We value your time and strive to match you with a meaningful and responsible experience that gives you a unique look into the Peruvian community.
As in many countries, Peru finds itself in a lock-down situation with closed borders, and for the moment being, only online services are available. Right now you can start online Spanish classes with certified Peruvian teachers. Also Quechua classes are available.
You can still register for local services as well. We are flexible with changing starting dates due to changing circumstances in Peru or your country.
Volunteering is normally shorter than doing an internship and there are less requirements.
Being a volunteer would mean you spend a portion of your day volunteering, while also having lots of time to socialize, improve your Spanish, adventure and have fun! Normally projects are in need of people who wants to stay for a longer time so they really can be of help. The time to commit is, depending on the volunteer project, between 1 and 4 weeks minimum.
You can choose from many volunteer projects and community service opportunities based on your skills, Spanish level, and availability. We partner with more than 30 local, existing and sustainable volunteer placements in and around Cusco. Read more about our code of conduct and behavior at Responsible Work in Peru.
We have projects for every level of Spanish, even beginner, although your experience will be more rewarding if studying Spanish and knowing more of the local language. Check the project descriptions to learn about the required level.
When you stay at one of our accommodations or take some Spanish lessons with us, we coordinate your volunteering for free. Most projects in Cusco might ask you for a donation which goes directly to support your volunteer project.
Whether you are looking for opportunities to teach and work in education, or to simply hang out with some cute kids in a Kindergarten, this project category is for you. Volunteers in Youth & Development serve as positive role models for the children in these programs. Tasks range from teaching (sports or English), helping with homework, and leading workshops on special topics.
As a healthcare volunteer you will work in one of our local medical clinics or hospitals. Depending on your goals and/or experience, you will be assigned nurse and follow him/her in their morning or afternoon tasks. A high Spanish level will give you the opportunity to work and rotate in to all areas of your clinic placement.
Our Inca Archaeology programme in Peru is perfect for anyone interested in developing their archaeological skills and seeking to learn more about Peruvian history, or for someone that wants to spend their holidays in a productive and adventurous way. No previous experience is required.
We work with a local dog shelter who strives to give street dogs and abandoned dogs a home, medical care, and a lot of love. Our Wildlife Rescue Center harbours all kind of wild animals.
Dedicate your time to volunteering in sustainable development! Many in Cusco and its surroundings still respect and honor Pachamama, the goddess known as Mother Nature to the Inca peoples. Our environmental project allows you to connect with Pachamama in the beautiful Cloud Forrest. Here volunteers can participate in organic farming and harvesting, supporting local farmers.