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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

RAREC

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

11 Reviews

Amazon Shelter for Animal and Environmental Protection

Humans are mainly responsible for the current problems in relation to the deterioration of ecosystems. We believe that it is necessary to wake up the consciousness in people in order to achieve behavioural change in their activities and stop this deterioration.

1 Review

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 currently working in partnership with three projects: a home for girls at risk in Arequipa, an environmental government agency in the Cotahuasi Canyon, and a public school in the village of Tomepampa.

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.

7 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 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

EcOceánica

We are an NGO working to promote and contribute to the conservation and sustainability of marine ecosystems in the Southeast Pacific by the integration of scientific research, sustainable management, environmental education and outreach, and inter-institutional collaboration.

3 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.