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Becoming a volunteer in South America is an exciting and rewarding experience that will change your life. Prepare before you travel by researching each of the Latin American countries that you are interested in doing volunteer work in. Some specialize in certain types of volunteer jobs more so than others so it is important to be informed.

Teaching English in Peru

Thursday August 29, 2013 - Posted by
Teachin english in Peru - Victoria Benz

Volunteer Work Latin America offer many programs for teaching English in South America. Volunteer placements can be arranged at afterschool projects, primary schools and also in the tourism sector. However teaching English in Peru to blind persons is a whole different ball-game!

We work together with a center for social rehabilitation in Peru. This specific institute for adults is set up for, and run by, blind people with the aim of bringing the community of the visually impaired in the Cusco region closer together. The location has a room for massage- and physiotherapy, a small bakery, a greenhouse as well as a computer room.

Besides putting these facilities to use, the organization is also organizing workshops in a variety of trades, such as accounting and marketing, and the English language in order to stimulate independence and more job opportunities. Due to lack of funds as well as staff, these amenities are hardly ever used if it wasn’t for the help of volunteers.


29 Aug

Volunteer Report of the San Telmo Newspaper project in Buenos Aires

Thursday August 01, 2013 - Posted by
San Telmo - Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Periodico de San Telmo is a nonprofit newspaper that is published every two months. It is run by a small group of San Telmo locals who handle everything from writing stories to recruiting advertisers. The paper’s goal is to celebrate the neighborhood of San Telmo and create an open forum and dialogue for its community.

San Telmo is one of the most colorful neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Historically, it was Buenos Aires’s first industrial area that eventually became inhabited by the well to do. However, in 1871 a yellow fever epidemic swept through Buenos Aires and the rich abandoned San Telmo and moved north to Recoleta, Palermo, and Belgrano.

01 Aug
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