Local Community Supporter during the Holidays

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High­lights

Give back to the local communities by providing them with much needed help.
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.
Bring joy to communities of all ages during the Holiday Season.
Join us for 1 or 2 weeks during the Holiday Season to bring joy to local communities!
(Christmas: 18 Dec – 24 Dec / New Year: 26 Dec – 02 Jan). This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

During these week-long programs, you visit various projects each day. As a group, you assist as needed, join activities, and spend time with the people at the project during the holiday season. Volunteers are placed into one of two groups based on availability: Group 1 volunteers every morning, Group 2 volunteers every afternoon.

You can expect to work 3-4 hours per day. If you have Spanish classes, they are scheduled during your off hours.

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*Christmas Week Itinerary:*

Sunday, December 18 – Arrival and Orientation
All volunteers arrive in the morning, are picked up by Maximo Nivel's transport service, and are brought to their housing to settle in. In the afternoon everyone has their orientation together.

Monday, December 19 – Community Development
Paint, garden, work on light repairs or construction work. Work varies depending on community needs.

Tuesday, December 20 – Eco-Environment
Work to rehabilitate a part of Cusco with native foliage! Transplant, relocate, and plant organic and local vegetation in previously green areas.

Wednesday, December 21 – Alpaca & Llama Day
Spend the day grooming, feeding, playing with Alpacas, Llamas, and other cute, fluffy animals. Work in a community that depends on and cares for these animals.

Thursday, December 2022 – Children’s Holiday Party
Show the kids a great time for the holiday! Celebrate by bringing gifts and food to the project. Take part in games, songs, dancing and more!

Friday, December 23 – Healthcare Project
Work side-by-side with local staff caring for patients and residents. Bring holiday cheer with arts and crafts, sports, and other light recreation.

Saturday, December 24 – Departure
Volunteers depart for further travels or to return home. You can arrange airport drop-off or extra nights of housing for an additional charge at the client service desk.

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*New Year Week Itinerary:*

Monday, December 26 – Arrival and Orientation
All volunteers arrive in the morning, are picked up by Maximo Nivel's transport service, and are brought to their housing to settle in. In the afternoon everyone has their orientation together.

Tuesday, December 27 – Andean Immersion
Work in a rural Andean community and learn about their daily lives–help with weaving, farming, cooking, or other tasks.

Wednesday, December 28 – Community Development
Paint, garden, work on light repairs or construction work. Work varies depending on community needs

Thursday, December 29 – Field Trip for Kids
Depending on the weather, accompany children to a local park to get fresh air and have a little holiday fun.

Friday, December 30 – Community Animal Campaign
Assist at a local dog shelter with general care, including bathing, grooming, exercise, and more.

Saturday, December 31 – New Year's Party
Help lead activities and fun for refugees from multiple countries who are seeking asylum. Lots of entertainment, food, and fun!

Sunday, January 01  – New Year's Day
Maximo Nivel Closed. Lots of local holiday festivities to enjoy independently.

Monday, January 02  – Departure
Volunteers depart for further travels or to return home. You can arrange airport drop-off or extra nights of housing for an additional charge at the client service desk.

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, 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 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 Maximo. Our on-site travel partner is also very knowledgeable and can assist in setting up trips. 

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

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)
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

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.

Guest Family
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?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. 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

Christmas Week only: 18 December – 24 December

New Year’s Week only: 26 December – 02 January

Both Weeks: 18 December – 02 January

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 2 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$775
2 weeks (max. stay)
$1,135
Average fees
$671 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Maximo Nivel 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 Maximo Nivel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Local Community Supporter during the Holidays

Join us for 1 or 2 weeks during the Holiday Season to bring joy to local communities! (Christmas: 18 Dec – 24 Dec / New Year: 26 Dec – 02 Jan).

$671/week

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