Volunteers in Peru: Educating Street Kid & Eradicating Poverty: Bruce Organisation
Volunteer Peru Videos

Educating Abandoned Kids
Orphanages / Micro Dvlpmnt
Animal Rescue / Alt. Energy
Rescuing Victims & Slaves

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Volunteer Experience
(including Medical)
Among all the charities which receive international volunteers: Bruce Org is a rated NGO component.

Who qualifies? In particular: Veterinary medical professionals, vet students, animal lovers 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). Age, sex, race, religion and nationality make no difference. It helps if you know at least a few basic words in Spanish [we also provide free Spanish]. Some volunteers bring their professional skills, medical 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......staff@volunteerlife.net
Some of our projects

Accommodation

We 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 others (1.50-3) nearbye (*the cost of meals and transport to our projects -S/1 each way - are not included in the volunteer fee).

Cost of Volunteering
(in Pounds Sterling)


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 to register as a volunteer with us, (we are a charity not an agency)..
All volunteers pay the 360 per month
(& so on) as a contribution toward our mission.
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..

.[Note: reduced prices apply only when entire payment is made in advance].

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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 at
Bruce Organisation

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.
Demographics
Austria4Japan35
Australia101Korea 3
Belgium21Lebanon1
Brazil9Lithuania1
Canada147Netherlands46
Check1New Zealand22
Chile1Norway5
Cornwall2Panama5
Cuba2Poland5
Denmark6Local People752
England 312 Scotland 42
(Expat) Peru6Singapore4
Finland2South Africa2
France69Slovakia2
Germany43Spain41
Hungary4Swden15
Iceland1Switzerland11
India25 
UAE
1
Indonesia1 U.S.A.
.351
Ireland77 Venezuela
.2.
Israel17 Wales1
Italy17  Total .2,250
 
    
How to volunteer
Begin by filling in the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM and we will respond soon.
Useful Information Click HERE for useful information before coming to volunteer

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

... 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?
Accommodation ranges 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 visa.

... 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 refund policy?
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: staff@volunteerlife.net 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.