Construction Volunteer in Peru

Work as a construction volunteer in Peru in our construction and renovation projects in order to create a positive impact for the local people.

Construction Volunteers in Iquitos, Peru
Construction Volunteers in Iquitos, Peru

According the number of volunteers and the needs of the community we choose the building or renovation projects to work on. We work in schools, orphanages, family homes, and medical and community centres in order to improve the living conditions of the people living in underprivileged areas. We work alongside the community and families to help to promote social change and impact by working together. There are no words to describe the satisfaction of seeing the completion of a renovation project, and the effect that it has on the local people. This project is unique and rewarding as it offers volunteers the chance to see their immediate impact in the community in which they work.

Building New Family Homes

Construction Volunteer in Peru
Volunteers painting a mural in our renovation program

Since he current need of the public and feasibility based on the number of volunteers vary every day, we choose the tasks for the daily schedule accordingly. When we work in houses for disadvantaged families work can vary from renovation to painting and gardening. When you finally see the smiles and happiness of the benefited families, these beautiful memories will stay with you for the rest of your life.

You can choose between projects in Arequipa, Peru’s beautiful white-stone city shadowed by the famous El Misti Volcano; Cusco, the home of the Incas and the archaeological capital of the Americas; and Iquitos, the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon.

Please note: This project is only available for a minimum of 5 people arriving together.

 

 

Start Dates & Arrival

Projects in Peru start on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. Participants on our volunteer in Peru programs should arrive on Sundays. You can choose to volunteer from 1 to 12 weeks

Projects in Arequipa, Cusco and Iquitos

You can choose between projects in Arequipa, Peru’s beautiful white-stone city shadowed by the famous El Misti Volcano; Cusco, the home of the Incas and the archaeological capital of the Americas; and Iquitos, the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon.

Please note: This project is available for a minimum of 5 people arriving together.

 

 

Fees

    • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
    • All of the projects incur a registration fee of US$ 199.00 on top of the program fee*

    Peru Fee 18.05.18

    What is included in the program fee?

    • Airport Pickup in the volunteer location
    • Orientation
    • Accommodation for all projects (shared rooms in home-stays or volunteer residence)
    • 2 meals per day from Monday to Saturday (breakfast & dinner)
    • Support from local staff & Program supervision
    • In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
    • In-country administration costs
    • Donation to support the local project

    There are no hidden costs. These programs are the most affordable to volunteer in Peru.

    Iko Poran is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the lowest possible price. We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.

    Participants in our Peru programs normally find US$ 70 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.

    *Refundable up to 60 days before the program start date according to our Terms & Conditions

    Construction & Renovation

    Project requires an extra cost of $45 per each week. This extra cost will go towards purchasing basic supplies, for example brooms, paints and paint brushes. The construction project is for a minimum of 5 participants arriving together.

     

 

Accommodation & Meals

Volunteers working with us in Peru are placed either into host families or at a volunteer residence depending on the project. Two meals a day are provided from Mondays through Saturdays (breakfast & dinner).

 

Requirements

The dental internship is particularly suitable for graduates and final year students who want to gain valuable clinical experience. It is also possible for us to place students who aren’t in their final years, but you will be restricted to observing and helping with non-clinical tasks.

You must be at least 18 years old at the start of your placement. Exceptions can be made for under 18’s accompanied by a guardian or with a parental consent.

All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance.

Language Requirements

To enroll in our volunteer in Peru programs it is important that you have a grasp of the basics of the Spanish language; in order to be able to communicate with the local people, the other staff/ patients/ children. We offer a week of Spanish lessons on arrival, it is highly recommended that you take at least these 20 hours before you start with the volunteering. Once you speak enough Spanish to communicate with the people, you will start work in your program for at least one more week. If you already know Spanish, or would like to take more than one week of classes, that can be easily arranged with your program coordinator.

Safety

You will have a competent support and advices from the local team and project leaders. Someone will always be available in the case of any emergency. Please keep in mind that you are in a different country and should take some precautions to avoid exposing yourself to certain risks.

The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience.

 

More volunteer opportunities in Peru

Please find our page with all the projects to  volunteer in Peru here.

More opportunities for construction volunteers

Visit our page with all the construction volunteer programs.