We are a private Art academy located in the city of Quillabamba, 5 hours north of Cusco and just 2 hours north of Machu Picchu. We need volunteers to teach art workshops (music, painting, drawing, crafts) to children and young people of all ages.
There are no other art schools in the area, so we provide a necessary service to the people of Quillabamba.
The ability to express their emotions through art will allow the children and young people of Quillabamba to participate in the growing tourist economy and, ultimately, to provide their families better than they could otherwise. To provide a more stable environment for learning, we can only accept volunteers who can stay a o e month or more.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
I offer practice Spanish and the opportunity to experience about Peruvian culture.
Teach music, drawing, origami, crafts (coffe beans, you learn here do that) then you teach
Quillabamba (known as the Eternal Summer City for its perfect tropical climate) is a beautiful community, full of friendly people. You will have the opportunity to meet the locals who can invite you to go hiking to some of the dozens of waterfalls in the area, swim in one of the 5 pools in the city, enjoy the weekend festivities, go shopping at one of the two times. - Weekly farmers markets, take a weekend trip to Machu Picchu or the natural hot springs of Santa Teresa, or taste the coffee and chocolate for which Quillabamba is famous. The city is surrounded by small family farms where they grow oranges, bananas, tomatoes, avocados, pineapples, mangoes, coconuts, papayas, cocoa, coffee and much more.
While we do not require volunteers to speak Spanish, it is recommended to know some basic Spanish in order to communicate more easily with your students. In addition to the Spanish classes, you have the opportunity to complete a complete Peruvian immersion, which is ideal for those who want to learn or improve Spanish, as well as for those who are looking for a cultural exchange.
We need people who can serve as assistants in the classes of the children. There is an average of 8 children per class where we try to include children with autism or learning difficulties, with some different ability. They are taught through art (music, origami, crafts, ballet, painting) how to adapt and be part of a group without feeling excluded.
The volunteer must learn to conduct these small workshops for children following the guidance of the principal. You will be a support and will take care of 5 children, if you knew anything else or had any activity to teach, it would be nice to learn this things
We offer free accommodation in a nice room with private bathroom, breakfast, lunch and kitchen. Sometimes the room must be shared with another volunteer.
There is a kitchen where you can prepare your food according to your personal diet, you will always find essential ingredients (rice, potatoes, beans, bread, and some vegetables)
We are located 3 hours from Machupicchu and 4 hours from Cusco. If you come from Cusco, you can take a public bus (20 soles) or a private car (35 soles). We are surrounded by a lot of beautiful nature, waterfalls and walks that you can explore in the mornings before work or on your days off. If you are looking for a true cultural experience, Quillabamba is the place to come.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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