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Volunteer in an Orphanage in Peru

Do you have an interest to teach children? Do you enjoy working with children and traveling? Global Crossroad has an exceptional volunteer in an orphanage in peru with all these passions in one package.

  • The best price, guaranteed; starts $209
  • Pay fees directly to your host families and projects
  • safe and meaningful volunteer experience
  • Make a significant difference in the lives of disadvantaged children

Poverty, abuse, and alcoholism have left many Peruvian children without families, depriving them of the parental love and care they need and deserve. Global Crossroad's volunteer abroad in an orphanage in Peru project aspires to improve the situations for these children by providing caring and nurturing volunteers to help and play with them. The orphanages in Peru support and protect these children, but most are underfunded and need all the help they can get. Your assistance helps keep these children off the street and helps provide them with a happy and productive childhood.


Role of Volunteer

While volunteering overseas in an orphanage in Peru, your love and support are the most important elements you can offer these disadvantaged children. Depending on individual skills and interests, you will act as mentor, lead arts and crafts, help children with their homework, lead children in songs and dance and/or teach English. When completing volunteering work in an orphanage in Peru, you will be involved in various activities such as

  • Helping children with homework and teaching basic conversational English skills
  • Supporting recreational and artistic activities focused on educational learning
  • Reading stories, performing puppet shows, caring for and simply playing with the children
  • Organizing and developing sports activities
  • Supporting in the kitchen/helping to serve meals in the dining room
  • Participating/assisting with location-specific duties: routine maintenance, construction, etc.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

There are no specific qualifications required in order to join this volunteering in an orphanage opportunity in Peru 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 in an orphanage in Peru