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ORGANIZATION: Minka project


Our Social Project invites you to participate and develop your professional and human skills in a project aimed at providing support, educational and emotional assistance to children living at risk.

These children come from Quechua migrant families and native to areas of the Peruvian Andes and have been affected by political violence, social, economic and cultural marginalization, in general, by extreme poverty (poverty map of the Peruvian government).

The project is being developed in areas or communities around the Mantaro Valley in the central Andes of Peru. These areas lack basic health services, and are populated by dysfunctional families who are subject to problems of sexism, domestic violence, alcoholism, and socio-cultural exclusion. We intervene directly in the areas and communities, using a holistic approach and doing direct social work.

We are a civil organization that promotes social volunteering, we operate with a flat structure and we work directly with the communities. We undertake teamwork and promote the self-development of communities. Our projects are carried out on site, without intermediaries. In addition, we offer a real and fun method of cultural exchange.

Volunteer requirements:

  • minimum age: 20 years
  • have an open, tolerant and positive mindset
  • Is very important has the ability and patience to deal with little girls (ages 5 to 9) and women of all ages.
  • It would be ideal to possess skills or interests related to yoga, fitness, holistic energy health and related spiritual philosophies.
  • person with great motivation and who accepts to face challenges.
  • Capacity for teamwork
  • Be open to joining a multicultural team.
  • (optional) have some level of Spanish
  • no experience or specialization required
  • Contact or communication via Skype and / or social network.

Relevant Note: For the period of 2023, only international interns are accepted because the number of vacancies per internship in our organization are limited


Our organization is led by native 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 wants 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


We'll work with your schedule.


juli llano 2345 El Tambo - Huancayo , junin . PeruHuancayo, Peru



  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Child Care
  • Psychology
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Fundraising
  • Social Work




  • Must be at least 20
  • 8 weeks (adaptable)

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