Volunteer with Volunteers Peru

Volunteers Peru

Arequipa, Peru, South America

Volunteers Peru is a small registered Non-Governmental Organization based in the city of Arequipa in southern Peru. We currently support two projects where volunteers can make a positive contribution to the local community.

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.

We are committed to helping the children that we work with to fulfil their personal and educational needs and to promoting 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 also the 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 also the opportunity to get involved with mini-projects as appropriate to the needs of the community and the school

Our Activities

What We Need

Childcare at the Casa Hogar Torre Fuerte – Homework help, help with chores, talking and playing with the girls

Teachers at Colegio Honofre Benavides – English, computers, and primary school assistance

Anytime, however the school (Colegio Honofre) is closed from the end of December until the end of February
Minimum stay at the Casa Hogar is 2 weeks and 1 month at Colegio Honofre.

What We Provide

We do not provide accommodation or meals, but we do have low cost accommodation that volunteers can stay in. We also have a homestay option. However, volunteers are welcome to arrange their own accommodation.

Important Info

Suitable For


Minimum Stay

Any period of time

Staff Size

Up to 5 people


Please note: We charge a minimal one-off volunteer fee of $230 which goes directly back into the organization to cover legitimate administration costs and support the projects. We are strictly nonprofit. The program fee covers the costs of our support to you. At volunteers Peru, you have 24/7 support and assistance for all of your needs while here and personalized support before your arrival. In addition, the fee goes towards your Volunteers Peru uniform shirt, administrative fees, and Volunteers Peru sustainability. You will receive a certificate upon completion of your commitment and can receive a reference upon request. The fee is due upon your arrival, or prior to the start of your volunteering, and can be paid in dollars or soles.

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Application Process

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.


If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: volunteersperu@gmail.com

Other Information

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

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