In short

  • Location: Cusco
  • Availability: March – December / January-February possible vacation program
  • Working days: Monday till Friday
  • Duration: Minimum 4 weeks
  • Language: Spanish basic-intermediate
  • Accommodation: Volunteer house or host family
  • Project combinations without extra costs

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Full description

The first steps in education take place in a playful way in the Kindergarten. Volunteer on a daily basis with children between 3 and 5 years. Assist the teacher in the daily activities, and help the kids learning the alphabet. Drawing, painting, singing songs and playing games will be activities in which you participate.

The Kindergarten project takes place in the morning, from Monday to Friday. In a playful way, the first steps in education are made. The volunteer can be of great help to the teacher and the children. Handing out materials and help starting and organizing activities inside the classroom. Give personal attention to kids who need a bit of extra help, or a more challenging activity. During the breaks, you can play fun and active games at the playground

Getting used to sitting in classroom, listen to the teacher and learning how to share with other children are essential aspects to learn. Also, having fun, playing games and receiving attention and love are very important. The presence and assistance of a volunteer will be of great value to these different aspects.

Requirements for volunteering in the Kindergarten

Patience, a strong passion for young children and friendly and warm personality are vital for the Kindergarten project. You don’t need professional experience to volunteer in the Kindergarten. Creativity, empathy and a positive mindset are will all come in handy. As the young children will attach to you quickly, we prefer the volunteers to stay for 2 months, or longer.

Possible impact of a volunteer in the Kindergarten

The Kindergarten forms the gateway to further education. With assistance of a volunteer, the following activities can be better guided and intensified:

• Learning the alphabet, and first steps in reading and writing
• The kindergarten is a great place for learning how to share
• Playing games and develop fine motor skills
• Detect possible delays, and give personal attention to children