Volunteer in Peru

Be the Change. Be a Global Volunteer in Peru.

Help children and families overcome severe poverty

Inspire and guide youth to productive futures as a volunteer in Peru. Working in partnership with inspired community leaders since 2001, we enable you to help eradicate hunger, improve healthcare and enhance cognition on our Reaching Children’s Potential Program.  Work with inspired teachers and managers at a safe harbor for babies and youth, and support families with essential services in the barrios of Ventanilla, a dusty mountainside community outside Lima. See Covid-19 requirements.

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Volunteer in Lima’s Ventanilla District along the Pacific coast.

Volunteer in Lima, Peru

“As soon as I reached out, they came with outstretched hands into my arms. I was no longer a stranger. It was very heartwarming, and the people I met are friendly and caring, all working hard to make a living. In Peru, there is still the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor, as in any other country. However, there is hope in all humanity.”

“If English is the language of opportunity, it’s our rare privilege to play a small supportive role in our students’ quest for graduate studies, professional employment, and success. We’re inspired by their motivation; our hearts are warmed by the graciousness of the students, staff, and faculty of La Molina.”

“This is my third program in Peru.  I already loved the culture, so I didn’t have any expectations. It is absolutely unfathomable the depth of poverty in the partner community! But, I am positive my experience advanced understanding between cultures. They wanted to learn Conversational English, and I was able to give that to them. The love and joy experienced in both classes is indescribable. I always receive so much more than I could ever give!”

“Miracles do happen each day, and Global Volunteers has an appreciable percentage of them! I feel I have attained a more complex view of South America. I learned that Peruvian people work very hard and that human needs are a constant.”

“I learned a lot; that happiness exists in poverty, and that people who have little still have their pride. Most importantly, I learned that children are healing to cynical souls.”

Volunteer Voices: Read and Hear What Volunteers Say About Serving in Peru