The school is located in a poor area on the outskirts of Arequipa, at the foot of the Chachani volcano.  In this area the streets are not paved, and there is no potable water in the houses. The roofs are made of corrugated iron.

Education is the key instrument needed for a better life for people all over the world.  Our teaching projects provide volunteers hands on experience in a classroom setting.  English teaching assistants will work closely with local teachers, developing lesson plans, providing one on one tutoring, and correcting grammer. 

Volunteers learn firsthand about the educational system in Peru.  Volunteer work consists of supporting teachers in classes and playing with and doing activities with the children. Many volunteers also help in the administrative office

Expect to  work side by side the local teacher in primary or high school, but sometimes you will leave alone, so your initiative and confidence are really important.  English lessons will focus on grammar, proper pronunciation and basic spelling. You will also plan and organize after school activities like sports, theater, soccer, music, arts, etc. Intermediate Basic Spanish speaking is required to work in the school.  Language Immersion lessons can be arranged in the afternoon.

*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 (40 min ride approx 7 miles).
(***Arrival to Arequipa must be done between 7am and 7pm local time***)


  • Project length: From 1 weeks to 12 weeks
  • Project dates: March through mid December, 2 week winter break in mid July
  • Arrival airport: Arequipa (AQP)
  • Accommodation: Local host family
  • Requirements: Basic Spanish or Spanish Immersion in country
  • Program donation: US$50 payable with the program fees.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Airlines: Lan Peru, Taca (Avianca), Peruvian, 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 and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 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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