A soup kitchen is an establishment which offers free meals to the needy.  In Ayacuho alone there are 10 such establishments. Most of the daily visitors are elderly, homeless and small school children.   Volunteer will help prepare, and cook meals.  Volunteers will help to set up tables, serving meals, cleaning off the tables, dish washing, cleaning floors and taking care of the garbage.

Volunteers also help the school kids with their homework, as well as teach informal English lessons to the staff and visitors.    Spanish speakers are preferred.  Language Immersion lessons can be taken in the afternoon.


  • Project length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Project dates: Year round. Choose any day to arrive
  • Requirements: Basic Spanish
  • Program donation: US$50 payable with the program fees.
  • Arrival airport: Via Lima to Ayacucho (AYA)
  • Accommodation: Local host family
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Airlines: Lan Peru, Start Perú, LC Perú
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov


  • Program starts and ends in Ayacucho
  • Airport meet and greet in Ayacucho. Afternoon city tour and orientation
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 25 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing and afternoons free to explore the city
  • Typical shift work hours are 8am - 01pm
  • 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. Tours to Cusco, to the Nazca Lines, to the Apurimac Valley (Coca Valley or Upper Amazon Forest) to the Wari Ruins and the Quinua Village

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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