For many low income families, with no means to pay for private child care, they rely on public day care centers.  The centers provide care, safe haven and meals for children 6 months to three years of age.   These centers provide children integral development in a safe and appropriate place; each center has an average of 15 to 20 children and 3 women in charge of the kids.

In each center the little ones will receive a balanced diet, serving school snacks and lunch. Volunteers will contribute to the education, child care, health and nutrition support provided by the centers. Tasks will focus on looking after the kids, feeding them changing diapers, pre-school educational games and recreational learning support, taking them to the bathroom and helping with the cleaning of the center. Volunteers with basic Spanish are welcome. Language Immersion lessons are available. This program is only for females.

*Imp: The transportation in not included to the program. The transportation (round trip) cost is around US$1 by bus or US$14 by taxi can be divided between 2 - 3 volunteers (35 min ride approx 8 miles).
(***Arrival to Arequipa must be done between 7am and 7pm local time***)


  • Project length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Requirements: Female Volunteers only. Basic Spanish or Spanish lessons locally.
  • Program donation: US$50 payable with the program fees.
  • Arrival airport: Via Lima to Arequipa (AQP)
  • Accommodation: Local host family
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Airlines: Via Lima to Arequipa.  Lan Peru, Peruvian, Taca (Avianca) , LCPeru
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid


  • Program starts and ends in Arequipa
  • Airport meet and greet in Arequipa. Next day city tour and orientation
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 30 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing and afternoons free to explore the city
  • Typical shift work hours are 8 am – 2 pm
  • Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights to Peru. Visas and/or entry-exit fees. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

When can I travel?

Easy. Choose the dates that work best for you. Although some programs have date restrictions the majority of our volunteer programs are available year round. Volunteers select their own program start date and complete an online application. Once you have been accepted and dates approved, ABV will ask you to confirm your registration by paying a $120 included in the overall fee.

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.

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