Fundraising for my Volunteer year

I am taking a sabbatical after 8 years and hoping to use my education, work, travel and life experiences to add some value to others. More importantly I intend to gain from my travels and learn from everyone I meet and interact with.

I will be volunteering in Central and South America from May until mid-November 2013.

I look forward to sharing what I have planned and hope you will contribute, share the message and comments/advise/tips are always welcome.

BOLIVIA

What will I be doing for 3 months in Cochabamba? (May through July)
· Helping in the day care and community events

· Social networking

· Doing light construction and clean-up
· Supporting longer-term volunteers in their initiatives

For more information on the Cochabamba program:
http://www.facebook.com/ProyectoHorizonte
http://www.ushpa-ushpa.com
http://proyectohorizonte-volunteers.blogspot.in

Cost of volunteering- USD 2,000

PERU

What will I be doing for 8 weeks in Lima & Cuzco?
TEACHING ENGLISH- work in local schools, community centers and shelters for street children. Work varies but generally consists of providing tutoring to local students, setting up small workshops, assisting local teachers and organizing educational games and activities.
CHILDCARE WORK- work in orphanages, community centers, daycare centers, schools and kindergartens. Work varies but generally consists of providing individual attention, playing with children, organizing games and activities, assisting with home work and educating children about hygiene.

For more information on the Cusco program (1-28 September)
http://www.volunteerhq.org/volunteer-in-peru-cusco.html
http://www.maximonivel.com/volunteers/volunteering-orphanages-childcare
http://www.maximonivel.com/volunteers/teaching-english

Program fees Cusco- USD 830
Registration fee- USD 249

For more information on the Lima program (31 July- 28 August)
http://www.volunteerhq.org/volunteer-in-peru.html
http://tarpuysonqo.org/volunteer.html
http://tarpuysonqo.org/volunteer01.html
http://tarpuysonqo.org/volunteer02.html

Program fees Lima- USD 550
Registration fee- USD 249

GUATEMALA

What will I be doing for 4 weeks in Guatemala? (13 October-12 November)
ECO-AGRICULTURE CONSERVATION- The IVHQ Guatemala Eco-Agriculture Conservation project is based in a coffee farming community, located at the base of the Guatemalan highlands just outside of Antigua. The coffee co-operative that I will be volunteering with was set up with the help of a non-profit organization that focuses on economic development and sustainable agriculture in Guatemala.

For more information on the Guatemala program
http://www.asgreenasitgets.org/who-we-are
http://www.volunteerhq.org/volunteer-in-guatemala.html

Program fees- USD 1040
Registration fee - USD 249

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?
24/7 support from staff, airport pick up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer placement period.


WHAT ADDITIONAL COSTS WILL I HAVE?
Visa, flights, travel insurance, transfer back to the airport at conclusion of program, vaccinations, spending money.

VISA COSTS- $525
· USA- 185
· Peru-55
· Bolivia- 285

TRAVEL INSURANCE- $370
www.volunteercard.com

365 Plan coverage
http://www.volunteercard.com/wpccStatic/files/2013/365 - Individual or Family.pdf

VACCINATIONS- $500
· Hepatitis A
· Hepatitis B
· Yellow Fever
· Typhoid
· Diptheria

AIR TICKET- $535 $1475 $ 900
Mumbai- New York (for Bolivia visa)- La Paz- Cusco- Lima- Guatemala City - New York - Mumbai
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