- Cusco, Peru
- Program Type:
- Volunteer Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Work Types:
- Animals, Arts, Education, Environment, Health, Social Services, Translation
- 1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year
- Program Description:
IVHQ was established in 2007 and has grown to become the world's leading volunteer travel organization, placing thousands of volunteers abroad every year and offering a variety of projects, including Teaching, Childcare, Medical, Construction and Renovation, Community Development, Turtle Conservation and Wildlife Conservation. IVHQ prides itself on providing affordable, safe and responsible volunteer programs in over 30 different locations, and the affordability and transparency of their program fees have played a significant role in establishing IVHQ as the world's most popular volunteer travel organization. Whether you're taking a volunteer vacation, a gap year, or a career break, IVHQ has a wide variety of programs ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks to fit anyone's schedule. Browse through the programs on IVHQ's webpage and the team of experienced travelers will be happy to help you find the best match for your skills and cultural interests.
A popular program for our volunteers, this program offers a very communal experience. Volunteers are accommodated in large homestays with local families, and this creates a great environment for networking in the evenings. However, most find that there is little downtime on this program, as volunteers will help at their placements from Monday through Friday, taking advantage of language lessons in the morning or afternoons, and then take off to explore the local cuisine, the city of Cusco, and all the amazing sites to see nearby. On the weekends, many volunteers travel to the well-known destination, Machu Picchu and can choose from a variety of treks and durations. There are several projects to choose from including Childcare, Teaching English, Special Needs, Medical, Jungle Conservation, Construction and Renovation, Animal Care, Spanish Service Learning Course, Holiday Experience, and a very unique Andean Immersion project. Pre-Med students are welcome on the Medical project, and those who are seeking a rugged, outdoor, and natural experience, should check out our Jungle Conservation and Andean Immersion projects.
See website for full program fee details.
- Setting Description:
- Volunteers are accommodated in a large homestay with a local family and other volunteers, and this is based in Cusco. Machu Picchu is just a bus ride away, but will require a long weekend for those who wish to partake in the treks.
- Starting from $265