Volunteer in Peru at Community, Conservation and Animal Rescue Projects
Volunteering in Peru Ethically and Responsibly with a UK registered Charity. Indeed, Globalteer is dedicated to supporting sustainable Community, Conservation and Animal Rescue projects. So why not join us and volunteer to help projects work towards a better future?
Volunteer programmes in Peru!
Check out your opportunities to volunteer in Peru with Globalteer! So, which one will you choose? You can volunteer helping the children at Globalteer's Picaflor House afterschool project. Or you can spend your days with the loving dogs volunteering at a Dog Shelter. Also, why not volunteer at our Amazon rainforest conservation project doing vital work to protect and regenerate the amazon? Or assist at a Wildlife Sanctuary working to rescue, rehabilitate and release animals.
In addition to be able to participate in one of these Peru volunteer programmes you are perfectly located to explore some of Latin America's most amazing place; Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, the Amazon, Rainbow Mountain... The list goes on!
Start your adventure in South America with some of the best volunteer opportunities in Peru below! Whatever your reason for a volunteer trip to Peru, we have something for you!
Volunteer work in the Peru Amazon
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Volunteer in Peru working with children at the Peru Community Project. Volunteer alongside local teachers at a village programme teaching English, arts, music & sports to 80 underprivileged children.
Volunteer at the Dog Rescue Shelter to provide love and care to Cusco's rescued abandoned and abused dogs. Assist local staff to provide the dogs a happy and enjoyable life at the shelter.
The Wildlife Shelter is home to many species of rescued wildlife from sloths, monkeys to birds. The shelter releases animals where possible and cares for those animals that cannot be released.
Volunteer in the Peruvian Amazon assisting with vital research and conservation projects aiming to project and conserve the Amazon. Live and work in the amazon for a once in a lifetime experience!
Why not volunteer in Peru at more than one project? With the Peru Combination Placements you can choose from two or more projects in Cusco; Peru Dog Rescue, the Horse Sanctuary or the Peru Community Project. Choosing this opportunity will mean you can split your time between helping to care for abandoned and maltreated dogs, looking after horses at the sanctuary or teaching kids.
Not sure if you will have time to volunteer but still want to help? Don't worry, one of our travel partners, Pachatusantrek Trek, has joined up with Pack for a Purpose to collect donation for the Peru Community Project and the Peru Dog Rescue Shelter! So, pack for a Purpose allows travelers to make a lasting impact to communities and projects in their travel destinations.
Volunteering in the Peruivian Amazon
Volunteer in the Amazon rainforest with its unique flora and fauna full of national parks and Indigenous reserves. You'll get to see the beauty of the Amazon up close and experience everyday life in the jungle quite differently from being a tourist. You can gain new skills and learn all about amazon conservation efforts to protect the rainforest and its wealth of species. While volunteering with our Amazon rainforest conservation project you will experience life in Manu National Park in the Peruvian Rainforest.
If you are more motivated to help rescued wildlfie such as monkeys, sloths, a range of birds and other mammals then the Rainforest Wildlife Sanctuary project is for you! This is one of the most popular volunteer programmes in Peru. Providing a unique volunteering experience with a wide range of incredible amazon rescued wildlife.
Enjoy living in the magnificent city of Cusco
Volunteer in Cusco - the 'heart of the Inca empire' - and discover a country with an amazing cultural history.
While volunteering with dogs or children you will enjoy living in the city of Cusco nestled in the Andes Mountains. The archaeological capital of South America is without a doubt one of the world’s principal travel destinations.
Unlike other travellers who are only staying for a few days, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the city's unique history and culture for a much longer period of time. Hiking up to Machu Picchu is, of course, a dream for many people and a bucket list must-have! However, Cusco and its surroundings have so much more to offer that you won't even know where to begin. If you are interested in history or ancient sites, the city of Cusco in Peru is the perfect place for you.
The cultural centre of Peru
Although the Inca's history and architecture are probably the most well-known and favored among tourists, Cusco has a long and colorful history with many civilizations living in the area before the arrival of the Incas. Every step seems to lead to the discovery of a wonderful archaeological site whether you're in the heart of the city on Plaza de Armas, on the outskirts of town, or on a day trip to Sacred Valley. A trip to and hiking through the Andes Mountains are both incredibly memorable experiences. The crystal clear lagoons, snow-capped mountain peaks and colorful scenery are absolutely breathtaking and picturesque.
From Cusco there are daily buses and tours to all the nature reserves and beautiful locations that no one should miss. It doesn't matter if you're sporty and want to go on multi-day trekking expeditions around volcanoes and mountain peaks, or if you just want to relax and enjoy the spectacular views. Local travel agencies offer a wide range of trips where everyone can find what suits and interests them.
Cusco is the cultural center of Peru, a mystic and cosmopolitan city, with ancestral customs that are kept alive thanks to its people. The city is teeming with festivities, dances, music, crafts, and all kinds of folklore from the Inca, colonial tradition and more. Cusco also offers several museums and art galleries where the artistic imagination, art, and conception of the Andean world are blended with European cultural influences.
To learn more about this amazing city, you can read our ultimate guide to volunteering in Cusco. It goes without saying that if you enjoy archaeology, history, art, or sports and adventure, you will never be bored here. Because you can explore all of this and much more during your free time when volunteering.
Be part of the local community
Your volunteer experience will be closely connected to many local communities. You will not only learn about their culture, customs, and way of life, but you will also contribute to their community development in the fields of education or animal care.
You will be rewarded with gratitude and love in return because unselfishly helping others makes both them and you feel happier and more complete. Not to mention that simply experiencing a different culture and people can teach you numerous life lessons and provide you with new experiences.
Even though Cusco is full of travelers and some of the locals are able to speak English, why not take this opportunity to also learn or improve your Spanish language skills?
Learning a language naturally while traveling is an entirely different experience from learning grammar, endless vocabulary and conjugation in school. Simply by living abroad, you'll begin to actively listen on a daily basis, start mimicking the sounds, and frequently find yourself having to speak with locals even when you don't have the right vocabulary or sentence structures. It may be difficult at first, but the more you expose yourself to the new language, the faster you will learn.
The easiest approach to spontaneously learn a language is to interact and communicate with others. Talking to locals doubles the learning impact because you not only enhance your language abilities but also gain insight into their daily lives.
Learning a new language allows you to reflect on your own culture and, as a result, get to know yourself better. And by traveling alone, you're more likely to get out of your comfort zone and meet people you wouldn't otherwise meet. So, don't be afraid to put yourself out there and seek out international friends who could become private mentors.
You can take Spanish classes with Globlateer and even stay at one of our homestay accommodation options which means you can practice Spanish while living with a local family. To get started, before departure you can take a look at our Useful Spanish phrases for volunteering in Cusco.
Join us in Peru!
Volunteering in Peru is a valuable life experience. Not only will you make the world a better place, but you will also gain self-awareness and learn to stand on your own two feet, solve problems using little means and put things in perspective.
Select the programme in Peru which you are most interested in and want to take part, sign up to be an international volunteer in Peru, and start making a difference in South America!