Leader of Madres Luchadoras (Women Empowerment)

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Coordinator | Lara
Coordinator | Lara
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Gain work-related skills that will be useful for your future life.
Get to know new people from all over the world and share your daily life with them.
Gain spanish skills while interacting with the mothers and the other volunteers.
Make experiences you will never forget on some travelling trips with your friends.
Get to know a new culture, a new city and a new country.
You will be responsible for the direct
community work of Intiwawa on the field. Madres Luchadores is an empowerment knitting project for the mothers. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
The goal of our Madres Luchadoras project is to create a source of work for the women of the
San Isidro community that empowers them through their participation in economic-productive
and leadership activities. This source of work will in turn allow them to generate a permanent
income to support their households without the need to disengage from caring for their
We work to ensure that the women of the San Isidro community participate actively in the
social and economic life of their community with equal rights and opportunities, and to
improve the quality of life of their children and families, preserving their identity, values and


● Ensure compliance with internal rules and procedures
● Inform the project coordinator about the progress of the textile training and counseling, as
well as any other developments related to project execution
● Others as assigned by the Project Coordinator
More responsibilities see: Typical day description


● Spanish - B2 minimum
● First experience in Leadership of events/projects/ teams
● Excellent intercultural communication skills
● Excellent self-management and organization skills
● High level of team-work, creativity and responsibility
● Minimum 6 months commitment


● The position is voluntary (unpaid) and part-time (around 25 hours/week)
● Work-related expenses are covered
● Flexible, unconventional schedule
● Low-cost housing available
● A letter of reference and certificate will be provided at the end of the term

The required documents for an application are a letter of motivatiion, CV and your criminal record certificate.

Typical day

As a Leader of the Madres Luchadores Project you work onsite in Mollebaya district (located 1:30 - 02:00 hours from the center of Arequipa)
in close coordination with the Project Coordinator and follow the guidelines established in the work plan for the timely fulfillment of the objectives.

Possible tasks for the leader of Madres Luchadores:

● Coordinate and supervise activities in the textile workshop in order to meet the objectives
defined by the work plan and organize the academic and production schedule
● Coordinate all academic and counseling activities in which the mothers are involved with
the trainer and psychologist (ex: visits of enterprises, manage schedule changes or
implementation in the classroom if required)
● Support in inventory control activities, supervise the adequate use of raw materials and the
maintenance of the weaving machines

Free-time activities

Arequipa is one of the most largest citys of Peru and provides a wide range of possibilities for your free time activities! Sports, as well as cultural events and sightseeing are only some examples. You can also use your free time to travel and get to know the country a little better. 



In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Required Documents
CV, motivation letter and criminal report certificate
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
see detailed job description.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Airport Pickup at Rodriguez Ballon International Airport
If desired, one of our Peruvian team or the volunteer coordinator onsite can pick you up from the airport in Arequipa.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Rodriguez Ballon International Airport (AQP) in Arequipa. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Peru provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.

Dates & Fees

Details on arrival

We are currently searching a volunteer for this position as soon as possible, so the start dates are very flexible by now, but we'd be thankful for a quick committment. 

If desired, some of our Peruvian team can pick you up at the airpot of Arequipa when you arrive. 

This program is paused due to COVID-19

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
24 - 50 weeks

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Leader of Madres Luchadoras (Women Empowerment)

You will be responsible for the direct community work of Intiwawa on the field. Madres Luchadores is an empowerment knitting project for the mothers.

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