Horse Caretaker and Farm Maintenance

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Coordinator | Angela
Coordinator | Angela
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Feeding hourses and animals on farm
gain Spanish by living with the family
living with the family learning new traditions and the peruan culture
making memories close to the Lake Titicaca
living in a smaller town like a peruan farmer
It is a great opportunity to work on a small farm, caring for animals and a perfect option for animal lovers who like to carring care of hourses, dogs, cats and chickens. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Join our team looking after the horses, dogs, cats and chicken and learn about a peruan live in a small town close to the Lake Titicaca. The program is designed for natural people with hourse experiance and academic art of riding interested people, who want to combine an unique, inspiring learning and working experience with an unforgettable time in Peru. The farm is rural location.
The farm is located at about 4000 meters high which means that everything is much more intense. Physical and mental strength is needed in this place. During the day the sun can be very strong but once it goes down it gets very cold.

Auto-sustainablility & organic agriculture:
Being already indespendent on water and electricity, we aspire to be as much as posible independent on food by the next 5 years. The program have a piece of land where can cultivate potatoes and veggies from the region and oats and alfalfa for the animals.

Animal Shelter:
Their are currently take care of eleven horses, two Alpacas, four sheeps, chicken, rabbits, a cat and 3 dogs. With the shelter we do provide a safe space for the animals, a place where they can live as natural as possible. We are an animal shelter, we do not ride horses. This program mainly do ground work and would like to prepare the horses to be able to work with children and help in therapy and coaching.

Production of native herbal products. The vision of this program is to connect humans with natura and life, to trust again and feel the wholenesss and holyness of every being.

Volunteers can use a kittchen and prepare their food together. Basic food will provided to the volunteers. This program is for volunteers who are looking to get into the peruan culture and life with other volunteers and the family. Important to know is that life in Peru is very simple.

Typical day

Volunteers usually do help 5-6 hours a day, 5 days a week!

The Maintainance Rutine: 

6am to 11am:

  •  bringing horses to the fields
  • Cleaning horsedroppings, preparing food, carrying water
  • Feeding dogs, cats, chicken
  • Cleaning chicken stable, let chicken out in the garden


  • preparing the corrals for the horses
  • bringing the horses in
  • bringing chicken in 
  • feeding dogs and cats

 Other tasks:

  • we brush the horses
  • take care of their hufs
  • helping in the garden

Free-time activities

During your free time you can visit other sities like Arequipa or natianal parks. If you take a longer weekend it is also possible to cross the border to visit Bolivia.


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 (intermediate level) or Spanish (basic level)
Education Requirements
at Good English skills level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Basic Spanish required.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 06:30 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee
  • Accommodation
  • one meal a day
  • Placement fee

Accommodation is in a tipical room. Dorm room or double room. Warm shower is available.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

In this program is 1 meal included (Lunch): You get a warm lunch and can perpair your breakfast and dinner with the other volunteers.

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Rodriguez Ballon International Airport (AQP) in Arequipa. 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.
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


Details on arrival

Start day is Monday.
Arriving day: Sunday.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$125 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Jamso Trainee will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Final Payment (85%)
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Horse Caretaker and Farm Maintenance

It is a great opportunity to work on a small farm, caring for animals and a perfect option for animal lovers who like to carring care of hourses, dogs, cats and chickens.


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