Young Mothers Supporter

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founded in 2003
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Coordinator | Marion
Coordinator | Marion


Learn more about Peru's rich culture
Boost your CV with international volunteer experience
Grow as a person while improving your intercultural skills
Improve your Spanish skills by practicing on a daily basis
Travel to arqueological sites of the ancient Inka empire
Many women in Peru are exposed to (domestic) violence. Get involved and support women and young mothers with their little children who look for help in women's refuges. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

If you love being around young mothers with their babies and toddlers, this volunteer work project is a good fit for you. You will support young mothers in Peru who have suffered any kind of domestic violence and who look for refuge in women homes. 

The project was founded by a non-profit organization and assists especially young pregnant women or young mothers that have gone through cases of sexual abuse or come from violent family environments. They all share bad experiences and need rehabilitation and support. The goal of the local team is to provide them with a safe and loving living environment so that they are able to move forward and a caring home for their children so that they can develop normally. 

As a volunteer you will support the team in their work to improve the lives of these women and their children. You will  teach them healthy habits regarding physical fitness, music, hygiene, a healthy diet and the proper care of their children. All activities aim for a progress of the mental, physical and social development of the young women and their children.

You do not need to have any special profession or educational background to participate in this volunteer project, nevertheless, it is very important that you are empathic and respectful towards the women and their children. You should be a good team player and not hesitate to work hard. Furthermore, please be aware that you will hear stories that might shock you and that are unimaginable for you, but that you will have to cope with.

Typical day

Volunteers work in different working areas and will also have the chance to contribute your own ideas and talents to the project.

Some of your work tasks may include:

  Spending time with the mothers and children and giving them attention 
  Supporting the team with different workshops (exemplary topics: hygiene, healthy diet, taking care of the baby, etc.) 
  Watching the children while the mothers are busy 
  Tutoring and helping the women with their school work 
  Creative contribution to activities (English classes, music, art, sports, etc.)

Free-time activities

In your spare time, there is a wide range of activities to choose from, such as playing soccer and other sports in the local community. Most volunteers choose to spend their free time exploring the city and taking in its rich culture. There also are bars nearby where you can go to socialize.

Still an insider tip, Huancayo has become one of the tourist attractions of Peru and has cemented an image of tranquility, community and progress of life well valued by visitors.
In Huancaya and surroundings you have lots of options to spend an excellent day off your volunteer work. There are tourist places for any type of trip, whether cultural, fun, family, to relax or sports. Don't miss out on to try typical foods, buy souvenirs or stay on the banks of the river next to lagoons and waterfalls, in the middle of breathtaking landscapes.

Recommended activities:
Adventure sport: Trekking, fishing, boating and kayaking
Nature observation
Culture and heritage
Gastronomy (taste tycpical food)
Community tourism (immerse in local communities)
Mystic tourism (learn more about ancient cultures)


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)
Criminal Background Check
Required Documents
Detailed CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by South America Inside
  1. Single room with host family
  2. Full-board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

  3. Consultation from our experienced staff
  4. Translation of application profile
  5. Volunteer work placement
  6. Advice regarding travel insurance
  7. Advice on local travels
  8. Orientation session upon arrival
  9. Orientation kit
  10. Country handbook
  11. Local support
  12. 24/7 Emergency Number
  13. Certificate of Participation

It is important for us that you feel comfortable during your volunteer work program in Peru so that you can enjoy and experience the culture of the Andean population. For this to be achieved, a nice and safe living environment is a must. You will live with a Peruvian host family in a single room.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) in Lima. 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

The volunteer work can be joined throughout the year. The start and end date can be set flexible, according to your availability and travel plans. Ask our experienced staff to coordinate your participation in this meaningfull volunteer project.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,150
5 weeks
$ 1,350
6 weeks
$ 1,550
7 weeks
$ 1,750
8 weeks
$ 1,950
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 5,150
Average fees
$ 251 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Young Mothers Supporter

Many women in Peru are exposed to (domestic) violence. Get involved and support women and young mothers with their little children who look for help in women's refuges.


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