Support our inclusive school for kids with and without disabilities in Mancora, Peru




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    We need volunteers !

    ***NEWS for January-February:
    In the month of January and February there are school summer holidays. Therefore in January and February there are no regular classes but fun and special holiday offers for the children (3 age groups: 3-6, 6-11 and 12-16 years old). Additionally in February, maintenance of the school is being done. Thus we seek voluteers who would love to support the following projects:

    - January and February: Art projects, sharing basic cooking skills, swimming and dance lessons, teaching slacklining and chess, English classes and much more..

    - February: Painting classrooms, gardening work, repairing and cleaning school property....

    We cannot wait to hear from you!***

    We are a nonprofit school, committed to help and support differently-abled children, promoting social inclusion and providing an inclusive education in Máncora.
    The school offers children with disabilities an individual education for better quality of life, and support to children's families (many in a delicate economic situation). To support this dream, we provide teachers, physiotherapists and language therapists to the children. Therefore we can help them to improve in all areas of life.

    Besides this, we are looking for ways to solve social, economic and ecological problems. We are therefore currently involved in sustainable development projects.
    By strengthening gardening at the school and sensitizing the childrens' families to give them an option to live in a more sustainable and independent way, we hope for a positive influence on society.
    Our vision is to raise a sensible, healthy and thoughtful generation with values of respect and supporting each other and the surrounding nature.

    We promote love and environmental awareness!

    We are currently accepting volunteers for multiple positions as follows:
    - Teachers & teachers assistants (English, art, sport...)
    - Special education teachers (for children with disbilities)
    - Physiotherapists
    - Language therapists
    - Therapy assistants

    Volunteers are welcome to stay in different facilities: at the two volunteer houses, at our neighboring property called the University of Environmentalism and Life, and at the Director's house. There we have shared rooms for our volunteers to live in during their stay with us. There is also a kitchen for the use of the volunteers. We welcome volunteers traveling alone, with friends, or with partners.

    We also have a farm which is associated with our school. We are accepting volunteers who wish to help on our beautiful goat farm located just outside of Màncora. Send us an email to find out more about this opportunity.

    The work schedule is from Monday to Friday, either in the mornings or in the afternoons (4-5 hours). You will have the half of your day + the entire weekend free to explore Màncora and surrounding areas!

    It is necessary for all volunteers - who wish to assist in the school - to have at least a basic level of spanish in order to be effective at the school. Basic level of English is preferable, especially for the ones giving English classes.
    Since we work with children we are looking for volunteers who have experience with children, who are reliable, and trustworthy.

    Contact us for more information about our school !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In living and working here you have the opportunity to dive deeply into the language, our everyday life, and way to work. English speaking people are rarely found here, so a basic level of Spanish is required and of course, we are happy to support you in advancing your language skills. We currently have an English-Spanish translator but Spanish knowledge is still recommended, especially working with the students.
    Moreover, we are a family run program, and invite you to feel at home with us.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We look for volunteers like described below:
    (for the work with kids please prepare a CV/resume)

    We especially appreciate professionals like physiotherapists, psychologists, special needs education teachers, and social workers. To work with our children and their families and/or to give some advice and ideas, how to advance our own work.

    If you are not a professional or specialist, but you have any other experience in working with children, especially differently abled children, we would also love to have you here supporting our work. In that case, we prefer you to stay at least three months so that the children can get used to you and the other way around too.

    Besides working with our children, there is the possibility to work with the plants around the school and give support to some agricultural work and with our animals in the countryside. If you have special knowledge, which could help us realize our vision of a sustainable and healthy life consistent with nature, we would love to have you here, to exchange ideas and gain inspiration.

    In the end, there is always the opportunity to create a project and collect donations. Whether it is specialized for one part of our association or the whole one.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    The volunteer houses are small bamboo houses close to the school.
    - Shared room of 4 beds or 2 beds with mosquito nets, depending on capacity
    - Shared private bathroom in the house (cold shower)
    - Outdoor kitchen
    - Outdoor chilling place

    Wifi only at the school.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Mancora is a beautiful beach town in the north of Peru. Known for tourism, there is always something fun to do here. Surfing, kite surfing, scuba diving, restaurants and beautiful beaches are just some of the amazing activities Mancora has to offer. It is always good weather and the sun shines almost everyday.

    We are a 20-minute walk from the center of Mancora, and 30-minute walk from the beach, or just 5 minutes by mototaxi (for 3 soles). There are a few restaurants and small shops near the school, where you can buy some food and other necessities.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a good internet connexion, you will be able to work directly at the school.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a parking space for several vehicles.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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