Volunteer Programs

You are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

Volunteers are crucial to our work in Peru. Their time, energy, and commitment to the communities we serve make our long-term projects possible. We work closely with local community institutions, clubs, and organizations to identify the needs of the community and design together with them sustainable projects aimed toward having a long-term impact. Although they stay only 3-9 weeks at a time, volunteers fit into a long-term plan developed by local organizations and Vive Peru staff.

A portion of the funds volunteers fundraise for their trip go to support projects in the community that will continue long after they have left. Activities such as health education campaigns, medical campaigns, and English and music workshops wouldn’t be possible without the time and dedication of our talented volunteers. Thank you for your interest in our programs, and we hope you decide to join us to contribute to a better life for the communities we serve.

We invite you to learn more about our individual programs below and clicking “Read More”.

Clinical Medicine

Gain experience in the local clinics while learning Spanish and giving back to the community.

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Public Health

Work together with our staff as part of our Parasite Prevention program, helping to collect lab samples, visit family homes and present workshops on how to prevent parasitic infection.

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Social Work

Work with boys and girls in temporary homes and in underprivileged communities.

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Teach English

As an English teacher, you will work alongside Peruvian teachers and staff to provide enrichment English classes for primary and secondary school students.

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Teach Music

Teach music to local children and put on concerts to promote music literacy.

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Engineering

Engineering volunteers will work together with Vive Peru engineers to create a wireless long distance link to provide communities in rural areas with low-cost access to internet.

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Additional Programs

Surgical Missions

Vive Peru is proud to partner with Healing the Children to help make possible surgical missions in Lima and Ica, Peru!  Since 2015, we have been working to run surgical missions. 

Learn Spanish

Study Spanish in the mornings and volunteer in the afternoons.  Choose the volunteer program of your choice to complement your Spanish lessons.

Custom Programs

Vive Peru organizes custom programs for groups as well as individuals.  We are happy to coordinate group experiences and projects for your university club, medical mission group, or any other organization.

Spring Break Programs

Our Spring Break programs are meant to give you a sense of what Peru is all about and give you the chance to give back in a meaningful way.