May 31, 2018

You come, you volunteer, you leave. Then what?

The mission of Volunteers Peru is to assist the groups and individuals we work with here in Peru to achieve their personal and educational goals. This means we initially focus on our projects’ needs: homework help, dentist...

March 27, 2018

Some of you may have noticed that we aren't the greatest with social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. We are here to hold our hands up and say, "Yep, that is true, we suck at it." But first hear us out and let us explain and justify our actions, and then come o...

February 19, 2018

This month's blog was written by Vania, a volunteer who spent time with us at the Casa Hogar Torre Fuerte in February. Here are a few of her thoughts, experiences, and pictures from her time in Arequipa:

The Plaza de Yanahuara 

Sao Paulo to Arequipa

I took two flights to...

February 5, 2018

As soon as I stepped off the KLM plane in 2011, the warm thick Lima air hit me and that was it – I knew I liked it.

I first came to Peru with a Christian organization called Grace Baptist Mission (from the UK). I arrived with three other people to help in a variety of p...

December 20, 2017

For me, Christmas has always come with specific climate expectations and fixed traditions. There has always been chilly weather and lots of snow, making iconic songs like “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and “Winter Wonderland” seem perfectly appropriate. I always make Christ...

November 29, 2017

In the southern region of the United States, comfort food is fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and a massive pitcher of sweet tea. In Australia it’s veggie mite on toast, and in England, comfort food is fish and chips and a cup of hot tea. For me, gr...

October 30, 2017

As a child, my family and I took routine trips to my grandpa’s cabin in Northern Wisconsin. It was an old cabin made of logs the size of burly men, with mossy front steps and a brown-painted dock in the back. I loved waking up to the smell of pine trees and the tapping...

October 6, 2017

In third grade my mom started reading The Chronicles of Narnia to me every night before bed. Some people start the series with The Magician’s Nephew, but mom and I started with The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. We would lay on the white shag carpet next to my bed, h...

August 22, 2017

Here at Volunteers Peru we value the diversity of all those who spend their time volunteering with our projects. From Uruguay to France and even Australia, we have volunteers from all over the world come join us and help support the projects we've identified in Peru!


July 31, 2017

Sitting down and writing this blog post is strange because this really means my two months at Casa Hogar have basically finished. It doesn't feel like I have been here for that long and at the same time it feels like I have been here for forever. But I guess that it's...

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Volunteers Peru is a small NGO based in Arequipa, Peru. We work in collaboration with several projects where volunteers can make a positive contribution to the community by assisting the children at each project to fulfill their personal and educational goals, and by promoting mutual cultural awareness.

Government Registration Number: 11258832


Cruz Verde 300B


Arequipa, Peru


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