Volunteer with Volunteers Peru

Volunteers Peru

Collaboration. Integrity. Creativity.

Arequipa, Peru, South America

Volunteers Peru is a small grassroots NGO based in the city of Arequipa in the Andes of southern Peru. We are currently working in partnership with two projects where volunteers can make a positive contribution to the local community. The first is a home for girls at risk in Arequipa; the second is a public school in the village of Tomepampa, Cotahuasi Canyon.

Closest City: Arequipa, Peru (0.0KM)

What We Need

We are committed to helping the children that we work with to fulfill their personal and educational needs and to promote cultural exchange and mutual understanding. Long and short-term opportunities are available. Both projects are greatly in need of support.

City of Arequipa: Casa Hogar Torre Fuerte

This is a home for girls and young women aged 3 - 18 years who have been abandoned or mistreated.

Volunteer responsibilities include:
- Homework help
- Helping with domestic tasks as required
- Playing with the girls
- Helping to create a safe and stable environment for the girls
- There is an opportunity to get involved with vocational training and mini-projects

Cotahuasi Canyon: Colegio Honofre Benavides

This is a primary and secondary school in the town of Tomepampa in the rural Cotahuasi region.

Volunteer responsibilities include:
- Classroom support in primary school
- English support in secondary school
- After school English help
- There is an opportunity to get involved with mini-projects as appropriate to the needs of the community and the school

When & Who

Anytime, however the school (Colegio Honofre Benavides) is closed from the end of December until the end of February
Yes, we require a minimum of 2 Weeks
Minimum stay is 2 weeks at the Casa Hogar and 1 month at Colegio Honofre.
Individuals, Family with Kids, Groups, Retirees

What we Provide

Volunteer House

Mini-apartment (full size bed, desk and chair, fully equipped kitchenette and private bathroom) three blocks from Arequipa's main square. From $20 to $12 daily. The longer the stay the cheaper the accommodation.

Wifi & Satellite
Hot Water
Laundry Service
Purified Drinking Water

Only for volunteers willing to stay a year

Our Fees


One-time donation of $230.
This donation is used to support our projects. We take children to the doctor, buy eyeglasses for them, provide books, educational materials and stationary; we purchase supplies for workshops such as sewing and manicure so that when girls leave the orphanage they have some skills that can help them get jobs; we provide shoes and personal hygiene products as well.

More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pretrip Assistance
Pick Up/Drop Off
Social Activities

For those wishing to improve their language skills during their time with us, we can organize Spanish lessons.

We provide:
- Certificate upon completion
- References upon request
- 24/7 support and assistance for all of your needs while here and personalized support before your arrival

Contact Person

Miryam Criado
Cruz Verde 300B, Cercado, Arequipa, Peru, Arequipa, Peru.
89% response rate , 21 hour(s) response time.

Other Ways to Help

Additional Info about Us

Up to 5 people

Volunteers are required to have an intermediate level of Spanish or be willing to learn.

If you would like to be a part of the Volunteers Peru team, please follow this link to fill out our online application form.

We also ask that applicants email a copy of their CV/resume and a reference letter from an employer or professor to volunteersperu@gmail.com. We will then arrange a Skype interview with you.


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