Peru: Chiclayo, Cusco, Lima and 2 other cities

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 3-6 Month, 5-8 Week, 7-12 Month, 9-12 Week


See website.


In order to participate in this volunteer program, Cultural Embrace requires that you:
- Be between the ages of 18 to 70. Or, if younger than 18, you must have parental or guardian consent.
- Have good physical health.
- Be open to foreign cultures and living abroad.
- Have a high level of responsibility.
- Be dedicated to the full term of commitment.
- Be a team player.
- Enjoy providing a service and working with others in a challenging environment.


  • Spanish
  • English

Cost in US$:

See website.

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Language instruction
  • Medical insurance
  • Food
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

* Guaranteed Volunteer Placement Prior to Departure
Cultural Embrace by API pre-arranges your volunteer project before you leave home to ensure an easy and hassle-free transition into your new life abroad.

* Housing and Board
Basic, clean & comfortable accommodations in a volunteer guest house or with a host family. Depending upon the destination, 1-3 meals are included.

* Language & Cultural Activities
Most CE by API volunteer projects in Latin America include the first week of Spanish classes (15-20 hours). Additional Spanish classes may be added on to your program. Portuguese lessons in Brazil are included in Salvador de Bahia, or you many opt for lessons in the other cities. Most volunteer placement locations will have cultural activities either included or for a nominal fee (ie: salsa/merengue lessons, cooking classes, weaving, hiking/sight-seeing).

* Visa Assistance
All volunteers to Latin America travel on the tourist visa. Please contact the country’s Embassy or Consulate to check details, or ask your CE by API coordinator. Please note that any visa fees are the responsibility of the applicant. While we can assist you during the process, ultimately it is your responsibility to ensure that you have obtained the appropriate visa for your work experience. Cultural Embrace by API has no control over the visa process and cannot guarantee that your visa application will be accepted.

* Arrival Pick-Up and Orientation
All volunteers are picked up at the airport by our local coordinator who will then help them settle into the guest house or host family. The first week includes introductions and orientation to help you settle into your project.

* Cultural Embrace by API Culture Kit
Before your departure, we will send you a cultural kit that is filled with useful tips, advice, information, and your insurance card to prepare you for your amazing adventure of living and working abroad.

* Medical, Life, & Travel Insurance
Medical and life insurance is provided for all participants during the program term. This insurance coverage includes medical evacuation and repatriation, as well as 24-hour support services for medical & travel issues.

* Full-time Representation
Cultural Embrace by API provides English-speaking representation in the United States and Latin America prior to, during, and after your placement.

* TOMS Shoes, a One for One™ Giving Product
Upon completion of your program and online evaluations, you will receive a pair of TOMS Shoes. With every product purchased, TOMS will help a person in need. One for One™. Giving back is part of our ethos. We share the vision of the TOMS mission - to help contribute to making a positive impact abroad by providing a pair of shoes to a child in need.

* Optional international mobile plan with data coverage
Opt for an AT&T mobile plan that offers low international rates, no roaming charges in over 150 countries, and bundled data and text. Current AT&T customers may simply add the coverage to their current plan and billing. Non-AT&T customers may use their own phone and swap with an AT&T SIM card.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Building Maintenance
  • Building/construction Projects
  • Childcare/children
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Orphans
  • Social Services, Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Volunteer Management
  • Wildlife Surveying

Age Range

Be between the ages of 21 to 70.

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Group living
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Disciplinary Clearance Form
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Letters of Reference
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

2 weeks-1 year

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad