LLI offers a wide variety of long term internships that are fundamentally important to the development and sustainability of our programs, and also provide a hands-on learning environment for the intern.
Gain experience in a grassroots non-profit environment, making decisions that directly impact our programs and help shape you professionally and personally.
- Have a REAL IMPACT. Don't just intern or volunteer, make a commitment to IMPACT with LLI!
- We give REAL responsibility: Gain experience and learn what it's like in a grassroots non-profit. With LLI, you are needed and valued!
- Eat the BEST food! Peruvian food rocks.
- We're family! Our program is small and close-knit.
What to Expect
Our volunteer team is a close-knit team of international and local volunteers, working hard to provide participants in the Huaycan community free, supplemental education programs throughout the week and weekend. Without our volunteers, LLI cannot succeed! We have volunteer and internship placements available from 2 weeks to one year.
Teaching English: No Spanish required; 8-10 week commitment (for internship)
Begins mid January and/or mid March 2018; internships also available January 11th, 2018
Teaching Chess: Intermediate Spanish Skills Required; 8-10 week commitment
Begins March 2018 through May and/or June-August
Women's Empowerment: Advanced Spanish; 12 month commitment minimum.
Begins February 2019- APPLY NOW!
Teen Center Program Manager: 12 months commitment minimum.
Begins August 2018. Free housing and food.
Kids Program Manager: 12 months commitment.
Begins July 2018. Free housing and food.
Volunteer Communications Manager: 12 months commitment.
Begins August 2018. Free housing and food - APPLY NOW!
- Airport Pick up
- Cell Phone
- Wireless Internet
- Cleaning Service 6 days a week
What's Not Included
- Pre-paid minutes for cell phone (varies with personal use)
- Laundry expenses
Housing & Meals
Secure housing is provided for all volunteers.
Volunteers receive three meals per day in the form of prepared or provided food. We strive to buy from the local markets as much as possible as a means of investing in the economic development of our community.
We need volunteers to keep our education programs going and as such, make it a priority to offer valuable and ethical volunteer placements in a variety of programs and contexts. It’s extremely important to us that volunteering at LLI is positively impacting the community, and not harming it, which is an extension of our organization’s philosophy. We are careful to have the community driving the programs and are proud to host our volunteer program within the Huaycan community, investing not only in education, but its economic future.
Additionally, within our volunteer program we hold monthly Civic Reflection Discussions, in order to promote a safe, productive dialogue environment for our international and local volunteers to share experiences and learn from each other, and thus, enriching our understanding of what service to a community means. These dialogues will challenge volunteers to think deeper about community development and as a result, become better volunteers!