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Volunteer in Heart of Peruvian Andes from USD130/week

Program Duration

9-12 Weeks, Multiple Year, 7-12 Months, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks


Tinkuy Peru runs all year round. Volunteers can choose their start date, though volunteers typically arrive at the weekend.


Spanish or desire to learn (Spanish classes are offered to improve volunteers Spanish). No degree required (Minimum high school completion).


  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Please refer to Highlights section.

Cost Includes:

  • Registration fees
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

Tinkuy Peru volunteers are accommodated in a local family home which can house up to 18 volunteers at a time (with a bit of a squeeze!).

The program cost includes an individual or shared room and three traditional Peruvian meals a day, Monday through Friday. Vegetarians and those with other dietary requirements can be easily accommodated.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Arts
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Computer Training
  • Conservation
  • Culture
  • Disability Issues
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • Human Rights
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Orphans
  • Parks
  • Public Health
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Sports
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Trail Building
  • Tutor
  • Women
  • Writing
  • Youth
  • Youth Development
  • Youth Ministry

Typical Volunteer

Our volunteers come from different backgrounds; from those who are taking a gap year between school and university or between university and work, to those taking a sabbatical from work and to those who are retired.

Age Range

18 to up

This Program is open to

American, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 2 to 7

Scholarships are Available

Scholarships are availble to volunteers who are volunteering for over 6 months if the meet certain criteria in their application. We will then contact the individual and work on arrangement with regards to extent of scholarship.

Volunteers applying for less than 6 months are welcome to apply at for scholarships to our program.

Application Process Involves

  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

4 days

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network