Peru Volunteer Programs
Share your English knowledge and become a teacher in Peru. Native speaker or not, your help is really needed here. With your English skills you can make an important contribution...
Peru is the perfect destination for volunteer work and learning the Spanish language. Volunteer in Education, English, Sports, or after-school daycare. Combinations between...
Do you want to work on a daily basis with young children? Volunteer in a kindergarten in Peru! Teach the children how to read and write. Make drawings and play educational...
Peru Volunteer Reviews
Great and unforgettable time with Peru Volunteer
Submitted by Conny Lotter - Technical University of Munich | January 15, 2017
I stayed with "Peru Volunteer" for half a year in 2015. It was a great time because I met a lot of nice people and I got to know an amazing country with its beautiful landscape and its interesting culture.
Among others, I organized English classes for children, adolescents and adults who wanted to learn the language. It was so much fun standing in front of the class and having the feeling to help these people and to enable them a better future by teaching English.
The coordinators of "Peru Volunteer" were always very nice and helpful. They always tried to find a solution if there were any troubles and I never had the feeling to be left alone. Everything was well organized, as far as it is possible in Peru. Of course you have to get used to many things in Peru which do not work as you might know it from home, but especially that makes your stay a great and unique experience!
I'm glad that I decided to do my voluntary work with "Peru Volunteer". I can highly recommend this organization.
Submitted by Felix - TUM | January 15, 2017
Review on 'Peru Volunteer'
Felix, 21 years old, german
Well, than here we go, the big adventure PERU.
After a lot of thinking I finally decided to sign up for Peru Volunteer to go with that organisation to Peru for 3 months. That was absolutely the right thing to do.
Before your trip to Peru, the organisation will help you with any questions. It is for sure a good idea to arrive one or two days early in Cusco to get used to the altitude and the new time zone. You will feel the altitude in the first couple of days.
You live in a cosy apartment in Cusco. Together with other volunteers you share the flat, which has dorms for girls and boys and a kitchen with everything you need. Spanish classes are great fun!
You are free to decide what you do after the classes. Mostly you do something with the other volunteers, for example sports, hiking, visiting some historical places of the Inkas or discovering Cusco's nightlife.
I can highly recommend to go with Peru Volunteer. I lived for three months in another world which is more dirty, more complicated and more confusing than I thought. But because of that and because of the people I met and got to know, I will surely never forget my once-in-a-lifetime-experience with Peru Volunteer!
Expanding my horizon with Peru Volunteer
Submitted by Dino Heinert - Universität Augsburg | January 13, 2017
I worked with Peru Volunteer about half a year. My time in Peru started with a Spanish language course where I was taught by very kind and capable teachers. At that time, I already got to know some other volunteers. I became good friends with some people of the organisation and I am still having contact with them now being back in Germany. After the first month, I started with the projects. Besides working in the kindergarten, I also gave English classes and supported the sport teachers occasionally. That is also a point I really liked about the organisation. Everything was very flexible and the coordinators were interested about what you wanted to do and how your projects worked. The coolest thing at the project in the kindergarten was the openness of the children towards the volunteers. In a short period you build close relationships with the children and they really enjoy playing with you.
During your work, you will get to difficult and challenging moments not only once. Due to language barriers and cultural differences you possibly bump into some misunderstandings. But if you are having an open attitude and you are willing to learn from these difficult situations the time can develop yourself a lot at your time at the organization.
Personally, I can really recommend Peru Volunteer (and Cusco which is a city with a great historical atmosphere)!
My experience abroad with Peru volunteer
Submitted by Julian Hain - Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences | January 12, 2017
I spent 6 months in Peru, teaching English, doing sports classes, working with disabled children and organizing vacation classes. If you want to get involved and take responsibility, the organization will give you the freedom you want, as long as your idea follows the organization's do good spirit. This doesn't just help you make experiences for a lifetime, but also progress with yourself. Work in Peru is not always easy and it is demanding at times. Peru Volunteer focuses on every person specifically, to meet their expectations of your trip as good as possible. The Spanish classes are given by lovely people, who prepare you for the volunteer work in an interactive and fun way. From a personal point of view the volunteer coordinators are great people, who try to make your stay as comfortable and close to home as possible. Also, you can always integrate amazing travels in your stay in Cusco. If you're trying to meet amazing people, be creative and make tons of good travelling experiences, you should definitely check Peru Volunteer out!
Overall, I had a super good time with the organization and this amazing country! :)
Submitted by erik Lathouwers - HVA Amsterdam | December 01, 2016
Between February 2016 and July 2016 I volunteered for Peru Volunteer. I had an amazing time in which I got to know a lot of different people. Peru Volunteer gave me the chance to be active in several sport programmes. In the end I organised a Marathon, gave sport classes to first graders and I was responsible for my own football team. It was nice that I could partially decide how I wanted to spend my voluntary period. Peru Volunteer had the contacts and from there on I could decide in which direction I wanted to go with my Voluntary work. I appreciated that they gave me the foundation from which I could explore my own passions and preferences. Peru Volunteers staff takes time for personal contact. They organised one on one conversations with you in order to share expectations and discuss if you are still enjoying your voluntary period. All in all a great organisation if you want to get to know yourself better, meet new people and want to do good for the local communities in Peru.