Volunteer Peru offers volunteer work in Peru through various community volunteering projects, giving you the chance to experience the culture, the people and improve your Spanish.
What Volunteer work in Peru can I do?
Volunteer Peru are looking for volunteers in Latin America who will contribute to projects in communities where help is most needed.
At a one-to-one UK orientation interview they’ll discuss your skills, experience and of course, preferences to ensure that you’re assigned to the right project for you.
In Peru volunteers are needed in a variety of project areas. Through an ongoing series of joint initiatives involving the local people, BUNAC volunteers help communities to help themselves.
How long can I go for?
Volunteer Peru placements last either 8 or 12 weeks and include a three-day arrival orientation.
You’ll have the chance to travel at weekends but to make the most of this fantastic country why not leave some time at the end of your programme to explore further afield?
Where will I be working?
Projects are based on the outskirts of both Lima and Cusco.
This gives volunteers the chance to experience living and working in a Peruvian community with access to the facilities of the city.
Who will I be working with?
Volunteer Peru place volunteers in existing projects, working alongside local people. Student Abroad advise you to have a basic level of Spanish before departure.
Volunteer Peru ‘s volunteer in South America programme is essentially designed to provide independent experiences which promote integration with the local people. You may also be working alongside another international volunteer.
Where will I be living?
As part of Volunteer Peru’s ‘Local Approach’, Volunteer Peru believe that living with a host family is the best way for volunteers to become fully immersed into the local culture. It’s also the perfect way to improve your Spanish. Student Abroad advise you to have a basic level of Spanish before departure.
You’ll be placed with a family in a community in either Lima or Cusco. Your host will welcome you into their family and help you to settle into the local area. You might be living with another volunteer.
Houses are well equipped and will have electricity and running water. Enjoying home-cooked food, sharing stories and life experiences will give you a unique and memorable experience and will provide you with a great opportunity to improve your Spanish.
For more information on this and other Volunteer programmes see http://www.bunac.org
For information regarding Spanish language programmes please contact us to discuss your potential
UK Head OfficeTel: +44 (0)844 5555 480