L A M A Latin American Missions Association

We are focused in an area that was devastated in 2007 earthquake, helping children and families in poor rural farm worker communities.

Volunteering Activities

Social Work
Web Work

What We Need

Work with Children: exercise, teaching, sports, music, and more.
Construction work will come up at different times, if you are able and willing.

When & Who

Weekly we work with children. There are standard programs being run and many opportunities to create new ones.
Yes, we require a minimum of 1 Week
The longer the stay, the lower the cost per night. One can better appreciate the resident population, the longer one stays.
Individuals, Family with Kids, Groups, Retirees

What we Provide

Types: Volunteer House

Dormitories include hot showers

Wifi & Satellite
Hot Water

Our Fees

$10 daily
$10 One-time

Daily fees cover housing and food. There are many different options for housing and food and this assumes a one month minimal stay. One-time Cost: to get to the mission will include airfare to Peru, taxi to bus station, bus ride (4h30m) to Ica and taxi to mission. We can guide, recommend and give you suggestions here but have not included any of this cost. The one-time fee above is process application.

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More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pretrip Assistance
Pick Up/Drop Off

Pick Up/Drop Off will have a cost attached to it and will vary depending on size of group. We can either bring you or guide you from the airport in Lima to our door at the mission in Ica.
Pretrip Assistance is simply direction, planning, ideas, synchronizing with you on your expectations, etc.
Orientation - to help you understand where you are and give you some initial guidance.

Contact Person

William Silverthorn
La Misión, Caserio El Carmen, MZ H Lote 22, SJB distrito, 11000, Ica, Peru.
100% response rate , 35 hour(s) response time.

Other Ways to support us

Clothing, shoes, small toys, spanish books, computers, tablets, spanish bibles

Additional Info about Us

Up to 5 people

Our staff varies during the year. We have a resident pastor who also serves as a youth minister to the many villages we frequent. His wife serves as worship leader on Sunday but also youth director during the week, and often as cook.
other functions have to do with base maintenance, operation.


We have a reverse season from the northern hemisphere. Summers can get up in the 90s but it's a dry heat and harvest time is an enjoyable time as well. Note that January through March is summer break for children, as they are not in school.
Winters are popular with missionaries in that it is jacket weather, kids are in school until 2 or so. Other than childrens school schedule and weather, there is not much different from one month to the next.

We are a 501c3 charity in USA that is very focused on an earthquake damaged area of Peru. We have opened a new mission on a donated piece of land and welcome missionaries to come interact with the villagers. we have been operational since 2013. There are many activities that we are involved in with the people and would love to have you play a role as well.