Skip links

Volunteering in Peru

Explore Peru and find your best volunteer program

Über die Freiwilligenarbeit

Volunteering in Peru

Peru – sights, beautiful nature, and some rich cultural heritage. With about 23 million people living there, Peru is the third largest country in South America. In Latin America, Peru is most known for its cultural sights such as Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.


Discover Peru and other countries as a volunteer

On arrival at the airport in Cusco you’ll be picked up by a representative of your language school and taken to your host family. Due to its location in the Andes as well as the relaxing atmosphere, Cusco is said to be the most beautiful city of Peru.

There are many social projects in Peru. They range from working with children, to health projects and wildlife protection.

Tip: A combined visit of Peru & Ecuador
From Peru, you have the opportunity to take a bus that will take you directly to one of our partner schools in Ecuador, where you can either foster your Spanish skills or support one of our many voluntary projects. For more information go to „volunteer packages“ to find the right project for you.

Our volunteering projects in Peru

Areas of activity in Peru:

You can complete volunteer projects in Peru in these areas:

Life as a volunteer in the project

During your project, you will live in Cusco in a student room (self-catering) or with a host family (half board). You can choose your own accommodation when you register. We are there for you and will give you all the information you need about the different accommodation options. Take the opportunity to combine projects. Our travelers particularly appreciate our combinations of different projects in one country or across countries. Simply contact us and we will be happy to advise you. Start your adventure abroad now!



All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in Peru.

Peru is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in Peru all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

In principle, no language course is mandatory in advance. However, depending on the volunteering program, certain levels of the language of your destination country may be required to complete the project. We would be happy to advise you individually on your chosen project.

Depending on the program, we work with host families in the vicinity or there are volunteer houses at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.

Would you like to start a project with us soon? Arrange an information appointment here.
Du möchtest in Kürze ein Projekt mit uns starten? Vereinbare hier einen Informationstermin