As the cradle of the Incas, Peru is
one of the most mysterious destinations on the planet. Expanding
from the depths of the Amazon rainforest to the heights of
the Andes, the dark seduction of Peru has enticed many volunteers.
The cultural and financial heart of Peru, Lima or "City
of Kings" is located or the Peruvian coastal plains.
Downtown Lima has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site
with its archetypal 16th Century Cathedral and Presidential
Palace dominating the landscape. Other cultural monuments
are Lima's original city walls, used to defend the city against
pirates and privateers.
If you prefer a start a TEFL career, we have a host of volunteer
opportunities, teaching English in the heart of Peruvian rainforest.
Breath-taking peaks and sheer plateaus make mystical Peru
unlike any other country.
:: Volunteer & Learn Spanish
You may have heard of the Incas, but nothing can prepare
you for the moment you step off the plane at Cusco's small
airport. Your bird's eye view was one thing, but up close
the old stone foundations of one of the world's greatest civilisations
are something else. Towering archways mix in with some of
the finest colonial Spanish architecture on the continent
- an incredible architectural fusion.
It's also home to a colourful mix of people, with its warm
locals and steady stream of voluntary workers and language
learners. Cusco's Inca trail is a favourite with intrepid
volunteers, from the sheer vistas of Machu Picchu to the ruins
of the Temple of the Sun - Cusco is city rich with colonial
splendor and indigenous history.
Volunteer in Peru and experience a country that has the fastest
growing economy in Latin America, with a good record in education
and muted inflation. The last 50 years has seen the literacy
rate skyrocket from 42% to 89%. These are impressive accomplishments
in a country as diverse as Peru. The job now is to bring education
where it’s needed in the rural areas, and to conserve
the verdant Amazon Basin, which occupies half of Peru.
For gap year students joining our Volunteer Peru
placements there are plenty of volunteering opportunities on
offer. If you are considering a career in any kind of teaching
then our volunteer placements in Peru can provide invaluable
experience especially if you have not been in a classroom before.
It is often very useful to have experience of working with young
people prior to taking courses such as the PGCE and the Volunteer
Peru program can provide this, as well as a valuable cross-cultural
Volunteer Peru also provides experience for those wishing
to study conservation, biodiversity through the conservation
programs. Jobs in these fields are competitive and experience
as a conservation volunteer in Peru can provide your CV with
an edge over other candidates.
Archaeology is a similarly competitive field and Volunteer
Peru’s archaeology programs offer similar opportunities
to bolster your CV in this field, as well as the opportunity
to work in an archaeologist’s paradise; as home to a
host of pre-Columbian civilizations and empires, Peru has
more unexcavated archaeological sites than anywhere else in
the region. A gap-year placement doing archeological work
can also provide an excellent grounding for history university
courses, as well as archeology itself. It can also provide
great experience for careers in forensics and anthropology.
:: Volunteer Feedback
"I cried when I had to leave the
kids. On my last day they each made me little cards..." More