The Augustinian Volunteers are looking for long-term volunteers to serve from January 2020 to December 2020 in Chulucanas, Peru!
Chulucanas is a small town located in the Piura region in the northern part of Peru. Famous for exporting mangos, lemons, and pottery, it has a population of approximately 80,000 residents. The town of Chulucanas is surrounded by the campo or countryside, which encompasses other small villages. Volunteers live in a modest home and walk, bike, or take moto taxis to get around town. Piura, the closest city to Chulucanas, contains an airport, larger hospital, and commercial spaces typical of a metropolitan area.
Volunteers serve in a variety of ways during their time in Peru. Some of those include (but are not limited to):
Working at a parochial school in many capacities, such as a co-teacher, teacher’s aid, tutor and counselor, etc. The school has a variety of needs which are filled based upon the education and experience of the volunteer.
Working at a cooperative and educational community center. They offer courses in sewing, cooking, baking, computers and English, along with a variety of other services. The center is working to promote human dignity focusing primarily on women through education and technical training. The volunteer has the opportunity to be involved in the different classes, especially in teaching basic English classes to both children and adults. The volunteer may also occasionally assist in administrative responsibilities for the center or teach basic computer classes to adults based on the background of the volunteer.
Working at a Health Office, which coordinates a variety of endeavors each year, including educational trainings on health-related issues for parishes in the diocese, medical campaigns from abroad and a weekly radio show. In addition, the volunteer may accompany patients through hospital visits and procedures, and also serves with other Peruvian health volunteers in the hospital and at the Hogar de Ancianos. The volunteer may assist in all these areas as well as with general administrative needs and monthly trainings of local health volunteers. A medical background is preferred but not required.
-live in a community with other volunteers
-and so much more!
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. Our application can be found at www.augustinianvolunteers.org/apply