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Environmental Protection Project

Help conserve the natural environment in Peru by working with plants/ animals and helping with reforestation efforts.

The Project 

This project is focused on researching agronomy on both a local and regional basis. Its main goal is to investigate native plants, such as kiwicha, quinoa, or different variations of potatoes. In addition, the project focuses on livestock animals, such as alpacas or lamas. The project is located near Cusco and cooperates with universities from all over the country to carry out its studies and research.

If you are interested in topics like sustainable agriculture or the livestock industry, then this is the right project for you. On the site of this project, there are always scientists collecting data for numerous projects. The area where you will volunteer will be like a big green classroom for you, and you can be a part of the development of new strategies for the production and cultivation of the different crops. You can help improve sustainable agriculture in the region.

Your Tasks

As a volunteer, you will work on different parts of the research projects in addition to carrying out everyday tasks. Your tasks at the center may include:

  • Reforestation
  • Cultivation of different crops
  • Observation of native plants
  • Being an active part of agricultural experiments
  • Taking care of animals (lamas, alpacas, guinea pigs)

Your exact work tasks and schedule will be given on-site under the supervision of local staff and researchers based on your knowledge.

Suitable for

Singles
50+

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 Spanish (basic level)
Health Declaration
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 from 09:00 - 16:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at South America Inside are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

In your free-time you can go to the museum,  concerts, or practice in sports. Cusco and its surroundings offer a great variety of spare time activities, be it cultural, active or touristic. You can even visit the world famous Machu Picchu Inca Ruins and the Valle Sagrado!

Concert/Music
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation
Contact & Reservation
$222
/week
$222
/week
4 - 25
weeks
4 - 25
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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Consultation by our experienced staff | Translation of application documents | Placement in Volunteer Work Project | Orientation session upon arrival | Escort to the project site on first day | Orientation kit | Local support | 24-hr emergency number | Accommodation | Advice regarding adequate travel insurance | Flight booking service (optional and free) | Certificate of Participation | Application form

Accommodation

You will be accommodated with a Peruvian host family. This is a unique opportunity and will allow you to experience the authentic culture of the country. In addition, you will quickly improve your Spanish skills.
(Note: You might use Internet at your host family's house to a small extra charge).

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Your host family provides you with 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) a day.

 

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.

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)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,085.00
5 weeks
$1,240.00
6 weeks
$1,395.00
25 weeks (max. stay)
$4,340.00
Average fees
$222.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Cusco/Peru between 4 weeks and 25 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside 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 South America Inside 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 Velazco Astete (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.
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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