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Surf and Volunteer in Peru

Locations

Peru: Piura, Rural Areas

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks

Dates

start 1st, 3rd weekend of each month

Qualifications

* Willingness to work with community members including youth
* Flexibility
* Tolerance for the unexpected (power outages, water shortage, etc)
* Sense of adventure
* Understand contributing financial as well as human resources.

Languages

  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

USD 780

Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Costs for the volunteer positions are broken down into two components: 1) Volunteer Contribution or donation and 2) Program Fees. The volunteer contribution is a one-time tax-deductible donation of USD 395 used to support the operation of the not-for-profit in the local community and provide the infrastructure to do so.

Program fees are USD 295/week for each and every week on the program. Program fees include: food, lodging, transportation to Lobitos from Northern Peru regional capital Talara, pre-project preparation, local support, health and safety management, surfboard use and contribution to the salaries of local staff. Therefore, the total for a two-week program is USD $985. A month-long volunteer stay would cost USD $1,575. Internships are available to volunteers who complete 4 weeks of volunteer service and are able to fill a gap in programming as determined by the Site Supervisor.

Credit Available

yes

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Business
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health Education
  • Microfinance
  • Nutrition
  • Recreation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Small Business Development
  • Sports
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

A typical volunteer has a strong desire to have fun while doing good. Previous volunteers have ranged from gap-year travelers to corporate volunteers taking a break from the daily grind. Some volunteers don't surf, but many have a desire to improve their surfing or learn how.

Age Range

varies

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Guest House
  • Group living

Participants Travel

Independently

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of no more than 11

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Other

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 week

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad