Work with Disadvantaged Children

Taking care of the children and adolescents, organizing recreational activities

The project

By volunteering on this project you will be given an insight on the situation of poor families in Peru that live on the margins of society and are fighting to survive each day. A large amount of sympathy is required to socially rehabilitate the young people, to gain their confidence and to integrate them into the society. 

There are specialized personnel who are in charge of caring and educating the children aged 5 to 18 years old, the main objective of these institutions is to help the children with the processing of their - often traumatic - experiences in their families and to give them a better perspective for the future through good education.

Volunteers are always welcome at these centers since they are so under funded, during your time here you will form relations with children and colleagues making lots of friends. 

Your Work 

On a typical working day your tasks will include helping the workers care for the children, helping with activities that stimulate intellectual and social development, organizing and participating in games, helping with homework, teach subjects such as English and art.

People who wish to volunteer on this project do not need any special skills or experience, but they need patience and a positive attitude. It is also very important that you can work independently and show initiative because these centers are very under staffed and you will be working without a lot of supervision. 

Always keep in mind that you have a role model function for the often traumatized children.

Work with Disadvantaged Children Have fun Make a difference Teach Children Play games Teach arts

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently) and Spanish (basic level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
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 from 08:00 - 16:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at South America Inside are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

In your spare time there are a wide range of activities to choose from such as playing sports with local community like football. Most volunteers choose to spend their free time exploring the city and taking in its rich culture, there are bars close which you can go socialize in.



What's included?
Consultation of our experienced staff | Translation of documents | Placement in volunteer project | Orientation on arrival | Orientation kit | Local support | 24h-Emergency Number | Accommodation home stay | Full board (3 meals per day) | Advice on travel insurance | Flight booking service | Certificate of participation | Application fee
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.

For this project you get the chance to live with a Peruvian family in a single or double room with shared bathrooms and living areas, this gives you the chance to learn the culture and pick up on Spanish

There is another option to live in a guest house with other volunteers (prices vary)

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Yes, if you stay with a guest family full board is provided (3 meals per day).

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
25 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Huancayo/Peru between 4 weeks and 25 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside 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 South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Peru

Check out first

Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Peru. Please check the visa regulations for Peru.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Peru and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Peru.
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 Jorge Chavez International (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.
What can you do in leisure-time in Peru while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Huancayo, Peru, Huancayo, Peru

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