Get the opportunity to volunteer in the Peruvian Amazon!
Our conservation project is located in the Amazon Rainforest on the outskirts of Manu National Reserve outside of Cusco. Volunteers will be involved in various types of work such as reforestation, animal observation and animal care. Volunteers normally work for 4 hours a day and the rest of the day they have free to explore the amazing area.
Volunteers that choose to do reforestation will be planting trees, bushes and different endangered plant species as well as removing non-native and invasive species of bamboo. Work supplies are provided for volunteers.
Volunteers that choose to do wildlife observation will be observing and counting various species of birds and primates and will have to perform this work very early in the morning or very late in the afternoon alongside a professional.
Please note that the reforestation and observation workload is often limited when it rains. As a result, you may be working inside the lodge doing craftwork or working with the local school. Teaching English in the native community is another option for volunteers who are interested in working within the indigenous community.
While our programs are flexible and can be fit to your requirements, an example of a typical day is as follows:
7:30 AM Breakfast at the lodge.
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, or 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Volunteer leaves the lodge and walks to the project with other volunteers and the coordinator. The coorinator will delegate your duties each day. Volunteers will usually work for 4 hours either in the morning or the afternoon. After volunteering you are free to explore the jungle and enjoy your freetime.
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Lunch at the lodge.
7:30 PM Dinner at the lodge.
During the weekend, volunteers have spare time and usually just relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of the jungle.
Please send us your flight details and a representant from Peru Volunteer and Travel will be waiting for your at the airport in Cusco at the appropirate time.
Volunteers will stay in the lodge where they will live with other volunteers. Volunteers can expect to share a room with one or two other volunteers. Three meals per day are included while staying in the lodge. However, we need to stress that supplies are limited and you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible. Mosquito nets will be provided for all PVT volunteers for their stay in the jungle.
All 3 meals are included ( breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Please let us know if you have any food allergy or dietry
Volunteers will be volunteering for about 3-5 hours a day. At a school for primary and secondary students from low economic resources.
Volunteers will instruct the children in how to play new and different sports that they are can bring from their own country.
Wawawasi (House of Children in Quechua Language) is an amazing center for poor children full of energy and great hopes.
serve in either a home for children with mental and physical disabilities, or at a school that offers special education for children with disabilities,
Volunteers will be placed in very small villages of approximately 60 people in the Andes Mountains outside of Cusco.