The Casa Hogar “Los Gorriones” is a non-governmental Organization, whose main purpose is to cater for children of the county of Ayacucho. Some of these children are orphans, other have parents too poor to take care of them. Some of the children also have mental or physical disabilities, and need more attention and treatments. More than taking care of them and giving them education, the objective is to offer those children a real family and household.
Volunteering with our organization is divided into three sectors :
- Working with the children. There are three groups of children : the older, the younger and those who carry handicaps (and do not go to school). The volunteer works in association with the employees, and can also organize cultural or artistic activities.
- Working in the restaurant : A restaurant linked with the organization has opened. It’s purpose is to collect money to be more independent. 6 days a week it provides meals, and also organizes cultural activities (game night, foreign language lessons, film projections ,…) or parties at night in order to collect more money.
- Working in the office : the office’s purpose is to assure a good visibility to the organization in the community (Ayacucho and it’s region), and also to centralize contacts and donators for the organization. Social work for the community of Ayacucho is also lead from this office.
Speaking Spanish is required to work with the Casa Hogar “los Gorriones”. One or two of the following languages is also recommended : English, German, French, Italian and Flamenco.
For the accommodation, there are some houses “reserved” for the volunteers, near the organization, for a cost of approximately £15 a month. For the food, the volunteer must also accommodate by his own way.