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.
Help from volunteers is needed at four community projects:
1. Paz Peru, a non profit that focuses on the well being of the more disadvantaged members of the community with health clinics, schools, vocational programs, and nursing homes in Arequipa.
2. Casa Hogar, a home for at-risk girls in the city of Arequipa,
3. Honofre Benavides School in Tomepampa in Cotahuasi Canyon.
4. SERNANP a government environmental agency in the Cotahuasi region.
"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!