Volunteer with NGO Oye LENA


We try to tackle poverty and social inequality through qualitative education.

Curahuasi, Peru, South America
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Oye LENA is an educational project located in Curahuasi, in the heart of the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,600 metres. It was founded on 15 April 2012 and has been an officially registered NGO in Peru since 8 February 2013.Oye LENA is short for “Oye Loquitas EN Acción!”, which freely translated means: “Listen up, we are taking action!”We believe that every child has the right to qualitative education, focussed on personality development, regardless of their own capabilities and limitations and regardless of the place and culture in which they grow up. Children from underprivileged families and ethnic minorities, children with a disability and children in rural areas should have the same opportunities as others.

Volunteering Activities

Social Work
Women Empowerment
Closest City: Cusco (70.0KM)

What We Need

Spanish teachers, speech therapists, physiotherapists, public relations...

When & Who

In 2019.
Yes, we require a minimum of 2 Months
Minimum volunteer stay is 8 weeks.

What we Provide

Volunteer House

To stay in the Casa LENA house (bed & breakfast above the project), a shared room costs 9 euro per night and a private room 11 euro per night.


On Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday you can eat at the project at noon. This costs only 15 soles! Other meals you provide for yourself or you cook together with the other volunteers.

Wifi & Satellite
Hot Water
Local SIM Card

Our Fees


No cost for the volunteering.

More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pick Up/Drop Off

– A Belgian contact person and 24/7 assistance when present on the project.
– Reception upon arrival on the project.
– Guidance and support during the whole period of volunteering.
– An enriching and unique experience abroad within a safe framework.
– An opportunity to develop your professional skills.
– Immersion in a new language and culture.
– Optional Spanish lessons at the project.
– Assistance with preparing your tours.

Contact Person

Stefanie Van Erps
Curahuasi, Peru, Curahuasi, Peru.
88% response rate

Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

- Work with special children before noon.
- Work with toddlers in the afternoon.
- Monthly activities.



Oye LENA was founded by two Belgians, Valerie Demol and Stefanie Van Erps. Valerie used to live in Peru, but returned to Belgium in 2014. Since her return, she coordinates the project from abroad. Stefanie lives on the project in Curahuasi, Peru and is the project manager.

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