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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

7Elements Peru

October: Help Develop a Permaculture Food Forest in the Yanesha Indigenous Community!

Oxapampa, Peru.
October 14 - November 4, 2018
We are a non-profit organization organizing service programs to connect young leaders from the Amazon with the western world. Our mission is simple: to help those in need by participating in the sustainable development and conservation of the Peruvian rainforest and its populations, while providing a life-changing service-learning experience to volunteers. We want to deliver the tools so that our volunteers really understand the connections between our non-sustainable lifestyle and poverty, environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity and climate change. We believe that our vision can and will be realized. We want to create a new generation of enlightened and mindful leaders that will change our society.

Volunteer in Animal Care

RAREC

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

9 Reviews

Peru Vivential

We are 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 rescued street dogs.

3 Reviews

Volunteer in Childcare

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.

1 Review

Volunteers Peru

Volunteers Peru is a small grassroots NGO based in the city of Arequipa in the Andes of southern Peru. We are currently working in partnership with two projects where volunteers can make a positive contribution to the local community. The first is a home for girls at risk in Arequipa; the second is a public school in the village of Tomepampa, Cotahuasi Canyon.

6 Reviews

Volunteer in Conservation Work

7Elements Peru

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting volunteers to those in need in order to help them overcome challenges and develop meaningful relationships.

6 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

MySmallHelp Peru

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

3 Reviews

Intiwawa

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

1 Review

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.