INTERNSHIPS & VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS IN PERU

Volunteering in Peru

Peru, a country inheritor of ancient indigenous cultures and the Incas. A fascinating country more and more popular every year where millions of tourists decide to spend their holidays. Not a doubt why they decide to do so, the food of Peru is been declared one of the best cuisines in the entire world. It is also an affordable destination, has a fascinating ancient culture and traditions and its nature is impressive.

For sure you have heard about Machu Picchu, UNESCO World Heritage Site and recognized in 2017 as Best Tourist Attraction. And Machu Picchu is only one of the many Peruvian amazing natural spots. It is also the perfect place to learn Spanish, as we explained in our post “Reasons to study Spanish in Peru”. You will be able to learn this amazing and important language and practice it right after class in the charming streets of Cusco. Know more in “Learn Spanish in Cusco, Peru

If, besides learning Spanish, you still haven’t crossed out from your bucket list “to be a volunteer”, you have the perfect chance to do it now. Helping others, learning, diving into a foreign culture, trying new food, making new friends from all over the world..and these are just some of the features of a volunteering program.

Orphanages, women’s shelters, social programs, schools, hospital, cultural programs, animals programs…there are many ways you can help and make a difference. Get up, come to Peru and help us change the world!

Volunteering in Peru

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Social Work Programs

Project Name
Description
Availability
Population
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
More Info
Orphanages for Girls
It houses girls who have experienced physical and psychological trauma at home.
All year round
38 children (6 -17 years old)
Minimum 2 weeks
Intermediate
Monday to Friday 8:30-12:30 & 15:00-18:00
Orphanages For Boys
It houses children aged 6 to 17 years who have experienced physical and psychological trauma at home.
All year round
20 children (6 -17 years old)
Minimum 2 weeks
Intermediate
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 12:30 & 15:00 to 18:00
Women’s Support (Women’s Shelter)
The program is a shelter for women over 18 and their children who have suffered…
All year round
10 families (mothers their children of all ages)
Minimum 2 weeks
Advanced
Monday to Friday 9:00 to 12:30 & 15:00 to 18:00
Women’s Support (Shelter For Girls)
The shelter is a home that consists of approximately 16 women, girls and adolescents…
All year round
20 Girls
Minimum 2 weeks
Advanced
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 12:30 & 15:00 to 18:00
Social Programs
Organization that promotes the inclusion and access to prevention services and treatment of drug use to populations in vulnerable…
All year round
Grups of 30 young people
Minimum 3 weeks
Advanced
The project runs all year round, from Monday to Friday

Student Teaching Programs

Project Name
Description
Availability
Population
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
More Info
Children with Special Needs’ School (6-18 years old) (District A – SJD)
Educational project that serves children aged 6 to 17 with disabilities apply in gal tern methods.
First week of March – until December 15th
60 Children (6-17 years old)
Minimum 2 weeks
Intermediate
Monday to Friday 8:00 to 13:00
Children with Special Needs’ School (6-18 years old) (District B – DJSM)
Educates low-income students with special needs through alternative methods.
First week of March – until December 15th
160 Children (6-17 years old)
Minimum 2 weeks
Intermediate
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 13:00
Elementary School For Community Schooling Center – Pro
Educates low-income children at an initial level.
First week of March – until December 15th
25 Children (3-5 years old)
Minimum 2 weeks
Intermediate
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 12:00
Elementary School For Private Initial School
Educates children from 2 to 5 years with private funds.
First week of March – until December 15th
30 Children (2-5 years old)
Minimum 2 weeks
Intermediate
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 12:00
Elementary School For Initial Public School
Educates low-income children at an initial level.
First week of March – until December 15th
75 Children (3-5 years old)
Minimum 2 Weeks
Intermediate
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 12:00
Elementary School For Inclusive Educational Program
Inclusive educational service for children from 3 years to 11 years old, which caters to students with special abilities such as autism and Down syndrome.
First week of March – until December 15th
120 Children (6-12 years old)
Minimum 2 Weeks
Intermediate
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 12:00
Elementary School For Rural public School
Educates low-income children in rural areas of Cusco.
First week of March – until December 15th
190 Children (6-15 years old)
Minimum 2 Weeks
Intermediate
Monday to Friday 8:00 to 12:00
After School Program (5-12 years old) (For After School Program – CU)
It is a program to help children from 6 to 13 years old, internal migrants, children…
All year round
40 Children (5-13 years old)
Minimum 2 Weeks
High Basic
Monday to Friday 15:00 to 18:00

Healthcare Programs

Project Name
Description
Availability
Population
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
More Info
Elderly Shelter For Nursing Home
It is an institution that provides home conditions, health services and quality time.
All year round
50 seniors (starting at 65 years old)
Minimum 2 Weeks
Intermediate
Monday to Friday 8:30-12:30 & 15:00-18:00
Public Hospital For Chidren’s Cancer Treatment
Provides medical care to children with low-income cancer.
All year round
15 children (Up to 15 years old)
Minimum 2 Weeks
Advanced
Monday to Friday 8:30-12:30 & 15:00-18:00
Public Hospital For Burn unit of the Public hospital
Provides medical attention to children and adults who suffered burns.
All year round
30 hospital beds for children and adults
Minimum 3 Weeks
Advanced
Monday to Friday 8:30-12:30 & 15:00-18:00
Public Hospital For Public Health Center in Cusco
Provides medical attention to the population of the northern part of the city.
All year round
All Ages
Minimum 3 Weeks
Advanced
Monday to Friday 8:00-12:30 & 15:00-18:00
Public Hospital For Dentistry Program
Centers of private or public dentistry that allows the participation of volunteers to improve and expand the care of children with greater need.
All year round
All Ages
Advanced
Monday to Friday 8:00 to 12:30 & 15:00-18:00
Public Hospital For Maternal House
Temporary accommodation of pregnant women.
All year round
All Ages
Minimum 4 Weeks
Advanced
Monday to Friday 8:00-12:30 (Flexible) & 15:00-16:30 (Flexible)
Private Clinic For Private Clinic
Provides general medical attention to the general public through private practices.
All year round
All Ages
Minimum 3 Weeks
Advanced
Monday to Friday 8:00-12:30
Physical – Occupational and Speech Therapist Institutions (Early intervention)
The Early Intervention Program is an educational space that provides comprehensive care not schooled to children under 3 years of age with disabilities.
All year round
Children 0-3 years old
Minimum 2 Weeks
Intermediate
Monday to Friday 8:00-12:30
Physical – Occupational and Speech Therapist Institutions (Rehabilitation Center)
Provides occupational, physical and language the services to children through a private practice.
All year round
Patients by appointment (0 – 17 years old)
Minimum 2 Weeks
Intermediate
Monday to Friday 8:30-12:30 & 15:00-18:30

Art Programs

Project Name
Description
Availability
Population
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
More Info
Cultural Programs For Philharmonic School of Music
Allows musicians to learn and practice as part of the philharmonic of the city of Cuzco.
All year round
30 adult and 20 young musicians
Minimum 2 weeks
Intermediate
Monday to Friday 11:00 to 12:30 & 15:00 to 17:30
Cultural Programs For Theatrical and Dramatic Program
It allows actors / actresses to learn and practice with members of the city’s culture program.
All year round
25 members (6 years and up)
4 weeks
Intermediate
Monday to Friday 17:00 to 19:00

Athletics And Sport Related Programs

Project Name
Description
Availability
Population
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
More Info
Young Athletes Programs / Soccer Program
This project provides sports and training activities for children with the aim of developing discipline, self-esteem and leadership
All year round
30 children (6 -15 years old)
Minimum 2 weeks
High Basic
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, volunteers can attend 16:00-20:00
Young Athletes Programs / Volleyball Program
Program that promotes sports practice for girls and boys, encourages sports such as leadership training, self-esteem and an option to avoid falling into drug addiction or gangs.
All year round
25 girls (9 -15 years old)
Minimum a week
High Basic
Monday to Friday 16:00–20:00 During the holidays, in the months of January to March the program runs from Monday to Friday from 9:00-12:00
Young Athletes Programs / Basketball Program
It is a professional sports program, has teams of young people and adults, also trains children to climb categories.
All year round
20 team members (6-16 years old)
Minimum a week
High Basic
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, volunteers can attend from 18:00-21:00 pm.

Animal Risk Programs

Project Name
Description
Availability
Population
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Schedule
More Info
Shelter For Andean Animals
Give attention to animals rescued from the Andes that can no longer live in their habitat.
All year round
50 Species
Intermediate
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00-12:30
Veteniary Clinic / Shelter For Dogs (Veterinary Center)
Provides care to domestic animals at a reduced cost, so underprivileged households can take care of their pets too.
All year round
By Appoitment
Intermediate
Monday to Friday 8:00-12:30 & 16:00-20:00
Veteniary Clinic / Shelter For Dogs (Canine Shelter)
Shelters for abandoned dogs, mistreated giving them medical attention and treatments
All year round
30 Recued Dogs
Intermediate
Monday to Friday 10:00-12:30 & 15:00-17:30

Social Work Programs

Project Name
Orphanages For Girls
Description
It houses girls who have experiences physical and psychological trauma at home.
Availability
All year round
Population
38 children (6 -17 years old)
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 Weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:30-12:30 & 15:00-18:00

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Project Name
Orphanages For Boys
Description
It houses children aged 6 to 17 years who have experienced physical and psychological trauma at home.
Availability
All year round
Population
20 children (6 -17 years old)
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 Weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:30-12:30 & 15:00-18:00

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Project Name
Women’s Support (Women’s Shelter)
Description
The program is a shelter for women over 18 and their children who have suffered physical, psychological or sexual abuse in their home.
Availability
All year round
Population
10 families (mothers their children of all ages)
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 Weeks
Spanish Level
Advanced
Schedule
Monday to Friday 9:00-12:30 & 15:00-18:00

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Project Name
Women’s Support (Shelter For Girls)
Description
Women, girls and adolescents (under 18) who have suffered abuse and sexual exploitation.
Availability
All year round
Population
20 Girls
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 Weeks
Spanish Level
Advanced
Schedule
Monday to Friday 08:30-12:30 & 15:00-18:00

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Project Name
Social Programs
Description
Organization that promotes the inclusion and access to prevention services and treatment of drug use to populations
Availability
All year round
Population
Grups of 30 young people
Minimun Time
Minimum 3 Weeks
Spanish Level
Advanced
Schedule
The project runs all year round, from Monday to Friday, volunteers can attend in a variable schedule

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Student Teaching Programs

Project Name
Children with Special Needs’ School (District A – SJD)
Description
Educational project that serves children aged 6 to 17 with disabilities apply in gal tern methods
Availability
First week of March – until December 15th
Population
60 Children (6-17 years old)
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 Weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:00-13:00

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Project Name
Children with Special Needs’ School (District B – DJSM)
Description
Educates low-income students with special needs through alternative methods (physical and language therapy are part of program)
Availability
First week of March – until December 15th
Population
160 Children (6-17 years old)
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 Weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:30-13:00

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Project Name
Elementary School For Community Schooling Center – Pro
Description
Educates low-income children at an initial level.
Availability
First week of March – until December 15th
Population
25 Children (3-5 years old)
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 Weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 12:00

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Project Name
Elementary School For Private Initial School
Description
It is an intercultural school that educates children of Cusco and foreign children living in the city
Availability
First week of March – until December 15th
Population
30 Children (2-5 years old)
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 Weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 12:0000

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Project Name
Elementary School For Initial Public School
Description
Educates low-income children at an initial level.
Availability
First week of March – until December 15th
Population
75 Children (3-5 years old)
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 Weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 12:00

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Project Name
Elementary School For Inclusive Educational Program
Description
Inclusive educational service for children, which caters to students with special abilities such as autism and Down syndrome with in a regular group.
Availability
First week of March – until December 15th
Population
120 Children (6-12 years old)
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 Weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 12:00

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Project Name
Elementary School For Rural public School
Description
Educates low-income children in rural areas of Cusco, the program offers children the teaching of English
Availability
First week of March – until December 15th
Population
190 Children (6-15 years old)
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 Weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:00 to 12:30

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Project Name
After School Program (For After School Program – CU)
Description
It is a program to help children from 6 to 13 years old, internal migrants, children come from poor families, illiterate and with violence.
Availability
All year round
Population
40 Children (5-13 years old)
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 Weeks
Spanish Level
High Basic
Schedule
Monday to Friday 15:00-18:00

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Healthcare Programs

Project Name
Elderly Shelter For Nursing Home
Description
It is an institution that provides home conditions, health services and quality time to elderly people from different areas of Cusco.
Availability
All year round
Population
50 seniors (starting at 65 years old)
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 Weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 12:30 & 15:00 to 18:00

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Project Name
Public Hospital For Chidren’s Cancer Treatment *addicional fee
Description
Provides medical care to children with low-income cancer.
Availability
All year round
Population
15 children (Up to 15 years old)
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 Weeks
Spanish Level
Advanced
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 12:30 & 15:00 to 18:00

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Project Name
Public Hospital For Burn unit of the Public hospital *additional fee $300
Description
Provides medical attention to children and adults who suffered burns.
Availability
All year round
Population
30 hospital beds for children and adults
Minimun Time
Minimum 3 Weeks
Spanish Level
Advanced
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 12:30 & 15:00 to 18:00

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Project Name
Public Hospital For Public Health Center in Cusco *additional fee $300
Description
Provides medical attention to the population of the northern part of the city.
Availability
All year round
Population
All Ages
Minimun Time
Minimum 3 Weeks
Spanish Level
Advanced
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:00 to 12:30 & 15:00 to 18:00

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Project Name
Public Hospital For Dentistry Program *additional fee $300
Description
Centers of private or public dentistry that allows the participation of volunteers to improve and expand the care of children with greater need.
Availability
All year round
Population
All Ages
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Advanced
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:00 to 12:30 & 15:00 to 18:00

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Project Name
Public Hospital For Maternal House *additional fee *300
Description
Temporary accommodation of pregnant women.
Availability
All year round
Population
All Ages
Minimun Time
Minimum 4 Weeks
Spanish Level
Advanced
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:00 to 12:30 (Flexible) & 15:00 to 16:30 (Flexible)

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Project Name
Private Clinic For Private Clinic *additional fee *300
Description
Provides general medical attention to the general public through private practices.
Availability
All year round
Population
All Ages
Minimun Time
Minimum 3 Weeks
Spanish Level
Advanced
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:00 to 12:30

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Project Name
Physical – Occupational and Speech Therapist Institutions For Early intervention programe
Description
The Early Intervention Program is an educational space that provides comprehensive care not schooled to children under 3 years of age with disabilities.
Availability
All year round
Population
Children 0-3 years old
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 Weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:00 to 12:30

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Project Name
Physical – Occupational and Speech Therapist Institutions For Private Physical Rehabilitation Center *additional fee$300
Description
Provides occupational, physical and language the services to children through a private practice.
Availability
All year round
Population
Patients by appointment (0 – 17 years old)
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 Weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 12:30 & 15:00 to 18:30

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Art Programs

Project Name
Cultural Programs For Philharmonic School of Music
Description
Allows musicians to learn and practice as part of the philharmonic of the city of Cuzco.
Availability
All year round
Population
30 adult and 20 young musicians
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 Weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
Monday to Friday 11:00 to 12:30 & 15:00 to 17:30

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Project Name
Cultural Programs For Theatrical and Dramatic Program
Description
It allows actors / actresses to learn and practice with members of the city’s culture program.
Availability
All year round
Population
25 members (6 years and up)
Minimun Time
Minimum 4 Weeks
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
Monday to Friday 17:00 to 19:00

Read [+]

Athletics And Sport Related Programs

Project Name
Young Athletes Programs / Soccer Program
Description
This project provides sports and training activities for children with the aim of developing discipline, self-esteem and leadership
Availability
All year round
Population
30 children (6 -15 years old)
Minimun Time
Minimum 2 weeks
Spanish Level
High Basic
Schedule
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, volunteers can attend 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Project Name
Young Athletes Programs / Volleyball Program
Description
Program that promotes sports practice for girls and boys, encourages sports such as leadership training, self-esteem and an option to avoid falling into drug addiction or gangs.
Availability
All year round
Population
25 girls (9 -15 years old)
Minimun Time
Minimum a Week
Spanish Level
High Basic
Schedule
Monday to Friday 16:00 – 20:00 During the holidays, in the months of January to March the program runs from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Project Name
Young Athletes Programs / Basketball Program
Description
It is a professional sports program, has teams of young people and adults, also trains children to climb categories.
Availability
All year round
Population
20 team members (6-16 years old)
Minimun Time
Minimum a week
Spanish Level
High Basic
Schedule
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, volunteers can attend from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

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Animal Risk Programs

Project Name
Shelter For Andean Animals (Animal Shelter – Country Side)
Description
Give attention to animals rescued from the Andes that can no longer live in their habitat.
Availability
All year round
Population
50 Species
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule

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Project Name
Veteniary Clinic / Shelter For Dogs (Veterinary Center (Domestic Animals) *additional fee $300)
Description
Provides care to domestic animals at a reduced cost, so underprivileged households can take care of their pets too.
Availability
All year round
Population
By Appoitment
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:00 to 12:30 & 16:00 to 20:00

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Project Name
Veteniary Clinic / Shelter For Dogs (Canine Shelter)
Description
Shelters for abandoned dogs, mistreated giving them medical attention and treatments.
Availability
All year round
Population
30 Recued Dogs
Minimun Time
Spanish Level
Intermediate
Schedule
Monday to Friday 10:00 to 12:30 & 15:00 to 17:30

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