Construction & Refurbishment Supporter

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founded in 1989
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High­lights

Construction and renovation work benefits developing communities providing housing, schools, churches, and community centres
Digging, removing dirt, mixing cement, carrying bricks, preparing adobe, painting, and plastering
Working alongside local foreman, volunteers learn new skills like building, cutting, mixing, painting, and installation
All construction projects are led and organised by professional building foremen who determine the work program
You'll be directed by a local construction foreman helping to maintain & refurbish community centers, shelters, clinics & schools. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
Local construction projects can create positive impact on the local community. Led by qualified foreman, you’ll work within a team to help renovate community structures such as community centres, schools, churches and housing.    
You will be taught how to build, cut, mix, paint, and install. These projects directly and truly help the community! Your volunteer work can be demanding including excavation, painting, mixing cement, laying brick, plastering, and various other activities. You should come with gloves, work boots, safety glasses, and a desire to work hard, pitch in, and accomplish something big!
While this type of work can be physically demanding, there is incredible satisfaction from seeing the before and after, and a great chance to pull together as a team. 

Location
Cusco, Peru – easily one of the top 5 ancient civilization centres in the world, is also home to immense scenic beauty, bio-diversity and incredible culture.  On this project, you’ll be situated in Cuzco city.

Typical day

Sunday – Arrival / Meet & Greet and Home Stay Introduction
Monday – Orientation in Cuzco Central (Volunteer Center)
Tuesday to Friday
This is a varied project and dependent on the time of year and various factors.   Here is a very rough guide on what to expect;
  • Breakfast at the accommodation
  • 4-6 hours of volunteer work either in the morning or afternoon
  • Your own lunch at the accommodation or project site
  • Free time
  • Dinner at the accommodation

Free-time activities

Weekends are always free for volunteers to relax and do as you please exploring the incredible sights in/around Cuzco. Most volunteers will organize to meet up at the volunteer center and head out from there. It’s worth noting that in this region, most families are religious with Sunday the day of rest this also means many stores and restaurants are closed on Sundays.

Activities in Cusco include horse riding, hiking, exploring the town, markets, museums, ancient ruins, and more!

Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Riding

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
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

Services by Involvement Volunteers IVI
Accommodation (Home Stay – single or twin share rooms)
Breakfast & Dinner daily 
Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
Full access to the volunteer center including travel services, free Wifi, and social interaction with international volunteers
Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea
1 day orientation
In country 24/7 support & emergency assistance
Fundraising support
University course credits (where applicable)
Certificate of Completion
Airport Pickup at Jorge Chavez International Airport

Airport pickup is provided. If arriving Sat an extra night will be charged. Full information in the welcome pack or feel free to contact us. 

Accommodation
Your accommodation will be in home Stay’s with middle class Peruvian families in Cuzco. You’ll likely be placed centrally or approx 10-15 min walk to the central volunteer & training centre. You can request to either share with other volunteers or have a private room in the home stay.  For shared rooms, you’ll normally share with 1-3 other volunteers of the same gender and age group.

All host families are very experienced in hosting international volunteers and go through a rigorous process to ensure very high quality standards are met. These homes have electricity, western style toilets, running water, bed linen & basic amenities such as clean drinking water. Hot showers are less common however!

You’ll be provided a key to the house and are free to come and go as you please while being respectful of the house rules of the family. WiFi is available at some home stay’s however most volunteers will purchase a data plan for cheap to be used with their own device as required. Most families are happy to help with laundry, but you should expect to pay around US $2 per load if going to a local laundry service.
Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Breakfast & dinner are included each day. Peruvian food is very nice! Rice, beans, and corn are popular ingredients, and fresh root vegetables like cassava, taro, and sweet potato are in most dishes. You can also expect some fruits and vegetables, such as avocados (palta) accompanied by spicy aji salsa.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) in Lima. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
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.
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.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Program starts every Monday. Arrivals on Sat/ Sun. If arriving on Sat, an extra night is charged.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$720
2 weeks
$1,025
3 weeks
$1,295
4 weeks
$1,570
8 weeks
$2,525
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3,500
Average fees
$506 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Involvement Volunteers IVI will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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 (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Involvement Volunteers IVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Construction & Refurbishment Supporter

You'll be directed by a local construction foreman helping to maintain & refurbish community centers, shelters, clinics & schools.

$506/week

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