Volunteer in Peru
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| Cross-Cultural Solutions: Volunteer Abroad for the Experience of a Lifetime!
Experience another culture like never before while making a real difference in people’s lives. You’ll gain perspectives and insights into the local culture and yourself. It’s an exciting and personally inspiring experience, and you’ll develop memories that will be with you forever. Programs operate in Ayacucho and Lima, Peru.
Dates Offered: Choose from start dates year-round and lengths-of-stay from 1-12 weeks.
Costs: The U.S. tax-deductible program fee for a two-week program is $3,068 with each additional week of stay only $588. Program fee includes: personalized Volunteer Placement, language instruction, cultural education, food, lodging, transportation to and from all Cross-Cultural Solutions’ placements and programs, pre-departure guidance from headquarters staff, 24-hour access to in-country staff, travel medical and emergency evacuation insurance, and more.
Contact: Cross-Cultural Solutions, 2 Clinton Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801.
Tel: 800-380-4777 or 914-632-0022. Fax: 914.632.8494; in the UK call 0845 458 2781/2782; other countries call +44 (0) 1273 666392.
| Volunteer Abroad in Peru – United Planet – 1-12 Weeks
United Planet's volunteer abroad Quests offer volunteers a unique blend of work, cultural immersion, and fun. All ages and skill levels are invited to enroll. Join us from 1 to 12 weeks – you can volunteer at an orphanage, in a healthcare setting, on conservation projects and more! Volunteers live with a local host family, participate in cultural activities and excursions, and receive 24/7 support – a true immersion experience that allows you to build relationships that last a lifetime.
|| Cost: Varies with duration of your stay. Please visit our website for details.
Dates: Ongoing; programs start every Sunday.
Contact: United Planet, 11 Arlington St, Boston MA 02116, USA.
Tel.: 800-292-2316 or 617-267-7763.
| Accept the Challenge — Volunteer in Peru this Summer!
AMIGOS operates in nine countries throughout the Americas - in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Paraguay. With AMIGOS, you'll be immersed in another culture, collaborate with your host community on a development project, and work side by side with local youth meanwhile building your own leadership skills. AMIGOS summer projects range from 4-9 weeks and are open to students from 16-25 with basic Spanish proficiency. AMIGOS programs in Peru focus on youth leadership in the fields of public health, children's rights and environmental sustainability.
||Dates: Depends on program
Cost: Check our website for Program Requirements and Cost
Email: Contact Us
| Projects Abroad in Peru
Projects Abroad is the world’s leading short-term international volunteer organization.
Projects start year-round and last from one week to a year. Opportunities exist in teaching, child care, social work, conservation, archaeology, medicine and sports. Programs are for ages 16+.
|| Dates: Start any day you choose.
Cost: Please see our website for prices.
Contact: Projects Abroad, 80 Broad St, Floor 32, New York NY 10004.
Tel: US Toll-free 1 888 839 3535.
| Volunteer Abroad in Cusco or Lima, Peru from US$180
International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) offer affordable volunteer abroad programs in either Cusco or Lima, Peru from only US$180. Volunteers can participate in a wide range of programs including Teaching English, Childcare, Medical, Construction and Renovation, Special Needs and Jungle Conservation. IVHQ sends thousands of volunteer travelers worldwide annually — you will not find a more affordable, high quality and trustworthy volunteer travel company.
| Cost: Program Fees start from US$180
Dates: Programs start every Monday in Cusco, and the on the 1st and 15th of each month in Lima. Duration: Volunteers can volunteer for periods ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
Tel.: US/Canada Toll Free: 1-877-342-6588; UK Toll Free: 0-800-234-1621; Australia Toll Free: 1-800-557-380; International: +64 6 758 7949.
| Globe Aware
Care for Cuzco, Peru:
Heart of the Inca Empire
Come to Cuzco with Globe Aware and take part in providing educational opportunities for impoverished children from rural communities. Service projects include improvements and maintenance to facilities through activities like painting classrooms, creating gardens, or constructing desks and beds. There is ample time to work directly with the children after they finish their school day, and you may also visit a local family to help construct a Lorena stove for household heating. Volunteer vacationers can make a scheduled excursion to Machu Picchu (at the volunteer’s expense), and to other surrounding ancient sites which are in very close proximity. Accommodations include dormitory style rooms with running water, flushing toilets, and electricity. Be ready to be dazzled by this vibrant city, the most popular destination in Peru, and to experience what was once the heart of the powerful Incan empire!
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| Volunteer in Peru with Volunteering Solutions
Volunteer in Peru with Volunteering Solutions and experience one of the oldest cultures in the world. Peru is a beautiful country in South America with very welcoming and friendly people. Volunteering Solutions provides volunteering opportunities in Cusco, Iquitos and in the Amazon rainforest. Volunteers can choose from a wide variety of program options offered by Volunteering Solutions such as orphanage program, teaching program, disabled children program, manatee conservation program and medical and dental internship programs. Volunteers are welcome to join our program from any Monday of the month.
|| Dates: Every Monday
Cost: Starting at $290
Contact: Volunteering Solutions
Tel.: US Toll Free: 1-888-790-3096. UK Toll Free: 0-800-014-8160.
Volunteer in Peru
Volunteer work in the Colca Canyon area teaching English to primary and secondary school students, assistance to poor childcare centers, and nursery schools.
Volunteer Helping Orphans in Peru
There are volunteering opportunities with orphans available in four beautiful cities of Peru. Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational and community aid programs. This will give volunteers a chance to make an important contribution to the people of Peru and while doing so gain an in depth experience of the country and its culture that will stay with them the rest of their life. Awaiting Angels seeks to improve the quality of life for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. We provide nurturing care and educational programmes based upon the universal concepts of children rights stated by the UNICEF. We provide services to already established Peruvian orphanages through our volunteer outreach programs.
Volunteer Directly with the Ngo in Peru — Rainforest Conservation
Take a less traveled road and throw yourself into a meaningful adventure in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. Work alongside local communities and a team of experts in conservation and help ensure a sustainable future for the Amazon and its people. Join a group of passionate people determined to protect the incredible diversity of the region and generate truly sustainable development that creates decent livelihoods in harmony with the natural environment.
Volunteer in Peru with programs including centers for early development, orphanages andt Primary and secondary schools in rural areas.
International Cultural Adventures
The Cultural Immersion Experience in the High Andes of Peru
A comprehensive program in Peru offering participants a uniquely intimate and profound intercultural experience through home stays, cultural seminars, language training, educational excursions, village visits, adventure trekking, community service, and more. The program is for you if you feel motivated to gain a deeper understanding of a very different culture – and of yourself! – by living as a member of a local family, participating in experiential learning activities, and actively engaging with the local culture through community service.
Volunteer with Special Needs Children in Peru!
Volunteer at our vibrant and exciting centre near Cusco, Peru. Work with children and young people who have special needs or have been abused or abandoned.
Kiya Survivors provide love, support, education, and therapy for special needs children, young people and their families. Our projects make a huge difference to the communities and the families that we work with. Volunteering with Kiya Survivors is a fun and hugely rewarding experience!
Volunteer Language Teachers in Cuzco, Peru
Our evening language academies are staffed by native speaking teachers, who are also volunteers in our morning program to educate extremely poor children who are unable to get into a regular school. Our academies help pay for the children's programs and our tuition is always the lowest in our area.
Mundo Verde Spanish School
Spanish school has links with development project in the rainforest and with many other volunteer projects to which students can be assigned (no fee).
Nexos Voluntarios (NeVo)
Nexos Voluntarios (NeVo) is a Peru–based non-profit organization, supported by the InterAmerican Development Bank, that provides volunteering and internship opportunities for students and professionals. NeVo offers a comprehensive service, matching your interests with a variety of non-profit organizations in education, healthcare, environment, micro-business, human rights and culture.
people and places: responsible volunteering
Volunteering in Peru — community development
Working with communities in the bio-hotspot of Amazonian Manu, this ongoing project is a sustainable initiative designed by the Manu project to boost local incomes, improve child and adult health and divert activity away from environmentally damaging sources of income.
The project�s primary goal is to develop family biogardens and community fruit and vegetable plots — improving child and adult nutrition and enabling local families to improve their income through the sale of surplus produce.
Volunteers are needed to help in all aspects of the project — working with local producers to augment their practical skills and helping them develop effective interaction with local tourism markets � from providing basic English classes to helping write websites.
It would be a real advantage if volunteers can speak at least basic Spanish — but it�s not essential.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.travel-peopleandplaces.co.uk
PeruForYou is a cultural exchange program for people interested in working as a volunteer and learning about social and development issues in Peru.
Help create sustainable communities in the Andes while exploring gorgeous Peru
Volunteer with Peru's Challenge, a non-profit in Cuzco that works with communities to make them self-sustainable through building schools, teaching kids, helping with health/hygiene, providing clean and safe drinking water, visiting families at their homes and more. As you volunteer, you also get to take Spanish lessons and tours through the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lima, Cuzco and more depending on whether you stay for 4, 8 or 12 weeks. Come join us and better the lives of many children.
South American Explorers Club
Volunteering in an NGO for Travelers in Peru
South American Explorers Club was founded in 1977 as a Peruvian nonprofit organization. Our mission is to provide non-biased information and honest advice for those exploring wonders of South America.
There's a variety of projects volunteers can choose to work on, anything from chatting with visitors to organizing events to writing a guidebook. Volunteering is free, the only condition is that the candidate at some point has to become a member of the club. Contact us for more info!
Contact: email@example.com, saexplorers.org
Volunteers for Peace
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 100 countries every year, including Peru! Project cost starts at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art and culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 30,000 volunteers worldwide and organized more than 850 volunteer projects in North America. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at VFP.org!