‘The Land of the Incas’ – Peru is a country that has something beautiful to be discovered at every nook and corner. There can be no better way to explore the place other than taking a gap year in Peru, which not only will give you a chance to serve the natives but also help you know about one of the ancient civilizations of the world, closely.
Volunteering Solutions has been working for the past decade with the aim of providing support to the underprivileged societies across the world, and the projects in Peru are designed in such a way that volunteers can make some meaningful contribution to the lives of the host communities.
- Programs in Peru are available throughout the year
- About 8 programs available in and around the city of Cusco
- Minimum age to join a program is 17 years and above
- Programs are available for a minimum of 2 weeks to maximum 24 weeks
- Perfectly customisable options for students joining in groups
- Immense international work exposure and first-hand learning experience
- Volunteering opportunities to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the underprivileged ones
- Learn more about Peruvian culture, festivals, and cuisines
- Explore the Inca Trails and hike along the ruins of Machu Picchu
- Certificate of Completion after the program ends
A country that has 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Peru can never fail to mesmerize a visitor. While the country is developing at its own pace, there are still sections of the Peruvian society where a little help from outside is required. Being a volunteer in Peru during your gap year, you’ll have the opportunity to live with the host family and learn more about their culture and lifestyle. It’ll also help you to get a grip over your Spanish speaking skills, and if you are interested, you might just also learn how to cook Ceviche. As mentioned earlier, we have 8 amazing programs to choose from, a few of which are as follows:
2 Weeks Special Voluntour – This program is meant for those who have a time constraint yet wish to serve the society and make some meaningful contribution. Participants will get to work rural nursery schools on the outskirts of Cusco, where the teacher-student ratio is as low as 1:30. Apart from the meaningful volunteer work, you’ll also get to explore the ruins of Machu Picchu. Discover the Sacred Valley of the Inca Civilization, and immerse in the Peruvian culture in a unique manner, while volunteering for this project.
Daycare Center Program – As a volunteer, you’ll get to will get to spend all your time with little ones aged between 6 months to 5 years. Most of these kids belong to difficult background situations and most of them have single mothers. What these kids need are your love and care. The main aim of this project is to provide the kids with basic necessities and also keep them engaged in creative activities like art and craft.
Teaching English Program – Although Spanish is the main language used for official purposes, the knowledge of English is no less important in today’s date. The main focus should be on developing the vocabulary and pronunciation of the students so that they can communicate in English without much hesitation. As a volunteer, you need to be creative enough, so that the students remain engaged in the class.
Disabled Care Center Program – If you don’t mind taking up challenges, then you should definitely choose to volunteer at the Disabled Care Center located in the city of Cusco. The school where volunteers are placed is meant for mentally challenged and deaf students who need extra care. Volunteers have to support the teachers in taking the classes. The main idea is to keep the students creatively engaged and prepare lessons that include art and crafts, indoor games, and interactive sessions.