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Volunteer in Peru

Help People In Need And Experience The Adventures Of A New Culture

  • Explore your life-long passion for traveling and volunteering abroad
  • Enjoy incredibly low prices when volunteering in Peru; prices start as low as only $209
  • Help improve, sustain and manage orphanages, schools and hospitals around the country
  • Develop a worldly perspective through your travels and service
  • Work and live in a safe and respectable community abroad while discovering your true passions
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Welcome to volunteer in Peru

volunteer in PeruHave you always itched to help others abroad? To provide comfort, safety and compassion to kids everywhere? Are you interested in living amongst some of the most historical ruins on Earth and exploring the world’s most expansive rainforest? Then join   volunteer work opportunity in Lima, Peru.

As a volunteer in Peru, YOU can make a difference. YOU can help rehabilitate impoverished communities and orphanages. YOU can teach English while exploring the incredible Inca Ruins at Macchu Picchu and the Amazon rain forest. Your volunteer work abroad in Peru can make a real difference for the lives of many.

Since 2006, our partner IFRE volunteers has provided more than 22,000 volunteers the chance to volunteer abroad and IFRE continues to increase its numbers every year. 

IFRE Volunteers is a reputable, low cost and inviting company with the most affordable, valuable volunteer program opportunities in Peru on the market. Thousands of reviews online all reaffirm why you should consider joining IFRE Volunteers this summer.

Interested? For more information contact us with any questions or concerns. We love Peru and we’re happy to tell you why!

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Volunteer Work Projects and Locations

IFRE Volunteers’s Peru volunteer program presently supports local orphanages, teaching, local schools and Non-Government Organizations working on different social issues.

Most projects are located in Cusco. You can join any of these volunteer projects, learning from and teaching the local children, women's groups and other communities.

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Volunteer in an Orphanage

As a volunteer in an orphanage working in Lima, Peru you will work with abandoned, orphaned and impoverished children throughout the country. Spends weeks sharing your passions, skills and abilities with children in hopes to combat the poverty, disease and domestic violence epidemics that plague Peruvian local communities. IFRE’s volunteer projects and opportunities in Peru seek to enhance education, health and wellness and general well-being. Volunteers will immerse themselves within an authentic, Peruvian host family and thus sculpt the lives of those around them with every daily interaction. Special skills in counseling, social work, nursing, psychology and other relative abilities will distinguish your role at the “las Estrella’s” orphanage in Cusco, Peru. A caring and devoted staff will ensure a positive experience and, more importantly, an lasting impact when it comes to local communities.

Skills and Qualifications

No prior skills or qualifications are required to apply to become a volunteer working in an orphanage abroad in Peru. While it is not mandatory, we recommend a strong knowledge of Spanish, or at the very least a basic level, as it will greatly aid you in daily interactions and communication with local communities. If you do not yet have any experience with Spanish, we suggest enrolling in a Spanish language course prior to your arrival. Doing so will greatly increase your potential impact on the children with whom you will work as a volunteer in a Peruvian orphanage. Above all, maintain a flexible, caring and excitable attitude the whole time and your work will pay off dramatically. 

Volunteer Responsibilities

When you choose to join a volunteer project opportunity in an orphanage in Lima Peru, take note that you will work between 4-5 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Depending on your personal background and training, you may find yourself completing any of the following activities: teaching basic English, math, science or hygiene; providing computer knowledge lessons; providing daily hands-on care to children; preparing and serving food to all orphans; teaching children basic life skills like gardening, business, painting, building and sewing; organizing and managing extracurricular activities, games, sports, art exhibitions, dances and more; walking children to and from their schools; aiding in infancy health precautions; sharing your passions; overseeing all interactions; enlightening orphans about your travels; promoting fundraising endeavors; aiding with administrative duties; joining and assisting local host families and medical staff; planning excursions and field trips. Realistically, you will work in a wide variety of positions, although if you voice your interest prior, you can find yourself stationed in a particular area of interest.

Room and Board

While volunteering in an orphanage project in Peru, IFRE will provide you with your accommodations for the duration of your program. You can choose to either live with a pre-approved host family, or in a hostel. Our host families are all well-respected in their communities and exhibit great professionalism when it comes to hosting international volunteers. Your host family will provide you with three, locally sourced dishes a day. You will most likely share your room with another volunteer and take note that while host families may do your laundry for a small fee, it is not included in the price. During your volunteer program in an orphanage in Peru, our local staff will contact you often with face-to-face checkups to ensure a positive stay. However, feel free to contact our office in Peru as often as you’d like if you have any further questions.

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Work with Street Children

While Peru has incurred great progress in recent years, social and economic inequality continues to rise. Unfortunately, hundreds and thousands of children have been left in vulnerable states across the country. Some can’t go to school anymore and others fail to excel because of disastrous family situations and other conflicting ties. Some children are coerced into child sex trading and some are too deprived to fend for their own. It is your job to travel across the globe and join our street child volunteer project in Peru. You will work in an educational program to enrich the lives of Peruvian children in the ancient Incan city of Cusco near the lost city of Machu Picchu. From teaching English to aiding social skills, you will share your love and support with children who greatly desire your attention. IFRE street children volunteer projects in Peru strive to strengthen the future of Peru’s lowest economic class, and as a volunteer it your job to help expand their horizons.

Skills and Qualifications

There are no prior skills or qualifications required to volunteer with street children in Peru, although, because of the one-on-one interaction, we recommend a firm grasp of Spanish. If you don’t have any knowledge of Spanish prior, we recommend enrolling in our Spanish language course, which will guarantee a much more enriching experience for both you and the children with whom you work. We suggest that you have an extremely upbeat, passionate and caring personality as you must adapt yourself day-in and day-out to the needs of children everywhere.

Volunteer Responsibilities

When you become a volunteer with a street children project in Peru, you will work a solid 4-5 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Depending upon  your particular skill set, you may find yourself assisting with any of the following activities: teaching basic lessons in English, math, science or hygiene; teaching computer knowledge lessons; applying daily hands-on care to children; preparing and serving food to orphans; teaching children about basic life skills like gardening, business, painting, construction and sewing; organizing and directing extracurricular activities, games, sports, art exhibitions and dances; walking children to and from their schools; aiding in infancy health precautions; sharing your passions; overseeing all interactions; enlightening orphans about your travels; promoting fundraising endeavors; aiding with administrative duties; joining and assisting local host families and medical staff; planning excursions and field trips. We recommend having an open mind because wherever these children need help, you will step in and provide a hand. Your work can truly make a difference in the lives of these children. They need you.

Room and Board

While volunteering with a street children project in Peru, IFRE will provide you and your colleagues with accommodations for the duration of your program abroad. You will choose to live in either a pre-approved host family’s home or in a hostel. If a host family is your choice, take note that our host families are ver well-admired by their communities and are all experienced in hosting volunteers prior.  You will be provided three, locally sourced meals a day. You will most likely share your room and bathroom with another volunteer of the same sex. Some host families may offer to do your laundry for a small fee, but such a benevolent act is not included in the price. When you work with a street children volunteer program in Peru, you will near our local staff team that will contact you every few days to ensure a positive stay. However, if you intend to stay for longer, we suggest reaching out to our office to create a stronger bond.

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Volunteer to Teach English in Rural Schools in Peru

Travel across the globe and volunteer to teach English in rural schools in Peru. Unfortunately, while the economy rises in Peru, a proper distribution of money does not accompany it and most schools continue to go underfunded throughout the countryside. Due to this lack of funding, qualified teachers seek work elsewhere, leaving only locals behind to teach the children. It is your job to combat this issue and provide excellent teaching in English, art, physical education and math. With the growing tourism industry in Peru, speaking proper English can be a gateway into a successful life for many of these students, and with your help they can achieve their dreams and live the lives they’ve always deserved.

Skills and Qualifications

No prior skills or qualifications are needed to apply to volunteer teach English in rural schools in Peru, but however a proper understanding of Spanish would greatly improve your potential impact. If you do not understand any Spanish prior to your trip, we highly suggest enrolling in our Spanish language course, which will give you the base you need to sufficiently interact with students of all ages. Apart from prior experience, you must realize that most schools in Peru adhere to a strict dress code, which means no shorts or sleeveless shirts. No matter, you should only apply if you have  aflexible, patient and comforting personality. Your work will make a difference with these children, but to do so won’t be easy.

Volunteer Responsibilities

When you become a volunteer teacher in a rural school in Peru, you will most likely work between 4-5 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Your individual skills and passions as well as the administrative needs of fellow staff members will determine how you are asked to work every day. You may find yourself engaging in any of the following activities: teaching basic English several hours a day; teaching math and science to aid assistant professors; educating students about healthcare and personal hygiene; leading extracurricular activities such as dances, sports, arts and more; aiding children with their homework; and providing assistance to the administration and fellow staff with fundraising and curriculum development matters. Note that students in Peru adhere to a trimester system which means that they are closed for both winter and summer breaks, however similar projects exist if you want to volunteer during this time.

Room and Board

When teaching English as a volunteer in Peru, IFRE will provide a comfortable, safe accommodation for the duration of your program. You will live in Cusco with either a host family or a hostel. If you find yourself in a host family, rest assured that all families are pre-screened and experienced in hosting international volunteers prior. You will receive three meals a day that will all embody traditional Peruvian cuisine. You will most likely share your room and bathroom with a fellow volunteer. You may do your own laundry or kindly ask your host family to do it for you for an extra cost. In any case, our local staff will check up on you every so often to ensure a positive stay. If you ever have any questions, or hope to stay longer, reach out to our local staff office in Peru to guarantee all is well.

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Volunteer in a Medical Project in Peru

Become a medical volunteer in a health care project in Peru and help low-income Peruvian families receive the care and attention they deserve. Unfortunately, since Peru has only recently climbed the economic pyramid, many of its hospitals and communities still lack modern advancements in healthcare and medical attention. IFRE asks volunteers to help combat this issue and share their wisdom with the developing nation and the lack of resources they suffer from. As an IFRE medical volunteer in Peru, you may work in a clinic devoted to pediatrics, obstetrics, neurology, dental work, family medicine, psychology, social work, counseling and physical rehabilitation. Depending upon your experience level, you may also be asked to perform house visits for those Peruvians who are unable to commute to the hospital. Where ever you find yourself, this is the perfect program to garner real-world experience while exploring a wide variety of ancient Incan, Spanish and Peruvian cultures. Your presence can truly make the difference between life and death for hundreds of Peruvians.

Skills and Qualifications

You do not need any prior medical experience or qualifications to join our medical volunteer programs in health care in Peru. If you apply without any prior experience, you will spend most of your time observing medical procedures and emergencies related to minor surgeries. If you apply with a healthcare certification, which includes but is not limited to an official medical student ID, EMT certification, paramedic certification, nursing training, physical therapy experience and midwife credentials, then you will enjoy a larger bevy of activities. Take note that IFRE requires a resume clearly supporting your stated credential. Furthermore, a basic or intermediate level of Spanish during your medical volunteer program in Peru will greatly help your work and impact. If you do not have any Spanish knowledge, we recommend enrolling in our Spanish language course prior to your project date. Above all, you should definitely apply if you’re an upbeat, proactive and diligent worker. Your help will go a long ways.

Volunteer Responsibilities

All clinics and hospitals maximize your work by placing you in an efficient and adaptable learning environment. Depending on your medical volunteer project in Peru and your prior certification and licensing, your duties may vary greatly, and for those without experience, basic introductory training may be provided by special clinics. These are the list of possible duties you may have depending upon your experience: processing lab work; working in the pharmacy; aiding patients in triage; providing basic health care; observing and noting the work of fellow doctors and nurses; aid with administrative tasks; record patient details; record vital signs including blood pressure, height and weight readings; distribute medicines; enact basic first aid techniques; assist newly arriving patients; help in the in-day emergency room; study under professional doctors; treat patients and diagnose injuries; aid with more elaborate medical procedures. Once again, duties vary depending upon your skill level, but we recommend having an open mind and a desire to help others as your prime motivation when volunteer in a medical project in Peru.

Room and Board

As a volunteer in a medical healthcare project in Peru, IFRE will give you a comfortable accommodation for your entire program. In Cusco, you will live with either a host family or in a hostel. If you find yourself living with a host family, understand that all host families are pre-screened and have hosted international volunteers before you. They will cook you three meals a day that will all embody traditional Peruvian cuisine. For sleeping quarters, you will most likely share a room and bathroom with a fellow volunteer of the same sex. You may do your own laundry or ask your host family if they will for an extra fee. Our local staff will check in on you to guarantee a positive stay, but if you ever have any questions or you intend to volunteer in a medical project in Peru longer, then you should reach out to our local staff office in Peru as often as you want.

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Work and Volunteer in a Dental Program in Peru

Are you interested in applying your dental background to a top pre-dental or dental volunteer program in Peru? Then you must check out IFRE’s dental volunteer program in Peru. Both dental students and aspiring dentists can combine their love for travel and volunteering by working alongside dental clinics and public health centers in Cuzco, Peru. Most facilities lack many of the technological advancements available in your home country, which is all the more reason why Peruvians need your insight and expertise to strengthen their dental hygiene.

Skills and Qualifications

If you want to apply for the dental volunteer opportunity abroad in Peru, you must hold either a recognized certification in dentistry or currently study as in healthcare or dental hygiene. IFRE also recommends a firm grasp of Spanish, and though language capabilities are not required, if you do not have any knowledge of Spanish prior to your arrival, we suggest enrolling in our Spanish language course to best increase your potential impact on patients. It is best if you are upbeat, high-achieving, enthusiastic individual. You will work at a fast paced, but if you are apt to soak up information quickly and remain excitable, then this is the perfect space for you because when work ends, you are free to explore the picturesque Peruvian countryside and all that its wonderful cultures have to offer.

Volunteer Responsibilities

Our dental volunteer program abroad in Peru may be the most exciting program of all! Each day brings forth a new and invigorating experience while you work in association with trained professionals. Prepare to show clients proper dental hygiene and aid with fluoride treatments. Your particular duties will vary based upon your skills, certifications and experience heading into our dental volunteer program in Peru. You will spend the majority of your time observing a professionally trained staff, and thus there will be plenty of opportunities to ask them for insight regarding dental procedures and other pertinent information. You may also find yourself aiding with dental repair work, filing cavities, removing teeth and fitting caps to patients.

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Aid and Assist Teenage Mothers

Teenage mothers in Peru need your help today! Unfortunately, child pregnancy rates are incredibly high in Peru with over 14% of girls becoming pregnant under the age of 18 and 90% of those pregnancies stemming from rape. Sadly, only 1 out of every 8 rapes in Peru are recorded as a crime, which leaves most victims without a voice to fend for themselves. Some organizations have sought to eradicate this problem by teaching teenage girls and their mothers fundamental business techniques to improve their income levels, but it is your help they truly need. When you volunteer to help teenage mothers in Peru, you will share your time, passion and love in female equality centers focused on rehabilitating women who have experienced sexual assault and rape. You will work with organized teams during your Peru teenage mother volunteer program to educate these women on how to live a more sustainable life and shoot for a brighter future. Deviate from the normal tourist who simply walks through the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu with a blind eye, and instead create a lasting impact when you travel to Peru.

Skills and Qualifications

You do not need any prior qualifications or experience to join this female empowerment movement and volunteer in Peru by helping teenage mothers. We do ask that you are capable of understanding poor teenage moms and their children and that you act with a caring, enthusiastic and compassionate personality every day. These women have experienced extremely unfortunate situations and it is your responsibility to pull them from the ashes and grant them the self-respect and skills they deserve. Because of this, we recommend that you have a basic or intermediate understanding of Spanish, and if you don’t, we suggest enrolling in iour Spanish language program prior to your arrival to best improve your potential impact.

Volunteer Responsibilities

By volunteering with teenage mothers in rural towns in Peru, you can become involved in all facets of our projects. The current teenage mother centers are devoted to generating enough income to support their women through bake sales. Unfortunately, these women lack the business knowledge necessary to sustain their bake sales. As a volunteer, you will help teach them every aspect of running a successful pastry business and generating a small, constant flow of income that can change their lives. Your general duties may include: helping to cook various pastries, deli products, cakes, cupcakes, doughs etc.; distributing products to markets and stores; finding potential business partners; educating women on how to run a successful business by giving them the personal hygiene, product control, sanitation and marketing skills they need; teaching English to help develop self-confidence; cooking for the mothers; planning interactive and enjoyable games; playing sports with the children; and sharing your knowledge about the world with everyone.

Room and Board

Your program fee when volunteering abroad with teenage mothers in rural towns in Peru, includes meals and accommodation throughout the duration of your volunteer time abroad. You will get three meals a day, all cooked with a local flair, and if need be, our program can accommodate vegetarian needs as well. You will most likely stay in either a hostel or with a well-respected and experienced host-family. You will have a shared home and a ‘western’ style toilet to enjoy. You are free to do your laundry yourself or offer a small fee to your host family for them to complete it. Our local staff will contact you several times throughout your program’s duration. If you choose to stay for a longer period of time, feel free to contact our local staff whenever you feel like it.

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Enjoy a Summer Adventure Program Abroad

If you’re interested exploration, then our Peru summer abroad volunteer program is the perfect way to spend your summer. Peru is a mind-blowing country, rich with culture and ancient ruins. Hundreds of thousands of tourists explore Peru’s wild lands every year, and with IFRE you can have the chance to share your passions with impoverished communities while exploring the very same lands. During your trip, you will be free to travel to the cities of Urubamba, Cusco, Trujillo, Arequipa and more!

Skills and Qualifications

No prior skills or qualifications are necessary to join a summer volunteer opportunity abroad in Peru, although we do recommend a beginner or intermediate understanding of Spanish to enhance your experience. If you have no prior knowledge, we suggest you enroll in our Spanish language program to acquire a strong base before you depart. It will greatly improve your experience and impact abroad.

Volunteer Responsibilities

Prepare for a wild trip abroad when you join a summer volunteer opportunity in Peru. Day one begins with a familiarizing orientation program in Cusco where you will be asked to take a diagnostic test to assess the best program fit for you. During the first week in Peru, you will settle into your accommodation, enjoy the local culture and acquire a working level of Spanish to enhance your time abroad.

The next three weeks of your summer volunteer program in Peru will take place in one of our various orphanages around Cusco. During this time, you will work with small groups of two to five volunteers in an orphanage. You will teach English three to four hours a day and also help educate students on issues concerning their personal hygiene, sanitation and general cleanliness.

For the last seven days of you summer volunteer program in Peru, you will explore the wonders of Peru. From massive, snow-capped mountain peaks to expansive river valleys and picturesque landscapes, you will journey throughout the areas of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the forgotten city of Machu Picchu and the Amazon River Basin. Experience local cultures while white river rafting, hiking and touring the most amazing sites you’ll ever see.  

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Curious about your arrival information for your volunteer opportunity in Peru?

You will arrive at Peru’s Aueropuerto Internacional de Jorge Chaves in Peru. From there, you will most likely change flights and embark for Cusco’s Aueropuerto Internacional de Alejando Velasco Astete. Please provide us with your flight information so that we may arrange an airport pick-up service for you upon your arrival. Our transportation service will bring you to your host family or hostel. If for some reason you miss your flight, simply resend your flight details and we will rearrange the pick-up service. Our representative at the airport will be holding a large sign with your name written on it to identify himself. We recommend arriving a day or two prior to your trip to avoid any complications. We can easily arrange stay for you at the same place for the going rate. At the end of your volunteer program in Peru, our staff will escort you back to the airport or arrange a taxi for you at a reasonable price.

How do I communicate with the local staff and my family back home?

During your volunteer project abroad in Peru, our local staff and coordinators will contact you either by email or telephone upon your arrival. Once your settled, you are free to interact with your family back home whenever you want. We suggest using Skype or Whatsapp to save money as your host family will most likely have readily accessible Wi-Fi. You should bring a smart phone but be weary not to carry it in public to attract unwanted attention. If you want, you can also purchase a cellphone abroad for about $20 USD.

What about the climate in Peru?

Cusco, where you will most likely spend the duration of your volunteer program in Peru, has two seasons throughout the year: a dry season and a rainy season. The dry season lasts from May to October and during this time, it rarely rains. Average temperatures fluctuate from 70 degrees Fahrenheit to 40 degrees at nighttime so prepare for both cold and hot weather.

The rainy season falls between November and April and during this time, it rains every day, though usually in small, strong bursts. Average temperatures are between 50 and 66 degrees Fahrenheit and because of the weather, it is often a less crowded and more enjoyable time to visit Peru.

Make sure to check up on your particular host family location before arrival to best pack for the weather it endures.

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11 Best Cheap Volunteer Opportunities in Peru for 2018-2019

13 Top Cheap Volunteer Opportunities in Peru

Peru is a country with intricate landscapes and an exquisite culture enriched with history and ancient rites. From climbing history outdoors in Machu Picchu to exploring museums filled with details of lost civilizations in Lima, Peru is brimming with incredible sights to behold.

Volunteering in Peru is a great way to see this country and experience the culture, but the problem is that it tends to be an expensive venture. With company prices ranging from $200 to $3000 for volunteer opportunities in Peru, it can seem an unreasonable dream.

The biggest problem with these fees is that they often don’t make sense and can be confusing when researching different companies. This can become easily frustrating and turn you off of your dream to volunteer in Peru. While you may feel overwhelmed in the beginning of your research to volunteer abroad, it is possible to find an affordable volunteering opportunity in Peru.

The cost you pay to volunteer abroad is important and you want to keep it as cheap as possible, but you also need to research other factors such as reputability and safety of the company.

There is so much information available online and to save you the time and confusion of filtering through it yourself, we have done the research for you to find the most reputable and inexpensive volunteering opportunities in Peru.

The following 13 cheap volunteer opportunities in Peru have been reviewed and rated based on their cost, reputation, safety, and ethical standing in the international volunteering community. They are here to help you make an informed decision for volunteering abroad.

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RCDP Volunteer Abroad (Nepal)

RCDP best cheap volunteer opportunities in Peru

The first international volunteering company out of Nepal, RCDP Volunteer Abroad offers reputable volunteer opportunities in Peru and around the world. Since it was established in 1998, RCDP Volunteer Abroad have served over 12,000 volunteers in affordable volunteer opportunities that give back to local communities in need.

The unique landscapes of Peru and the enchanting culture here makes it an ideal place to volunteer. RCDP Volunteers work with the communities in need to improve education, health, and general living standards to help close the poverty gap.

You will have an amazing time while doing something meaningful and worthwhile. Learn more about each low cost volunteering opportunity in Peru on offer from RCDP and find the right one for you.

RCDP Volunteer Abroad Peru Volunteer Program Opportunities

  • Orphanage: This project supports a local orphanage that cares for children who have suffered abuse, abandonment, and neglect. The role of volunteers is to educate, play, care, and give loving attention to the children.
  • Street Children Project: This project fights the poverty gap that faces many children who have been left to find work on the streets. Volunteers work alongside local organizations to provide basic education and needs so that the children can have a better life.
  • Teaching English: With English as the growing international language of tourism, this project seeks to improve the language skills of future generations in Peru. Volunteers work alongside teachers to deliver engaging and interactive English lessons for the students.
  • Health: This project works with local clinics and hospitals to make general healthcare more accessible to the community. Volunteers work alongside experienced staff members and gain medical experience in a fascinating new country and culture.

RCDP Volunteer Abroad Peru Volunteer Program Reviews

With one of the best reputations worldwide, RCDP have certainly earned their positive reviews. Read more online from past volunteers who have spoken highly of the excellent communication and ongoing support offered by RCDP during their volunteering experience.

Wonderful experience with RCDP. I'd definitely recommend it ! I already miss my everyday life back there.- Eloise

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RCDP Volunteer Abroad Peru Volunteer Program Fees

RCDP make an effort to keep program fees low so that they can provide cheap volunteering opportunities to more and more people. For one week, all-inclusive program fees start at $430 and for two weeks the price starts at $570.

IFRE Volunteers (USA)

Top inexpensive volunteering in peru by IFRE

A trustworthy international company, IFRE Volunteers was established in 2006 and since then have created over 200 projects in 18 countries. Over the years, IFRE Volunteers have served 17,000 passionate and enthusiastic people around the world in suitable and affordable volunteering opportunities.

IFRE Volunteers love helping passionate people helping others in need and see the world in the process. Without the worry of expensive fees, IFRE Volunteers make dreams of volunteering abroad come true with their best cheap volunteering opportunities in Peru .

Through IFRE Volunteers, you can make a genuine difference in an orphanage, working with street children, teaching in rural schools, and improving the overall health of communities. Learn more about each unique project on offer.

IFRE Volunteers Peru Volunteer Program Opportunities

  • Orphanage: This project is aimed at adding brightness to the lives of orphaned children who have been abandoned due to unfortunate circumstances. Volunteers are responsible for helping with the day-to-day running of the centre and providing love and emotional support for the children.
  • Street Children Project: This project addresses the equality gap for children on the streets that have been caused by social and economic inequalities. Volunteers give these children more opportunities to expand their horizon through cultural exchange, games, sports, and education.
  • Teaching in Rural Schools: The goal of this project is to boost the educational standards of schools and provide support to teachers in under-resourced classrooms. Volunteers will predominately teach English to students.
  • Health: This project is aimed at improving the overall health and wellbeing of rural communities in low-income areas. Volunteers work with local nurses and doctors in hospitals and clinics to provide support where needed.

IFRE Volunteers Peru Volunteer Program Reviews

There is a reason that IFRE has such a solid reputation worldwide for their reliability and trustworthiness and it is reflected in past volunteers’ reviews. Read more about what other volunteers have had to say about the excellent communication and outstanding support from IFRE staff members in reviews online.

I did a lot of research to decide which program to volunteer abroad with, and IFRE seemed like an organized program with opportunities in many different locations and with many different forms of volunteering. They always made themselves available to me and took great care to make me feel safe and comfortable. IFRE really made the effort to make my experience everything I had hoped.- katieguty

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IFRE Volunteers Peru Volunteer Program Fees

The low cost volunteering opportunities in Peru on offer from IFRE make volunteering more affordable and achievable regardless of your budget. Prices for one week start at $509 and for two weeks start at $643, living expenses included.

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Global Crossroad (USA)

Global Crossroad Most affordable volunteer peru programs

This reliable United States company was founded in 2003 and has destination projects in 18 countries. Global Crossroad has served over 18,000 volunteers in meaningful and inexpensive volunteer opportunities in Peru and around the world.

Global Crossroad combines the dream of traveling abroad with meaningful volunteer work, providing professional and need-targeted assistance to communities in need.

Find out more about how you can have an amazing and genuine impact in Peru. You can get involved working with kids or in the health sector. More details on each project are available below.

Global Crossroad Peru Volunteer Program Opportunities

  • Orphanage: Due to poverty, abuse, and alcoholism, many children have been left orphaned and this project seeks to improve their quality of life. The main role of volunteers is to provide the kids with love and support and lead activities depending on their experiences and skillsets.
  • Street Children and Education Program: This project works with children who have been left to find work on the streets of Cusco. Volunteers work to fight the poverty gap by giving kids better educational opportunities at a specialised centre.
  • Teaching English: The intention of this project is to boost the English language skills of students in school and give them a cultural experience with a native English speaker. Volunteers assist teachers in the classroom and provide engaging English lessons to the students.
  • Health: The goal of this project is to provide support to local nurses and doctors and address the issue of unequal health care in Peru. Volunteers work alongside doctors, nurses, and therapists to assist them in their daily tasks.

Global Crossroad Peru Volunteer Program Reviews

For many years, Global Crossroad has been delivering top quality affordable volunteering opportunities in Peru and so many people have loved their time. Read some reviews online to get a better sense of the cultural experience Global Crossroad have facilitated for past volunteers.

I first found Global Crossroad online and entered my email to receive some free information. The next day a very nice lady called and talked to me for over an hour giving me details on any project I had interest in. Overall my time at GCR was so rewarding and I recommend it to anyone with a passion for helping others. When I return home, I will make sure all my friends and family know how great Global Crossroad is. - David

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Global Crossroad Peru Volunteer Program Fees

The program fees with Global Crossroad make for low cost volunteering opportunities and a cheap way to see the world in an enriching manner. Prices for one week start at $509 and for two weeks cost $643.

International Volunteer HQ (New Zealand)

IVHQ Top budget volunteering peru projects

Since 2007 International Volunteer HQ has been offering reputable volunteer opportunities in Peru and around the world. Over 42,000 young and passionate volunteers have found their calling in around 30 countries thanks to the dedicated team at International Volunteer HQ.

Exciting and cheap volunteering opportunities wait in Cusco and surrounding valley areas with International Volunteer HQ. This company invests strongly in their volunteer to ensure that you have the best time possible while giving back to the community you are placed in. Much of this comes down to the interactive pre-departure training and support once on ground.

International Volunteer HQ has a range of affordable volunteering opportunities in Peru on offer, from teaching English to caring for animals. There will certainly be something to suit your skills and interests. Find out more about each project on offer by reading the information below.

International Volunteer HQ Peru Volunteer Program Opportunities

  • English Teaching: This project aims to improve the standard of English spoken in the tourist capital of Peru, Cusco. Volunteers work in local schools, community centres, and rehabilitation centres where they tutor students and run small workshops.
  • Special Needs Project: This project seeks the assistance of compassionate volunteers to make a real difference for mentally and physically disabled children. Volunteers assist with personal care, feeding, and playing games with the children at the centre.
  • Child Care: The aim of this project is to give kids of different backgrounds individual care and attention. Volunteers work in orphanages, community centres, schools, and kindergartens to run activities and games for the children.
  • Health: This project aims to support low-income families in Cusco to receive better healthcare. Volunteers support local nurses and doctors to help alleviate the burden of under-resourced hospitals and clinics.
  • Jungle Conservation: In this project, volunteers work in one of the most bio-diverse forests in the world, assisting with tasks in the greenhouse and wider forest.
  • Animal Care: The goal of this project is to help neglected dogs on the streets and protect them from illness and abuse. Volunteers provide human company for the dogs, help clean them and feed them, as well as helping to construct a shelter for them.
  • Construction and Renovation: This project works alongside local construction workers to rebuild and renovate rundown buildings. Volunteers help to repaint and renovate important buildings such as community centres, schools, and orphanages.

International Volunteer HQ Peru Volunteer Program Reviews

Not only does International Volunteer HQ offer affordable volunteer opportunities in Peru, they also have exceptional reviews from past volunteers where they express their gratitude for International Volunteer HQ supporting them during their placement. 

The four months that I spent volunteering through IVHQ were awesome. Overall, I really enjoyed my time with IVHQ! The staff, volunteers and most importantly the locals made my first volunteer experience incredible. Would I do it again? Absolutely.- gabecarrasco

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International Volunteer HQ Peru Volunteer Program Fees

This company has very affordable volunteering opportunities on offer so that money does not stand in the way of your international dreams abroad. For one week, program fees start from $460 and go up to $595 depending on the project you choose. For two weeks the prices vary from $645 to $820, again dependant on the project choice.

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Ubelong (USA)

Best budget peru volunteer opportunities from Ubelong

This United States company was established in 2009 with the intention of providing inexpensive volunteering opportunities around the world. With a number of programs in Peru and years of experience, the team behind Ubelong will help you find your ideal placement abroad.

Ubelong has a number of projects available around the Cusco region. Despite growing tourism thanks to Machu Picchu, many locals are still living in extreme poverty and lacking in education. The projects on offer seek to address these needs in vulnerable demographics.

The network behind Ubelong genuinely supports all their volunteers before departure and upon arrival, making sure they get the most out of their inexpensive volunteer opportunities in Peru. Learn more about each project on offer below and find out what is most suitable for you.

Ubelong Peru Volunteer Program Opportunities

  • Care Giving: This project tries to stop the forced labour of children and deal with the prevalence of abuse, illiteracy, and neglect in their lives. Volunteers bring enthusiasm and encourage positive behaviour in the children through educative games.
  • Construction: The goal of this project is to support the economic growth of local communities through rebuilding poor structures. Volunteers provide their energy and labour to rebuilding, renovating, and repainting community buildings such as schools and hospitals.
  • Education: This project addresses the need to improve educational standards in rural communities where classes are overcrowded and teachers are undertrained. Volunteers work with teachers to develop more interactive lessons and engage the students in their learning goals.
  • Health: The aim of this project is to deal with health issues that stem from alcohol abuse, inadequate public sanitation, and limited personal hygiene in the community. Volunteers support local nurses and doctors in clinics as well as run workshops to educate the wider community on health practices.
  • Sports: This project uses the benefits of sports to help disadvantaged children develop healthy lifestyles and improve their social skills. Volunteers run games and activities to give kids a chance to have fun and learn skills along the way.
  • Business Development: This project hopes to cultivate the potential for cultural micro-enterprises and promote local culture using business approaches. Volunteers help to organise, design, and implement strategies for economic sustainability.

Ubelong Peru Volunteer Program Reviews

The past speaks volumes of experience for Ubelong, with hundreds of former volunteers praising their experiences in reviews online. Here volunteers speak of the dedication and organisation of the company both before departure and on arrival in their country, which made their experience safe and secure.

UBELONG is a very motivated organization whose goals are to help you make a difference in the lives of the people in the communities they serve. This community has become my home all thanks to the direction of UBELONG. They want your input on how the volunteer projects should be. It is a collaborative effort and I have really enjoyed working with them all. I can not recommend it enough! Check out their website for more information. Thanks UBELONG for the best summer of my life!- paige

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Ubelong Peru Volunteer Program Fees

This company aims to keep program fees low to ensure that the best cheap volunteer opportunities in Peru are available to more and more people. The costs include living and meal expenses while you volunteer. For one week, the fee starts at $535, and for two weeks the cost will be $655.

GO Eco

Cheap best peru volunteering programs by Go Eco

Each year, over 1,000 volunteers find happiness and fulfillment in their adventures abroad thanks to GO Eco. Since 2005, this company has been placing volunteers in affordable volunteering opportunities across 33 countries around the globe.

With world heritage sites such as the Inca Trail and the historic Machu Pichu, GO Eco is pleased to offer inexpensive volunteering opportunities in such a culturally rich location. GO Eco has a focus on mutual cultural exchange, meaning they encourage and support volunteers to become immersed in the culture and language of the community they are in.

GO Eco has a special chance to teach English in a local community in Pimentel where schools are underprivileged and under-resourced. Find out more below how you can get involved and make a real difference teaching English. 

GO Eco Peru Volunteer Program Opportunities

  • English Teaching: In a seaside location, this opportunity is to teach English to locals and help the teaching program prosper and grow. Volunteers will work alongside local teachers and support them in developing better lesson plans and more interactive classes for the students.

GO Eco Peru Volunteer Program Reviews

This unique volunteer opportunity has left past volunteers raving about their experience. In past reviews, volunteers speak highly of GO Eco in getting them set up at the school, in the community, and feeling positively immersed during their time abroad.

I saw the GoEco site and decided spending a month with GoECO. The staff and volunteers at the project were great, and I made some lifelong friends. I would definitely recommend this organization.- Sarah

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GO Eco Peru Volunteer Program Fees

Low cost volunteer opportunities in Peru include living expenses such as accommodation and meals for the duration of your stay. For one week, volunteers pay $550 and for the cost is $770 for two weeks.

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Maximo Nivel (Peru)

Maximo Nivel Best affordable peru volunteer opportunities

Grassroots development is the main goal of this local Peruvian company that invites people from around the world to take part in inexpensive volunteer opportunities in Peru. This company was set up in 2003 and has been working with local communities since.

Maximo Nivel have a range of volunteer projects across Cusco, Peru, as well as other parts of the country including the Sacred Valley and Puerto Maldonado. The aim of the projects is to encourage cultural exchange, giving volunteers the opportunity to live and work in Latin America in a meaningful way that really connects with the culture.

In a variety of fields such as working with children or working with wildlife, Maximo Nivel keeps the costs of their program fees low to offer cheap volunteering opportunities in Peru to people from all walks of life. Below is more information on each project to help you find out which role is most suitable for you.

Maximo Nivel Peru Volunteer Program Opportunities

  • Orphanage: This project aspires to change unfortunate situations that children have ended up in due to poverty or illness. Volunteers provide nurturing and caring support for the kids at the centre through games and activities.
  • Wildlife and Conservation: This project helps rural communities and small villages to improve the biodiversity of the natural environment and improve habitations for turtles and birds. Volunteers work with environmentalists and scientists in this role.
  • Teaching English: The goal of this project is to help students improve their English skills through meaningful and interactive lessons. Volunteers work alongside teachers in local schools to teach different classes.
  • Health: This project provides support to under-resourced hospitals and clinics. Volunteers assist with the day-to-day running of the centre and perform basic tasks to support local nurses and doctors.
  • Construction: The goal of this project is to repair buildings and homes for orphaned children and rural villages. Volunteers do a lot of physical work such as digging, removing dirt, carrying bricks and other manual labor tasks.

Maximo Nivel Peru Volunteer Program Reviews

In the past, volunteers have appreciated the ongoing support of Maximo Nivel in getting organized with their placement. The on-ground experience from the local company has helped volunteers feel welcomed and ready to be part of the new community.

I had the pleasure of volunteering for two weeks during the holidays with Maximo Nivel. I honestly did not know what to expect and to my surprise it exceedingly surpassed my expectations! Maximo Nivel which was very important to me. - Christina

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Maximo Nivel Peru Volunteer Program Fees

This company strives to keep their program fees low and affordable for more and more volunteers. All fees are invested directly back in the community you are supporting. For one week, you will pay $585 and for two weeks you will pay $815.

COINED (Latin America)

COINED Top inexpensive peru volunteer programs

A dedicated and long running organisation providing reputable volunteer opportunities in Peru, COINED is a reliable and trustworthy company based in Latin America. This company works in 14 countries to provide grassroots development to communities in need.

COINED is working hard to address the poverty gap that makes the distribution of wealth so uneven. By supporting local organisations in different fields such as teaching children to helping the elderly, you will be making a significance difference in the world.

With an interesting child care project on offer from COINED, read more information to see if it appeals to you the most. These great affordable volunteering opportunities are a once in a lifetime experience.

COINED Peru Volunteer Program Opportunities

  • Child Care: with COINED, there are many different ways you can get involved in caring for children. Each project aims to support the emotional and physical well being of children who have been left in unfortunate situations due to poverty, illness, and other types of disadvantage. Volunteers can work in a kindergarten or orphanage where their main duties will be to play, love, and nurture the children as well as help site staff with basic cooking and cleaning duties.

COINED Peru Volunteer Program Reviews

Thousands of past volunteers have been extremely grateful for the immersion opportunity with COINED and the chance to have a positive impact on children’s lives. Read more about the great things they have to say about the ongoing support and dedication of the team behind COINED.

I had a fantastic time with COINED. I really liked my host family--they were quite kind to me and flexible with my schedule. t was a great way to spend with COINED. - Bruna

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COINED Peru Volunteer Program Fees

COINED has a minimum two week commitment for their child care program so that you can truly become part of the community and see the differences you make over a longer time. For this time period, the cost of this affordable volunteering opportunity in Peru is $850, which includes your accommodation and eating expenses.

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Globalteer (UK)

Best cheap volunteer programs in peru by Globalteer

A trustworthy company with a well-known name, Globalteer was established in 2006 out of the UK. This company has placed over 2,000 volunteers in meaningful and sustainably affordable volunteering opportunities in Peru  and around the world since it was founded.

A reputable not-for-profit charity, Globalteer works to service those in need. Volunteer placements range from helping children to working with wildlife. All projects are sustainable and responsible, meaning your help will go to where it is most needed in the community.

Check out more details on the range of the best cheap volunteer opportunities in Peru from Globalteer below. Each projects has lots to offer to a community in need and you are sure to find one that suits your skills and interests.

Globalteer Peru Volunteer Program Opportunities

  • Community Project: The goal of this project is to provide free after-school education to a small Andean village on the outskirts of Cusco. Volunteers will be assisting with English lessons, running arts and crafts sessions, playing sports and physical games with the children, and helping them with homework in the program that is run from lunchtime until 7pm on school days.
  • Dog Rescue: This project addresses the issues facing street dogs in Cusco and helping to rehabilitate them after abuse, neglect, and malnutrition on the streets. Volunteers work at the animal shelter and walk, feed, play, and love the dogs to give them a better quality of life.
  • Rainforest Project and Wildlife Sanctuary: The focus of this project is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release unique Peruvian wildlife as well as promoting and protecting the welfare of rainforest animals. Volunteers work with the team of professionals at the centre to care for rescued animals and prepare their food.

Globalteer Peru Volunteer Program Reviews

If you want to know what previous volunteers have thought about their experience with Globalteer, then check out some reviews below. Past volunteers have positive things to say about the ongoing support they received during their immersion into a new culture in Peru.

Globalteer's program was life changing and unforgettable. One great thing I did notice from the off was the social messages they were trying to give and how they just told me to have fun and enjoy myself. There was no danger of anything else! What I loved most about this project was that every day was different. I have not one bad word to say about the project and NGOs we worked with. Everyone was welcoming, enthusiastic and lots of fun. If I had the money, I'd be doing it every year! Keep it up, Globalteer Cambodia! - Ivan

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Globalteer Peru Volunteer Program Fees

The inexpensive volunteering opportunities with Globalteer have program fees that include your living expenses for the duration of your volunteer experience, including your homestay accommodation and meals. For one week, the price starts at $760 for the community project and dog rescue, $890 for the wildlife sanctuary project, and $1,200 for the rainforest project. For two weeks, the prices are $960, $1,250, and $1,650 respectively for the projects.

Frontier (USA)

Frontier best volunteering in Peru

Since 1989, the team at Frontier has worked with passion and enthusiasm to deliver reputable volunteering opportunities in over 50 countries around the world. Frontier is one of the most trustworthy companies in the international volunteering scene and their programs are affordable for people from all walks of life.

The purpose behind Frontier’s volunteering programs is to give passionate people like you a chance to make a positive impact during their time traveling abroad. The projects are an excellent way to take part in life-changing low cost volunteering opportunities in Peru.

With Frontier, you can be involved in an adventurous community development, rainforest conservation, or teaching English. Find out more about each project on offer below.

Frontier Peru Volunteer Program Opportunities

  • Adventure and Community Development: This project aims to support under-resourced and underfunded community centres that provide a pace for women and children who are struggling with extreme poverty. Volunteers help out with the day-to-day running of the centre and support staff in different areas.
  • Amazon Rainforest Conservation: The intention of this project is to promote sustainable living and conservation in the Amazonian rainforest. Volunteers contribute towards scientific research working with a team of trained professionals.
  • Teaching: The project works with local street children to provide them with better educational opportunities. Volunteers develop exciting new ideas, skills, and techniques in collaboration with local schools, teachers, and community centres.

Frontier Peru Volunteer Program Reviews

Frontier has a solid reputation for providing safe, reliable, and affordable volunteering opportunities in Peru and abroad. In reviews online, past volunteers have praised the organization and information before departing and on arrival at their project.

Frontier made my whole experience so easy and stress free through their detailed project brief, pre-departure support and friendly in country staff who make you feel welcome and at home in no time at all. I would highly recommend Frontier for gap year/volunteer travel due to their expertise and helpful staff! It really is a place like no other and not many people are lucky enough to get the opportunity to go making it a true hidden gem and a place you will not regret visiting. This whole experience has been amazing and one I will never forget. - Sophie

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Frontier Peru Volunteer Program Fees

The community development program runs for a minimum of four weeks and costs $2,345. For two weeks, the rainforest conservation project costs $2,245 and the teaching project costs $1,095. All these low cost volunteering opportunities come with meals, accommodation, and some internal transportation covered. 

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Kaya (UK)

Kaya Volunteers Peru projects

With responsible tourism and travel as the top priority, Kaya is a reliable organisation that provides inexpensive volunteer opportunities in Peru and over 27 countries. This company was established in 2008 and has been working with many volunteers in different countries to ensure they have a meaningful adventure abroad.

When you volunteer with Kaya, you will be experiencing the real world and making a difference abroad as a traveller, not just a tourist. The main focus of Kaya is to immerse young and passionate volunteers in community development and conservation projects.

In Peru, Kaya works on a number of different project development areas, ranging from environmental conservation to sustainable economic development in communities. Learn more about each project in Cusco with Kaya and see how you can get involved.

Kaya Peru Volunteer Program Opportunities

  • Environment Conservation: The objective behind this project is monitor initiatives that unite National Park Authorities, conservation organisations, and local communities in researching conservation strategies in the Amazon rainforest. Volunteers assist conservation researchers community development staff to protect the rainforest.
  • Young Mother Support: This project supports young mothers and their children at a shelter in Cusco where they can feel safe and socialise in a positive environment. Volunteers run activities to engage the women and children as well as help them learn English skills.
  • Jewellery Making Project: This project aims to teach marketing strategies to local artists so that they can better attract the western tourist market to buy their products. Volunteers run workshops on selling techniques, teach better English skills, and help improve the business strategies of locals.
  • Health and Nutrition: The intention of this project is to reach out to rural communities around Cusco and provide health support. Volunteers share their knowledge of the health field that can help educate the community on malnutrition prevention and general health care.

Kaya Peru Volunteer Program Reviews

Just like you, hundreds of volunteers have put their trust in Kaya to give them an exceptional experience volunteering abroad and the results have certainly paid off. Read more about how former volunteers have enjoyed their cultural experience abroad helping a community in need.

When coming across kaya, I did not realize it would lead to a life-changing experience. They were extremely supportive in helping me. Kaya have supported me throughout and it's because of them that I got to do the volunteer work of my dreams. What more can I say?! If you want to volunteer, choose kaya, you won't regret it! I am already starting to think of my next trip and I will definitely be using them again! - Hannah-Kate

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Kaya Peru Volunteer Program Fees

All of the programs with Kaya start at two weeks for volunteers. The affordable volunteer opportunities in Peru with Kaya vary in cost. For the young mother support and jewellery making project you will pay $1,496. For environment conservation the cost is $2,180 and the health and nutrition project runs for four weeks with a cost of $2,004.

Madventurer (UK)

madventure Volunteers Peru projects

This company from the United Kingdom has been serving volunteers around the world since 1998 to help them find a suitable placement in communities in need. Madventurer is dedicated to keep prices for volunteer opportunities in Peru cheap and affordable. 

With Madventurer, you will take part in a community volunteer project that is based in a rural village outside Cusco. Not only will you become part of the unique community you serve, you will also have the chance for adventure around the ancient capital of the Inca Empire.

You have the chance to work with the community in construction, teaching, and general community work with Madventurer. All low cost volunteering opportunities are ethical and sustainable with this organisation.

Madventurer Peru Volunteer Program Opportunities

  • Construction This project is involved with building necessary community structures, such as sanitation blocks, water storage tanks, school classrooms, and community centres. Volunteers support the local labourers in renovating and repainting such buildings.
  • Teaching: This project works with local schools to support literacy, English, sports, arts and crafts, and other activities in the day-to-day school schedule. Volunteers can get involved depending on their skillset and interests.

Madventurer Peru Volunteer Program Reviews

Many volunteers have loved their time and experience abroad with Madventurer. Read more about their thoughts in reviews outlining how great the balance between adventure and cultural immersion is with these reputable volunteering opportunities.

I had such an incredible experience working alongside the amazing people of Madventurer. After being part of such an amazing program it is very easy to recommend Madventurer to anyone interested in having an incredible service learning experience! - Boris

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Madventurer Peru Volunteer Program Fees

The low cost volunteering opportunities in Peru with Madventurer start at a minimum of two weeks so you can truly feel part of the community you serve. The cost for this time, with meals and accommodation included, is $1,600 for all projects.

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POD Volunteers (UK)

Top volunteering opportunities in Peru by POD Volunteers

POD Volunteers is a United Kingdom based company that was established in 2001 to give people the chance to travel in a meaningful way, by experiencing a new country while giving back to a community in need. Thanks to the cheap volunteering opportunities with POD Volunteers, more and more people can take part in these adventures.

This award winning non-profit organisation arranges ethical, inspiring, and well-supported volunteering opportunities in Peru. This company gives you the chance to explore the diverse landscapes of this South American country.

Learn more about the conservation, childcare work and community education projects on offer and find out just how reasonable and affordable these low cost volunteer opportunities in Peru really are.

POD Volunteers Peru Volunteer Program Opportunities

  • Amazon Conservation: The aim of this project is to research sustainable initiatives that monitor, preserve, and enhance the biodiversity of the rainforest. Volunteers assist a team of international sciences to collect data on wildlife and help develop bio gardens.
  • Children’s Shelter Volunteering: This project works with a day centre that provides free childcare and educational support to families from low income and disadvantaged areas. Volunteers help care for young children and run games, sports, and arts and crafts activities to engage them.
  • Community Education: This project provides educational and emotional support to children from disadvantaged and low-income circumstances. Volunteers encourage positive attitudes and outlooks on education and nutrition through workshop seminars and activities which aim to break the poverty cycle.

POD Volunteers Peru Volunteer Program Reviews

Past volunteers have truly appreciated the length of the projects with POD Volunteers for the time commitment gave them a real chance to feel immersed and part of the community. Read more about what volunteers have had to say in reviews online.

I cannot recommend this project highly enough! It was such a great experience and one I will never forget... a dream come true! 2 weeks was definitely not long enough! - Chantelle

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POD Volunteers Peru Volunteer Program Fees

For two weeks, the Amazon Conservation Project costs $1,740. For four weeks the cost of the other two projects is $1,105. These highly affordable volunteering opportunities in Peru provide you with accommodation and meals during your volunteer stay.

Conclusion: How to select the best volunteer project

Once you have made the decision to volunteer abroad, you will be feeling extremely excited for the cultural experience that awaits you in your country of choice. However, it can be overwhelming to realize just how many options there are out there when it comes to volunteering abroad. You want to choose to the most affordable volunteering opportunity, but this can seem like an impossible task.

While we have done the majority of the research for you and presented you with a range of low cost volunteering opportunities, the ultimate decision is up to you. We want you to choose the most reputable volunteering opportunity that will give you the best experience possible abroad. This is why we have some top tips to consider when you are making your decision to volunteer abroad cheaply in Peru.

  • Find a company that responds well to your moral outlook and ethical guidelines. You want to volunteer with a company that you really believe in and want to help make a genuine difference abroad. Read up about the company’s ethical values and mission statement to see if it connects with you.
  • Check out the company’s online presence through their website and blog. You want to volunteer with a professional company that takes pride in their online presentation and keeps an up-to-date social media presence on Facebook and twitter.
  • Ensure the company has good communication before you commit to them. You can get a good sense of this through their emails and how they respond to you. You do not want to volunteer with a company that does not take the time to give you detailed responses to the important questions you have.
  • Look at the fine print and costs closely. The company should have a breakdown of the costs of the project so that there aren’t any hidden financial surprises. If you feel uncomfortable with the fees and aren’t sure of what you are paying for, enquire further before you commit to the company.
  • Thoroughly check out past reviews left by volunteers. What they have to say about their experiences abroad can really help inform you as to whether this company is right for you. Avoid companies that only have overly positive reviews, as they might be false. You want to get a holistic impression of the company through honest reviews.

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