This program is a great choice for students and graduates looking for international experience in the area woman’s rights, social work and rehabilitation.  Whether you are a student considering a career in these fields, this program will add meaningful experience to your resume and give you an insight into human rights awareness practices in a developing country.

In this program you will provide mental and emotional support for women in prisons through motivation, and other forms of organized activities.   Volunteer abroad who sign up for volunteer work with imprisoned women will assist in teaching them to read and write; teaching English, aerobics, arts and crafts and teaching other special life skills

This institution has over 120 women prisoners, many of whom have young children and babies living with them.   Volunteers will engage the woman in conversations, teaching English lessons, and help with vocational training.   Most prisoners make some handicrafts and weaving (which are sold in the prison or outside) in order to gain some money to support their family outside.   Volunteers should share the vision which the human rights of prisoners are respected, prisoners are treated in a humane and compassionate manner and their time in detention is used to prepare them for life outside of prison.

This is a rewarding program, however this can be an emotionally and psychologically challenging.  Proficient Spanish is required.  Woman volunteers only.


  • Project length: From 2 weeks to 12 weeks
  • Project dates: Year round. Choose any date to arrive.
  • Arrival airport: Ayacucho (AYA)
  • Accommodation: Local host family
  • Requirements: Woman Only. Advance Spanish
  • Program donation: US$50 payable with the program fees.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Airlines: Lan Peru, Start Perú, LC Perú
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid


  • Program starts and ends in Ayacucho
  • Airport meet and greet in Ayacucho. Afternoon city tour and orientation
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 20 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing and afternoon free to explore the city
  • Typical shift work hours are 8am - 12m
  • 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 and Apurimac Vally (Coca vally or Upper Amazon forest), etc

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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