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ABOUT US

9+ Year Experience

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ABOUT US

Our Story

Our organization was the initiative of Maria Bellido, whose goal has always been supporting and improving the lives of children who are affected by social problems, such as alcoholism, low educational quality, lack of interest from public officials in the remote areas of our country and the violation of children’s rights. 

This is why on March 25, 2013 the organization Volunteers Peru was born. It was officially constituted on September 29, 2014, the date we were able to start working under Peruvian law.

The organization is constantly improving with our previous experiences and taking firm steps to achieve the most effective change with the projects we undertake.

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Mission

We help with the education of vulnerable children and young people. We do this by fostering a personal and educational relationship between them and our international volunteers.

Vision

Our vision is that all children and young people have the opportunity to broaden their horizons and enrich their lives through their relationships with people from different cultures in a process of mutual enrichment.

MEET OUR TEAM

Get to know the volunteers Perú staff

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Lic. María Bellido (Marita)

Founder and President

Marita is originally from the small town of Tomepampa in the Cotahuasi Canyon, a rural area in the northeast of the Arequipa region.  As a former student of Honofre Benavides School in Tomepampa, she became aware of the children’s need for additional educational support and broadening of their cultural awareness. She realized that foreign volunteers could bring a new perspective to the classroom and provide students with cross-cultural exposure and experiences. Volunteers Peru was born to implement such ideas, and Marita and our organization have realized her dream of giving back to our community over the last eight years.

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Piero Lazarte

Volunteer Coordinator

He has lived there his entire life and knows the city, the community and its social problems very well.


He studied mechanical engineering at the University and he is currently studying Business Administration. He worked as a sales consultant, floor manager, costumer service, and production manager. This experience allowed him to know different social realities. He’s very friendly, empathetic and attentive; he likes to meet new people and share his knowledge with them.

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Dr. José Manuel Reyes

Consultores

They advise us and make us notice our strengths and weaknesses. They have both coordinated projects in Arequipa and Tomepampa in the past. 

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LEARN ABOUT US OUR WORK

With the work and donations of our volunteers we were able to carry out different projects:

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Annual Reports

2014 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

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VIDEO

Welcome to Volunteers Peru!

Check out this video to meet our founder and learn more about the children we support.