Volunteer work in Peru
Peru, with its emerald-green mountain passes, bright Indio markets, and centuries-old cities is understandably one of the most popular tourist spots in Latin America. The fantastic city of Cusco, nestled in the Andes Mountains, will be the starting point of your Peruvian adventure, lasting 3, 5, or 8 weeks.
Volunteer Work in Peru
After the language course, you will begin your four weeks of volunteer work in Peru. Several organisations depend on the help of volunteers. Most projects are social, education, health, or culture volunteering opportunities.
You can volunteer in:
- Children’s day care centres
- Preschools and primary schools
- Asylum shelters for street children
- Sport projects
- Rehabilitation centres for children and adults (experience with psychology is helpful, but not required)
- Hospitals (usually only for volunteers with training or education in the field of medicine)
- Cultural centres
- Travel agencies
- A lodge in the rainforest
After we have received your application, you will receive an overview of all project possibilities for volunteer work in Peru. However, you will need to be flexible. Previous experience and knowledge of languages can play a role in your project placement. There are plenty of opportunities for everyone to experience an unforgettable time as a volunteer - you just need to stay open-minded about your project!
If you want, you can extend your volunteer work in Peru for an additional payment of £ 95 (US$ 155 / 115 €) per week for accommodation and meals. A small part of this programme money goes directly to your project, in the form of material donations. You are also helping to support the region financially.
Past participants' volunteer work in Peru:
Rehabilitation centre for the elderly
- Offering support during meals and leisure time
- Caring for residents of the home
- Organising and implementing creative workshops
Projects for street children
- Teaching street children
- Supplying them with food
- Helping with leisure time activities
- Organising and implementing workshops
State hospital for the poor, Arequipa
- Playing with children in a children’s ward
- Helping with child care
- Giving the children the attention they need but often do not receive during a busy hospital day
After-school project for children 3-15 years of age
- Supervising children with their homework
- Playing learning games
- Going on excursions, doing sports activities or creative workshops
- Teaching English
... just to list a few examples of volunteer work in Peru.