Volunteer in PeruLooking for opportunities to bring small changes? Tired of expensive Peru Volunteer programs?
- The best price, guaranteed; starts $209
- Pay fees directly to your host families and projects
- Safe and meaningful volunteer experience
- It will change you forever……………
Peru! It conjures up images of ancient ruins and ancient ways. How would you like to immerse yourself in the real Peru? Join Global Crossroad on a life-altering journey! When you volunteer in Peru, you will never be the same.
See for yourself this magnificent country full of the history and the present. Visit the great ruins at Machu Picchu and explore its atmospheric sanctuary-city. Explore the amazing Amazon Rainforest and the famous Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca. Get to know the colorful people of Peru, descendants of a majestic race.
Our renowned Volunteer in Peru program gives you the opportunity to delve into your own depths of compassion in a number of different ways. You could teach English, help the street children, or work in an orphanage or in a medical setting. We offer a professionally guided tour through one of the world’s favorite travel destinations, and through your own heart and humanitarian conscience. Contact us for all the fascinating details today!
Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteer abroad programs at a very affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low so that our volunteers benefit from the lowered program prices. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's application/registration fee: US $299. The application fee covers our cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).
In addition to the application fee, volunteers are required to pay weekly program fee. You pay your weekly fee directly to your host families and projects. This way, the fees you pay will benefit those who deserve it (not for company profit).
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- Airport Pickup and Transfer $20.00
- Mandatory Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day
- Spanish Lesson (10hrs a week, M-F) $50/Week
Learn Spanish while volunteering and practice with native speakers while working in the project
Global Crossroad offers highly affordable Spanish language classes in Peru. These classes are only for Global Crossroad volunteers participating in our volunteer programs. In Peru, Global Crossroad partners with effective and respectable Spanish schools. They employ qualified and experienced Spanish teachers make your learning fun, interactive and easy. This Spanish program is structured so that volunteers can work within their project and learn Spanish at the same time. Volunteers may take Spanish classes in the morning, have their lunch and volunteer in the afternoon. Alternatively, volunteers may work in their projects in the morning and take their Spanish classes after lunch in the afternoon. Most volunteer projects are located near the Spanish school, so volunteers may easily design their personal schedules. As a Global Crossroad volunteer in Peru, you will immerse yourself in indigenous Peruvian culture and enhance your experience by learning and improving your Spanish.
Peru Volunteer Program: Accommodations/Meals/Field Support
In Global Crossroad’s volunteer in Peru program, weekly fees include management of volunteers’ meal plans and accommodations throughout projects and travel options. Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided and will consist of local ingredients and feature traditional cuisine choices for Peru. Our meal program can accommodate vegetarian needs; however, we are not able to provide for other dietary restrictions. Food and drinks outside of meal times are the volunteer’s responsibility. In most cases, there are restaurants and markets nearby the homes in which our volunteers stay.
Volunteers in Peru working in Cusco stay with well-screened and respected host family or in a hostel. Each host family is socially respected and already has experience hosting international volunteers. Host families offer a safe home and shared bathroom facilities with running water and a “western” style toilet. Volunteers can to do their own laundry at the house or the host family may offer to wash it for a small fee. Your host family will prepare three meals a day for you that are typical to Peru. If you will be out of the house during lunch, you can ask your host family for a to-go lunch or eat out on your own. Host families prepare meals that are traditional to Peru. Volunteers in Peru working in Manu will either live with a host family or in volunteer bungalows with indoor western-style bathroom and a shared kitchen and living space.
A unique and important part of volunteer work in Peru is our in-country support provided to the volunteers. We put safety and comfort first as we deliver enriching and consistent experiences for our international travelers. Our support is multi-faceted while volunteers are in Peru and our staff is in contact with our volunteers on a regular basis either with face-to-face visits or via phone/email. Key support comes from our country coordinator and in-country field staff. These individuals are employed by our company and committed to ensuring your experience the best it can be. Your chosen project staff and host family offers support as well, and they are familiar with working with international volunteers and accustomed to answering questions and providing guidance. Volunteers also have access to our country coordinator’s mobile number for emergencies. With longer assignments, our field staff visits regularly (every 2-4 weeks) to ensure the experience is meeting your expectations. Sometimes an assignment may be too far to visit physically, so staff members will touch-base via phone/email. You are also welcome to stop in the offices at any time. You are never alone.
Specific details regarding accommodations, food and contact details for our local coordinator will be provided in personalized volunteer placement documentation prior to arrival.
Application Process/ Visa
- When should I apply for a volunteer/internship assignment in Peru?
- What happens once I submit my documents and application to Global Crossroad?
- How long does it take to process my application?
- What documents do I need to submit with my application?
- Are there any necessary requirements to participate in the Peru based volunteer programs?
- Who manages the volunteer projects in Peru?
- What are the daily schedules of the projects? Where are the projects located?
- What is the language spoken in Peru?
- When are the Peru based assignments available?
- How long can I volunteer in Peru?
Arrival and Departure Information
- Who will arrange my flight to Peru?
- At which airport should I arrive?
- If my assignment begins on Monday, when should I arrive in Peru?
- Will someone pick me from the airport?
- If so, how will I know who they are and where they are?
- What should I do if my flight is delayed?
- How can I get to my accommodations from the airport, if I did not connect with Global Crossroad's local representative in the airport?
- What do I need prior to departure from my home country?
- If I want to arrive earlier than when my assignment begins, where do I stay and who will organize the accommodations?
- When should I depart from Peru?
- From which airport shall I depart?
- Who will bring me to the airport for my departure?
Living Accomodation / Meal Information
- Who will arrange my accommodations and what are they?
- Are single rooms available?
- If I arrive with my friend, or girlfriend/boyfriend, can we stay together?
- Will there be other foreign volunteers/interns at my placement?
- What are the bathroom facilities like?
- What are the laundry arrangements?
- Can I use appliances if I bring them from my home country?
- Who manages my meals?
- Can you accommodate special diets?
- Is the running tap water safe for drink?
- Are there hot and cold-water facilities available?
- Will bottled water be provided?
Health and Safety
- How safe is Peru?
- What are the principle health risks in Peru?
- Is the food safe if I buy it from a street vendor?
- What are the sanitary conditions in Peru?
- Are ATMs easily available?
- If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
- What is the local currency and how do I know the exchange rate?
- Where should I exchange my money?
- How much money should I bring with me?
- Is it safe to carry cash with me?
- How do I contact with Global Crossroad's local coordinator?
- How do I contact my family and friends once I arrive in Peru?
- How can my family members contact me?
- Can I bring my telephone from my home country?
Culture and Custom
- Is there a special dress code that I should follow while staying in Peru?
- What should I know about religious conduct in Peru?
- How do I respect the people of Peru?
More Information about Peru
- What is weather like in Peru?
- Official Peruvian Holidays
- What about tipping in Peru?
- Materials to Bring
NOTE: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is generic information and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly. Participants should consult Global Crossroad or travel advisors to verify this information.