VOLUNTEER IN PERU
WHY VOLUNTEER IN PERU?
- Share your Catholic faith on mission
- Live abroad and learn Spanish
- Gain experience in your specialized field
- Meet lifelong friends
– What kind of work would I be doing if I volunteered in Peru?
There are a variety of projects, but some of the most critical needs are working in the remote Andean region of Ayaviri (4 hours from Cusco) to assist in projects such as: clean water access, social programs with the disabled, hosting and assisting with mission trips, etc. This page will give you a little more information about the projects in that area. You would be helping in any and all projects that have the greatest need. As you would have limited oversight, the role would be best for someone who is highly enterprising and flexible in new, uncomfortable environments.
– Would I be by myself? Or would I be stationed with other missionaries?
We don’t have Creatio staff members permanently working in the region; instead you would be working alongside our project partners. These include employees of Caritas, brothers of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, and professionals from the Universidad Católica San Pablo.
– How does funding work, would I have to fundraise the money for this, or would Creatio pay for it? If I have to fundraise how much would it cost per month?
This would depend on how long you wanted to remain in the region, the type of work, and where you would be lodging. Creatio may also be able to subsidize part of your costs, but a ballpark estimate would be fundraising around $800-1200 per month.
– Is there an intake period before being sent out, or would I get sent straight into Peru?
While we have done a large variety of mission and adventure trips to Peru over the last ten years, this long-term volunteer program is new for us as well, so we would need to provide you with around two to five days of onboarding which would ideally take place in our offices in Denver.
– Do I need do speak Spanish?
A conversational Spanish ability is highly recommended for most of our projects abroad. However, depending on the need, there may be roles for non-Spanish speakers in bigger cities like Lima, Peru.