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Phone: 5183392142
2915 SW 118th Ave
Beaverton
Oregon 97005
USA
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Target demographics: youth between 5 and 20 years old and traveling volunteers 18-35 years old.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 200 local youth, roughly 50 international volunteers.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Review past community bulletins on website and write a blog post about the organization.

Geographic areas served: Lobitos (Northern Peru)

Programs: Community Outreach (English classes in school, environmental conservation after school, swim/surf classes after school), Environtmental Health entrepreneurship mentoring program (surf photography), Surf Voluntourism

Mission:
Our mission is to create life-enriching experiences in coastal communities through Education programs that develop youth into healthy & empowered adults and Surf Voluntourism programs that engage travelers & transform their views of the world and themselves.
Results:
Offer ongoing Education programs taught by local instructors to more than 200 local youth. These classes include English, conservation and entrepreneurship. Volunteers plug into activities and learn about the community and how people live on a day to day basis.

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10/27/13
I had a chance to help create a short video about WAVES and Lobitos a few years ago. My experience with everyone involved in the organization was nothing short of world class. The people at WAVES genuinely care about their mission, the kids, and continue to keep their long term vision in mind. It... more »
10/26/13
Lobitos is an amazing place! Although it is just a small town situated in the desert, it is a magical place, capable of capturing the hearts of all those who visit. Our stay was limited to just over a week, but we immediately felt welcomed and the whole town knew who we were and why we were there ... more »
10/08/13
My experience in Lobitos with Waves for Development changed my life. Although the mission of the organization is to benefit the community (Lobitos) in which surf travel happens, it truly is a mutually beneficial relationship where I believe the volunteer becomes the most enriched in the end. I ... more »
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