Professional Volunteer Program

Be a part of groundbreaking work for children and youth with disabilities

Open to recent graduates and professionals in the fields of:

  • Autism Education
  • Inclusive Education
  • Special Education
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Arts Therapy and/or other related fields.
  • Psychology 
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Applied Behavior Analysis


  • Non-Profit management
  • Accounting
  • Global Development
  • International Law
  • Recreation and Tourism
  • Latin American Studies

Volunteer program will be individually project based depending on skill set, expertise and area of interest. Volunteer hours can be spent within classrooms with students, supporting teachers, supporting program supervisors or working with the local board of directors and leadership team. 

Duration: 3 days – 3 months

Accommodation: Volunteers will be housed in an independent apartment with a local Peruvian family. Meals, cultural exchange and Wi-fi is included. Vegetarian options are available.


  • Accommodation with a local family
  • 2 meals per day and tea time
  • Support with travel arrangements to and within Peru
  • Pre-Departure preparation
  • Airport pickup
  • Cultural orientation and introduction
  • Support throughout the program
  • Direct donation to Manos Unidas


  • Spanish classes
  • 4 day Trek OR 2 day visit to Machu Picchu
  • Cultural adventures
  • Alternative day hikes in the sacred valley
  • Women’s Circles in the Sacred Valley
  • Sports Activities with locals
  • Alternative trips to hot springs
  • Local festivals

Not Included

  • Local transportation costs
  • Food in restaurants
  • Travel excursions within Peru
  • Airfare to and from Peru


Application Fee: $150

Coordination fee: $500

Food + Housing: $180 per week

*Short Term Professional Exchange Volunteers without intermediate-advanced language skills have the option of working with an interpreter at an additional cost.

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