INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
Help from volunteers is needed at four community projects:
1. Casa Hogar New Hope, a home for girls at risk who have been victims of some type of violence that focuses on the well-being of girls by providing education, rehabilitation, care and vocational programs in the city of Arequipa.
2. Honofre Benavides School in Tomepampa in Cotahuasi Canyon.
3. SERNANP a Government Environmental Agency in the Cotahuasi region.
Volunteers Peru is a small non for profit grass roots organization based in Arequipa, Peru. We work in collaboration with local organizations where our volunteers can make a positive contribution to the community and fulfill their personal and educational goals.
"I felt a part of the community and working with the girls was AWESOME"
"I volunteered at Casa Hogar for two months and I loved every second of it. Being able to spend time with the girls and getting to know them was an incredibly rewarding experience."
“I have no words to convey what an amazing experience I had with Volunteers Peru in Arequipa! Since the very first day I arrived at the Volunteers Peru's office I felt at home”
WELCOME TO PERU!
Although it is Peru’s second largest city, Arequipa has a small-town feel and people will be quick to make you feel welcome. Arequipeños are resolutely proud of their city – and they should be. Built from beautiful white ‘sillar’ stone, the whole historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and gives Arequipa its nickname, “The White City”. And with 300 days of sunshine a year, and an altitude of 2,328 metres, you can wake up to blue skies and a pleasant climate every day!