Since 2014 we organize volunteer work, accommodation and Spanish language courses in Cusco, Peru. We are a personal and flexible organization that supports local Peruvian institutions and initiatives. With the help of our volunteers, we strive to have a positive impact on the projects we support.
Peru Volunteer has the goal to assist Peruvian children in their education. The presence of a volunteer in the class room or on the sports pitch, really helps the teacher to give the students the deserved type of attention.
At the same time, we want the volunteers to feel safe, welcome and comfortable. Peru Volunteer wants to offer you a great cultural experience in Peru. For more than 8 years we organize volunteer work, Spanish language courses and accommodation for our volunteers. When you feel comfortable you can develop use, develop and extend your skills.
A volunteer should occupy or take over a local job. The activities from Peru Volunteer can reach their maximum impact when there is a constant stream of volunteers. But education, sports and project work should always be able to continue without the presence of a volunteer. We hope you want to document your stay and your progress. So the next volunteer can take over and continue your work.
Way we work
We prefer personal contact with our volunteers. After email contact, we will have a Skype call. You can ask all your questions and we can find out what you really want to do in Peru. Together we will construct your program. Pre-departure support will be part of our service.
In Peru you will be picked up from the airport. There will be 24-hour assistance in English and Spanish for our volunteers, in case of any problem or emergency. Peru Volunteer will do its best to give you a pleasant stay in Peru. And when you feel comfortable, you can put all your energy in your volunteer work.
Why choose us
A small organization with personal contact
Participate actively in local education and other projects
We have genuine interest in our volunteers
We assist you in your journey and are flexible when changes are needed
My name is Thomas and I started Peru Volunteer in 2013.
In 2002, I volunteered myself around Cusco. Later on, I worked for a Dutch NGO in Guatemala. Both experiences were intense, but beautiful. The “rewarding feeling” which both jobs gave me, was an essential part of the motivation to start “Peru Volunteer”.
Helping people with fewer options than yourself is a good thing to do. While you share your skills and energy to help people, you will receive gratitude and the positive feeling of doing something worthwhile. Next to helping others, Peru Volunteer is also focused on providing an unforgettable stay in Peru for the volunteers. To offer volunteers the possibility to learn and expand their (life) skills, is a great process.
I hope we can build up volunteer projects together. With the help of volunteers, we can continue to expand our programs. For I have the feeling that we only just got started. I hope to see you soon in Peru.
I am Marcelo from Peru. Since January 2017 I’m a Coordinator for Peru Volunteer.
I came to Cusco 13 years ago, and it feels like my home town now. It is a beautiful and great place to live.I studied tourism in Cusco. Later on I lived in Switzerland for 5 years, where I studied music and learned German. Because of this experience I know what it means to live in a different culture.
When I came back to Peru I started working in Tourism. Showing my own country and its beautiful culture is a passion of mine. I will help you orientate in Cusco, and I can give you tips & tricks to get the most out of your stay in Peru.