We are delighted to be returning to Peru in 2020 for Swim Tayka’s 4th programme of positive change. Try something different and join us as a volunteer. You will play a key role in delivering the SwimTayka method of water safety and water stewardship in Huanchaco, Peru.
This already successful programme runs for two to six weeks during the first two months of 2020. You will be working closely with our NGO partners, local volunteers, environmental educators and surfers during the local children’s summer holiday season.
Our partner organization, Otra Cosa Network, runs a year-round volunteer programme serving the needs women and children living in Huanchaco and surrounding shantytowns. Their HELP programs improve literacy, environmental education, sports, and girl empowerment. Another partner is Boqueron Surf School, one of many surf schools in Huanchaco with the unique mission to teach the poorest children surfing as a life skill.
Join us as a volunteer if you have experience working with children, have some knowledge of Peruvian culture and Spanish language skills (essential for effective communication in Huanchaco) . Volunteers work independently, relying heavily on teamwork and creativity, with some co-ordination and leadership from the staff at OCN and Boqueron Surf School.
Please join us in Huanchaco, Peru next year by entering your details below and start your SwimTayka Volunteer application. Volunteer positions are limited to a small select team for each project so it’s a good idea to apply as soon as the project application opens. Once you get in touch we can tell you more about what’s involved so you can then decide if you want to be a SwimTayka Volunteer.
We are also looking for much-needed equipment for these extremely poor children. If you, your family or swim club can donate any swimming costumes, goggles, whistles or flotation devices – get in touch by entering your details on the above section.
SwimTayka Project Fund-raising:
Each volunteer will need to raise a target amount to be able to join a SwimTayka
programme. We work out the all costs for each unique project and provide you with a target donation amount to raise which includes return airflights from your home country. The list below are all provided as part of your SwimTayka fund raising
Included in the SwimTayka Project Fund-raising:
NOT Included in the Project Donation:
This excellent description of the beautiful history and uniqueness of Huanchaco, dually recognized as a world surfing reserve and world fishing reserve
Find out more about the Huanchaco 2020 programme and how you can get involved by entering your details below and start your SwimTayka Volunteer application. Remember, volunteer positions are limited so do contact us now if you are
Also, get in touch if you have any unwanted swimming costumes, goggles, whistles or flotation devices – thank you