The Light and Leadership Initiative is dedicated to improving access to quality education in Huaycán, Peru. Simply put, we believe in education. We believe in its power to create opportunities, form leaders and transform lives.
Learn more about our children, teen and women's programs!
Looking to gain experience teaching in the nonprofit world? The Light and Leadership Initiative (LLI) is ethical volunteer focused nonprofit located in Huaycán, Peru, a developing community on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Volunteer teachers stay between 6 and 12 weeks and can use existing curriculum as well as their own ideas! Looking for folks to start August 21st and onward.Learn More
Looking to join our team in Peru or Chicago this summer? We have high-impact volunteering opportunities available either locally in Chicago or abroad in Huaycán, Peru. In Huaycán, we are looking for volunteers to assist with our programs July 3rd onwards, especially with our Reading Program, Art, and Front Desk. We also love help with LLI's Fair Trade project in Chicago. Learn more about the opportunities below!Volunteer in Peru Volunteer in Chicago
Support Women's Empowerment through Huaywasi, LLI's fair trade project. Working with seven artisans in Huaycán, profits from Huaywasi help provide free educational services to over eighty women each year as part of our Women's Empowerment Program.Shop Now!