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Learn new cultures and help with our different sustainable projects in the Amazonas Region, Northern Peru

World, South America, Peru, Chachapoyas

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Travel dates

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About the workproject

We need 2 volunteers

My wife Jessica and I (Henry) are an international couple with our first child, living in the North of Peru. Henry is a medical veterinarian by trade, specializing in horses. Jessica has her education in preventative wellness and is a stay at home Mom raising our daughter.

The list of tasks (below) that we need help with is extensive. If you don't have all, or even some, of the skills necessary that is okay. What we are looking for most in a volunteer is willingness to be flexible, ability to be a self starter, desire to learn and overall helpful attitude that fits within a rural family lifestyle.

We just purchased our first home and property in the village of Montevideo, which is a small village approximately 1.5 hours away from Chachapoyas.

Notes:
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ we ask all potential volunteers to do a Skype meeting. This helps YOU get to know us, and US to know you more. If you don´t have Skype we can communicate via Whatsapp also.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ both you and I reserve the right to quit the volunteer agreement at any time and for any reason. For this reason we ask all our volunteer to have a back up plan.}
As mentioned above we live in a rural, small village, approximately 1.5 hours from the city of Chachapoyas.

Everything listed below is in its beginning stages. Also, remember if you don't have all, or even some, of the skills necessary to help us with the below tasks, that is okay. What we are looking for most in a volunteer is willingness to be flexible, ability to be a self starter, desire to learn and overall helpful attitude that fits within a rural family lifestyle.

Horse and Cuy Business Needs:
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Photo sessions in real horse expeditions in Peruvian farming communities
*️️️️️️️️Route development / maintenance
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️Documentary development
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️First aid training for rural communities
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️Farriery practice and training for rural communities
*️️️️️️️️️️️️Taming and natural horse training
*️️️️️️️️️️️Digital design development for educational material
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️Equine vet assistance or Equine vet practice (castration)
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️Grant writing, Marketing and Networking applied to our sustainable and infrastructure project development
*️️️️️️Saddle and equipment maintenance
*️️️️️️Feeding, grooming and exercising of horses
*️️️️️️Accompany Henry on long travels for cuy deliveries

Domestic Needs:
*️️️️️️️️Cooking
- meal planning
- preparing lunch and dinner for entire household
- batch cooking (breads,sauces, etc.)
*️️️️️️️️Home cleaning / organizing
- deep cleaning 1x per week
- superficial cleaning daily (such as dishes, sweeping, mopping, etc.)
*️️️️️️️️Animal care
- feeding chickens and/or dogs
- cleaning out chicken coup
- exercising and/or training dogs

Building / Maintenance (we will be working with natural materials as much as possible, if you know or have experience in natural building please let us know!)
*️️️️️️Compost
*️️️️️️Round pen for horses
*️️️️️️Stables for horses
*️️️️️️Chicken coup
*️️️️️️Building up home and garden perimeter
*️️️️️️Electrical work
*️️️️️️Plastering walls

Land:
*️️️️️️Clearing of community paths
*️️️️️️Preparing land for plants (both domestic and rural)
*️️️️️️Pulling weeds / removing stones
*️️️️️️Harvesting

Take Note:
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Smoking is not permitted. We do not permit volunteers that smoke (weed, cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cigars, cigarillos or the like). Sorry, but past volunteers have ruined it for all of you.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Everyone contributes to the purchase of toilet paper.

Schedule:
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️We work by targets, not hours per day. Target schedules will be discussed with each individual volunteer based on our needs and your abilities.

-We cannot be held liable for any accidents that occur during your time with us, or while traveling to/from our location.-

Thanks for reading and we hope to hear from you soon!

~ Henry and Jessica

About the host

Henry

Host since

2018

Languages

English, Spanish

Last seen online

My husband Henry and I (Jessica) are an international couple with our first child, living in Northern Peru. We met in a language school in the Sacred Valley where I was volunteering to teach English and my husband was teaching Spanish. We moved to Northern Peru to start a life together. My husband is a veterinarian by trade, and working in conservation for the 15 preservation areas in the Amazonas Region. Also we are both working on developing our own business. So we manage two kinds of profiles in order of our progress.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us


Work to be done

  • gardening
  • farming
  • help in the house
  • teaching projects
  • maintenance tasks
  • tourist support
  • eco projects
  • animal care
  • computer help
  • internet support

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • shared room

You will have a shared bedroom (bed and bedding provided) or private if you are the only volunteer. A shared bathroom with hot water shower. We have pets and there is internet limited access.

  • shared meals

Basically you help us to prepare meals to share. You can take care of your special diet if you need it.

  • no money is involved