We are looking for caring and enthusiastic people with a passion for helping others to support at the Casa Hogar Torre Fuerte girls' home in Arequipa, southern Peru.
The Casa Hogar Torre Fuerte is a Christian home for girls and young women who have been removed from their families due to abandonment or abuse.
- Gain international experience volunteering in a girls' home
- Volunteer your time and skills to help others, from homework help to playing volleyball
- Improve your Spanish by working closely with the staff and the girls at Casa Hogar
- Learn about the Peruvian culture and enjoy their delicious cuisine
- Explore Peru on the weekends
What to Expect
In the afternoons, from about 1:30 to 6:00, volunteers will be at the Casa Hogar Torre Fuerte. Volunteers will take a bus from the city center to and from the project location (the bus ride is about 30 minutes long) and assist in whatever activities are being carried out at the home that day. During months during which the girls are in school, volunteers’ main responsibility will be to help with daily homework, but volunteers are also encouraged to organize projects and activities for the girls after homework is completed, or on days without homework.
The Casa Hogar Torre Fuerte also organizes field trips, and volunteers will occasionally accompany the girls on daily excursions to local attractions.
Volunteers are usually free to spend their mornings and evening as they wish: exploring the city; taking Spanish, cooking, or salsa lessons; helping with lesson planning, etc. Weekends are free for volunteers to take adventures and see other areas of Peru, if they wish.
We have a one-time Program Cost of $230.
- 24/7 support and assistance
- Administrative fees
- Volunteers Peru uniform shirt
What's Not Included
- International and domestic flights and transport
- Visa fees
Housing & Meals
While accommodation is not included in program costs, living costs are relatively inexpensive in Arequipa. In addition, volunteers have the option of staying at Honey House, a hostel and family home owned by Marita, Volunteers Peru founder. Discounted nightly rates are offered for volunteers for a single or shared room, with bathroom and kitchen.
Our program managers provide assistance in securing a safe and affordable housing option of your choice during your volunteer placement.
Meals are not included in program costs, however, Arequipa is a culinary dream and countless affordable restaurants, markets, and street stalls crowd its white-stone streets. Peru is the home of ceviche, potatoes have always been a staple in the Peruvian diet, and if you like spicy food, try Arequipa's famous rocoto relleno.
Volunteers Peru is a small NGO based in Arequipa, Peru. We work in collaboration with several projects where volunteers can make a positive contribution to the community by assisting the children at each project to fulfill their personal and educational goals, and by promoting mutual cultural awareness.
Volunteers can join the program at any time.