Childcare Center

Wawawasi (House of Children in Quechua Language) is an amazing center for poor children full of energy and great hopes.

Our Childcare program is very flexible, no special skills needed however full energy is required
The children at the projects we work with require a lot of care, attention and most importantly, companionship. Volunteers will assist with organizing activities for the children as well as helping them with their school work. Volunteers are encouraged to use their skills and interests to develop activities such as music and dance, jewelry making, aerobics, arts and crafts, etc.
Children from 1 to 6 years old attend our program, where the mean goal is to teach children basic knowledge of colors, language, music, numbers and to grow in a safe, clean, proper environment feeling loving, caring and strong.
There are about 50 Children attending to our program, their families come from poor or broken marriages. Some of these children are orphans and taken care by relatives.

Suitable for


Typical day

While our programs are flexible and can be fit to your requirements, an example of a typical day is as follows:

7:30 AM Breakfast with the host family
8:00 AM Volunteer leaves home and takes public transport (or in some cases walks) to the project with other volunteers and program staff. You will be given a plan for your work. There is usually a tea break and a lunch break. Work and hours are dependent on the project and location that the volunteer is participating in.
2:00 PM-5:00 PM Work at the project usually ends. The volunteer at this point is free to visit and explore the city. When you first arrive you will also have the city tour in the afternoon and the night tour during the evening. You may also want to spend additional time with the children at your project up until the late afternoon.
7-7:30 PM Dinner with the host family.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and Spanish (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Application From and copy of passport
Other Skills
Willing to help
Willling to learn
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 13:30

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Childcare Center Peruvian Children Enjoying local food Playing with Children Playing with Children Childcare Volunteer

Free-time activities

Volunteers normaly work either mornings or afternoons, having the rest of the day free. Volunteers can use this free time to take spanish classes, salsa classes, go on small hikes or simplely explore the city and meet locals.
Peru Volunteer and travel also orginizes tours on the weekends, specially for volunteers; tours to Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, jungle or biking, treks or visits to other cities of Peru.



What's included?
• Volunteer placement
• Accommodations - Sundays through Saturdays (Family Stay)
• 3 meals per day (Family Stay only)
• City tour
• Nightlife tour
• Airport pick-up
• Volunteer certificate
• Transport to volunteer project the first day
• 24/7 support from our staff in Peru
• Free coffee and tea
• Access to computers with High Speed Internet
• Wi-Fi access
• Free salsa classes Monday through Saturday
• Volunteer project management
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

We pick volunteers up from the Cusco airport and transfer them to their accommodations. Flight information needs to be sent to us prior arrival in Perú.


Volunteers stay in Host families in order to enhance their volunteers experience, where they will also be able to practice Spanish and go on family trips with the family. Accommodations are based on shared occupancy.(other options are also available upon request)

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

3 meals per day

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks
9 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Cusco/Peru between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Peru Volunteer and Travel will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (20%)
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 (80%)
Your final payment must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

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Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Peru.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Velazco Astete (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
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Calle Triunfo 354 , 08000 Cusco, Peru