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We invite you to experience Peru with Karikuy as your guide, with us you will be enveloped in the activities and culture surrounding you.

About the Program

Your goal while volunteering in Peru for Karikuy is to gather as much information about the Peruvian culture in order to present fresh content for Perupedia, our Blog and Volunteer Planet website. As a volunteer it will be your job to update these mediums with subjects that peak your interest whether food, dance, art, music, travel, sports, politics or history, you will have the flexibility to explore topics that engage you. 

This volunteer program can truly be a young writers dream and a perfect opportunity for bloggers and social activists to polish their skills. Peru is a great place to volunteer, especially a place as diverse as Lima. Although this isn't your more traditional Peruvian volunteer program, please understand that you are doing a great service to people around the world who wish to know more about Peru, its culture and people. Through your work and dedication we hope to create a thorough database of Peru  with the opportunity of becoming a focal point on attracting more attention to the social and political issues that affect the country. Karikuy  invites you to come to Peru to get to know the country and have the opportunity to share your experiences with the world

Volunteer in Lima

Lima is an incredible city unlike any other, with plenty of great people to meet, incredible food to try and exciting places to visit. We believe here at Karikuy we are giving travelers the best opportunity to explore a culture from the inside with this volunteer experience. 

You will  begin your journey by flying out to Peru where you land at Jorge Chavez International Airport. We'll be at the airport to greet you and help you change any currency. First stop is Karikuy House where you will meet your other volunteers and the place you will call home for your time with us. 

Volunteers are generally given your first day as a free day to settle in and meet your fellow volunteers, if it's early and you have they energy then we'll take you on a tour of the surrounding area. If it's a weekend we'll go out so you can experience Lima to see what you have gotten yourself into...no joke really you are going to have a lot of fun!


Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Typical day

The typical schedule of a volunteer is as follows; the day begins at around 9am with breakfast. We always have our meals as a group as it's a great time to get to know each other as well as to exchange ideas. We'll also discuss where we're at the project. We will  answer any questions you may have about research topics and Perupedia.

After breakfast we will get in some exercise for the day by walking over to a nearby park and play a game of basketball or soccer. We believe that a healthy body is crucial to a healthy mind. Also being that Peruvian food is so good and portions so big it helps to get out of the house and let the body do its thing. After the  game we return to the house to freshen up and you can begin putting your material together to begin working on your research. 

At around 1 pm the volunteer head out for lunch, there are small restaurants eateries nearby serving meals. If you like to cook you can also prepare your own meals in the kitchen. After lunch we take some break time to let the food settle before we get into the long stretch of productivity. I find that a lot of volunteer like to stick around the house and do mostly book research, however it's up to you to decide how you want to gather information to upload to Perupedia. Perhaps you want to visit museums or interview people in your research field, the way you go about gathering your information is up to you. The majority of the work you will upload to Perupedia will be done from 2 pm to 7 pm for dinner. The work day normally doesn't go any later then 9pm although you are free to work longer if you wish, some volunteer are more productive in the evening. After work hours you have time to socialize with the other volunteers, play wii, surf the web, watch TV or movie (we have a huge collection), or go out and explore Lima.

It's also very important to us to hear about your experiences in Peru, for that reason we give you a full day, once a week, to write a blog about your time in the country. These blogs will be posted on our website. To keep the blog fresh we have each volunteer post on a different day. Blog posts can be about traveling in Peru, current events, food, music, anything really as long as it has to do with Peru.

On the weekends our volunteers have the opportunity to travel throughout Peru.

Program 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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Education Requirements
at High School Diploma level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Writing,
Internet Savvy (Wordpress, HTML) ,
Social / Team Player Skills,
Goal Oriented and Organized,
Clean and Presentable,
Adventurous.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 - 18:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Karikuy are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

During their  free time volunteers have a whole city at their disposal. If the group does not decide to travel on the weekend then there are restaurants, bars, museums, shopping centers as well as landmarks inside Lima for them to visit. If traveling outside of Lima, Karikuy provides discounts for volunteer to visit Machu Picchu and other travel hot spots within the country.

Concert/Music
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Contact & Reservation
$63
/week
$63
/week
2 - 9
weeks
2 - 9
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
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Mar
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Jul
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Sep
Oct
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Dec

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We arrange the volunteers  accommodation, utilities, cable, water, hot showers and discounted travel.The volunteers are responsible for their own food. We have a full stocked kitchen at their disposal. 


Accommodation

We have two rooms one for each sex depending on the amount of volunteers we have at a time, we can currently house 5 volunteers at a time at the house. Included are:

  • Lodging
  • Internet
  • Utilities, Cable, Water
  • Hot Showers
  • Discounted Travel 
  • Dorm Room
    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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.

    No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
    Costs (Prices in USD)
    2 weeks (min. stay)
    $126.00
    3 weeks
    $189.00
    4 weeks
    $252.00
    5 weeks
    $315.00
    6 weeks
    $378.00
    7 weeks
    $441.00
    9 weeks (max. stay)
    $567.00
    Average fees
    $63.00/week

    You can volunteer at the project site in Lima/Peru between 2 weeks and 9 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Karikuy 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 Karikuy during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

    Get ready to volunteer in Peru

    Check out first

    Visa Regulations
    Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Peru. Please check the visa regulations for Peru.
    Travel Seasons
    Find out the best time to volunteer in Peru and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
    Living Costs
    Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Peru.
    Budgeting
    Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Peru.

    What's next?

    Airport
    The nearest airport is Jorge Chavez International (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.
    Vaccine Checker
    If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.
    Free-time
    What can you do in leisure-time in Peru while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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