Volunteer work

Working as a volunteer is a fantastic experience. Unselfishly helping others will give you a lot of energy and positive feelings. Read our blog article about the advantages of volunteering.

All volunteer projects of Peru Volunteer are currently in and around Cusco. All projects are reachable with public transport, within approximately 30 minutes.

 

A typical day as a Peru Volunteer

7:30
Wake up & breakfast in Volunteer house

8:00
Transport to Volunteer project

8:30 – 13:00
Volunteer work

13:00 – 16:00
Lunch and free time

16:00 – 18:00
Volunteer work

18:30 – 00:00
Dinner and free time

In the morning, the Peruvian children are going to school. Our volunteers assist the teachers during classes. You can work as an English teacher, or assist with Sport classes. Also volunteering in a Kindergarten, or in Special Education are options.

In the afternoon, you can be active in sport projects. Most popular sports are Football, Volleyball and Basketbal. Also Teaching English, work in a Dog Shelter or help out in an afternoon care project for neighbourhood children are options.

A combination between different projects is possible and there are no extra costs. Peru Volunteer encourages you to help in different projects. However, you can only really have an impact when you speak the basics of the Spanish language. And when you are available for a minimum of 4 weeks (preferably 8 weeks!). Especially young children will attach to the volunteers. To avoid too many “goodbyes” for the children, we do not offer “short-term” volunteering. The volunteer will also have to adapt to the cultural differences and the climate.

A volunteer will work between 20 and 25 hours per week in one or more volunteer projects. For some projects, classes will have to be prepared. We ask all volunteers to document their work, and assist us with showing the progress that we make. In a Skype call, we will discuss your possible volunteer program and your preferences.