$10 banking fees)|
|- There are no additional program fees to volunteer with Incawasi. - When depositing into the French or German account we calculate the amount in € using the daily exchange rate.|
It is Incawasi’s preference where possible for our volunteers to make their contribution directly there in Peru, as this makes the funds directly available for use towards helping run the program. If the volunteer is unable to deposit the funds there in Peru, and wishes to make their contribution into one of our fund raising bank accounts in France or Germany (equivalent in €) or via Paypal (in US$), we do ask for an additional amount. This helps to cover the bank fees, transfer and exchange rates that Incawasi is required to pay to transfer the funds for use there in Peru. The Incawasi European Bank Accounts and Paypal details are available on the DONATE & SPONSOR - Donate tab.For contributions deposited in Europe, we are legally unable to provide a tax receipt, as a service is provided in exchange for the contribution and therefore cannot be considered a “donation”.
To apply, please send us a resume/CV along with a short letter in which you explain why you are interest in volunteering at email@example.com. The Volunteer Coordinator will then set up a time over Skype to further discuss your application.