Graphics Specialist and/or Website Support

Help needed: website design/maintenance, graphic design, MS Excel, or photography and/or video production.

Volunteer Roles / Working Hours

We need volunteers with a solid knowledge of any of the following specialist areas:
- Website design and maintenance (using Joomla! 2.5)
- Graphic design: in order to ensure that our newsletters, annual reports, social media, website and other documents look their best, we would 
- MS Excel: keeping our information in order is very important - whether it's financial spreadsheets or monitoring and evaluation information - as this helps us to stay effective and allows us to ensure that we have the information we need.
- Photography/video: in order to ensure that our newsletters, annual reports, social media and website look their best, we need to ensure that we have high quality, up-to-date images that accurately reflect our work.

Also, once you've worked here a little, you may be able to suggest ideas for improving our practices - we are willing to learn! Through these roles you would be indirectly helping all the projects we support. Many of these roles can be part-time, so volunteers can combine this work with some part-time work on one of our 'front line' social projects.

Whilst there can be some flexibility in hours, our office hours are 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm from Monday - Friday. Volunteers are requested to commit 20 hours per week (although this could be split between more than one project), and working hours can be coordinated upon arrival (flexible).

Office volunteers must bring their own laptop for the work. We don't have any extra computers! There is wifi internet connection in the office.

We also welcome any suggestions to improve our processes or administration to better serve the projects we work with and support the volunteers who come here. This could come from your practical day to day work here, or from any background you have in administration, IT, HR or business or voluntary/charity sector experience.

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
21 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Other Skills
No Spanish needed, Website volunteers should be familiar with Joomla! 2.5, Graphic Design volunteers should be familiar with InDesign and/or Illustrator
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 13:00

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Peru? Volunteer World directly connects you with Otra Cosa Network

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Free-time activities

Huanchaco is a beautiful coastal town where the waves are perfect all year long, for all types of surfers. Huanchaco is surrounded by some mountains where it is possible to go hiking (tours are arranged by local guides, at reasonable prices). Furthermore, there's a beautiful white mountain range, the cordillera blanca, situated in Huaraz, fairly close to Huanchaco (9h bus ride), which offers a good many hiking and climbing possibilities in the most fascinating landscape. If you prefer cultural activities, we are a few minutes away from the Chan Chan and Huaca del sol y de la luna, which are among the most well-preserved temple ruins of the old Incan empire that can be found in Peru. The town of Huanchaco has a gym, and you can find some fields to play basketball and football close to the beach.

Water Sports


What's included?
The OCN payment fee covers Volunteer placement and accommodation arrangement services. It includes:
Collection in Trujillo at the bus station or airport, by a member of the OCN team;
Introduction to your project, as well as to Huanchaco;
Day to day support as and when required;
Advice on accommodation options in Huanchaco.

Please note that all travel as well as accommodation costs must be paid by the volunteer (in addition to the Volunteer Program Fees).
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

Given prior knowledge, OCN will arrange for their new volunteers to be picked up at the airport or bus station in Trujillo upon arrival and brought to their accommodation facilities in Huanchaco.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
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5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
12 weeks
20 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Huanchaco/Peru between 4 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Otra Cosa Network will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 Otra Cosa Network during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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What's next?

The nearest airport is Trujillo (TRU) in Trujillo. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
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431 Las Camelias, 13000 Huanchaco, Peru