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How to Help Orphans

How to help orphans

Evan loves volunteering with Global Volunteers: she has done it 20 times. Twelve of those service programs were in Romania, where she has dedicated most of her time to helping children at an orphanage. Evan just finished a service program at PPA, a children’s home in Peru. While she was serving, she talked about her experience and […]


Teaching Conversational English in Peru

Teach conversational English in Peru

Although Cora served on 10 previous volunteer programs with Global Volunteers, she proclaims her assignment teaching conversational English in Peru was her most rewarding volunteer experience to date! Never having taught conversational English classes before, she was moved to answer the urgent call of La Molina University, one of our community partners in Lima. She now urges other volunteers to […]


Helping with Labor Projects

Helping with labor projects

Yvonne has served 10 times with Global Volunteers and is currently serving in Peru. As a retired nurse, one might think that she is the one in charge of looking after people in every community she serves at. But that is not the case. She works on labor projects; she always works on labor projects. As […]


Why Peruvian Food is so Good

Why Peruvian Food is so Good

Peru Country Manager Daniel Salazar talks about why Peruvian food is so good. Peru has amazing food, period. Everyone in Peru knows this, and many people outside come to Peru just for the food. Sometimes volunteers have heard of Peru mainly because of Macchu Picchu, but once they try Peruvian food, they know we have […]


Using Professional Skills to Help a Student in Peru

Using Professional Skills to Help in Peru

A short story by Country Manager Daniel Salazar on how a volunteer is using professional skills to help in Peru: Don volunteered to teach conversational English in Lima, Peru, where Global Volunteers works with students and faculty at the Language Center at the National Agrarian University (UNALM). Since he is an engineer, Don was assigned the class with faculty […]


A Look at Higher Education in Peru

Higher education in Peru

Peru Country Manager Daniel Salazar describes higher education in Peru; providing a context for Global Volunteers’ service projects in Lima. We all know how expensive and demanding higher education can be in the U.S. Well, in Peru, college is as challenging, or maybe more so.  Read my story and then you can decide. My story […]

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Photos of Miraflores that Will Make You Want to Go to Peru

photos of miraflores that will make you want to visit Peru

When you visit Peru, you would most likely stop at Miraflores at least once. Miraflores is one of the most beautiful, safe, clean, and tourist-friendly districts in Lima, and where Global Volunteers teams are housed. It combines the modernity and comfort of upscale malls, the historic importance of its archaeological sites, and the beauty and […]

Family Home Visit Leaves an Impression on Peru Volunteer

Volunteers looking for a child's family as part of a home visit in a shanty town in Peru

A family home visit in a shanty town outside Lima and a conversation with a displaced child’s grandfather raises conflicting questions for Peru volunteers Jody and David. By Jody, Peru Global Volunteer. Our final day of volunteering has come WAY too quickly! I’m honestly conflicted, feeling we’ve experienced so much in such a short time, but at the […]

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Helping at Peru’s Largest Children’s Home


Reflections by Jody, on volunteering at PPA, Peru’s largest children’s home. Today was our first official day on the job at PPA (Puericultorio Perez Aranibar) for my husband David and me – and the rest of our team. Personally, the enormity of the facility itself, coupled with the beautiful architecture and the state of disrepair was somewhat overwhelming. […]


A Primer on Education in Peru


by Peru Country Manager Daniel Salazar When we think of the benefits of education, we can probably quickly mention the development of intellectual abilities, freedom of thought, and the increase in productivity. So education is valuable in itself (for the sake of knowledge), but also for the benefits it produces (it makes a person freer […]