Social Media and Communications Volunteer



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


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:

The position

Under supervision of the SKIP Communications Coordinator, the volunteer will liaise with every department from the SKIP program 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 volunteer 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.

The volunteer will work 50-60% of their time in communications in addition to a few shifts at the project site to make sure they understand the project and are able to accurately portray our activities.

Volunteer profile


  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding of social media
  • 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
  • Creativity
  • A minimum of 4 weeks commitment


  • An intermediate level of Spanish
  • Relevant studies or work experience in marketing, public relations, advertising, journalism, etc.
  • Experience in writing reports/newsletters
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Excellent organisational skills and problem-solving skills
  • Photography and/or video 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 on all our permanent team
  • 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 certificate of confirmation of volunteer service.

Watch our video

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

Or you can read our annual reports

Fee Required




  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

For more information, visit

Please email with any questions.

Download an application form:

If you wish to apply for this position, please click on the following link

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. In particular we run a photography group with the young people in the Secondary programme that could be interesting for those with the relevant skills.