Professional Exchange Program

Be a part of groundbreaking work for children and young adults with Different Abilities


Open to recent graduates and professionals in the fields of:
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Autism Education
  • Inclusive Education
  • Special Education
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Arts Therapy and/or other related fields.

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 carrying out teacher, parent or community workshops.

Duration: 10 days – 3 months

Accommodation: Volunteers will be housed in an independent apartment 1 floor below the home of a Peruvian family. Meals will be served in the home of the family upstairs. The apartment has 2 bedrooms and is fully furnished with one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, living room and dining room table. 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
  • Weekly volunteer support throughout the program
  • Administration fees
  • Direct donation to Manos Unidas
  • Spanish classes
  • 4 day Trek OR 2 day visit to Macchu 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/Donation: $600

Food/Housing: $180/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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