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 in Peru — Community Development or Healthcare Quests
United Planet's Quests offer volunteers a unique blend of work, cultural immersion, and fun. All ages and skill levels are invited to apply. Everyone has something to offer! Join us from 1 to 12 weeks on a Community Development or Healthcare Quest!
Cost: Varies with duration of your stay.
Dates: Ongoing start dates.
Contact: United Planet, 11 Arlington St, Boston MA 02116, USA.
Tel.: 800-292-2316 or 617-267-7763.
Volunteer Abroad and Teach Abroad in Peru
Our medical programs include a medical center in Lima and the Cusco Rahabilitation Center. We offer community work at a kindergarten, orphanage or a teacher's Assistant in Lima. Live with a Peruvian family and teach them English 15 hours per week as part of the Conversation Corps program.
Dates: Year ‘round
Cost: Please see website for prices.
Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield St. Guilford, CT 06437.
Tel.: 203-453-5838. Toll free 1-877-949-9998.
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Volunteer Projects in Peru
REAL projects….REAL experience! Your development project is determined by matching your skills with the needs of the local community. Hands on service work, weekly adventures, homestays, and local culture and language classes create an unforgettable experience. Volunteer projects include: health care, environment, journalism, teaching, and human rights.
Dates: Programs start every month of the year and run from 2 – 26 weeks in duration.
Cost: Program fees are based on the location and duration of your volunteer project. Please inquire or visit our website for current pricing. ProWorld scholarships and many private scholarships are available. We also offer fundraising support.
Program fees support our host community economies in the forms of project materials purchases, local salaries, host family payments, and local purchases. Program fees include: full room and board, domestic transportation, 24 hour safety and medical services, local culture and language classes, and funding of development projects and internships. The program fee also includes multiple cultural and adventure activities.
Contact: ProWorld Headquarters, ProWorld Service Corps, 1215 Taylor Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA
Tel: 877.733.7378 (toll free); 406.245.7348 (direct line). Fax: 406.252.3973.
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, care, conservation, culture and community, 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 in the Amazon in Peru!
Help Greenheart Travel�s environmental sustainability project, Medical Center Volunteer, or Assisting Children with Special Needs in Peru! Make a difference in the Amazon Rainforest and in local communities! These programs allow volunteers to experience one of the most beautiful places on earth. Daily tasks surround volunteers with nature. Volunteer Peru is for the outdoor and animal lover!
Dates: 1-12 Week Programs, 2-12 Week Programs, or 4-12 Week Programs depending on the program.
Cost: Depends on the Program.
Contact: Greenheart Travel, 746 North LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654.
Volunteer Abroad in Cusco, Peru from US$270
Affordable volunteer opportunities available in Cusco. Volunteers can participate in Teaching English, Childcare Projects, Medical Placement, Construction and
Renovation and Jungle Conservation. IVHQ sends over 5000 volunteer travelers
worldwide annually — one of the world's most popular volunteer placement organizations!
Cost: Program Fees start from US$270
Dates: Programs start on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Duration: Volunteers can volunteer anywhere from one week to six months.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
Tel.: +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!
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.
Responsible Volunteer Workers in Peru
AYNI teaches English to primary school children in the community of a small shanty village. The organisation also does outreach workshops to the community as a whole in health and nutrition. We encourage students to continue their education to High School, by offering resources and support.
The organization has a number of community development projects...whereby families have the opportunity to generate a greater income. The loan program, a Tamarind tree plantation, family support systems and a garden project. See more on the website.
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.
Volunteer in Peru
A variety of volunteer programs offered for those who already have a strong command of the Spanish language.
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!