- otis ravenstein
I really enjoyed my stay in Cusco. Living in the PV residence one has the... read moreI really enjoyed my stay in Cusco. Living in the PV residence one has the opportunity to meet other people which are mostly friendly and open.Peru Volunteer gives you not only the chance to work on well-organized projects, but also gives you the possibility to know the country Peru in a lot of aspects (culturally and socially) by traveling or visiting interesting places. read less - 05 Feb 2020Mara Holbach
I started travelling through South America after I had stayed at the Peru volunteer apartment... read moreI started travelling through South America after I had stayed at the Peru volunteer apartment for three months and it really helped me to get along. Not only because I improved my Spanish but also because I learned how to behave in South America. When you arrive, the coordinator explains you everything about the Peruvian live style and gives you all information about travelling around this beautiful country.I taught English in a public school where I learned more about the culture and the traditions. During the afternoon I helped to train kids of a local volleyball team. I really liked their trainer. She was one of the nicest persons I have met in Peru. All these people were so thankful for me volunteering and this made me even happier. All in all I can say, it was one of the greatest exeperiences I have ever made in life and I am really grateful for the memories. read less - 05 Jan 2020jakob merkens
My time in Cusco with Peru Volunteer was amazing! I've been teaching English and helping... read moreMy time in Cusco with Peru Volunteer was amazing! I've been teaching English and helping in the sports lessons in a public school as well as helping in the basketball project in the afternoon for two and a half months. I had a great time and so much fun with the lovely kids while really making a difference in their lives by teaching English. It was a great feeling to see the kids making progress and how thankful they were. I also really liked helping out in the basketball project and participating myself from time to time. Marcelo, the local coordinator, is a huge help to get used to the life in Cusco. He showed us the neighborhood around the apartment and the center and gave us advice on where to get food, buy groceries or book tours to the many attractions around Cusco. He always was a big help if I had any questions problems. Living in the shared apartment with the other volunteers I made many good friends and had a comfortable place to come home to after work or trips on the weekends. I would definitely recommend you this organisation and would love to come back myself!Thank you, Marcelo and Thomas read less - 02 Jan 2020
- Michel Mittelstädt-Deterding
The Peru Volunteering in Cusco was an amazing experience and I am more than thankful... read moreThe Peru Volunteering in Cusco was an amazing experience and I am more than thankful to experience such an amazing organization. It was always fun to work with the students and also the host. Also was the organisation very helpful. Marcelo showed us the city and tried to help us with the Peruvian culture. I loved to life in the apartment and think it's an amazing possibility to learn a bit more about oneself, Peru and other people. read less - 02 Jan 2020Amy Grimberg
My stay in Cusco with Peru Volunteer was an amazing experience where I learned for... read moreMy stay in Cusco with Peru Volunteer was an amazing experience where I learned for my life. I had not only a good time with the other Volunteers in the cozy apartment but also a great time with my students. The kids were thankful and had a lot of fun with all the volunteers. You really feel like changing a little world teaching those wonderful kids. I totally recommend Peru Volunteer and reassure you a great experience where you not only find new friends but also a new home! read less - 31 Dec 2019
- Julia Ackermann
If you are looking for authentic volunteering, improving your Spanish, living the Peruvian culture and... read moreIf you are looking for authentic volunteering, improving your Spanish, living the Peruvian culture and making friends from all over, this is probably the best organization you can get. I will never forget and always be grateful for the time I got to spend in Cusco with Perú Volunteer. Cusco is a gorgeous city, full of energy, culture, history and night life. There is an almost infinite amount of things to do in and around the city, from visiting Inca Ruins to exploring the jungle. While the historic city center of Cusco is beautiful, though quite touristy, the Peru Volunteer apartment is located a quick bus ride from the center, in an authentic, but nonetheless completely safe, Peruvian neighborhood. That way, you really see how people here live and get to do your grocery shopping at the nearby Mercado de Ttio, where you can get anything from fresh fruits and veggies, over meat and fish, to toothpaste and toilet paper. I assure you, the apartment will quickly feel like home. It will not only be the place you sleep and eat at, but also where you’ll play card or board games, watch Netflix, pregame and cure your hangovers - all with the amazing people who will be your roomies. Working with this organization feels like becoming part of a family, really. Marcello, one member of this family, is Peruvian, lives in Cusco and will show you around the city on your first couple of days. He also makes sure everything runs smoothly, helps with whatever you need and coordinates the volunteering projects. I taught English at a secondary school in Poroy, a small town about an hour bus ride away from Cusco. Working that far away was my choice though, Perú Volunteer also works with multiple primary and secondary schools in Cusco, which are located a lot closer to the apartment. However, I really enjoyed my work in Poroy and would highly recommend the school. You usually accompany and aid a teacher in his or her classes, but depending on the situation it can also be possible to prepare and hold your own classes. Most of the students in Poroy are actually willing and eager to learn English, and while there are always teenagers who think they are too cool for school, your work is generally highly appreciated by both teachers and students. The level of the English classes is sadly quite low, so your work does really make a difference here. Because of the long transit, I only went to school three times a week. However, it is always possible to assist in more than one project, and I chose to also work in a sports project, helping to teach girls, ages six to eight, volleyball. For them (no matter your volleyball skills, I had for instance never played on a team or in a club before), you are the most fascinating person there is. While they were a ton of work and always kept me running around court, they were also insanely cute and I will miss each and every one of them. Lastly, although I did not take a class, my Spanish improved significantly, simply by working and living in Cusco. To sum it up: both my projects were immensely rewarding, but also the experience as a whole, living in Peru, exploring Cusco and its surrounding area, going out, learning to dance salsa... let’s say, I had the time of my life and made friends I’m sure to stay in touch with 🙂 read less - 31 Dec 2019Tim Mittelstädt
It was an machtless time, which i will never forget! This project made me feel... read moreIt was an machtless time, which i will never forget! This project made me feel like home. I felt comfortable since i arrived in the nice volunteer-apartment in cusco. Becoming friends with other volunteers, exploring Cusco and the Peruvian-culture together and practicing spanish in a very nice way!Also the experience with the kids while playing football was awesome. We had a great time and learned from each other. This organisation feels more like a family than like a organisation. Marcelo will help you to settle down in Cusco and show you around the city. I could really imagine to stay here even longer. read less - 30 Dec 2019Yilin Z.
I came to Peru with no expectations and it happened to be one of the... read moreI came to Peru with no expectations and it happened to be one of the most fulfilling and eyes opening experiences I had. Peru Volunteer will help you with this experience. Since this is not a big organization, it is a lot more flexible on your project choice as well as your individual needs and wishes. Compared to other big organizations where everything feels more distant, with Peru Volunteer you rather feel like being part of a community. After all, everyone is there for a similar reason.The coordinator in Cusco will help you to settle in your first days and is supporting you in all aspects.I was volunteering in a local kindergarten for two months. In those two months I have not only improved my Spanish skills, learned about the Peruvian culture, but also collected countless memories with those adorable children.Thank you Peru Volunteer for making this experience happen! read less - 09 Dec 2019
- Alex Born
My experience with Peru Volunteer was amazing !I spent 2 months in Cusco volunteering in... read moreMy experience with Peru Volunteer was amazing !I spent 2 months in Cusco volunteering in the kindergarten. Working with kids, practicing the language and learning everyday something new about the peruvian culture was the best part.In Peru there are many beautiful places to visit like MacchuPicchu, Rainbowmountain, Maras Moray,... on the weekend there is enough time for some trips.All in all I can say that with Peru Volunteer its easy to meet a new culture and new people from all over the world, practicing your spanish skills and supporting facilities.Thanks to Thomas and Marcelo ! read less - 06 Dec 2019Lenja Wolf
My experience with peru volunteer was amazing. I spent two months in Cusco, living in... read moreMy experience with peru volunteer was amazing. I spent two months in Cusco, living in the comfortable apartment, located near to a really cheap market, grocery store and some restaurants. My project was only 3 minutes away. Working in the school was a great experience, the teacher I was assisting was extreamly nice and really grateful for my help. The kids loved having a volunteer and couldn't stop showing their love through hugging me and giving me little presents. Compared to other organizations (I talked to some other volunteers I met in Cusco) peru volunteer is relativley cheap, having the same or an even better service. Another important point is that the organization is really flexible, changing projects or staying longer is no problem. The local coordinater shows you around and gives you all the information you need to know about the city and the projects. He is also really helpful with your travel plans. After the city tour with him I knew all the good restaurants and places to visit. If anything happens, like getting sick you can always count on him to help you and acompany you to the hospital. Im conclusion I can only recommand this organization to any one who wants to experience the peruvian lifestyle while also doing something really helpful for the community. read less - 06 Dec 2019Jonas Niksch
My experience in Peru was amazing thanks to Peru Volunteer. I volunteered for 3 months... read moreMy experience in Peru was amazing thanks to Peru Volunteer. I volunteered for 3 months in total in both the Teaching English project as well as the Football project at Projecto Brasil. During my stay I also had 100 hours of Spanish lessons which improved my Spanish massively and also made it a lot easier to communicate with the locals.Also I'd like to say special thanks to Marcelo the local coordinator of Peru Volunteer, who always had a helping hand in any unforeseen events. Marcelo also was a great assistance in getting to know Peruvian habits and the city of Cusco.The communication with Thomas via Skype or Mail also was perfect, giving me a clear overview what to expect and answering all open questions. All in all, I just can recommend volunteering with this organisation if you have the opportunity to do so. Thanks again for everything to Marcelo and Thomas ! read less - 06 Dec 2019
- Melanie D.
I can say without a doubt, that volunteering in Peru was one of the best... read moreI can say without a doubt, that volunteering in Peru was one of the best experiences in my life so far and I would totally recommend this life experience to everyone!In my opinion it makes such a big difference, whether you just travel through, or if you live and work in a foreign country like Peru- you experience and get to know the country in a completely different way. You get to know the people, their culture, the language, their history, their food and so much more…I spend two month in Peru and fall in love with this beautiful country- It is so extremely diverse through the different climate zones with the coast, the desert, the andes, the jungle and there is so much so see and to discover!I am really happy that I chose to spend my time there with Peru Volunteer. I appreciated that it`s a small, familiar organization and I always knew who`s my contact person and who could help me for every matter.To live in a Volunteer house was a great choice, I really estimated to share my experiences with other volunteers.In addition, I was happy to be able, to combine two morning projects with the Kindergarten and art project, to have a bit of variety and to take private Spanish classes in the afternoons.Peru volunteer was always trying to help me, to get a volunteer work which corresponded to my wishes and passions, what I really appreciated.In my Kindergarten project I worked together with 4-5 years old kids whose curiosity and gratitude I got to know in many fulfilling situations. And also during my art project I was able to spend an interesting time with a ceramic artist, where I could learn a lot about the traditional peruvian handcrafts.Once again, a big THANK YOU to Peru Volunteer- Thomas and Marcelo, my Spanish teacher Libia and all the nice people with whom I was able to spend an unforgettable time in Peru!!! read less - 06 Nov 2019Kimchi Productions
Peru Volunteer is a great organization to explore Peru with. The optional Spanish classes before... read morePeru Volunteer is a great organization to explore Peru with. The optional Spanish classes before and/or during the project make it way easier to achieve the Spanish skills necessary to fully immerse yourself into Peru and Latin America as a whole. Volunteering in the offered projects gets you even more in touch with the local people. Especially in programs such as the english teaching project which could actually make a difference in people’s lives.In case you ever require support, there’s Marcelo, the local coordinator, to help you out with whatever you need. Meaning that during your stay in Peru you will never be left help- or clueless.In conclusion, after a three months stay in Cusco with Peru Volunteer, I can only recommend this organization to do volunteering with. Great thanks also to Thomas, who concerns himself with the Volunteers prior to ones stay and notably Marcelo for his constant attention and support locally. read less - 06 Nov 2019Nika Wanderlust
If you want to make the difference, improve your Spanish, meet great people, be safe... read moreIf you want to make the difference, improve your Spanish, meet great people, be safe and happy - this company is for you!I am glad I found it for my first volunteering experience. It went very smooth.The apartment is located in a safe neighborhood close to a local market and just about 20 mins from the main plaza.The company is looking forward to help you to get the project you are the best at and responds to your concerns.I was able to teach English at a local school, attend Spanish classes, travel and enjoy the city in a very relaxed manner.On Thursdays and Fridays we had workshops where we learned how to make Pisco Sour and dance salsa!The only down side is that you get used to this and don’t want to leave!Many thanks to Thomas and Marcelo! read less - 06 Nov 2019
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- otis ravenstein
I really enjoyed my stay in Cusco. Living in the PV residence one has the... read more - 05 Feb 2020Mara Holbach
I started travelling through South America after I had stayed at the Peru volunteer apartment... read more - 05 Jan 2020
- Michel Mittelstädt-Deterding
The Peru Volunteering in Cusco was an amazing experience and I am more than thankful... read more - 02 Jan 2020Christopher
Great Apartment, has all you need for a nice stay in Cusco! The host is... read more - 02 Jan 2020
- Julia Ackermann
If you are looking for authentic volunteering, improving your Spanish, living the Peruvian culture and... read more - 31 Dec 2019Tim Mittelstädt
It was an machtless time, which i will never forget! This project made me feel... read more - 30 Dec 2019
- Alex Born
My experience with Peru Volunteer was amazing !I spent 2 months in Cusco volunteering in... read more - 06 Dec 2019Lenja Wolf
My experience with peru volunteer was amazing. I spent two months in Cusco, living in... read more - 06 Dec 2019
- Melanie D.
I can say without a doubt, that volunteering in Peru was one of the best... read more - 06 Nov 2019Kimchi Productions
Peru Volunteer is a great organization to explore Peru with. The optional Spanish classes before... read more - 06 Nov 2019