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The Karikuy Volunteer Program - Volunteer in Lima, Peru

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week, 3-6 Month, 7-12 Month


Program open from March to January, Closed February.


What is expected of me?

* Information gathering
* Essay writing
* Photo editing
* Blogging
* Video editing (not part of job requirement)
* Minor Maintenance (mostly personal cleaning, painting, etc.)
* Fundraising

Are there any requirements?

* Positive Attitude
* Social Skills
* Writing Experience
* Effective Team Member
* Knowledge of simple HTML and data entry
* Must own Personal Laptop
* Own Photo Camera
* Goal Oriented
* Information gathering and note taking skills
* Neat and presentable
* Adventurous

A Plus, but Not Required:

* Knowledge of CSS and Dreamweaver
* Video Editing Skills
* Own Video Camera
* Multilingual
* Tour Guide Experience
* Knowledge of mediawiki platform

Minimum Education

High School


  • English

Cost in US$:

USD 66 a week, 2 weeks minimum

Cost Includes:

  • Registration fees
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

* Rooming
* Free wireless Internet and Utilities
* 8 hours of work (10am to 8pm lax hours with meal breaks)
* Discounted tours for weekend travel
* Holidays off
* Stress free environment


You will receive recommendations for jobs and letters of references from us upon completion of program. There are also employment opportunities within the organization available.

Experience Required


    Writing experience is the most important as it is the basis for the program, you will be asked to submit writing samples during the application period.

Volunteer Types

  • Business
  • Community Development
  • Environment
  • Festivals
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Historic Preservation
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Nutrition
  • Small Business Development
  • Tourism
  • Volunteer Management
  • Women
  • Writing

Typical Volunteer

Volunteers must be enthusiastic to learn about Peruvian culture and be able to communicate that enthusiasm in their writings. They must also be friendly and able to work and live in a close group with other volunteers. Being possessional, courteous and tolerant of another culture and environment is also a must. Volunteers should be curious by nature and very patient.

Age Range

18 - 30

This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Dormitory
  • Group living

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 5

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 week

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network