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Help a kids orphanage near Cusco

World, South America, Peru, Choquepata



Travel dates

About the workproject

We need 10 volunteers

Here at Azul Wasi, we are one big family that is able to offer you a modest escape into the beautiful Andes Mountains. We are located in the picturesque valley of the South in the Oropesa district, only 27km or a S/3 bus ride from downtown Cusco, which leaves you with endless possibilities to explore!

Here at our orphanage however, we own different facilities, ranging from a greenhouse where we produce our own vegetables and several different types of animals, to an overall sustainable way of life. Our kids are full of energy, love and motivation to learn, play and explore; so granted, there'll never a dull moment!

We specifically search for help and assistance with the following tasks:

1) Support of the educational growth of the kids.
Help us make a difference in the lives of our kids, by helping them with their homework and sharing whatever knowledge you can contribute, whether you have previous teaching / childcare experience or not. From languages, maths and science, to music, arts and sports; anything that supports their educational development, will certainly make an impact.

2) Help with the improvement of our online presence.
Make an impact by increasing our online reach. Whether you can contribute social media/copywriting knowledge, photo/videography skills, or web development/computer expertises; everything from helping us publicize our orphanage to teaching the kids, is appreciated!

3) Assistance in the kitchen and farm life.
Each day we seek active help with tasks ranging from the preparation of different meals in our kitchen, to harvesting crops and caring for livestock. Whether you have previous experience in this field or not, any assistance is welcome, including general maintenance and handiwork!

We love to welcome volunteers at Azul Wasi and do everything possible to make them feel at home. We have designated shared (and sometimes private) bedrooms for our staff, some of which also include an ensuite bathroom. Every day, our kitchen prepares three complimentary meals, all of which are shared by both, kids and staff!

Outside of their tasks, volunteers are always welcome to further assist our team with whatever is needed, however it is not expected.

It is furthermore appreciated (but not mandatory) for volunteers to contribute anything from $1-5USD per day to cover a bed in one of the volunteer rooms, three complimentary meals, free wifi, water and electricity and two days off (of your choice), whilst helping finance the orphanage. This would be to be paid either in USD or PEN upon departure.

We will be happy to count on your presence in Azul Wasi, and know that it will be a unique, enriching and fun experience for everyone!

About the host

Alcides (65)

Host since




Please note that this host does not speak English, so it is recommended to apply in Spanish!

Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

My name is Alcides and I am the director of Azul Wasi, an institution for kids founded in 2002, which is currently home to more than twenty children between the ages of 5-18.
We are a non-profit/non-governmental organization, able to provide shelter, support and care to once abandoned kids, thanks to the support of volunteers, like you!

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • farming
  • language practice
  • help in the house
  • teaching projects
  • maintenance tasks
  • animal care
  • internet support
  • child care / au pair

Expected workhours

  • 6 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room, shared room

Throughout the years, Azul Wasi has had an opportunity to expand. Apart from the rooms that are shared by our children, we now also have several designated shared (and sometimes private) bedrooms solely for our volunteers and staff, some of which also include an en-suite bathroom.

Apart from a comfortable bed in our volunteer rooms, we will also provide you with warm showers (powered via solar panels), free wifi, electricity and three meals a day. You will also have access to all of our shared facilities, such as the dining room, kitchen, computer room, etc!

  • shared meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

  • no money is involved