Recommendations


Recommendations for volunteers


Basic things we suggest you bring with you:

    - Notebook and pen
    - Sandals
    - Flashlight
    - Identity documents (and photocopies!)
    - Towels for the warm season (December to March)
    - Toilet paper
    - Sunscreen or sunblock (summer)
    - Warm clothes (April to September)
    - The desire to have an open mind and be happy.

Optional

    - Yoga mat
    - An mp3 player so you can listen to music while you do various activities. We like our music and sharing files!

Please do not bring drugs, including alcohol and cigarettes.

Details

Information for volunteers

The nearest town (Chancay) is only 15 minutes away by car and has internet (about 1 sol per hour) and international calling services. There are also some small shops closer to the Eco Village where you can buy most everyday things. We have a washing machine for laundry, as well as sinks (if you want to wash clothes the old fashioned way and conserve energy).

At the moment we don't offer Spanish lessons, but as most people who live here are native Peruvians it is a very good place to practice Spanish whilst carrying out daily activities. Many of the workers here also speak English, so don't worry if your Spanish isn't great. People come here from all over the world, so we try as much as possible to accommodate language difficulties.

We have a computer in our office that is available to for limited use, but we are not connected to the internet. Electricity in Peru is 220 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second, so you may need a voltage converter.