Volunteers & Interns & Groups
Voices4Peru has had over 13 years of experience working with visitors and friends from all over the world. Voices4Peru is an interactive, relational outreach NGO. We welcome individuals, families, and groups to come and visit. For those who sponsor teenagers or children with education, Voices4Peru invites them to come and spend time with their child or teenager. We focus on the relationship, not the politics. Voices4Peru welcomes volunteers from all over the world to serve, spend quality time, and offer their presence among the community of Ventanilla, Peru. We have categorized these opportunities into sections, a.) Short-term volunteer b.) Long-term volunteer c.) Intern or practicum. d.) Group & Teams We invite you to scroll through to see which may fit you best. Regardless, remember, V4P is about family, you, your community, and our community unifying to become one family.
A short-term volunteer is an individual or couple or a family that come on a short term basis, typically 7-14 days. This volunteer comes, has full access to Voices4Peru Community, with our V4P Staff. We are here to serve you. A short-term volunteer can stay at the Voices4Peru Staff Home that we can help you reserve your space, and assist you with details. You could provide cooking classes, or teach a teenager how to make a table, or to teach a child the basics of making a skilled art or craft. Perhaps you’d like to come and just train with the Club Deportivo Dan Soccer Club or Volleyball Team. Voices4Peru most passionate aspect of any volunteer are some basic requirements that you can share with us in the Voices4Peru Application to serve. At the heart of our operation is that each of us, including all staff of Voices4peru, is that the highest form of charity is quality time. Your presence, your relationship, and friendship with V4P and the community is one of the most precious aspects of your time here. While we value your project, program, or skill, we also focus on the simplicity of just being fully present. We have had beautiful friends that come for one week, just to be, spend time, and be the voice of compassion.
A long-term volunteer is an individual or couple or a family that come on a short term basis, typically 15 – 100 days. The volunteer comes, has full access to Voices4Peru Community, with our V4P Staff. We are here to serve you. A longt-term volunteer can stay at the Voices4Peru Staff Home that we can help you reserve your space, and assist you with details. A long-term volunteer typically sets up a “Program” for the duration of their stay. The individual, couple, or family provide skills, teach, train, serve, and minister to the community of Ventanilla. Examples may include teaching sports medicine, nutrition, painting, art, photography, or theatre & dance. Perhaps the long-term volunteer comes to teach a trade to a group of teenagers for 90 days. Voices4Peru most passionate aspect of any volunteer are some basic requirements that you can share with us in the Voices4Peru Application to serve. At the heart of our operation is that each of us, including all staff of Voices4peru, is that the highest form of charity is quality time. Often, we welcome long term volunteers to get a “image” or “sample” of what long-term service is about. Voices4Peru is a good “training” ground to see for some, if professional or long-term commitment to a life-long commitment to this time of humanitarian outreach, social services, and social outreach programs is something that the individual, couple, or family is truly interested in.
Internship or Practicum
A long-term Intern or individual that needs to complete a practicum is more than welcome to become affiliated with Voices4Peru. An intern is one who is here, with an affiliation with a high school, University, or institute of higher learning. Interns sometimes come for anywhere from one month ( 30 days) to three months ( 90). Voices4Peru has worked with interns for the past two years and has been a rewarding an empowering experience for both the Intern and for Voices4Peru and the community of Ventanilla. Voices4Peru is officially registered with the Federal Government of Peru, under Section Laws of Education to provide legal documentation and approval for Internships & Practicums. Voices4Peru, as well as in the United States and Nederlands, is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization, registered with the Ministry of Education and with the Federal Association of Peruvian Soccer, and FIFA. Founder Daniel Klopp (V4P) can work closely, and has worked closely with Universities and/or high schools in the past, will supervise, and report to the Intern’s overseeing professor or instructor from whichever country the intern comes from. Klopp can provide Skype Interviews, reports, and supervision for Interns to report to their Supervisors in their respective country. A letter from Voices4Peru is written upon finalization of internship or practicum and can be added to the individual’s file for future use. Past internships and work has been done with Emory University, UCLA, UC-DAVIS, West Chester University, and various high schools across North America. If interested, individuals can have their professors contact V4P and Founder Klopp for details, and individuals can also communicate with previous interns for experience, and background information. An Application Form from V4P is required for all Interns to fill out prior to their acceptance into the program. This can be coordinated with the Board of Directors of Voices4Peru.
Groups, Teams, and Study Abroad Programs
Voices4Peru also provides opportunities for groups and teams to come and partner with Voices4Peru on projects or programs. Voices4Peru has been working with teams for 13 years from all journeys of life. From churches, to Universities, to groups of friends, Voices4Peru loves to host and welcome teams. Voices4Peru’s Staff of 15 individuals are prepared to safely and securely host up to 30 individuals at one time. If groups larger than 30 desire to come at one time, we can make special arrangements but please notify V4P when contacting us. Past groups from all over the world have come to serve onsite with Voices4Peru. Groups have come on construction projects to build homes, roofs, expansions onto existing buildings. Groups have come to install water tanks, while other teams have come to do sports camps, and even VBS (Vacation Bible School) programs. Voices4Peru also works with Universities & High Schools to serve as Host Site for any University course or Study Abroad Program (for credits) and can work with professors and Universities to allow students to get the best experience desired. Study Abroad courses on past teams have included students wanting credits for Criminal Justice, Latin American Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Spanish, Gender Studies, International Business, Communications, education, sports medicine, and even geology. Contact us for further details and speak to University Professors that have already taken teams to Peru wtih Voices4Peru.
Individuals & Groups previously involved
Short-Term Volunteers. Mr. Matthew Bonham & Ms. Casey Anderson traveled twice in one year to serve on short term basis just to spend quality time with children, students, and teenagers associated with Voices4Peru. They have become great friends, and Voices4Peru is looking forward to their 3rd visit in 2018.
Long-Term Volunteer. – Mr. Christian Van Elderen (Nederland) traveled both in 2016 & 2017 to serve for four months in outreach, ministry, and working with adolescents and children alongside with Voices4Peru. During his four months, he spent quality time assisting Voices4Peru in various capacities of leadership.
Intern (Internship) Argirw Kalli (Greece) – An incredible Master Degree Student from West Chester University came for one month to conduct her research as part of her projects for her Degree. Voices4Peru was so honored and humbled by her presence as she provided evidence that was crucial help to Voices4Peru. She conducted interviews, observed, and ran lots of data that provided Voices4Peru with great knowledge and insight.
Groups & Teams: Study Abroad Students came from West Chester University for various years to study the Criminal Justice System of Peru. Their 13 day trip included interviews with Peruvian top police officials in Criminal Investigation, toured small jails, learned about rehabiliation centers, and learned about gang structures and mafia presence. The Study Abroad Team also visited the Presidential Palace, the Supreme Court, and spoke with the Former Supreme Court Justice, while also taking a few days to relax and enjoy some of the “fun” parts of Peru, with sand-boarding, dune buggying, swimming with sea lions, and seeing and tasting the local flavour.