Volunteer in Peru

VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS IN PERU

This country envelops its visitors with its mysticism and the architectural fusion of the Archaic and Colonial eras. You’ll be able to discover its unstoppable nightlife and adventure activities while volunteering in Peru.

While there you will discover that there is more to it than what you are told or have heard from travelers who have passed through Peru.

Each volunteer program in Peru is focused on meeting a need. Your collaboration in one of these projects is of great help in the education of children and young people in the Andean communities of Cusco, as well as in the empowerment of women, and in the medical programme.


EMPOWERMENT OF GIRLS AND WOMEN IN COMMUNITIES

Peru has child exploitation, many girls are taken from the communities to work as home assistants, in the adolescent girls project we seek to provide them with housing, teaching and protect them from these abuses. We will also collaborate in the communities with women to help them in the search for job opportunities and accompany them every afternoon in their tasks of entrepreneurship, teaching and lectures.

Your volunteering with the teenage girls and women of Cusco will have a positive impact on the lives of each of them.

Activities:

  • Provide reinforcement in math, comprehensive communication and English courses to girls and women.
  • Conduct workshops on sexuality.
  • Search for communication workshops.
  • Provide training to children on the topics of hygiene and hygiene and children’s duties at home.
  • Entrepreneurship techniques, networking, web and micro-employment.
  • Moral support and active listening.
  • Logistics: women in community 20 min away by bus (1 sol/each trip) and girls 15 minutes walking.
  • Monday to Friday from 14:30 pm to 17:30 pm (variations possible).
  • The girls’ project closes for school vacations on the last day of July and August 1st.
  • Both programs will close on national holidays and from December 23 to January 12.

We recommend arriving during the weekend.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Responsibility with work schedule.
  • Criminal record and sexual offenses.
  • No close-up photos, only general and with authorization.
WEEKSCOST
1345€
2495€
Additional130€

WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING IN PERU OFFER?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • Airport welcome (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to be deducted from your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during the stay of your volunteer (Common areas for cooking)
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN PERU?

  • Flight to Peru
  • Does not include meals, drinks, water
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Transport within the project or excursions
  • Trips or excursions inside or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals

CONSTRUCTION, ORGANIC GARDEN AND FARM WORK

This volunteer project in Peru involves helping to build, rebuild and maintain everything the community needs. The volunteer will be in direct contact with the people of the community and will attend to their needs regarding the facilities. In addition, the volunteer will collaborate in farm activities with the animals of the community and the families.

Enjoy volunteering in a group or individually.

The volunteer will carry out activities to maintain the community’s spaces and facilities in good condition. In addition, the volunteer may bring new projects and ideas.

Activities:

  • Care for, water and monitor the greenhouse plants.
  • Take care of the farm animals.
  • Participate in the maintenance of the cultivation plots.
  • Organize informative workshops for families and children about the environment, good environmental practices, ecological issues, biodiversity.
  • Work with mud according to the season.
  • Logistics: 50 minutes by bus (2 sol/each trip).
  • Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.
  • The project is open all year round.
  • We recommend arriving during the weekend for a better induction.
  • Logistics: 50 minutes by bus (2 sol/each trip).
  • Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.
  • The project is open all year round.
  • We recommend arriving during the weekend for a better induction.
WEEKSCOST
1395€
2545€
Additional195€

WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING IN PERU OFFER?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • Airport welcome (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to be deducted from your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during the stay of your volunteer (Common areas for cooking)
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN PERU?

  • Flight to Peru
  • Does not include meals, drinks, water
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Transport within the project or excursions
  • Trips or excursions inside or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals

TEACHING AND REINFORCEMENT IN COMMUNITIES

An educational proposal that arises as a response to the need to provide more equitable opportunities, from education, to those who face exclusion and marginalization, integrating in the process, the family and the community in an active way. We also collaborate in the care of children in social day care to support working parents by providing general assistance to the minor.

Activities

For older children:

  • Comprehensive Sex Education, Addiction Prevention, Environmental Education, Basic Education.
  • School reinforcement and homework advice.
  • Playground and free time.
  • Information gathering and systematization.

For the youngest children:

  • Activities will be in classrooms and closed area.
  • Childcare for children from 2-3 to 5-6 years old.
  • Didactic games
  • Logistics: 20 minutes by bus (1 sol/each trip).
  • Teenagers from Monday to Friday from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm (there may be variations).
  • Children from 3 to 5 years old will be in shift from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
  • The project does not close on school vacations.
  • Closed on national holidays and from December 23rd to January 12th.
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Clothing: sneakers, comfortable cold clothes and above all, clothes that can get dirty.
  • Responsibility with the work schedule.
  • Criminal record.
  • It is forbidden to carry your cell phone with you during working hours.
  • Do not take close-up photos, only general and with authorization.
WEEKSCOST
1345€
2495€
Additional130€

WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING IN PERU OFFER?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • Airport welcome (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to be deducted from your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during the stay of your volunteer (Common areas for cooking)
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN PERU?

  • Flight to Peú
  • Not included meals, drinks, water
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Transport within the project or excursions
  • Trips or excursions inside or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals


MONTESSORI TEACHING OR SCHOOL REINFORCEMENT

Montessori Teaching is a program that uses attractive dynamics to educate in an alternative way. Within the educational system there are about 60 children, from infants to five years old, using active Peruvian-European methodology, where the infant is the builder of his own learning through early stimulation, routines and play.

On the other hand, the school reinforcement program consists of carrying out school reinforcement activities for children in primary and secondary education, which will be carried out through a call for volunteers.

As a volunteer you can choose between supporting in the morning in the Montessori teaching program or in the afternoons in the school reinforcement program, both are located in the same educational center.

The Montessori teaching program includes educational activities such as: construction, music and dance, painting, modeling, psychomotor skills, heuristic games, vegetable garden, story time, science and environment, theater, communication, mathematical logic activities, Quechua and English, activities with lights or graphomotor skills and water games.

In the school reinforcement program, reinforcement activities are carried out in mathematics, integrated communication and English for the children of the community. Also, recreational activities, traditional games, sports (according to schedule) and training for the children in hygiene and cleanliness are carried out.

  • Logistics: . 15 minutes walk (July and August 2 minutes walk).
  • Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm
  • The Montessori project is closed for school vacations, from December 15 to March 15. However, the school reinforcement program remains open.
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: none
  • Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Clothing: sneakers, comfortable clothes, especially those that can get dirty.
  • Responsibility with the work schedule.
  • Criminal record certificate.
  • Do not take pictures of children (except authorized personnel).
  • No cell phone during working hours.
WEEKSCOST
1345€
2495€
Additional130€

WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING IN PERU OFFER?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • Airport welcome (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to be deducted from your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during the stay of your volunteer (Common areas for cooking)
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN PERU?

  • Flight to Peú
  • Not included meals, drinks, water
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Transport within the project or excursions
  • Trips or excursions inside or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals

ANIMAL SANCTUARY

These animals have suffered mistreatment, kidnappings, and devastation of areas and have been rescued by sanctuary personnel to try to reinsert them into their natural habitat if possible. Unfortunately, not all of them can be reinserted and there will be permanent care at the sanctuary.

The sanctuary works to reinsert rescued species into their natural habitat. Unfortunately, not all of the rescued species will be able to be reinserted and there will be permanent care at the sanctuary.

Activities:

  • Feed them, look for insects to feed and create proteins.
  • Care for them and check on them.
  • Enrichment in animal areas.
  • If released volunteers can participate.
  • Cut branches.
  • Adapt trails and natural areas.
  • Environmental education through daily tourism that visits the center in order to finance themselves.
  • Provide assistance to staff.
  • Logistics: 35 minutes bus ride (5 soles/each trip).
  • Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm, the project will offer two shifts based on capacity (no choice).
  • Open all year round (except national holidays).
  • Minimum time of collaboration 1 week.
  • Minimum age: 18 years old.
  • Maximum age: None.
  • Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Responsibility with the work schedule.
  • Proactivity and love for animals.
  • Clothing: slippers, comfortable cold clothes and above all that can get dirty, a hair protector or cap.
  • Criminal record.
WEEKSCOST
1420€
2595€
Additional195€

WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING IN PERU OFFER?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • Airport welcome (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to be deducted from your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during the stay of your volunteer (Common areas for cooking)
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN PERU?

  • Flight to Peú
  • Not included meals, drinks, water
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Transport within the project or excursions
  • Trips or excursions inside or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals

COMMUNICATION AND VISIBILITY

Project to give visibility to development projects in order to get external aid to benefit the projects of the communities.

With your help in networks, mail and articles we will be able to give scholarships to more children in the montessori school, provide more and better food to the Inti Raimy community, help children in the communities to have a quality education, as well as help women with their daily tasks. The work in this indirect project is very important for everything to make sense and to be able to continue supporting the communities.

The volunteer carries out activities such as; recording shots of the project with respect, following the day to day life of the volunteer, filming in the excursions and areas of the country, taking experiences or testimonies of the people who are helping, creating live or publications on Instagram/facebook, creating articles for the blog and mail communication with foreign organisations for visibility.

Open all year round, Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., it is advisable to arrive during the weekend for a better adaptation and induction to the programme and environment.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Copy of CV required: No
  • Qualifications required: Criminal record certificate.
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Volunteers must bring their own cameras, camcorders, etc.
WEEKSCOST
1345€
2495€
Additional130€

WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING IN PERU OFFER?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • Airport welcome (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to be deducted from your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during the stay of your volunteer (Common areas for cooking)
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN PERU?

  • Flight to Peú
  • Not included meals, drinks, water
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Transport within the project or excursions
  • Trips or excursions inside or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals


SUPPORT AT MEDICAL CENTRE IN PERU

If you are studying a branch of medicine or you are already a specialist, we encourage you to be part of the volunteer project in Peru in the medical post and communities in Cusco.

Volunteers can be students or professionals in the health sector. The volunteer will act as an assistant in the daily tasks that are required in the medical post and in everything that the doctor in charge considers appropriate. The centre has areas of family medicine, primary care, maternity, children, laboratory, psychology, support to staff in filling out medical records and patient registration, accompanying doctors on duty in the various areas of the centre, general medicine, nutrition, dentistry, nursing and gynecology.

Important:

The volunteer should know that he/she is not going to work, but only to support and learn how things are done in another country. The schedules of the centers in Peru can vary a lot and the tools to attend the patients are insufficient.

Open all year round, Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m. hours.

It is advisable to arrive during the weekend for a better induction to the programme and the environment.

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Copy of CV required: Yes
  • Qualifications required: Criminal record certificate and certificate of health training or health studies
WEEKSCOST
2545€
Additional130€

WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING IN PERU OFFER?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • Airport welcome ( Saturday and Sunday)
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to be deducted in your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during the stay of your volunteer (Common areas for cooking)
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN PERU?

  • Flight to Peru
  • Does not include meals, drinks, water
  • Visa if required
  • Meals
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Transport within the project or excursions
  • Trips or excursions inside or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals


SOCIAL DINING ROOM

Social project that provides food to the community. Together with the neighbourhood staff, the volunteer generates the preparation of food (lunch) in the peri-urban area of the city. Food is provided to the population living around the community, at low cost and in some cases free of charge (social cases).

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

Support activities are performed in food preparation, cooking workshops, forming lines and distributing rations respecting biosafety protocols, cleaning the dining room at the end of daily activities and workshops.

Activities:

  • Support in food preparation.
  • Cooking workshops.
  • Accompanying women to markets.
  • Help with the raising of small animals.
  • Support in food gardens.
  • Talks on gender equity, personal hygiene and cleanliness, nutrition and good nutrition to the beneficiaries at the time of providing lunch.
  • Forming lines and distributing rations respecting biosecurity protocols.
  • Cleaning the dining room at the end of the daily activities.
  • Logistics: 20 minutes bus ride (1 sol/each trip).
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday from 9 to 11:30 am to 11:30 am (11:30 am to 1:00 pm for meals).
  • This project is open all year round. Except national holidays (see below).
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Maximum age: None
  • Copy of resume required: No
  • Qualifications required: No
  • If you are a minor you can come accompanied by your parents or guardians.
  • Clothing: sneakers, comfortable clothes that are cold and above all that can get dirty, a hair protector or cap.
  • Responsibility with the work schedule.
WEEKSCOST
1345€
2495€
Additional130€

WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING IN PERU OFFER?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or programme
  • Airport welcome (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Tax certificate to be deducted from your income tax return
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme
  • Liability and volunteer insurance
  • Accommodation during the stay of your volunteer (Common areas for cooking)
  • 24/7 support from the local organisation
  • Orientation and induction to the project

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN PERU?

  • Flight to Peú
  • Not included meals, drinks, water
  • Visa if required
  • Vaccinations, if required
  • Transport within the project or excursions
  • Trips or excursions inside or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage
  • Beverages, special diets or meals

What are the requirements for a volunteer in Peru?

While volunteering in Peru, you must take into account that you will be living with children, teenagers and communities, which have a totally different culture from yours, so the volunteer is expected to be a respectful, empathetic, dynamic, creative and participative person:

  • Pass the Adventure Volunteer interview process
  • Very open minded
  • Proof of criminal record if you are working with minors
  • Photocopy of your passport
  • Be of legal age

For more information, questions or assistance with a colleague of our team you can contact us via phone or Whatsapp here.

The steps to follow to register are as follows:

  • Fill out the form to reserve your volunteering.
  • Wait for our confirmation of availability.
  • Make a 1st donation for the registration to the Adventure Volunteer association.
  • You will receive an email with the volunteer agreement to be completed by you.
  • You will return to us by email all the requested information and you will be able to purchase the flight.
  • A few weeks before you start you will receive information from the local organization.
  • Now you only have to pack your suitcase, you have a whole team that will make everything easier for you and you will be in contact at all times, so you don’t have to worry.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

To be part of the volunteer programs in Sri Lanka, it is not necessary any specific training and it is only required:

  • To be of legal age (possibility minor with guardian or parents).
  • To be a participative and committed person.
  • Be respectful of people, culture and customs.
  • To know how to adapt and work in a team.
  • Criminal record certificate for social work.
  • Sign cooperation agreement and interview with our team.
  • Appropriate clothing for the destination.
  • Knowledge of Spanish.

ACCOMMODATION WHILE VOLUNTEERING IN PERU

The different accommodations for volunteers are located in Cusco center.

Depending on the program the volunteer chooses, he/she will be assigned to one accommodation or another, which can be in:

  • Volunteer houses or hostels

Volunteer accommodation in Peru

What is the volunteer accommodation like?

  • Bunk beds in a room shared with other volunteers.
  • Use of common areas.
  • WIFI connection (internet).
  • Use of laundry facilities.

In some accommodations the laundry is low cost and you have areas for hand washing.


WHAT WILL THE ARRIVAL AT THE DESTINATION BE LIKE?

Upon arrival at the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ), located 3.7 km from the city of Cusco, you will be welcomed by one of the coordinators of the local organization (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays if you are doing programs in Cusco).

The local coordinator will take you to the accommodation, where you will be shown the room and the common areas of the house.

Once in Cusco, volunteers have the accompaniment and support of the local staff. The local staff has the capacity to handle different situations, from airport pick-up to emergencies.

In case your arrival is not on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you can contact the local organization and arrange for a cab to pick you up at a low cost (10-15 dollars approximately).

IMPORTANT FACTS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN ARRIVING IN CUSCO

  • If you do not have local currency, do not worry, the coordinator can guide you to places where you can exchange currency.
  • If you want to have data (internet) outside the accommodation facilities, you can buy a local SIM card (movistar, claro, entel, bitel) that costs around 8$ and you can recharge it with scratch cards and activate an internet plan.

VISA IN PERU

For Spaniards, no visa is required (for other countries, please consult the Peruvian Embassy in your country).

Necessary documentation:

  • Depending on the country of origin, a visa is not required for stays between 30 and 90 days.
  • Passport in order and valid for at least six months.
  • Ticket to leave the country.

SECURITY IN PERU

Cusco is very quiet and safe. But nothing is perfect, and as in many places in the world you have to take certain precautions and know how to handle yourself in certain areas of a city.

Generally tourist areas are safe, but we still recommend you to take these details into account:

  • If you are going on an excursion, let your coordinator know so that he/she can inform you about the places.
  • Keep the address where you are staying and your coordinator’s phone number handy in case you need it.
  • Avoid giving out information about where you are staying, the project and your fellow volunteers for safety reasons.
  • Do not bring anyone who is not from the organization to the volunteer’s house and to the project.
  • Avoid risky areas in every place you visit.
  • Travel frugally in your daily transfers and on your excursions.
  • Avoid drawing attention to yourself with jewelry and accessories.
  • If you can, avoid taking out your cell phone in public places.
  • Try to use safe transportation services in the country or services such as Uber or cabs.
  • Avoid walking alone on unfamiliar streets at night.
  • Never take someone you do not know in an unfamiliar vehicle or in your own vehicle.
  • Do not drink any beverage whose origin you do not know.

The financial contribution is divided into two parts:

  1. The registration fee, which you will donate to the Adventure Volunteer association. This contribution has a tax benefit of 80% which you can deduct in your income tax return.
  2. The remaining part of the cost of the programme will go to the partner organisation that we will send on your behalf as a substitute or you can hand it in directly to the project.
WEEKSCUSCO CHILDREN WOMEN AND SOUP KITCHENVISIBILITY AND CONTENTCUSCO MEDICALCONSTRUCTION
1370€370€_370€
2445€445€495€495€
3575€575€635€675€
4705€705€775€855€
Additional130€130€140€180€


WHAT IS PROVIDED IN VOLUNTEERING?

  • Welcome at the airport on Saturday and Sunday in Cusco programes.
  • Accommodation during your volunteer stay
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Orientation and induction to the project
  • Certificate of weeks spent volunteering
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the programme

WHAT IS NOT PROVIDED IN VOLUNTEERING?

  • Flight to Peru
  • Meals
  • Visa, if required
  • Internal transport or excursions
  • Travel within or outside the country
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Beverages, diets and special meals
  • Bottled water

General information for all projects

Where am I going to sleep?

The volunteer’s house is located in the city of Cusco, near the center, a 10-minute walk away. In the coordinator’s house there are volunteer rooms with beds and bunk beds (we also have a second house in a neighborhood near Cusco with the same conditions that, depending on the volume of volunteers or logistics, may be referred to this one). You will share a room with volunteers of different ages, nationalities and genders in the rooms. Sometimes we also have host houses and hostels depending on the season.

  • Use of bedrooms.
  • Hot shower.
  • Common kitchen.
  • Access to the living room and dining room.
  • We have a kitchen and refrigerator.
  • Water, electricity, internet services.

How do I get from the airport to the volunteer’s house and projects?

Depending on whether it is included in the contract conditions of your organization of origin, collection is on Sundays between 9 in the morning and 8 in the afternoon. If you come on your own, you can request a low cost pick-up for around $10.

Transportation to the projects as well as for any mobility is not included, prices in Cusco for transportation are quite cheap by taxi and much cheaper by bus, therefore you will be guided how you can do it.

What is the first day like?

The day you land between Saturday at noon and Sunday at noon, we will pick you up. If the pick-up is not included, we can arrange a taxi for you or you can look for it yourself outside the airport at the address that we will provide you 1 month before starting, as there is altitude sickness, you have to take it calmly.

The coordination will receive you at the volunteer’s house so that you can leave your things and you can talk about your travel experience and relax, later they will explain the process of how you will do your orientation in Cusco and the induction, they will also talk to you about the program and about the house rules and the project. Volunteers are advised to arrive on Sunday morning, so that in the afternoon they can do the orientation around the city and on Monday go to see the project to talk about the schedules and find out what everything will be like in the coming weeks.

Participation cost per volunteer

The costs are divided into three, a fixed one that is for registration, donation, registration and coordination management, another variable cost depending on the nights you are at the volunteer’s house and another cost is the airport pick-up if you request it. .

  • Registration, coordination and donation is a one-time cost.
  • For each night per accommodation with services.
  • Cost for pick up from the airport (Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

What does the financial contribution of volunteering in the local organization include?

  • Local coordination and personnel to the attention of the volunteer.
  • Indirect donations for project development in Cusco.
  • Direct donation to the 120s project.
  • Accommodation in a shared room and use of common areas.
  • Gas, electricity, cable TV, water and WIFI expenses.
  • Orientation day in Cusco and induction to the project.

What does the financial contribution of volunteering in the local organization NOT include?

  • Internal transport (Taxis, bus, etc.).
  • Pick up or drop off at the airport.
  • Excursions.
  • Mandatory international medical insurance.

Calendar 2024 – days will be holidays in Peru

Find out the days that will be holidays in Peru during 2024:

January:

  • Monday, January 1: New Year.

February:

  • There are no holidays in February 2024.

March: 

  • Thursday, March 28: Holy Thursday.
  • Friday, March 29: Good Friday.
  • Opening school time

April:

  • There are no holidays in April 2024.

May:

  • Wednesday, May 1: Labor Day.

June:

  • Friday, June 7: Battle of Arica and Flag Day.
  • Saturday June 29: Saint Peter and Saint Paul.

July:

  • Tuesday, July 23: Peruvian Air Force Day.
  • Sunday, July 28: National Holidays.
  • Monday, July 29: National Holidays.
  • Tuesday, July 23 to August 6, schools closed half course.

August:

  • Tuesday, August 6: Battle of Junín. Open School half course.
  • Friday, August 30: Santa Rosa de Lima.

September:

  • There are no holidays in September 2024.

October:

  • Tuesday, October 8: Combat of Angamos.

November:

  • November 1: All Saints’ Day.

December:

  • Sunday, December 8: Immaculate Conception.
  • Monday, December 9: Battle of Ayacucho.
  • Wednesday, December 25: Christmas. Finish School.

Frequently asked questions

  • Can I arrive during the week?

Yes, you can arrive before Sunday arrival day, you can take the opportunity to go sightseeing, remember that the entrance to the house will soon be Saturday after 12:00 noon or Sunday and on Sunday afternoon you will receive the induction and orientation of the program to start on Monday.

  • When should I leave the house?

As they are full weeks, your departure will always be on Saturdays before 10:00 am, remember that someone will arrive behind you, in your bed between Saturday at 12:00 and Sunday morning.

  • Can I do combined volunteering?

You can do combined volunteering, when the weeks of the project are over you can sign up for another project and continue in another cause. Each project has its costs and minimum duration.

  • Can you help me with the excursion to Machu Picchu?

We can organize the excursion to Machu Picchu for you, reserving your transportation in very specific and isolated cases as a group trip. It is an external service and is not related to volunteering. Unfortunately, the ticket can only be purchased by the person with their passport on the page.official website.

  • Will I have more companions in the volunteer’s house?

The room is for up to 4 people and up to 10 volunteers can stay in the house. It will depend on the volunteer’s house that we have rented at that time.

  • What nationality are the volunteers?

They mainly come from Spain, also from Latin America and America and northern Europe.

  • How much does the food menu cost?

Eating normally costs 12 soles for a lunch or dinner if it is in local food places, such as local dining rooms or markets. If your reservation when you contract has food it will be a basic location and only in the volunteer’s house or associated food location, it is not replaced by money and it is only from Monday to Friday at noon.

  • What value does the sun have?

4 soles is around €1.

  • Can I participate in volunteer projects for a week?

In the projects you can participate from 1 week in workshops, construction and animals, in the medical project the minimum is 2 weeks and 4 weeks for social empowerment or educational projects.

  • Which airline is the best?

We advise you to search on Skyscanner, most of the volunteers come with Latam, Air Europa, Iberia, Volaris or Plus Ultra.

  • Can I extend my volunteering if I like it a lot?

If you contract your volunteering from scratch, you can come for up to 12 weeks, which is how long your tourist visa lasts. Whenever you decide to continue you have to see if there is space, because in high season the beds are reserved and when one person finishes the other arrives.

  • What clothes do you recommend I wear?

Cusco is a cold place, we recommend a down jacket or windbreaker, pants that protect you from the cold and good shoes that are useful for the project and also for trekking through Machu Picchu.

  • What are the plugs like?

The European and American plugs work for Peru, therefore no adapter is necessary.

  • Is it cold and sleeping well?

The common houses in Cusco do not have heating (except expensive hotels) . We sleep with blankets, we must also keep in mind that there are no blinds, it is better to bring an eye mask and winter pajamas.

  • Will I have the internet?

In the volunteer houses in Peru there is usually WIFI, also due to the continuous cuts we always recommend making a prepaid card to enjoy the internet on your mobile in every part of the country. We recommend the Claro company for Cusco.

Partner prices for Spanish lesson 2024

We offer Spanish immersion classes for all ages with free cultural activities such as Peruvian cooking class, city tour, salsa dancing, Peruvian music workshops, game night, movie night and more. Every Monday there is a welcome meeting for new students.

During Spanish classes, teachers can take students to some places to explore the city, learn about the culture, and practice Spanish. We use a modern communication method, focusing on conversation and the practical use of the Spanish language in everyday situations.

Our most popular Spanish course in Cusco is standard intensive group program, the standard intensive group program, four hours per day. Students take a placement test beforehand and will be placed in a group with students of a similar level.

There is a maximum of 6 students per group; the average is three out of four; the classes are Monday through Friday. If there are no students at your level, you will receive two hours of private instruction instead. Our method is communicative with a focus on speaking and vocabulary building, without leaving behind the necessary grammar.

If it is a private group, a course can also be offered 3 hours a day (which will have a higher price).

Spanish class price and schedules:

  • Price: $140 per person 20 hours per week in a small group.
  • Where: San Blas neighborhood.
  • Two schedules, mornings and afternoons.
  • Start dates: Every Monday
  • Spanish classes, teaching materials, level test, certificate, tutorials, online grammar exercises
  • welcome dinner, free cultural activities such as salsa class, cooking class, music workshop and more
  • Free WIFI, coffee/tea,

Tour and Excursions in Cusco

Pack 3 day trips :

  • Day trip to the Sacred Valley
  • Excursion to the mountain of 7 colors
  • Excursion to Lake Humantay

Total – $ 145

Includes: all three tours, pick-up from accommodation, transportation, guide, lunch/snack and in the case of Rainbow Mountain also breakfast. (does not include tickets to the official parks that are needed for the parks, direct payment per traveler 5 around $5 per ticket)

*In the event that you wish to do something independent, it will be $50 per day.

Machu Picchu Excursion :

As you know, to go to Machu Picchu there are many options. The most economical option we offer is Train Expedition including pick up, transportation to Ollantaytambo station, night in Aguas Calientes, the bus from up to down and 1 night, for $380. (without entrance Machu Picchu 50$)

The truth is that we normally do not offer the tour by bus + the 15 km because it is not a very safe option, especially out of season (during the rainy season). But, if you are interested, I can offer it to you (it is undoubtedly the cheapest; 

but the road is not very safe and not all passengers calculate the walk well (and some make you a problem later).

Also keep in mind that in high season it will again be difficult to get tickets to Machu Picchu, I hope you receive your reservations in advance.

Spanish lesson 2024

We offer Spanish immersion classes for all ages with free cultural activities such as Peruvian cooking class, city tour, salsa dancing, Peruvian music workshops, game night, movie night and more. Every Monday there is a welcome meeting for new students.

During the Spanish classes, teachers can take students to some places to explore the city, learn about the culture and practice Spanish. We use a modern method of communication, focusing on conversation and practical use of the Spanish language in everyday situations.
Our most popular Spanish course in Cusco is the standard intensive group program, four hours per day. Students take a placement test beforehand and will be placed in a group with students of a similar level.

There is a maximum of 6 students per group; the average is three out of four; classes are Monday through Friday. If there are no students at your level, you will receive two hours of private instruction instead. Our method is communicative with a focus on speaking and vocabulary building, without leaving behind the necessary grammar.

If it is a private group we can also offer a 3 hours a day course (which will have another higher price).

How to get involved in volunteer in Peru?

STEP 1

Once you fill in the programme form, we will confirm your place within 24 hours.

STEP 2

Pay the registration fee within 7 days, then your place will be guaranteed and you will be part of the family.

STEP 3

We send you the volunteer guide, s and the international volunteer agreement.

A country in South America, located on the western side of the continent.

It stands out for the great diversity of landscapes, valleys, mountains and picturesque places such as:

  • Machu Picchu, considered a World Heritage Site
  • The Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Lake Titicaca
  • The mountain of 7 colors

CLIMATE

  • April and October (dry season) are generally sunny days, but nights and mornings are quite cool.
  • November to March (wet season) it usually rains and you find temperatures of 12 °C (53º F).

CURRENCY

The official currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/). Convert it.

Example currency exchange in Cusco: 4,12 soles = 1€ (April 2023).

  • A cappuccino coffee 7,60 S/(2,07€).
  • A menu of the day, in economic places 10,10 S/(2,75€).
  • A bottle of water 1,58 S/(0,43€).
  • Transport by bus 1,50 S/(0,40€), can vary according to the route.

You can withdraw money using your credit or debit card at ATMs that you can find at the airport or in the city of Cusco.

FLIGHT

Your flight must have as destination the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ), where it will be waiting for you during the weekend if it is in the Cusco programme, otherwise you can arrive at the Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport (IQT), previously you can arrange with the coordinator a taxi to pick you up.

  • You will find flights around 700€ (round trip).
  • You can find good flight offers on google flights or skyscaner.

Other companies offering cheap flights are Iberia and Air Europa.

TOURIST SITES

LIMA

It is the capital of the Republic of Peru, located on the central coast, declared a World Heritage Site. You regularly find warm temperatures all year round.

Still in its urban areas you can find beautiful and interesting architectural monuments such as:

  • The Citadel of Pachacamac
  • Torre Tagle Palace de Acho
  • The Barefoot Alameda
  • House of the Inquisition
  • National Museum
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CUSCO

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 in South America.

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

I suppose you’ve heard of Machu Picchu…well, from Cusco you can get to this spiritual place. One of the archeological jewels of the world and for tourists. You can’t miss this impressive place in Peru.

You can also take a tour of the Plaza de Armas in Cusco or visit Sacsayhuaman.

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MANU NATIONAL PARK

A place where you will find the greatest biodiversity in the world, where native Peruvian communities still live and maintain their traditions. It is also a place that encompasses exotic animals and beautiful landscapes, all of which you can find only in the Peruvian Amazon. Manu National Park is ideal for any volunteer, adventurer or person who likes and loves nature, travel and responsible tourism.

HUAYLAS ALLEY

Valley of incomparable beauty and privileged to have many breathtaking landscapes. It has a variety of tourist attractions from its:

  • Relics of past civilizations such as: Honcopampa and Tumshucaico
  • Joyful Andean towns with simple and humble people, eager to show you their attractive folklore
  • 22 hot springs, among the main ones are: the Hot Springs of Chancos, the Thermal Baths of Monterrey and the thermo medicinal center.
  • Lagoons and waterfalls of clear and crystalline waters and deep ravines, that form part of the enchantment that this beautiful valley offers.

WHAT IS THE TIME TO COLLABORATE AT VOLUNTEER IN PERU?

The minimum time to collaborate will be from 1 week, except in the medical programme, up to 12 weeks.

WHEN DO I HAVE TO VOLUNTEERING PROGRAM IN PERU?

You must arrive on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, as it facilitates incorporation into the project on Mondays.

IS IT BETTER TO EXCHANGE MONEY IN THE VOLUNTEER IN PERU?

It is better to change once you get there, the exchange rate change is quite harsh. You can also withdraw using your visa or mastercard debit or credit card.

DO I NEED TO BE VACCINATED TO A VOLUNTEERING IN PERU?

It is not obligatory, if you are going to make an excursion near the Amazon or jungle area, it would be advisable to have the yellow fever vaccine. Always check with your vaccination centre.

WILL I HAVE A SUPPORT FOR THE ORGANIZATION IN THE VOLUNTEER IN PERU?

We have international cooperation agreements with local organizations. You will also find a representative of Adventure Volunteer in the country and will guide and support you on the trip.

CAN I USE MY MOBILE PHONE IN THE VOLUNTEERING IN PERU?

Yes, once you arrive, the coordinator will tell you where to buy a SIM card, you have plans from 5 soles, although for 2 weeks or more I recommend a plan with Bitel or Movistar of 30 soles and you have unlimited everything.

WILL I HAVE WIFI IN THE ACCOMMODATION FOR VOLUNTEERS IN PERU?

In the house, hostels or family of the volunteer you will have Wifi to communicate.

HOW WILL I BE ABLE TO HELP DURING MY VOLUNTEER PROGRAM IN PERU?

Empathy, flexibility, teamwork and a lot of love, nothing else will be needed, if you also have an outstanding ability you can exteriorize without problems.

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