Volunteer with Street Children in Peru

Do you want to do something meaningful with your time while exploring Peru? The volunteer with street children program in Peru is always seeking kind and compassionate volunteers to help improve the lives of these extremely disadvantaged children.

  • Make a significant impact on the lives of abandoned street children
  • Established volunteering with street children opportunity
  • Safety is our number priority
  • Unique chance to see a new place while making a difference

Volunteering overseas with street children in Peru is a special chance to work with street children and educational programs that provide greater opportunities and brighter futures for disadvantaged children. Children are begging in droves on the streets of Cusco, but a lucky few find their way to partner programs and find assistance, encouragement and care. The unfortunate children left on the street and in at-risk situations wear moth-eaten clothing and no shoes as they beg for money for food and have nowhere to sleep that night. There is no room for play as these children work hard; often trying to sell candy and puppets at dusk to couples walking to restaurants.

Poverty is increasing and education is lacking in Peru. Many children have fled abusive homes, lost their parents or their homes and families have crumbled due to extreme poverty. These children do not attend school nor do they have a home to call their own. Global Crossroad is partnering with schools, after-school programs and nonprofit organizations to support infant, child and adolescent centers to provide poor, at-risk and street children with a safe and healthier environment so that they can receive basic necessities, companionship and educational and extracurricular activities. Join this noble volunteer with street children program in Peru today and be part of a great cause.

Role of Volunteer

Depending on individual skills and interests and the needs of the local staff, when committing to volunteering work with street children in Peru, you will work on projects such as:

  • Teaching children Basic English
  • Escorting children to and from school
  • Teaching children about health and personal hygiene
  • Planning and leading activities such as playing games, theatre, panting, singing, playing music, etc.
  • Teaching other subjects such as math and science
  • Working with after-school programs and organizations
  • Teaching computer classes
  • Helping children with their homework and school assignments
  • Being a friend to the children
  • Providing care and companionship
  • Cooking and serving meals
  • Planning creative activities such as drawing, dancing, painting, art classes, etc.
  • Playing sports with children
  • Identifying children with dental or other health-related problems
  • Supervising the children
  • Teaching children about different cultures and the world
  • Making the children confident in their rights

Skills and Qualifications Needed

There are no specific qualifications required to be part of this volunteer abroad with street children in Peru program since the project staff will provide any necessary orientation and training to perform volunteer activities adequately. Beginner to intermediate knowledge of Spanish is preferred and this knowledge will encourage stronger relations with the children. If you cannot speak Spanish, we recommend enrolling in our Spanish Language Studies program in Cusco, which can run simultaneous to your volunteer project or immerse in this program for a week prior to your project start. Individuals who are enthusiastic about caring for other and compassionate to the often-unfortunate situations of these children are desperately needed.

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.

Prices: 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.

Duration Orphanage/ Teaching/ Street Children Medical/Dental project
  1 Week   $209   $259
  2 Weeks   $343   $418
  3 Weeks   $427   $577
  4 Weeks   $511   $686
  5 Weeks   $620   $795
  6 Weeks   $704   $904
  7 Weeks   $788   $1,013
  8 Weeks   $872   $1,122
  9 Weeks   $981   $1,231
  10 Weeks   $1,065   $1,340
  11 Weeks   $1,149   $1,449
  12 Weeks   $1,233   $1,558
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:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

How your fee is allocated?

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.

Most Frequently Asked Questions: Volunteer with Street Children in Peru