Volunteer in Peru Orphanage!
Do you love kids and want to give your time and care to orphans in need? Are you interested in immersing in Peru’s vibrant culture while changing the lives of orphans?
Peru is the ideal destination for your international adventure. Cloaked in mystery and clouds, the country is divided down the middle by the majestic Andes mountains. Cliffs tower over beautiful beaches and some of the richest marine life in the world. You’ll find the dense jungle of the Amazon rainforest along with Incan ruins and Latin cities.
Sadly, Peru is also home to thousands of orphaned children, many of which have been forced out onto the streets. These kids are at risk of starvation, child predators, and countless threats to their safety and well-being.
Global Crossroad’s Peru orphanage volunteer program teams up with local orphanages to give these kids a safe place to live, nutritious food, a good education, and a second chance at a bright and successful future. Join us and make a profound impact on the lives of orphans who desperately need your help.
Take action today! Contact Global Crossroad to learn how you can make a difference in Peru.
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
When you join volunteering orphanage program in Peru, you’ll be making a big impact by supporting the efforts of the hardworking orphanage staff as they provide compassionate care to orphans, and a much-needed safe haven in a harsh world that has not been kind to these kids. Show these children they deserve a better life and offer them hope for a bright and promising future.
Some of your duties as a Peru orphanage volunteer will include:
- Provide compassionate care and support the orphans throughout their day.
- Help with homework
- Teach basic conversational English
- Lead the kids in fun arts and crafts
- Read stories, perform puppet shows, and simply play with the children and enrich their lives.
- Organize and develop sports activities for the orphans
- Support in the kitchen/help to serve meals in the dining room
- Inspire the children to rise above their difficult beginnings
This orphanage volunteer opportunity in Peru is a very impactful program. Your dedicated love and passion help the destitute children change their life forever. Children will learn several life skills that help them to grow as a humble citizen. Not only you will be the change of children in need, but also gain a once in a life time experience.
Skills and Qualifications
There are no specific qualifications to join our Peru orphanage volunteering opportunity, and we welcome volunteers from a variety of backgrounds from around the world. You will need a love of children, a lot of patience, a kind heart, and a dedication to helping orphans in need.
Beginner to intermediate knowledge of Spanish is preferred. This will allow you to connect more with the kids you are volunteering to help. If you cannot speak Spanish, we recommend enrolling in our Spanish program in Cusco. You can do this for a week-long immersion before you start your project or take classes while volunteering.
Every day you spend as an orphanage volunteer in Peru will be a rewarding and enriching experience. You’ll be connecting with amazing kids that have fallen on hard times and need your help and kindness.
Your actual hours worked will vary based on your final placement, but you’re probably curious what a typical day might look like.
Here is sample daily schedule to give you an idea:
- First Day: On your first day as a Peru orphanage volunteer, our in-country coordinator will bring you to the orphanage and introduce you to the caring and dedicated local staff. You’ll meet the amazing kids you are traveling across the world to help!
- Weekdays: A typical volunteer day might look something like this:
- 6.00 to 7.30 AM: Enjoy a traditional breakfast with your Peruvian host family to begin your day.
- 7.45 AM: Head out to the orphanage and get ready for an exciting and meaningful day volunteering with children in Peru. Make a difference in the lives of kids in need!
- 12.00 PM: Ask your host family for a lunch to go and eat at your project site. Help serve food to the kids, and bond with fellow volunteers and the local project staff.
- 3.00 PM: When you’re done with your volunteer work for the day, you’ll have the rest of the time to explore the city of Cusco. Go exploring on and off the beaten path!
- 6.45 PM: Enjoy a traditional Peruvian dinner with your local host family. Speak Spanish, learn about a fascinating culture, and experience daily life in another country with your welcoming new international friends.
Volunteer in Peru Orphanage: Dates and Fees
Dates: Volunteer in Peru
All volunteer programs in Peru start at the beginning of each week. Global Crossroad is very flexible and understands that various travel constraints that you might face.
All volunteer work in Peru options are available year around, except at times programs like a volunteer teaching English overseas program might be closed for various holidays and vacations. Also, some programs are seasonal due to extreme weather conditions. Between the project link and a Global Crossroad representative, all of this specific information regarding programs dates will be available to you. If a program is unavailable, we will provide an alternative program for you to join.
Fees: Volunteer in Peru
Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality volunteering programs in Peru. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Peru application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).
In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to your host family and project. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.
Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
How your fee is allocated?
Spanish Lessons (Monday-Friday/10 hours a week): $75 (mandatory for medical project)
Airport Pick Up: $20
Summer volunteer and adventure (4 weeks include safari) $2,309
Mini adventure (2 weeks include safari) $1,299
Program fees cover:
- Accommodation (host family)
- Food (local food 3 times a day)
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
The volunteering overseas in Peru program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.
Accommodation and Meal
While volunteering in orphanage program in Peru, you will be staying with a welcoming local host family. You’ll be served three healthy local meals a day. The accommodations are clean, comfortable, and safe with amenities like western style toilets. Immerse yourself in the local culture through our enriching homestay program!
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
Take a break from volunteering with children in Peru and explore this exciting destination! You’ll have evenings free to wander around the streets of Cusco, discovering this unique city with its historical architecture, rich culture, bustling markets, and delicious food.
Weekends are a wonderful opportunity to explore a little further, checking out other sites and attractions around Peru. Do some research ahead of time so you can be sure to see what interests you most while volunteering abroad!
Safety and In Country Support
Your safety is our top priority here at Global Crossroad. You don’t have to worry about a thing when volunteering in an orphanage in Peru, because we have you covered every step of the way. We offer pre-trip support, insurance, carefully planned trips with fully vetted humanitarian projects, and the supervision of our dedicated in-country staff.
Volunteer in Peru Orphanage: FAQs
You’re ready to dedicate yourself to helping orphans in need, but you probably have a few questions before you can pack your bags for Peru. Here’s some helpful information you should know when traveling with us that will provide you with the answers you’re looking for:
Arrival and departure
You’ll be flying into the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport when you join us as a volunteer in Peru in orphanage program. We suggest arriving a day early so you can rest up before beginning your volunteer project.
Just give us your flight details, and we’ll set up an airport pick up as part of your volunteer fee. We’ll have a trusted local representative waiting for you when you land, and they’ll take you safely to your accommodations. If your trip gets delayed, just let us know and we’ll rearrange things for you.
You’ll need to obtain a tourist visa, so be sure to do your research ahead of time based on your home country. People from places such as the USA, UK, Canada and Australia are eligible for getting an on arrival visa when they land at the airport in Peru.
According to the new visa rules set on May 2018, you can now extend your Peruvian tourist visa. Please visit this link for more information.
Before you travel to Peru to volunteer with orphans, you’ll need to get up to date on your vaccines. Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your trip and find out what you need.
We recommend visiting the Center for Disease Control's website for traveler's health recommendations.
They suggest Typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, and being up to date on other routine vaccines.
Why Volunteer in Peru Orphanage?
The orphans desperately need your help
While there are many benefits to joining this program, the most pressing reason to volunteer abroad is these poor kids in Peru really need your help. They’ve lost their families, suffered hardships, and need someone to care enough to give them a second chance for a happy childhood. Help give them the care and attention they need!
Support the hardworking orphanage staff
The caring full-time staff at the orphanage is a small team of dedicated people giving their lives every day to help these kids. They struggle to keep up, and they really need your help in order to give the orphans the best possible environment and care. When you join this orphanage volunteer opportunity in Peru, you will be helping the orphanage staff caring for impoverished children.
Feel great knowing you are giving back
There is nothing more rewarding than helping others in need and making a big impact right where it is needed most. Volunteer abroad to really do something amazing for others and give back in a big way.
Contact Global Crossroad today to learn more about volunteering with orphans in Peru!
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