**We are in urgent need of volunteers**
**Due to covid we have changed the way our school is functioning and are currently only offering special education in order to reach those most in need of our programs. We are adapting to covid protocol and only have 2 children per class. This allows us to ensure the safety of our staff, students and volunteers, while allowing for the best specialized education possible for our students. **
This is a nonprofit special needs and inclusive preschool, for children with and without disabilities in Máncora. The school’s idea is to offer children with disabilities an individual education for better quality of life and to support the children's families, who often show social and/or economic problems too. To realize 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 searching for solutions to solve social, economic and ecological problems. That´s why we are currently involved in sustainable development projects. In strengthen gardening at the school and sensitizing the children's families to give them an option to live a more sustainable and independent, 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 are currently accepting volunteers for multiple positions:
- Teachers for special education
- Teacher assitants
- English teachers (virtual)
- Computer teachers (virtual)
Volunteers are welcome to stay at our neighbouring property called the Univeristy of Enviornmentalism and Life. There we have rooms for our volunteers to live in during thier stay with us. There is also a full kitchen for the use of the volunteers. We welcome volunteers traveling solo, 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 Mancora. Send us an email to find out more about this opportunity.
The hours of work for teachers, teaching asistants and on the farm are Monday-Friday in the mornings, so you will have the entire weekend and afternoons free to explore Mancora and surrounding areas.
For our virtual volunteers we are asking 2 days a week for computer class and 3 days a week for English. This program will be starting in April and classes will be in the evening. The classes will be less than 2 hours in length and you do not have to be in Mancora in order to help us with this initative. The classes will be held via Zoom.
It is preferable for all volunteers to have at least a basic level of english in order to be most effective at the school.
Since we work with children we are lookng for volunteers who have experience with children and are reliable and trustworthy.
### contact us for more information about our school.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
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.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
### From March to December we search volunteers like described below:
(For the work with kids please prepare a CV)
We especially appreciate every professional, 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 still would love to have you here supporting our work. In that case, we want you to stay at least three months so that the children can get used to you and the other way round, 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.
- house of bamboo next to the school
- shared rooms
- shared bathroom
- Wifi at school
- outdoor kitchen
- cold showers
- sometimes problems with running water
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 located about 20min of walking to the Mercado and 30min to the beach. In a Mototaxi you pay 1.50-2 Soles. There is also a few small shops near the school, where you can buy some food and other necessities.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4 hours a day, 5 days a week