"Be warned, because once you volunteer for HOOP you may never want to leave. I volunteered with HOOP for two months, then subsequently worked with them full-time for 10 months, and remain a board member as I wanted to continue supporting HOOP even after leaving Peru to take up a position with the UN in Ghana.
The projects run by HOOP in the shanty towns outside of Arequipa make a huge difference to local communities through the provision of education, health care and psychological support. Volunteers can either help implement projects in the community, or provide support in the office based in central Arequipa.
So if you want to do meaningful and responsible volunteering in one of the world's most stunning cities, then HOOP is the perfect NGO for you."