Incawasi is always looking for motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to support the organization. Though having some experience working or volunteering with children is an asset, we welcome individuals of diverse backgrounds who are committed to helping children in need. We ask that volunteers commit to at least one month at Incawasi but encourage them to stay longer term as this proves to be a more meaningful experience for both the children and volunteers. Given that all of the work takes place in Spanish, it is an advantage if volunteers have a conversational level in Spanish (or are willing to learn).
Incawasi volunteers live in volunteer housing, located in the Incawasi building, and receive breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. To cover costs, we ask that volunteers make a US$350 monthly donation, a portion of which also goes towards covering the organization’s operation costs. Because we really value volunteers’ long-term commitments, this cost decreases on a sliding scale. The first three months, volunteers pay US$350 monthly, the following three months US$250 monthly, and the seventh month onward $150 monthly. There is no additional program fee to volunteer with Incawasi. An initial Tourist Visa can be requested for up to 180 days upon entering Peru and can be easily renewed by crossing a border. Please check your specific Visa requirements and what the process is if you wish to stay longer.
To apply, please send us a resume/CV along with a short letter in which you explain why you are interest in volunteering at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Volunteer Coordinator will then set up a time over Skype to further discuss your application.