A travel and tourism organization based out of Lima, Peru.
Our volunteers will blog about their time living in Peru and write research entries to our Wiki Perupedia regarding subjects they are interested in to expand the medium. We also have a volunteer website which volunteers can work on; it is a database of affordable volunteer programs worldwide.
Your goal while volunteering is to collect information about Peruvian culture in order to present new content for our blog, Perupedia, and the Volunteer Planet website. As a volunteer, it will be your job to update these mediums with subjects that peak your interest. You will have the flexibility to explore topics that engage you whether it be food, dance, art, music, travel, sports, politics, or history. This volunteer program is truly a young writer's dream and the perfect opportunity for bloggers and social activists to polish their skills.
Around 9 AM: group breakfast
10 - 1 PM: hang out with the group, begin working
Around 1 PM: lunch
2 - 7 PM: work
It's important for us to hear about your experiences in Peru, so we give you a full day, once a week, to write a blog about your time in the country. These blogs will be posted on our website. To keep the blog fresh we have each volunteer post on a different day. Blog posts can be about traveling in Peru, current events, food, music, anything really as long as it has to do with Peru.
- Personal laptop,
- Digital or mobile camera
- Internet Savvy (Wordpress, HTML)
- Social/team player skills
- Goal oriented
- Clean and presentable
Utilities, Cable, Water
Not included: international/domestic flights, meals, toiletries
Volunteers are responsible for their meals. We have a fully stocked kitchen available to volunteers and the local market is only a 10-minute walk away. In addition, there are many small eateries nearby. Volunteers are also responsible for their laundry. We charge for this service at the house and there are also laundromats nearby.
During your time in Peru, your home base will be the Karikuy House. This home away from home is located in central Lima, 20 minutes away from the airport and 15 minutes away from the Plaza de Armas. The neighborhood is called Planeta and it is as traditional a neighborhood as you can get in Lima; full of life and color, this neighborhood was one of the first squatter settlements to be recognized by the government in the 1960's. Fifty years later this neighborhood continues to enchant visitors from abroad who wish to experience the real heart and soul of Lima. Festivals, concerts, and parties are common throughout Planeta and surrounding neighborhoods.
The Karikuy Volunteer Program returns in 2016 after a 5-year renovation of the Karikuy Volunteer House. It has taken nearly four years to improve the infrastructure on our home base to allow for further expansion of our volunteer program in 2016 and beyond. You will be expected to work Monday through Friday on our projects which include the Perupedia and Volunteer Planet databases. Furthermore more, you will work on blogging, fundraising, and our humanitarian projects. On the weekends you are free to travel throughout Peru and visit locations such as Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines. In addition to having the opportunity to live like a local, volunteers will receive help planning trips across Peru as well as special prices on services through Karikuy Tours Peru. This is a great opportunity for bloggers and journalists as well as passionate travelers who want to have an in-depth look at Peruvian Culture.