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


throughout the year

Age Range

18 and older

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Cost in USD

Prices Vary. Please contact us for 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

Yes. Participants in this project should have some experience working with at-risk youth. Also Spanish proficiency is 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