9 Volunteer programs in Peru
In Peru we have 9 Volunteering, Internships and Experience Programs available including Kindergarten, Teaching, Spanish Classes, Special Needs Care and a Surfing Experience. You can combine different projects easily with us without any extra costs. You can join from a short term 1 week program up to 8 weeks.
Location: Cajamarca, Peru
Start Dates: Start every Monday throughout the year
Arrival: Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias Airport) on Sunday between 07:00-18:00
Duration: 1-8 weeks
Accommodation: Volunteer house
Age: Join from 18 years old
Price: From only £260, US$345, AU$455 or €285
about the programs in Peru
We are delighted that you are looking into doing a volunteer program in Peru. Doing a volunteer program in Peru is a great way to gain new experiences and skill sets while learning about the local culture and people.
We see volunteering and meaningful travel as an essential part of personal and career development, playing a key role in building on life and work related skills. We aim to provide life changing volunteer & travel experiences for individuals looking to take part in placements during a volunteer abroad experience, gap year, career break or a meaning trip abroad.
You need to arrive on Saturday or Sunday before the start date of the program at Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias Airport, known in Spanish as Aeropuerto Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias, an airport serving Cajamarca, capital of the Cajamarca Region in Peru. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night accommodation which costs £30/US$35/AU$40/€35. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation.
You can join the program from 1 to 8 weeks. We have several projects available in Peru available and you can build your own program from the different projects from a short term 1 week to 2 weeks program up to 12 weeks.
- Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate
- You need to have your own travel insurance in order to join the program
- Participants need to be in good health
- As this is a cross-cultural program it is important to be flexible and open to local customs and traditions
- All participants must have a clean criminal background check and present it to the coordinator upon arrival
Throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our the team of local coordinators of our partner who will provide you with assistance and help you with any thing that you may need. The coordinators will provide support in all aspects of your projects starting from arrival to departure.
Peru is the third largest country in South America; a country known for its incredible cultural heritage such as the renowned Machu Picchu and the remains of the Inca Empire. Although the Incas are the most famous ones, there are other manifestation of pre-Columbian cultures and unexplored archaeological sites, which can be located in the North of Peru. This magnificent land composed of a big variety of landscapes, climates and biodiversity is visited by tourists from all over the world.
You will be staying in the Los Baños del Inca district east of Cajamarca in a quiet location with beautiful view of the Andes Mountain Range and close to the Amazon Rainforest. The Penguin Conservation and the Surfing Experience are in different locations, see the program description.
Accommodation & Meals
You will stay in a single gender shared room together with other participants. Wifi internet will be available in your rooms, but keep in mind that it may not be stable at times.
There are 3 meals included from Monday to Friday and 2 meals per day on weekends.
volunteer programs in Peru
Here are the programs in Peru :
Culture Week in Cajamarca
Teaching Experience in Cajamarca
Kindergarten Experience in Cajamarca
Special Needs Care in Cajamarca
Spanish Language Classes in Cajamarca
Eco Build Experience in Shaullo Grande
Emu Conservation in Pimentel (Chiclayo)
Endangered Animal Sanctuary in Lambayeque (Chiclayo)
Surfing Experience in Pimentel (Chiclayo)
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.
Are the program fees subject to change?
When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.
What is the average age of participants?
We have participants of different ages. Most are between 18 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older (up to 55 years). The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.
What is the support like overseas?
We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.
Can I also join my friend or family member?
Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.
Can I participate for a short period?
Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.
How well should my English be?
Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.
Is travel insurance mandatory?
Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.
Will I be picked up from the airport?
Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.
Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?
Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.
Are your programs suitable for an internship?
yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.
Can I combine different countries?
Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.
Can I still travel around after the program?
Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.
Will other volunteers be present on the project?
The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.
Do I have to reserve my flight myself?
Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.
What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?
In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.
When can I register?
The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.
prices of the program in peru
260 Pounds per week
345 US$ per week
455 AU$ per week
285 Euro per week
There is an extra cost of £115/US$125/AU$195/€150 for the emu conservation/animal sanctuary/surfing
What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information
Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses, 4% international banking fee
* The project & accommodation details are subject to change according to local circumstances, also the projects are not available on local holidays
Why book with GapXperience
How to Book your Program
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £95, US$135, AU$185 or €125.
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.