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Volunteer in Peru with IKPVA – Most Affordable Volunteer Programs in Peru!!

Volunteering in Peru a Glance:


Best Volunteer Programs in Peru to match all skills & interests

Volunteering in Peru – Overview

Go on an adventure trip as a volunteer in Peru and get to know some of the best volunteer programs in Cusco, Mollendo or Arequipa. You can choose whether you want to do volunteer work with the natives of a small village in the Peruvian Amazon or want to get to know the fascinating mountain landscape around Cusco. All Volunteer projects in Peru are very rewarding and highly affordable.

Unique Volunteer Opportunities in Peru

On your volunteer vacations, you can do enchanting excursions around Cusco, with beautiful and unique landscapes that you would not see anywhere else. Our volunteer projects are diverse, you can look after the children in a kindergarten, or teach English and more at a school. The Peruvian students are open-minded and creative. So, at the side of experienced kindergarten teachers, you will have a great teaching experience.

If you study medicine, you will be enthusiastic about medical internships at a health center. Even a dental internship is possible in Cusco.

Immerse in Peruvian Culture

Felipe ajudou crianças como voluntário médico no Peru
Felpe from Brazil as a medical volunteer

During your stay in Peru, your host family will introduce you to the culture and cuisine, and in a short time, you can learn a little Spanish.

On a volunteer trip to Peru, you will fall in love with this fascinating and diverse country in Latin America. Enjoy a unique experience with our highly affordable volunteer projects: our prices are among the cheapest.

Beautiful and unique Landscapes

The trips in Cusco are so special, with beautiful and unique landscapes you wouldn’t see anywhere else. Moreover, being accommodated with a local family has upgraded our experience to a different point, counting on their help, their interesting conversations and their typical dishes. Cristina from Spain (23 years)

Three wonderful volunteering locations to choose from

Boats at the Pier - Peruvian Amazon
Boats at the Pier – Peruvian Amazon

You may choose from the best programs to volunteer in Peru in:

  • Arequipa, the White City
  • Cusco – the home of the Inca Empire

Close to Iquitos, you can find some of the most magnificent landscapes of the Peruvian Amazon. In a small, charming village, you can work as a volunteer teacher, or care for the children in the Kindergarten, a daycare.

Teaching English in a small village in the Peruvian Amazon

Marco teaching English in Peru
Marco with his English students

In my experience, two weeks have been a sufficient time to forget about my own life and to dive into this new reality, getting to know new people and appreciate their differences and similarities from my cultural background, build friendships, enjoy the jungle and, hopefully, make a difference for this community. – Marco Fiorito, Italy

Kindergarten in an Amazonian Village

I traveled by Iko Poran to Iquitos Peru on March of this year. I volunteered there for one week as assistant of kindergarden teacher in Padre Cocha, where it is an small Amazonian village.
This trip was an amazing experience for me.

Sangeetha Agara, volunteer from Canada, sharing her love in a Childcare program in Cusco, Peru
Sangeetha Agara, from Canada, with the children

The kids are lovely, I was completely imerge in the local culture, that way I practice a lot my Spanish. Also if you are looking for a place where you can rest, be in contact with the nature and learn more about the local, this trip will be perfect for you. Jenny and her family are excellent hosts. – Eduarda

Unforgettable travel experience to a fascinating country in Latin America

Peru has long been a country that boasts an array of options for the adventurous traveler.

Drawn in by the magnificent Inca remains at Machu Picchu, visitors are amazed to learn about the huge variety of other things this beautiful country has to offer.

Volunteering in Cusco: Medical internship

 I’ve been in a little health centre in Cuzco. It was a less-favoured area, where I could learn a lot about diseases I hadn’t seen before so frequently and I could perform some procedures that I hadn’t tried in my country of origin.

Medical Internship in Cusco
Medical Internship in Cusco

For sure, this has been a great opportunity for my personal and professional growth. It is always very enriching meeting a new health system and a different way of working, making the best with the little resources that they have and knowing the individual patient very well. The doctors were kind with us and let us explore and help them in their daily practice. – Cristina from Spain (23 years) 


Natural Diversity, Breathtaking Landscapes

With 28 individual climates, there is a huge natural diversity. As a volunteer in Peru, you can choose to work in Cusco, close to the snowy tips of the Andes or travel to a small village in the prolific rainforest of the Peruvian Amazon. You can go sand-boarding in the Huacachina desert or take it easy at Lake Titicaca in your free time.

Moreover, you can climb fiery volcanos, delve into cavernous canyons or go surfing at one of Peru’s beautiful beaches.


Natural Beauty and Fascinating Peruvians

When you volunteer in Peru you will not only admire the immense natural beauty but also enjoy getting in touch with the wonderful people.

Peruvians are polite, hard-working and fascinating people. Many still have a direct link with their Inca ancestors, proudly conserving the Quechua culture that has so much history and importance here.

As a volunteer in Peru, you will enjoy their peaceful and welcoming attitude and their enthusiasm to share stories and knowledge about their own culture and to learn about others.


Volunteer in Peru to Help Build a Fair Society for all

Construction Volunteers in Iquitos, Peru
Construction Volunteering in Peru

Like much of Latin America, Peru still suffers from the inequality between social classes, and in many areas, people live with very little.

When you choose to work as a volunteer in Peru, you can make a valuable contribution to the local society. You will work together with volunteers from all over the world towards bridging the gap between those who are better off and those less fortunate.


Volunteer Programs in Peru: Wide Variety of Opportunities

Volunteers have the opportunity to choose from our nine cheap volunteer programs in Peru, such as Health CareChildcareChild Development & EducationConstruction & RenovationTeach English, and our unique Andean experiences and Jungle immersion!


Join our cheap volunteer programs in Peru for the experience of your lifetime!

Most Affordable Fees to Volunteer in Peru

Please Note:

    • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
    • All of the programs incur a registration fee of U$ 149 on top of the program fee.

Peru Program Fees 2023

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
  • Local administration costs
  • Donation to support the local project

There are no hidden costs. Therefore, 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 prices. One of our goals is to offer cheap volunteer programs in Brazil so that more people can help to do really important work.

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

The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date.

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


Construction & Renovation Volunteer in Peru

This program has an extra cost of $95 per each week. This extra cost will go towards purchasing basic supplies, for example, brooms, paints, and paintbrushes.

The construction project is for a minimum of 5 participants arriving together.


Medical and Dental programs in Cusco

This program has an administrative fee of $110 for 1 week to 4 weeks, $220 for 5 weeks to 8 weeks, $330 for 9 to 12 weeks.

This is a mandatory requirement for this project in Cusco and is added to the Program Fee.


What is not included in our Cheap Volunteer Programs in Peru?

Flights to Peru, visas and/or entry-exit fees, vaccinations, local transportation, travel & health insurance, laundry and Internet, lunch & meals on Sundays, personal expenses, tours, materials to develop the program (if necessary), other optional activities & excursions, and airport drop off.


Volunteer in Peru – Project details


We offer projects in 3 different stunning locations for you to volunteer in Peru: Arequipa or Cusco.

Arequipa is Peru’s ashlar white stone city; it is awash with snow-capped mountains, volcanoes including the famous El Misti, deep canyons such as Cotahuasi and Colca, small coves and beaches.

Cusco is the home of the Incas and the archaeological capital of the Americas, and certainly one of the favorite destinations to volunteer in Peru.

Cusco is a cosmopolitan city, yet you shouldn’t be surprised to see a pet llama; it is the gateway to the sacred valley and Machu Pichu and is steeped in rich heritage.


Very important information:

If you choose to volunteer in Peru in Arequipa and Cusco, you should also be aware of the altitude. Altitude sickness is common, and it often takes a few days to acclimatize.

Accommodation & Meals

If you join one of our projects to volunteer in Peru, you 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).

Start & Duration

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


Orientation takes place on Monday after the arrival date.

Requirements to Volunteer in Peru

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

To volunteer in Peru volunteers must have adequate travel insurance.

Some Basic Spanish is desired to Volunteer in Peru

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 your work as a volunteer in Peru. Once you speak enough Spanish to communicate with the people, you will start working on your program.

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.


You will have a competent support and advice 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 as a volunteer in Peru.


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