qualifies? Anyone who is positive, works well with others, has something
to contribute and possesses a natural affection for the people we are trying to
help (poor children and abandoned mothers). Sex, race, religion and nationality
make no difference. Must be at least 20 years of age. It helps if you know at
least a few basic words in Spanish [we also provide free Spanish lessons]. Some
volunteers bring their professional skills, dental or medical, Vets, engineers,
ecologists, agronomists; but most of us come to teach & help very poor children
or to assist their mothers to become financially independent. We seek long term
volunteers (months or years). The minimum term is one month unless you have a
compelling reason to apply for less. We welcome your questions.....email@example.com|
Some of our projects
|Volunteers often come to help
as teaching assistants in one of our shanty school classrooms; whilst some have
teaching experience, most do not. In addition to teachers, Bruce Organisation
needs other posts,
including Project Directors, fundraisers and people with public relations experience.
Our largest project is getting extremely poor or street kids educated. Other projects
include community development, poverty eradication, helping abandoned pregnant
teens, technical development (such as sustainable rural energy), hands-on animal
protection., public and individual health care, gardening, construction and physical
Volunteer application form.|
offer our volunteers accommodation while you stay with us. You can also eat at
the reasonable veg restaurant within the volunteer complex or @ one of severla
cost of meals and transport to our projects -S/1-S/2
each way - are not included
in the volunteer fee). |
What is the cost
to volunteer with us: £360 Sterling per month - (Or any
part of a month)
- £300 after 3 months - £290 after six months.
. FREE accommodation after one year.
There is no cost for applying to be a volunteer with us, (we
are a charity not an agency)..
All volunteers pay the £360 per month (&
so on) for accommodation
and volunteer services.
We are self sustaining, everyone other than local professionals
are volunteers and we
do not rely on government or institutional support [Note:some
Teachers, Psychologists and
Social Workers are also volunteers]. The entire amount for your
stay must be paid 90 days
before your arrival. If you are a couple and would like a double
room please indicate this
in your application. It is on a first come basis as we have
only a few double rooms.
Note: Agenda SOS is a 501(C)3 org and US
Vol payments are tax deductible..
reduced prices apply only when entire payment is made in advance].
typical day in the life of a volunteer
For photos of volunteers in action
In the morning volunteers prepare
a nutritious snack for the children. Then travel together to our shanty schools,
where they either teach or assist one of our professional teachers. In some cities
children come into the centres for lessons, in other cities the schools are located
both in the city centre, but more often farther away in the barrios (the poorest
parts of town). The morning is spent teaching literacy and maths to the children;
plus subjects a volunteer excells at: art, drama, a weekly sports day. Some volunteers
help generally with all the children in the class, others will have a specific
group or child of their own to teach, depending upon the needs of the class; skills
of the volunteer. Local teachers decide what the volunteer needs to do within
the classroom but often volunteers are left to teach the children for whom they
are responsible as they see fit. At the end of the morning the children have a
snack. Volunteers return to the city centre for their lunch break..
the afternoon, depending on the volunteer's skills and preferences volunteers
will do one or more of the following
of the children
in a woman's cooperative
(usually mothers of our children)
in a Bruce Club
for children already in state school
...· Spanish lessons
.. · Promotions·
will vary slightly according to the centre in which you are volunteering. To read
a description of a typical day at each of the centres, go to the ´Centres in Peru´
box at the top of the page and click on the relevant centre from the drop-down
Upon notice to the
volunteer coordinator in the centre where you serve (usually another volunteer),
you may take time off to travel and sightsee. In Trujillo our volunteers and staff
often have their own footbaall (socker) and surffing teams, in Huaraz: mountaineering.
Disclaimer: The only official volunteer
terms of Bruce Peru, Bruce Organisation are those appearing on this page at this
URL and in emails w/ links sent in official emails.
Present and past volunteers
we normally have
between 5 and 45 International Volunteers and 2 to 55 local volunteers serving
at any given time
(in spite of the large number of volunteers who have served
in our programs, we remain a small organization).
|In fact we are mostly volunteers;
doctors, dentists, three economists, lots of social workers, even more university
students (medicine,IT systems, education, psychology, communication, architecture),
cooks, lots and lots of teachers, child minders, psychologists, attorneys, engineers,
a biologist, nurses, musicians, artists and laborers. The longest time anyone
has volunteered so far is two years. The
list below includes former and current volunteers.|
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|Begin by filling in the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM
and we will respond soon.|
|Useful Information ||Click HERE for useful information before coming
Frequently Asked Questions
...· Can I choose
the centre I work at?
If you have one of our locations in mind, do let us
know about your preference in your application. We do our best to accommodate
everyone, however some centres may already be booked for the time you wish to
come. Also, each volunteer has particular skills and experience which we learn
about through the application, and apply to what we know about the needs and opportunities
of particular centres. When an applicant is accepted we normally let you know
in our first message if you can get into the centre of your choice; or make alternative
suggestions in it is already booked. If you are a couple and would like a double
room (no extra cost) full payment must be made upon notification that a double
room is available in the centre you have applied to, for the dates you have requested.
Double rooms are available on a first come first serve basis
...· Is there a minimum
length of stay?
Usually 1 month. [There is no maximum stay - the recod stay
so far is 6 yrs. 6 months]
...· What type of
accommodation is provided/how many people share a room?
from dormitory style (4 to 6 people) to individual rooms for long-term volunteers
and couples. Photos of accommodation can be seen by viewing the relevant Bruce
Organisation Centre pages.
...· What hours do
people work including evening teaching?
Volunteers work on average a 6-7
hour day excluding preparation time for the lessons with the children and for
their English classes in the evening.
...· Are there breaks
allowed for longer term volunteers?
Breaks are allowed for longer term volunteers
but we would ask volunteers to give as much notice as possible so that we can
plan in advance how to cover your work while you are away.
...· How do you renew
your visa if you stay longer than 3 months?
After 3 months you have 2 options.
You can either leave the country and re-enter (sometimes in the same day) to gain
a visa for a further 3 months. Alternatively you can extend your visa for 1 month
at a cost of 20 plus 26 soles administration fee. You can pay to extend your
visa twice but after that you must leave the country and re-enter to renew your
...· Is there an Information
Pack available to volunteers before they arrive to help prepare them for their
work with Bruce Organisation?
Yes. When an applicant has been sellectd we
give you a web address where you can read or download the Welcome Pack for the
centre where you will be serving.
...· Do you have a
Yes, we give refunds when it is clear we have made a mistake
and a volunteer has therefore been denied what he or she rightfully expected..
|Finding out more ||If you would like to speak to
a current or ex-volunteer of Bruce Organisation then please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and a volunteer will contact
you. If you are interested in speaking to someone in particular eg male/female,
a volunteer at a particular Bruce Organisation centre, particular nationality
etc, please let us know in your email.|