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CooperarPerú: we are an organization that has been building educational spaces for children of the communities for more than 11 years. We have projects developed for EDUCATION, HEALTH, ECOLOGY, and COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

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Education project

We have a cultural and educational support center for the children of the Tankarpata community in Cusco, Peru. We are open Monday through Friday from 3pm to 7pm. Tankarpata is located in the San Sebastián district in a marginal urban area where there are signs of poverty and a lack of education. Therefore, it is very important for us to develop educational strategies for these children. Here, the economy revolves around agriculture, livestock, and the workforce. Because of this focus, there are a lot of school dropouts as many children in Peru help with the income of their homes by putting aside their studies for work.

Provide educational support through a system similar to montesori where children can learn from experience and through games. This is done through a system of activities where each different activity is marked by a song and has a goal:

  • Hygiene: At this time, children wash their hands and teeth as an important habit to start the day’s activities.
  • School reinforcement: At this time, all children do an educational activity such as homework or they get extra support with school subjects in which they struggle.
  • Time to play: It is important that children are children and can have a space to have fun.
  • Moment of expression: After playing, the children and volunteers hold a communication circle where they can express their thoughts and emotions.
  • Meal time: One of the children’s favorite moments, after expressing themselves the children eat their food that our team of volunteers prepare.

To volunteer in our educational project:

  • At least 18 years-old
  • Have studies related to education, experience working with children, or have the desire to teach and learn from our children.
  • Minimum time of 2 weeks (it is important to understand that the longer you stay, the greater the impact of your help on the project).
  • You do not need to speak perfect Spanish but it is important that you want to learn it.
  • Your participation through ideas or suggestions for the development of activities is very important.
  • Responsibility: children look to us as role models, it is important to bear in mind that they will imitate our behavior patterns, therefore the volunteer is asked to be responsible in their behavior towards children.
  • Commitment: a very important word for us. Children create beautiful bonds with our volunteers and to give them emotional stability, it is important that you fulfill your commitment within the project.

Participating in the project is free. Nobody pays to be a volunteer but, it is important that each volunteer covers their own expenses for transportation, food, and accommodation (if you want to help support our project, you can stay at our volunteer house).

The main headquarters of the organization is in the center of the city of Cusco, Peru. The educational project takes place in the district of San Sebastian, a community called TANKARPATA. It is 30 minutes from the city center: 20 minutes by bus and 10 minutes walking.

All volunteers and coordinators are transported by local bus from the city center to the school in Tankarpata, which is 20 minutes by bus and 10 minutes walking. Cost of the bus is 0.20 cents of EURO.

CooperarPerú has a house for all its volunteers who want to stay together at a cost of 8 dollars per night in a spacious double shared room. The volunteer house is located in the center of the city 2 blocks from the San Blas neighborhood and 5 blocks from La Plaza de Armas.

The house has:

Furnished rooms
Kitchen equipped to let your cooking side flow
Laundry area
Hot shower
Wifi throughout the house
Good location in a quiet area

reactivation of the educational project due to lack of educational spaces for the children of the communities, at the moment the government suspended face-to-face classes only exist virtually. therefore there is a lot of school dropouts !!!

Health project

The health project has been developed in the marginal urban area of CHOCCO in Cusco, Peru. This medical facility serves between 80 and 120 low-income patients. The facility is open from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Here is where you can share your experience in the health sector with other health professionals with different specialties: dentistry, pharmacy, nutrition, nursing, obstetrics, and laboratory work.

That you as a student or professional in the health area can share your knowledge with other Peruvian health professionals. You will be able to rotate in different specialties and you will have a doctor as a coordinator to evaluate your collaboration or professional practices.

This volunteering is certified by our organization and the Peruvian Ministry of Health.

To volunteer in our health project:

  • At least 18 years-old
  • Have studies related to health, be a student or a health professional
  • Minimum time of 2 weeks (it is important to understand that the longer you stay, the greater the impact of your help on the project)
  • You do not need to speak perfect Spanish but, it is important that you want to learn it
  • Your participation through ideas or suggestions for the development of activities is very important
  • Responsibility: since you will be part of a professional health team it is necessary to be responsible
  • Commitment: a very important word for us since your volunteering or internship will be certified

To participate in the health project, it is important to make a donation of 50 dollars to the medical post since, in this way, they can help improve the quality of care for their patients. And on the other hand, it is important that each volunteer covers their own transportation, food, and accommodation expenses (if you want to help support our project, you can stay at our volunteer house).

The main headquarters of the organization is in the center of the city of Cusco, Peru and the location of the health project has been developed in the district called Santiago (Chocco) 10 minutes by bus and 20 minutes walking from the volunteer house.

All volunteers are transported by local bus from the city center (Volunteer House) to the Chocco medical post, which is 20 minutes by bus and 10 minutes walking. Cost of the bus is 0.20 cents of EURO.

CooperarPerú has a house for all its volunteers who want to stay together at a cost of 8 dollars per night in a spacious double shared room. The volunteer house is located in the center of the city 2 blocks from the San Blas neighborhood and 5 blocks from La Plaza de Armas.

The house has:

Furnished rooms
Kitchen equipped to let your cooking side flow
Laundry area
Hot shower
Wifi throughout the house
Good location in a quiet area

Project "Shelter for abandoned animals"

The shelter for abandoned animals project has been developing and building spaces for street animals for 5 years. In Peru, there are no shelters or laws that guarantee the protection of these animals, so they always roam the streets, relying on garbage and people for food. Many of the animals suffer from abuse, skin diseases, and malnutrition. In the shelter they have a space to play, socialize with other animals, eat, and a safe place to live.

Create awareness, promote affection and respect for animals, give them love and care through your time and dedication, help with rehabilitation if they are sick, bathe them, play with them, and carry out other activities.

This volunteering is certified by our organization.

To volunteer in our health project:

  • At least 18 years-old
  • Have studies related to the care of animals such as zootechnics, veterinary medicine, or simply a great love for animals
  • Minimum time of 2 weeks (it is important to understand that the longer you stay, the greater the impact of your help on the project)
  • You do not need to speak perfect Spanish but it is important that you want to learn it
  • Your participation through ideas or suggestions for the development of activities is very important
  • Responsibility: since you will be part of a team of volunteers and professionals in the care of animals it is necesary to be responsible
  • Commitment: a very important word for us since your volunteering or internship will be certified

To participate in the ANIMAL SHELTER project it is important to make a donation of 50 dollars as it will help obtain the resources needed for the animals. It is also important that each volunteer covers their own transportation, food, and accommodation expenses (if you want to help us support our project, you can stay at our volunteer house).

The main headquarters of the organization is in the center of the city of Cusco, Peru and the location of the PROJECT OF ALBUERGUE FOR DOMESTIC ANIMALS is in the district called San Sebastian: 30 minutes by bus and 20 minutes walking from the volunteer house.

All volunteers are transported by local bus from the city center (Volunteer House) to the animal shelter: it is 30 minutes by bus and 20 minutes on foot. Cost of the bus is 0.20 cents of EURO.

CooperarPerú has a house for all its volunteers who want to stay together at a cost of 8 dollars per night in a spacious double shared room. The volunteer house is located in the center of the city 2 blocks from the San Blas neighborhood and 5 blocks from La Plaza de Armas.

The house has:

Furnished rooms
Kitchen equipped to let your cooking side flow
Laundry area
Hot shower
Wifi throughout the house
Good location in a quiet area

Places to explore on your days off

In Peru there are many places to explore: the Amazon is 6 hours from the city of Cusco, in the north of the country there are beautiful beaches, giant dunes, glaciers, mountains and mountain ranges if you like hiking, archaeological centers of different previous cultures to the inkas. CULTURE CHIMU, MOCHE, TIAHUANACO, CHACHAPOYAS, WARI, NAZCA and beautiful old cities like Arequipa, Trujillo, Ayacucho, Lima. We have a team of tourism professionals who can guide you and help you organize your trip on your days off. We can also provide you with a pick-up service from the airports in Peru and manage accommodations in Lima and other cities.

Cusco city

Cusco is the cultural capital of Peru, better known as the navel of the world of INKA culture. Among its mountains it houses a lot of history, archaeological centers, and beautiful mountains that you can explore on your free days.

One of the 7 wonders of the world, machupicchu

  It is 2 hours by bus plus 1 and 1/2 hours by train. It is an impressive place where the Inkas took refuge when the Spanish arrived. Today it exhibits a lot of history and impressive views. There are many ways to get to this beautiful place: by walking, by bus, by bicycle, or by train.

Live a different experience and do your internship with us

We have many different types of projects which you can participate in: International cooperation, foreign language, sustainable tourism, administration, marketing and communication, medicine, project management, psychomotor skills, ecology, and environment. 

We work in agreement with different universities in the US, France, Germany, and Spain.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8: 00-18: 30 Hrs

Saturday - 8: 00-14: 00

Contact

Urubambilla c2, Cusco-Peru
Telephone: +51 84-265864
Whatsapp: + 51-984501418
Email: cooperarperu@gmail.com

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