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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 Abroad with Local Non-Profits


Volunteer in Animal Care

Quechua School

We help children and their families teaching values, languages and motivating sports. We carry out healthy tourism, valuing its culture and caring for nature; we promote research and programs in vulnerable communities. Visit ourweb http://quechuaschool.org/


RAREC

With our rescue efforts, we help the species’ survival in the present. With our outreach programs, we help preserve the species’ future.

14 Reviews

Volunteer in Childcare

NGO Oye LENA

Oye LENA is an educational project located in Curahuasi, in the heart of the Andes mountain range at an altitude of 2,600 metres. It was founded on 15 April 2012 and has been an officially registered NGO in Peru since 8 February 2013.Oye LENA is short for “Oye Loquitas EN Acción!”, which freely translated means: “Listen up, we are taking action!”We believe that every child has the right to qualitative education, focussed on personality development, regardless of their own capabilities and limitations and regardless of the place and culture in which they grow up. Children from underprivileged families and ethnic minorities, children with a disability and children in rural areas should have the same opportunities as others.

5 Reviews

Intiwawa

Intiwawa is a young nonprofit organisation fighting poverty in San Isidro and surrounding villages.

3 Reviews

Volunteer in Conservation Work

NGO APRODE PERU

We are a non profit organization that contributes in the promotion of human, social and sustainable development in Peru; seeking for the welfare of people in poverty, extreme poverty and people in social risk.

2 Reviews

Esperanza Verde International

Esperanza Verde is a wildlife rescue center and conservation project based in the Amazon jungle.

9 Reviews

Volunteer in Teaching related activities

Peru Vivential

We are a non-profit organization based in Peru providing free English education to disadvantaged children and adults in the local community Our main goal is to support children from public schools with English Classes.

3 Reviews

L A M A Latin American Missions Association

We are focused in an area that was devastated in 2007 earthquake, helping children and families in poor rural farm worker communities.

2 Reviews

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.