Construction Volunteer in Peru

Take part in our construction traineeship in Peru as a volunteer, where you can participate in construction and renovation projects in order to have a positive effect on the local people.

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

Depending on the number of volunteers and the needs of the community, we select the construction or renovation projects that are being worked on. As part of the construction traineeship you can work in schools, orphanages, single-family homes, medical facilities and community centers. The aim is to improve the living conditions of people in disadvantaged areas.

Construction projects also promote social cohesion

In construction and renovation projects, we also work closely with the community and families to promote social cohesion. At the same time, the residents also have the opportunity to design their own living environment.

Help improve the living environment as part of the construction traineeship

There are no words to describe the satisfaction of residents when completing a renovation project. People are then really happy and grateful that they have managed to improve their living environment aesthetically and functionally. The construction traineeship in Peru offers the unique opportunity to see the immediate positive effects in the community in which you work.

To create a better environment for the families in the district

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

Since the current needs of the public and the feasibility vary daily, depending on the number of volunteers, we choose the tasks for the daily routine accordingly. When working in houses for disadvantaged families, the work can range from renovation, painting and gardening. When you finally see the smiles and happiness of the favored families, those beautiful memories will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Construction volunteering at three locations in Peru

You have the choice between building practices in three cities in Peru. You can work in Arequipa, Peru’s beautiful white stone city shaded by the famous volcano El Misti. The second option is Cusco, home of the Incas and the archaeological capital of South America. Finally, you can also go to Iquitos, the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon, to build and renovate.

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




  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the projects incur a registration fee of  U$ 149.00 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
  • 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).



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.


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.


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More Volunteer Opportunities in Peru

Choose from some more volunteer opportunities in Peru!

If you love children, you can choose from educational work at a kindergarten, or teach English at school.

Furthermore we offer two different stages for medical students: you can work as a medical volunteer at a healthcare center in Cusco, or gain some practical experience with a dental internship.

If you are passionate about learning about local culture in Peru, you may immerse in an Andean Community, or experience the life of a village in the Peruvian Amazon.

More opportunities for construction volunteers

Visit our page with all the construction volunteer programs.