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Join Volunteers Peru by dedicating your time and energy to one of our existing programs!

You can volunteer or have an internship with us in Arequipa or Tomepampa. You decide when and for how long you want to volunteer. There are no starting dates or time limit, but we encourage volunteers to stay a minimum of two weeks to achieve a more fulfilling experience.

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There are two ways you can collaborate with our organization:



A minimum stay of 2 weeks is required



A minimum stay of 7 weeks is required.


Volunteers Peru and the organizations we support do not have the funds to offer volunteers or interns a stipend, however, we offer intangible benefits that surpass any material gains through opportunities such as…

  • 1. Put into practice
    Putting your academic knowledge into practice and learn more about your specialty.
  • 2. Professional Experience
    Developing your professional experience by being able to acquire practical knowledge and get acquainted with the daily routine of your profession.
  • 3. Personal and professional growth
    Working with experienced professionals from a different part of the world, learning from them and exchanging ideas and experiences with them, enriching you personally and professionally.
  • 4. Language practice
    Practicing your Spanish in a real working environment – something that no class can offer.
  • 5. Social Responsibility
    Participating in building a better and fairer world. Your help will offer hope and encouragement for children, youth, and adults who struggle hard every day to succeed and break the cycle of abuse and poverty in which they have lived for generations.
  • 6. New friendships
    Meeting and developing close friendships with people from different countries with whom, from now on, you will be connected by the indelible experience of having worked together to build a better future. The relationships that our volunteers develop during their stay become deep bonds of friendship that last a lifetime.

Volunteer Profile

We are always looking for compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers willing to commit as much time as possible to helping the children at our projects. Below is a list of skills and attributes that we look for in our volunteers. However, please keep in mind that anyone is welcome to apply. Above all, what is most needed, is a passion for helping others. We also offer internships for those looking to gain valuable work experience.


Desired Skills

●    Basic to intermediate Spanish, or a willingness to learn.
●    Experience working with children or teaching.

Successful Volunteers will be

●    Organized and reliable.
●    Creative and resourceful.
●    Flexible and responsive to the frequently changing needs of the organization and community.
●    Approachable and personable to build effective relationships with the Volunteers Peru team, children, and locals.
●    Understanding of our relationship with the projects as one of assisting local efforts rather than dictating what those efforts should look like. 

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In September I flew to Arequipa with no idea what to expect. I was greeted by Miriam and she showed me around the city, took me to lunch and my first day at Torre Fuerte. The girls in Torre Fuerte were welcoming and loving immediately. As soon as I arrived I felt comfortable around them. My favorite part about working with the girls was learning all their different personalities. Some girls were very talkative and expressive while other girls were shy and took some time warming up. Each girl in Torre Fuerte was loving and excited for the volunteers. Everyday we played games, crafts, reading, computer help and even some tutoring. My last days in Torre Fuerte were very difficult because I felt so close to the girls. They were so positive when saying their goodbyes and wishing me support. Even two months later I still think of everyone in Torre Fuerte and when I can return.

Volunteering at Casa Hogar is an amazing experience and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to practice their Spanish and make lifelong friends. 


Catherine Ballbe
September 02, 2019



Arequipa  -  Tomepampa

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