Volunteers Peru

Volunteers Peru is a small registered Non-Governmental Organisation based in the city of Arequipa in southern Peru. They are currently working on two projects. The first is a home for abandoned girls in Arequipa; the second is a primary and secondary school in the town of Tomepampa near Cotahuasi canyon. They are committed to assisting the children that we work with to fulfill their personal and educational needs, and to promoting cultural awareness and mutual understanding.

Casa Hogar Torre Fuerte Girls’ Home is a home for girls and young women aged 3 – 18 years who have been abandoned or mistreated. Responsibilities include: helping with domestic tasks as required, helping to create a safe and stable environment for the girls, and homework help.

Colegio Honofre Benavides School is a primary and secondary school in the town of Tomepampa in the rural Cotahuasi region. Responsibilities include classroom support and teaching English. There is also the opportunity to get involved with mini-projects as appropriate to the needs of the community and the school.

Desired Skills:

  • Basic to intermediate Spanish, or a willingness to learn
  • Fluent English
  • Experience working with children or teaching
One-off program fee of $230 to cover administrational costs. The organization can help you find low-cost accommodation during your stay.

For more information about volunteering with Volunteers Peru, visit them online: