Volunteer in Peru with SKIP

There are many reasons why people decide to volunteer - to learn about a different culture, develop their professional skills, or give something back to society. What is certain is that the experience is hugely beneficial, not only to those you work with but also to yourself.

 
 

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Volunteering at SKIP

Learn about the application process, contribution fees and life in Trujillo, Peru.

We are always looking for enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers who can bring something positive to our project and help us achieve more.

You must be team-work oriented, positive, responsible, and hard-working. Volunteering in South America can be a challenging experience, we have a team of Volunteer Coordinators who will help you settle into your volunteering role, introduce you to the local area and conduct monthly mentoring sessions to review your progress and development during your volunteering experience and facilitate communication and feedback.

Application Process

If you like what you see and would like to join us then please download our application form.

Please send completed applications to: volunteering@skipperu.org.

For placements with a minimum commitment of one month, please make sure that you have reviewed all relevant information relating to contribution fees (see below)

All applications will be reviewed and applicants responded to in writing within two weeks.

Once an applicant confirms they are happy with the volunteering offer and confirm their dates of travel a confirmation of volunteering letter will be sent out within two weeks, detailing the nature of their volunteering opportunity.

Please refer to the Recruitment Policy for full details of the recruitment process.

Contribution Fees

SKIP stands out from other grassroots NGO's because of our professional approach, structured programme and qualified staff. In order to provide this high level of training and support to volunteers, we have needed to find ways to bring in funds for salaries and other associated costs.

One extremely important funding source has come from within our own volunteer community and these donations currently provide around a third of our funding. We recognise that the financial burden of volunteering can be intimidating and we have made some suggestions about how volunteers can work towards fundraising costs in our fundraising guide: how to fund your volunteer placement

In order to facilitate volunteers who wish to stay for a longer period of time, we have introduced a system whereby as you stay for longer, the contribution fee amount decreases.

There are some Coordination roles (for those with qualifications and experience and who are able to commit to a minimum of 1 year) that are exempt from contribution fee and some include an incentive/living allowance - please see volunteer positions available. We also offer scholarships to South American volunteers - please get in touch for more details.

Accommodation will be provided and the cost of this is included in the contribution fee. Usually volunteers share rooms so please let us know if you really want a private room and we will do our best to make that happen.

Contribution fees according to length of stay:

1st month: 1600 Nuevos Soles / (approx £380 GBP)
2nd month: 1600 Nuevos Soles / (approx £380 GBP)
3rd-5th month: 1150 Nuevos Soles / £275 per month
6th-8th month: 820 Nuevos Soles / £195 per month
9th-12th month: 570 Nuevos Soles / £135 per month
When the contribution is paid directly to the charity, ideally whilst you are in Peru, please be aware that this should be in Peruvian Nuevos Soles. We do use a standard conversion rate of 4.2 Peruvian soles to 1 GBP - this is for ease of accounting and so we can plan for the exact amount of money to be received in Peru - the rate does fluctuate a little above and below this level.

Please feel free to email volunteering@skipperu.org if you have any questions