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Brilliant 4.7rating (108)

Construction and Renovation Assistant

location
1 - 50 weeks  ·  Age 16 - 50+

rating  Brilliant 4.7  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Very high response rate

Volunteer project with the highest quality. This project sets unprecedented standards in quality - an unparalleled level of excellence.

Highlights

  • Get insights into Carpentry, Renovation work and more.
  • Help the locals by working on public buildings and schools.
  • Gain Spanish practice by living with a host family and sharing daily life with locals.
  • Make memories you'll never forget during your time abroad.
  • Learn more about the Latin American ways, customs and habits.

Especially suitable

Age 16+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

About the program

Work at construction projects and help rural schools, community centers and orphanages.

Construction volunteers join projects in the Cusco area to work on public buildings and schools, typically in communities in need of assistance and funding. You are supported by a local, Spanish-speaking project manager who is experienced in guiding and training international volunteers.

Volunteers ...

About the program

Construction volunteers join projects in the Cusco area to work on public buildings and schools, typically in communities in need of assistance and funding. You are supported by a local, Spanish-speaking project manager who is experienced in guiding and training international volunteers.

Volunteers may be asked to perform a range of activities, such as:

  • Renovation work, like painting and plastering
  • Small repairs on walls and roofs
  • Laying tile or other flooring
  • Mixing cement, masonry
  • Carpentry, welding, and/or plumbing

Volunteers must be in good health and ready to work hard in construction projects. They do not need experience, but a reasonable level of fitness and strong dedication to the work go a long way in ensuring that you get the most out of this project. 

We recommend to bring work gloves, work boots, safety glasses, and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty or possibly ruining. 

The majority of our projects are located in and around Cusco. Travel time varies from project to project, but participants can expect to spend 15-40 minutes traveling each way, either walking or using local buses or taxis. For the first visit to the project, they are taken by a Maximo Nivel representative using the local transport and given additional information about what transport to take. Local bus rides are very affordable and a one way trip will rarely cost more than S/. 0.70 (about $0.30). Taxis cost approximately S/. 3-5 (about US$1-$1.70) one way within Cusco.



Typical day

Working hours vary according to the needs of the project, but volunteers can expect to work 3-4 hours per day, Monday to Friday, either in the morning or in the afternoon.

Typical day

Working hours vary according to the needs of the project, but volunteers can expect to work 3-4 hours per day, Monday to Friday, either in the morning or in the afternoon.


Free-time activities

All year round, Cusco and its surrounding towns celebrate a mix of Inca and Catholic holidays, providing visitors with a variety of different cultural activities to experience. Cusco offers travelers a plethora of historical and archaeological sites both in and out of the city. Volunteers ...

Free-time activities

All year round, Cusco and its surrounding towns celebrate a mix of Inca and Catholic holidays, providing visitors with a variety of different cultural activities to experience. Cusco offers travelers a plethora of historical and archaeological sites both in and out of the city. Volunteers most commonly like to explore the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, and of course Machu Picchu. Our local staff also posts a monthly events calendar to let them know of the activities going on around MaximoOur on-site travel partner is very knowledgeable and can assist in setting up trips. 


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 16 years

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.

Language Skills

You need to speak English (basic level)

Criminal Background Check

required

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Maximo Nivel

Our fees include:

- Airport pick-up
- Host family accommodations (shared room with breakfast and dinner)
- Program and safety orientation
- Walking tour
- Official certificate of volunteer service
- Emergency contact number 24/7
- Program management
- Free Tandem Conversation Program
- Free office-wide WIFI and computer lounge
- Free social activities
- Free coffee and tea and on-site snack bar
- Maximo Nivel Institute open 7 days/week

Airport Pickup at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

Airport pick up in Cusco is included. Volunteers find our representative outside the airport bringing a yellow flag with a smiley face on it.

Accommodation

Volunteers stay in a traditional family-stay where you they are placed with a pre-approved middle class Peruvian family. Breakfast and dinner are included in their home stay. 

Food & Beverages

Volunteers have 2 meals included (breakfast and dinner) 7 days a week.

Internet Access

Limited access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

Travel Insurance

Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Peru provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

Every Monday, all year round. 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

1 week (min. stay) 757€
2 weeks 1,101€
3 weeks 1,368€
4 weeks 1,625€
5 weeks 1,877€
6 weeks 2,129€
7 weeks 2,381€
8 weeks 2,634€
9 weeks 2,886€
10 weeks 3,138€
11 weeks 3,390€
12 weeks 3,642€
13 weeks 3,895€
14 weeks 4,147€
15 weeks 4,399€
16 weeks 4,651€
17 weeks 4,903€
18 weeks 5,156€
19 weeks 5,408€
20 weeks 5,660€
21 weeks 5,912€
22 weeks 6,164€
23 weeks 6,417€
24 weeks 6,669€
25 weeks 6,921€
26 weeks 7,173€
27 weeks 7,425€
28 weeks 7,678€
29 weeks 7,930€
30 weeks 8,182€
31 weeks 8,434€
32 weeks 8,686€
33 weeks 8,939€
34 weeks 9,191€
35 weeks 9,443€
36 weeks 9,695€
37 weeks 9,947€
38 weeks 10,200€
39 weeks 10,452€
40 weeks 10,704€
41 weeks 10,956€
42 weeks 11,208€
43 weeks 11,461€
44 weeks 11,713€
45 weeks 11,965€
46 weeks 12,217€
47 weeks 12,469€
48 weeks 12,722€
49 weeks 12,974€
50 weeks (max. stay) 13,226€
Average fees 510€/week

Program fees

510€ per week 1 - 50 weeks Age 16 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

1 - 50 weeks

Deposit

The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.


Final Payment

Your final payment will be agreed with Maximo Nivel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your organization

Maximo Nivel

Brilliant 4.7 rating (108 reviews)

Agency - founded in 2003

Verified by Volunteer World

  Very high response rate

Coordinated by

Joyce

Spoken languages: English

About the project

Maximo Nivel offers Volunteer Abroad and International Internship programs in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru.

Meet your organization

Who we are? 

Maximo Nivel is a family-owned organization that has been offering volunteer abroad programs since 2003. We are a locally-based organization in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Peru, where we also own and operate 4 intercultural centers in Antigua, Guatemala; Cusco, Peru; Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; San José, Costa Rica.

What we do? 

We offer a wide range of work-study-travel programs, including Volunteer Abroad, International Internships, TEFL Certification, Gap Year, Spanish Immersion, Adventure & Culture, and more! 

Where we work? 

Maximo Nivel’s work-study-travel programs take place in Antigua, Guatemala; Cusco, Peru; Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; and San José, Costa Rica. We also have off-site programs on the Pacific and Caribbean coasts of Costa Rica and Guatemala and in the Amazon Jungle and Sacred Valley of Peru. 

Our mission/vision: 

Maximo Nivel is a professional, ethical, and hardworking organization that is completely dedicated to providing a great experience to every student, participant, client, faculty leader, and partner who joins us.

Our goals: 

  • Deliver high-quality, safe, affordable programs 
  • Provide the best Spanish language immersion in all of Latin America 
  • Improve impact at every volunteer project site where we work 
  • Train and certify world-class ESL teachers 
  • Organize excellent internships and other opportunities for international work experience 
  • Help people experience the world through education, adventure, and cultural travel.

Who are we looking for? 

Adventurous people who are passionate about travel, culture, languages, and helping others.

Why choose us? 

Maximo Nivel's program fees are affordable and transparent. We pride ourselves on providing great client service!

108 reviews · rating4.7

Being able to see the progress you make throughout the weeks was a rewarding experience! Maximo Nivel gave me an amazing experience in Cusco. Living with a beautiful host family; getting to meet other volunteers and work on a construction site for a children's school was much more rewarding than ...
Anna Nottonso rating5

2018 at Construction and Renovation Assistant

I had an amazing time with Maximo Nivel. I felt safe and like part of the community throughout my project thanks to their tutoring in Spanish. I was able to put my skills to work and make a real impact at my program. I was able to take a lot of fantastic trips through Maximo’s travel partner, ...
Meeting new people and Marco was great: It was an amazing experience at the construction project. Everyone was super helpful at Maximo and my site manager Marco made it a awesome experience. I would totally recommend the construction project to anyone whether you have prior experience or not. I had ...
Meeting new people and learning how to build: Mil Gracias Maximo Nivel! From the moment I came, I didn't want to leave; cultural immersion, fast and fun language learning, impactful work, lifelong friendships. Book your trip! Take the Spanish class, meet as many new people as you can, definitely ...
Matthew Salomon Trnkus rating4.4

2018 at Construction and Renovation Assistant

The atmosphere of both the project's location and the foreman Marco were amazing! Maximo Nivel truly takes care of their volunteers and makes sure their stay is everything they expect it to be. I had an amazing experience in Peru and would recommend this program to anywhere! Also, highly recommend ...
Rafaela Perez Mascarenhas rating4.6

2018 at Construction and Renovation Assistant

It was an exceptional first time experience, loved everything of it, the challenges we faced, the 350 stairs we had to climb to reach the construction site, the host family we were accomodate at was amazing, I really enjoyed every single moment of it, it made my vacation meaningful and unforgetable, ...

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