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Volunteer Opportunities in Peru

Volunteer Opportunities in Peru

Volunteering in Peru is a travel experience different from all the rest that will prove to be engaging, exciting, and incredibly unique. Named “land of abundance”, Peru stands as a crossroad between an unimaginable history, incredible nature, and powerful mining and textile industries. Volunteering opportunities can be found in both urban centers or rural experiences in villages or the mountains. Fields of activity range from education, particularly teaching English, to agriculture and wildlife conservation.

Volunteer in Animal Care

Esperanza Verde International

Esperanza Verde is a Wildlife Rescue Centre and Conservation project based in the Amazon Jungle.

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Peru Vivential

About us:We are a a small non-profit organization located in the low income district of La Esperanza in Trujillo, Peru. Currently we have two projects running, teaching English to some of the poorest children in Trujillo, and assisting at a Dog shelter for recued street dogs.

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Volunteer in Childcare

Volunteers Peru

Volunteers Peru is a small registered Non-Governmental Organization based in the city of Arequipa in southern Peru. We currently support two projects where volunteers can make a positive contribution to the local community.

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MySmallHelp Peru

Our mission is to help those living in poverty or with a disability access a brighter future primarily by providing access to education, skills training, and health care. Our philosophy is that if more and more people give their small help every person will be able to enjoy their basic human rights.

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Volunteer in Conservation Work

NGO Amazon Shelter for Animal And Enviromental Protection

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitate wild animals in the Peruvian jungle.

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Working together with the local community, we have built a center for wildlife rescue and environmental education, in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon.

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Volunteer in Teaching related activities

The Light and Leadership Initiative

We are a close-knit family of volunteers working with the community of Huaycan, Peru to provide empowering educational classes and workshops to women and children.

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Oye LENA was founded by two Belgians, Valerie Demol and Stefanie Van Erps. Valerie used to live in Peru, but returned in 2014. Since her return, she coördinates the project from Belgium. Stefanie lives on the project in Curahuasi, Peru and is the projectmanager.

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How to Volunteer in Peru

How to find volunteer opportunities in Peru

Peru has incredible cultural practices and distinct natural and historical landmarks, that turn any volunteering opportunity to an enriching experience. You’re a traveller, but your engagement with everything around you means you can safely let go of your Lonely Planet copy and let yourself learn about this place on your own. Peru has a great deal to offer: from social enterprises in small communities that are making a huge impact, to long standing nonprofits working their way through deep change - this place is all about innovation and revelation. Research and understand what you’re looking for and what you’re interested in offering to Peru. Rest assured - this place will return the favor.

Best time to volunteer in Peru

With one of the most varies climates on the planet, there’s no bad time to travel and volunteer in Peru. Summer in Peru starts in December and continues throughout February, and winter comes in July and lasts to September. The division in more by wet/dry times and Peru’s steep changes in altitude make no two places similar in temperature and humidity. This makes the best time to volunteer in peru to depend upon the area (and height!) of the nonprofit you’re headed to.

Essential information about Peru

If you’re planning to volunteer in Peru, it would be great to start working on your Spanish - but know that Peru is a multilingual nation with several aboriginal languages. The average daily cost when traveling is $129 per day, but if you are traveling on a budget costs can be much lower. While volunteering, each nonprofit organization has a different arrangement in terms of offering food and accommodation so costs may change accordingly. In most cases, tourist visas in Peru hold for 183 days and volunteers do not need any special visa. With that, it is always recommended to check out the website of Peru’s Department of Foreign Affairs.