Media and Communications Volunteer

Academic Credits




Hours per week

Full time, flexible start and end dates




Calle Mayta Capac 1325
Rio Seco, El Porvenir


Since 2003, SKIP has been working with disadvantaged families in an impoverished district of the city of Trujillo, Peru. Our holistic programme focuses on the educational, economic, emotional and social development of each child and family. It is our aim to foster the capacity of children and families to be the principal agents of change in their own lives.

Please see our website for more details:

We are currently looking for someone with a background in journalism, web design, communications and/or media studies who can develop new communication materials and maintain those that we have (website, newsletter etc).

The position

Under supervision of the SKIP Director, the volunteer will liaise with every department from the SKIP programme and carry out visits in order to gain insight into their work, create stories and report accurately on the overall status of SKIP. The Communication Officer will use SKIP website and partners' websites, newsletter, Google Adverts as well as online and offline media in order to report on and promote the work of SKIP. This is an exciting and dynamic role in which the Officer will have a lot of freedom in creating and developing communications strategies, contacting media, writing stories and report.

We are always open to new ideas and suggestions, so there is room for you to use your own creativity in this position! A key to success in this position is to be highly motivated, self-directed and results driven, as there are no set office hours.

Volunteer profile


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Relevant studies or work experience in marketing, public relations, advertising, journalism, etc.
  • Interest in our work at SKIP, and our mission
  • Highly motivated, self-directed and results-driven
  • The ability to reformulate ideas through various communication channels
  • Experience in writing reports/newsletters
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Excellent organisational skills and problem-solving skills
  • Creativity.


  • An intermediate level of Spanish
  • Experience in website maintenance and layout design
  • An understanding of social media
  • Photography skills.

The benefits of volunteering with us

In return for your invaluable participation in our volunteering programme, SKIP will provide:

  • a thorough induction to the organisation, programmes, department and specific role
  • structured and relevant training from qualified and experienced staff members - you can read bios for all our permanent team on the website
  • mentoring and support in the form of regular supervision and staff meetings as well as informal sessions
  • the chance to be a part of a diverse and dedicated team and a welcoming community
  • a letter of confirmation of volunteer service.

Watch our video

If you would like to know more about our project, check out our videos on our website

Or you can read our annual reports


Academic credit is available, depending on the course.

How To Apply

You can download an application form on our website

Please email with any questions.

If you have interest in other SKIP programmes and would like to share your time between communications and another programme, please be sure to note this on your application.