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Surf and Volunteer in Peru


Peru: Piura, Rural Areas

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 1-2 Week


start 1st, 3rd weekend of each month


* Willingness to work with community members including youth
* Flexibility
* Tolerance for the unexpected (power outages, water shortage, etc)
* Sense of adventure
* Understand contributing financial as well as human resources.


  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

USD 780

Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Costs for the volunteer positions are broken down into two components: 1) Volunteer Contribution or donation and 2) Program Fees. The volunteer contribution is a one-time tax-deductible donation of USD 395 used to support the operation of the not-for-profit in the local community and provide the infrastructure to do so.

Program fees are USD 295/week for each and every week on the program. Program fees include: food, lodging, transportation to Lobitos from Northern Peru regional capital Talara, pre-project preparation, local support, health and safety management, surfboard use and contribution to the salaries of local staff. Therefore, the total for a two-week program is USD $985. A month-long volunteer stay would cost USD $1,575. Internships are available to volunteers who complete 4 weeks of volunteer service and are able to fill a gap in programming as determined by the Site Supervisor.

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Business
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health Education
  • Microfinance
  • Nutrition
  • Recreation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Small Business Development
  • Sports
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

A typical volunteer has a strong desire to have fun while doing good. Previous volunteers have ranged from gap-year travelers to corporate volunteers taking a break from the daily grind. Some volunteers don't surf, but many have a desire to improve their surfing or learn how.

Age Range


This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Guest House
  • Group living

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of no more than 11

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Other

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 week

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad