Cross-Cultural Solutions: Volunteer Abroad in Peru

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Peru has historically been one of the poorest and most unequal countries in Latin America. Despite sustained economic growth for over a decade, distribution of wealth remains one of Peru’s greatest challenges. More than 70% of the population lives in cities, with 33% of the urban poor found in the capital of Lima. It is estimated that 1/3 of the population of Lima live in poor conditions in shantytowns like Villa el Salvador.

Join Cross-Cultural Solutions in Peru as we continue to build on nearly two decades of volunteer work in Villa el Salvador. Together we work on programs that reinforce the importance of education, health, and dignity for children, mothers, and their families. The educational, recreational, and public health curriculums we deliver targets school dropout rates and promote child health and the empowerment of families that are under-resourced.

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Peru uses type A & C electrical outlets, which you can compare to those you use at home here: Remember that our team of Program Specialists will also be there to guide you through every step of the process, and all questions, as you prepare for your CCS experience.


based on 16 reviews
  • Impact 9.2
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 8.6
  • Value 8.9
  • Safety 9.5
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Through the CCS program in Lima, I worked at Mother Teresa's Home for the Dying and Destitute for 2 weeks where we cared for older men who had been abandoned. We were able to accompany them on their annual beach day trip where we played games and had so much fun! We found ways to communicate despite the language barrier. There was plenty to do around Lima, and we took a weekend trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu - a must, it was such an amazing experience!

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About Cross-Cultural Solutions

For 22 years, CCS has been the standard setter for the safest, most meaningful, and enriching volunteer abroad programs while striving to be a global leader in child development and women's empowerment.

Since 1995, over 35,000 people have volunteered...