Before you apply, please read through carefully about the projects you are
most interested in, considering any disadvantages as well as advantages and
challenges yourself to see if this is really right for you. Also please consider
whether you would be able to cope with issues related to living and volunteering
in a foreign country whose culture & language are different from those of your
own. This is our attempt to make you think twice and consider the downside
of volunteering and of your preferred project(s) before you apply. This way we
only get volunteers who have thought things through, and this will also help you
avoid any nasty surprises when you arrive.
Volunteering in Peru is very rewarding, but things do not always work as well as they do in your home country. Water and electricity supplies can sometimes be unreliable, as can access to the internet, and you may not always be able to find familiar foodstuffs in the shops and supermarkets. Similarly the duties required of you when you arrive at your chosen project may not always be as expected, and may vary from day to day as needed by the project. It is best to arrive with an open mind, adaptability, flexibility and commitment; in return we will look after you and try to deliver what we offer, but this is Peru and Structure & Planning are understood differently in this country, therefore things do not always go according to plan. This will enable you to get the most out of your time here, and be of most benefit to the projects we support. Whatever you end up doing while here will be of great value to the projects, and will be greatly appreciated by them, and by Otra Cosa Network.
Also, if you haven't done so already, you can check out our Minimum Payment
etc in the section, Costs of living and volunteering in Peru.
Please complete all the info requested below. This will help us to review your
application and reply to you promptly advising you if there is a place for you at
your preferred project on your planned dates or at another project.
Please, read the code of conduct, it's very important that you know how you are expected to behave while you are volunteering for Otra Cosa Network.
We look forward to hearing from you.