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Peru Volunteer and Travel

Jungle Conservation

Cusco, Peru

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.

Typical day

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.

Free-time activities

During the weekend, volunteers have spare time and usually just relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of the jungle.

Swimming
Climbing
Hiking
Riding

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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Application From and copy of passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteer must have intermediate level of Spanish in order to have a full experience at the program.
Spanish classes are available at our office if needed.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 12:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Any questions? Just ask. We at Peru Volunteer and Travel are happy to help you.

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Services by Peru Volunteer and Travel

- Volunteer placement in your preferred project
- Volunteer project management and administration for your selected program length
- Accommodations - Sundays through Saturdays at a jungle lodge
- 3 meals per day
- Airport pick-up
- Volunteer certificate
- Transport to volunteer project the first day
- 24/7 support from our staff in Peru
- Spanish classes at a discount that can be arranged before you go to the jungle (placement based on your level)
- Volunteer discounts on tours throughout Peru

Airport Pickup at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

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.

Accommodation

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.

Bungalow
Food & Beverages

All 3 meals are included ( breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Please let us know if you have any food allergy or dietry

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.
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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
$360.00
2 weeks
$720.00
3 weeks
$1,080.00
4 weeks
$1,440.00
5 weeks
$1,800.00
6 weeks
$2,160.00
8 weeks (max. stay)
$2,880.00
Average fees
$360.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Cusco/Peru between 1 week and 8 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Peru Volunteer and Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Peru.
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.
Americas South America Peru Cusco, Calle triunfo 354, 2nd floor
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