Volunteer Abroad in Cusco (Cuzco) Peru: Cusco (
- Cusco, Peru
- Program Type:
- Volunteer Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Work Types:
- Education, Environment, Health, Translation
- 1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months
- Program Description:
- Teaching / Education
Welfare Service / Social
Healthcare / Medical
National Park Amazon
Program Length : From 1 to 12 weeks
Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hour per day
Accommodations: Local Homestay
Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day
Requirements: 17 years + , some Spanish knowledge, an able body and caring spirit.
The Inca Empire, with Lake Titiaca, Cuzco and Machu Picchu, the Andes, Amazonian rainforests, cloud people, coastal wildlife preserves and cosmopolitan cities are just some reasons to volunteer in Peru.
Volunteer Abroad in Cusco (Cuzco) Peru: Cusco (Cuzco) is considered the archaeological capital of the Americas, and has been declared by UNESCO as a cultural Heritage of Humanity. Cusco (Cuzco) maintains its Old World charm with beautiful plazas, cobbled streets and colonial style buildings lining the city. With its close proximity to Machu Picchu and other archaeological wonders, Cusco (Cuzco) has a wealth of treasures to offer a globally-minded traveler.
Social Welfare / Children Support (Cusco)) Come support institutions that improve the lives of children and youth within Cusco. Programs including orphanage for babies/toddlers (minimum stay required), a center for young boys ages 6-12yrs, a Home for girls and young woman ages 12-18yrs and also a residential facility for children with special needs. Education / Teaching (Cusco) Volunteers can teach, or assist the local teacher with English classes. The kids vary in age and most do not have any proper schooling. By speaking English, new opportunities are available to the children that would otherwise be destined to stay in the cycle of poverty. Volunteers do not need previous teaching experience, although it would be helpful. Basic Spanish is required, as well as a positive and flexible attitude. Medical / Healthcare (Cusco) We have placements in community clinics in Cusco (Cuzco). Community hospitals in Cusco (Cuzco) provide necessary care for thousands of Peru's poorest; their children and the indigenous people. Since most people, especially the children lack medical attention, these clinics provide basic heath checkups, dental and immunizations free of charge, so the need for volunteers is great.
- Setting Description:
- Program Includes:
Host Family accommodation, includes three meals a day. Airport transfers on arrival and departure.
Our local Project Coordinators will provide orientation briefing and Cusco (Cuzco) city tour, half day Spanish lessons. Introduction and placement in a volunteer work project. *Additional Spanish classes can be arranged for you locally. * Guest house accommodations may be available at additional cost, please inquire.
The project coordinator is available 24/7 in case of emergency, health-related or otherwise. They can assist in arranging sightseeing excursion before, during or after the volunteer program.
- Please check our Cost page on our website.
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