Soup kitchen in the Inti Raimy community in Cusco

Social project that provides food to the community, consists, together with the neighborhood staff, in generating the preparation of food (lunch) in the peri-urban area of ​​the city.

  • Get to know the culture and customs working hand in hand with the local population.
  • Contributes to the primary needs of the community.
  • Contribute your techniques and knowledge for a better performance.
  • Live a unique experience knowing the culture and volunteers from all over the world.
  • Participate in feeding tasks for the community.

What is this program about?

The project social consists of providing food to the community in the peri-urban area of

the city. Families most in need are supported, trying to ensure that more and more can be reached by this program.

The beneficiaries are around 90 people including pregnant mothers, girls, boys, older adults, abandoned mothers and people with disabilities.

Where do the resources for food preparation come from? The municipal entity of the district provides monthly support and non-perishable food is received from time to time. In general, they supply themselves with food with the minimum income they earn on a day-to-day basis from selling lunch, or from community gardens.

How is the day to day and what will I do as a volunteer?

A typical day of volunteering begins with breakfast at the accommodation or wherever the volunteers want, since they have common areas to cook. Volunteers go to the project by bus (about 40 minutes), where they meet with the local coordinator to see what activities are planned for the day.

Throughout the morning each volunteer contributes to the assigned task. A stop is made for lunch and, depending on the needs, they continue with the tasks or have free time.

The volunteer can visit nearby areas in his spare time. At night, the volunteer is free, can cook at home or go out to see the local bars.

The general activities carried out by the volunteers are:

  • Support in food preparation.
  • Cooking workshops.
  • Form the lines and distribute rations respecting the biosafety protocols.
  • Cleaning the dining room at the end of daily activities.

Requirements to participate

  • Be over 18 years old (except if you are traveling with your parents).
  • Cover the cost of the program according to weeks.
  • Have a mandatory travel insurance.
  • Respect cultures and religions.
  • Not have a criminal record.
  • Be proactive.
  • Follow the rules of local accommodation and projects.
  • Have an entry and exit ticket to the country in allowed tourist time.
  • Have a valid passport with more than 6 months.
  • Proactivity.
  • Certificate of criminal offenses.

Where will I be and when do I have to arrive?

Where will the accommodation be?

The airport you should arrive at is theAlexander Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ), in progress. If you arrive on Saturdays or Sundays between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., you will be picked up at the airport. If you arrive at a different time, the local coordinator will tell you how to get there or if there is any extra charge.

Once you arrive you will stay at the volunteer’s house, located in Cusco, in a neighborhood near the center, 10 minutes by car or 40 minutes on foot. The volunteer’s house has rooms that you will share with other volunteers, you will also share the bathrooms and common areas. The house has Wi-Fi and has bedding for each volunteer.

Dates and method of arrival

The program is open throughout the year, your schedule will be from Monday to Friday, around 4-5 hours divided into the mornings or afternoons according to needs.

It is advisable to arrive during the weekend, since the project begins every Monday where your presentation will take place. If you arrive on Saturday or Sunday between 6:00 am or 9:00 pm, you will be picked up at the airport, otherwise they will tell you how to get to the project.

How long can I go?

You can be in the project from 1 week until 12 weeks.

How do I sign up?

To sign up is very simple, you only have to follow 5 very important steps, the first thing is once you have read everything that is included and not included and the costs that you have in the country tab.

  1. Fill out this form with the dates you want.
  2. You receive an official confirmation of place.
  3. Make a 1st contribution of enrollment to the program.
  4. You make a video call with the coordinator to better prepare your arrival.
  5. Sign the international volunteer agreement and complete the rest of the financial contribution as indicated by your co-ordinator


What can I see during the weekend?

One of the main tourist spots in Peru and known as the”Navel of the World”In addition to being one of the most important places inSouth America is Cusco.

Those who know the city see it as a charming and mystical city, due to its streets, unique churches and its colonial structure. In addition to the humility of its people.

I guess you’ve heard ofMachu Picchu… I tell you, fromCusco you can reach this very spiritual place. One of the archaeological jewels of the world. You cannot stop seeing this impressive place.

You can also take a tour of theMain Square in Cusco or visitSacsayhuaman.

Another of the points that you cannot miss is the Manú National Park, a place where you find the greatest biodiversity in the world, where native communities still live and maintain their traditions. It is also a place that embraces exotic animals and beautiful landscapes, all of this only in the Peruvian Amazon.Manú National Park It is ideal for any volunteer, adventurer or person who likes and loves nature, travel and responsible tourism.

Do not forget to take your camera to show us all the corners that you have discovered!