Work with Street Children in Lima
ELI volunteers bathing the elephants ELI volunteers bathing the elephants

Work with Street Children in Lima


  • Education
  • Social Work


  • Arts
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Counseling
  • Drug & Alcohol Recovery
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Health Education
  • Recreation
  • Social Work
  • Sports
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Tutor
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Program Duration

3-6 Months, 7-12 Months

Year(s) Offered

throughout the year

Participation Guidelines

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples.

Cost in USD per week

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Program Includes:

Pre-departure Support: ELI's staff is very knowledgeable and happy to help volunteers and interns to prepare for their travels.

Airport Pickup: Volunteers are met at the airport in Lima or Cusco and provided with transportation to their accommodations

In-country Orientation: Each volunteer program starts with a one to two day orientation which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Peru, city tours, help with transportation, and optional Spanish classes

In-country Staff Support: ELI's Peru coordinator has years of experience working with Peruvian NGOs. She is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.

Accommodations: Participants stay either with a local host family or in a shared apartment depending on the project.

Accommodation Options

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Home-stays

Experience Required



Participants in this program must have at least an intermediate level of Spanish proficiency. This project requires at least a 12 week commitment to provide as much stability as possible for the children. Volunteers working with street children must be motivated, creative, and patient. Working with street children is a big challenge but incredibly rewarding.

Application Procedures

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Written Application