Protector of the environment

Conservation of the local habitat (flora and fauna), work with animals, plants and help in reforestation.

The project 

This project is focused on research about agronomy on a local and regional basis. It mainly investigates native plants such as kiwicha, quinoa, or diferent variations of potato. But also the livestock animals like alpacas or lamas. The project is located near Cusco and cooperates with universities from all over the country to realize studies and research.

If you are interested in topics like sustainable agriculture or economies of animal production it is the right project for you. There are always some scientists collecting data for numerous projects. It is like a big green classroom for you, and you can be part of the development of new strategies for the production and cultivation of the different crop varities. You help to improve sustainable agriculture.  

Your tasks

As a volunteers you can cooperate in diferent parts of the research projects and in everyday tasks. The following tasks are just a short description of the work at the center:

  • Reforestation
  • Cultivation of different crop varities
  • Oberservation of native plants
  • Be active part of agricultural experiments
  • Taking care of animals (lamas, alpacas, guinea picks)

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

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Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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 (intermediate level)
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.

Free-time activities

In your free-time you can go to the museum, to concerts or do sports.



What's included?
Consultation of our experienced staff | Translation of application documents | Placement in Volunteer Work Project | Orientation session on arrival | Escort to the project site on the first day | Orientation kit | Local support | 24h-Emergency Number | Accommodation | Advisery concerning adequate travel insurance | Flight booking service (optional and for free) | Certificate of participation | Application form
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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.

You have two accommodation options:
1. You can stay with a local peruvian family. It's a unique opportunity, which will help you to better understand peruvian society. Besides this way it is easy for you to practice your language skills.
2. The other option is to stay at the guesthouse, there you are more independent and share the house with other volunteers.

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

In your guest familiy fool-board is provided (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
If you stay at the guesthouse, you have to take care of yourself.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
25 weeks (max. stay)

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 tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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.
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?

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.
What can you do in leisure-time in Peru while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Cusco, Cusco, Peru

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