preventive health, nutrition, research and holistic health in the Andes of Peru.

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ORGANIZATION: Minka project


The Minka project invites you to participate and develop your professional skills in a project aimed at providing support and assistance to the population, children and women who come from migrant families from areas of the Peruvian Andes and who have been affected by political violence and economic and cultural segregation and extreme poverty, areas declared in extreme poverty in Peru.

The project is being developed in the Mantaro Valley, in the Peruvian Andes, in areas where basic services and hygiene are lacking. Attention is focused on dysfunctional families suffering from social, economic and health problems.

It is also important to note that all these families, and especially children, are prone to easily preventable diseases, conditions and consequences, our job is to provide the necessary suport, information and education to these people so that they can prevent and improve their health. and nutrition.

We intervene directly in these areas and communities, using a holistic approach and doing direct social work house to house and in the facilities that we rent in the same field of work, we prefer this form of work instead of going to hospitals or clinics, because Our work social is pretty straightforward.

We are a social project that promotes an alternative form of non-commercial volunteering, which operates with a flat structure and works directly with the communities to promote their self-development. Our projects are carried out in the same communities and towns, with our own hands and resources, without intermediaries. In addition, we offer a real and fun method of cultural exchange.

What we offer?

Accommodation in a comfortable and comfortable room.
Personalized support from an advisor with extensive knowledge, practical experience and university training in educational, social and cultural issues in Peru and Latin America.
Working in a team
certificate issued by a legal non-profit organization
Improve your level of Spanish theoretically and above all practice.
(optional) Exchange courses in: Peruvian foods, desserts and native plants.
On weekends, excursions to many places such as Andean mountains and lakes, artisan villages, Inca ruins, waterfalls and jungle areas and others are not commercial.
(optional) experience the various forms of mysticism, holistic healing of positive Andean and Inca knowledge
Detailed information on Inca culture, travel and the geography of Peru.


Access to a stipend as well as other remunerated options and benefits, coordinate directly about these other options with the coordinator of Peru.

Volunteer requirements:

Person with training in health and / or nutrition, also people with interest or experience in areas of Mindfulness, holistic medicine and naturopathic health
minimum age: 20 years
suggested minimum period is eight weeks, it can be adapted to the dates that suit both parties (limited vacancies)
ability and patience in dealing with very young girls (5-9 years) as well as with issues related to women.
It would be ideal to possess skills or interests related to yoga, fitness, holistic energy health and related spiritual philosophies.
Possess a tolerant, adaptable and positive mindset.
Ability to integrate and work in a multicultural team.
Basic Spanish level (optional)

Relevant Note: For the period of 2022, only international interns are accepted because the number of vacancies per internship in our organization is limited


Our organization is led by people with motivation, training and extensive experience in humanitarian and social areas, our work has more than 10 years of intense social work, this gives us the necessary experience and offers genuine work, where you can develop your skills. , professional experience and achieve a rewarding form of personal growth, your skills are integrated as part of a team, we are not improvised in this matter, our social work is direct in areas where there is a great need for help for people in situation of extreme poverty (focused mainly in the Andes of Peru) and where the true culture of Peru still survives. Andean culture, cradle of Inca civilization.

We also combine this with an intense and fun experience of cultural exchange, excursions and non-commercial expeditions to many interesting places in the mountains / jungle, practical courses: from languages ​​or native culture to food, dances, desserts, drinks based on native plants, Andean worldview and culture etc.

If you are one of the people who want to do a real and rewarding job in places where you can still see the living Inca-Andean culture far from traditional tourism circuits and experience the true native culture in many of its interesting facets, this is your place.

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About Minka project


pedro galvez 7312 el tambo, Huancayo, Junin, Peru, El Tambo-Huancayo, Junin PE0001, PE

Mission Statement

Minka in the Quechua language means reciprocal aid, and in Peru, it represents a social volunteer project that works directly in the most vulnerable and poor populations that are mainly located in the Peruvian Andes (see map of the poverty in Peru), its mission is Improve the quality of life of these people and populations, with projects that promote self-development, not only from the material aspect, but also, in obtaining better and better knowledge, mainly in improving their self-esteem and re-value their culture As a means for these same Persons to be builders of their own personal and community improvement.


organization since 2009 by people with real motivation and social training, working hard and continuously with the help of volunteers in areas and people who need real help, has a fairly horizontal organization and Teamwork, you are not treated as a "client", here you are considered a human being with a great heart and many skills that will be well used for the benefit of people who most need, reciprocity, mutual help and fellowship are their main Pillars.


Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, Sports & Recreation


Mon Mar 27, 2023 - Sat Jun 24, 2023
08:15 AM - 11:45 PM


Julio llanos 12345, El Tambo Huancayo PeruHuancayo, Peru



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Sports Coaching
  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Adult Education
  • Fundraising




  • Must be at least 20
  • 8 weeks +

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