A travel and tourism organization based out of Lima, Peru
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. Our 2016 season begins in March with lodging at just US$55 a week!. You will be expected to work Monday through Friday on our projects which include the Perupedia and Volunteer Planet databases, Blogging as well as fundraising and our humanitarian projects. On the weekends you are free to travel throughout Peru visiting 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 and be given special prices on services through Karikuy Tours Peru. This is great opportunity for bloggers and journalists as well as the passionate traveler who wants to have an in depth look at Peruvian Culture.
Our volunteers blog about their time living in Peru, they also 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 on affordable volunteer programs worldwide.
Accommodations are provided as well as utilities such as water, electricity, high speed internet, cable tv.
Volunteers are responsible for their meals, we have a fully stocked kitchen available to volunteers and local market is only a 10 minute walk away. there are also many small eateries nearby. Volunteers are also responsible for their laundry, we charge for this service at the house or at nearby laundromats.
Your goal while volunteering in Peru for Karikuy is to gather as much information about the Peruvian culture in order to present fresh content for Perupedia, our Blog and Volunteer Planet website. As a volunteer it will be your job to update these mediums with subjects that peak your interest whether food, dance, art, music, travel, sports, politics or history, you will have the flexibility to explore topics that engage you.. This volunteer program can truly be a young writers dream and a perfect opportunity for bloggers and social activists to polish their skills.
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, as traditional a neighborhood you can get in Lima, full of life and color, this neighborhood in Cercado de Lima 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 experience the real heart and soul of Lima. Festivals, concerts and parties are common throughout Planeta and surrounding neighborhoods.