While in Peru, Projects Abroad volunteers love to visit the famous Machu Picchu ruins.

Volunteering in Peru

Do volunteer work in Peru, and live in a city where the ancient Inca once ruled, or in the Amazon

Volunteer in Peru with Projects Abroad and contribute to long-term goals on of our many volunteer opportunities. In Peru, you can help us address specific needs to support local communities.


You can support early childhood development at understaffed childcare centres or help local teachers improve their English. Or, help us uncover the past on our Incan and Wari Archaeology Project. You can also discover your wild side by helping with conservation efforts in the heart of the amazing Amazon Rainforest.


Most of our projects are based in Cusco, and we have a Conservation Project in the jungle. Our full-time staff in Peru are there to support you 24/7 if you need it, wherever you’re based.


There is so much to see and do in Peru in your free time, like visiting Machu Picchu and soaking in hot springs. Make the most of your trip and do as much as possible!  

Projects available in Peru

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Archaeology volunteering for teenagers in Peru also includes weekend trips to places like Machu Picchu.
Archaeology Volunteering in Peru for Teenagers

From €2295

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Learn from archaeologists and work with a group to uncover ancient civilisations and history in Peru

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Peru, go on an organised weekend trip to Mach Picchu.
Childcare & Community Volunteer Work in Peru for Teenagers

From €1920

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Join a group of volunteers your age and support disadvantaged children and do community work while exploring Peru

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A picture of a group of volunteers from Projects Abroad out on a dig during their archaeology volunteering in Peru.
Incan and Wari Archaeology Volunteering in Peru

From €2165

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Work with experienced archaeologists on ancient Incan and Wari excavation sites in Peru

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
On the Spanish Language Course in Peru, students explore the local area and stop by a cathedral.
Learn Spanish in Peru

From €1470

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Learn Spanish and surround yourself with native speakers while living in a South American country

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
Female medical intern in Peru getting laboratory experience while on her medical placement.
Medical Internship in Peru

From €2505

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Observe and learn from local doctors at healthcare facilities in Peru and get international work experience

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 4 weeks
A high school student takes a child's blood sugar measure on our medical internship in Peru
Medical Internship in Peru for Teenagers

From €2220

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Learn directly from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches with a group your age.

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Two students doing Midwifery internships in Peru test an infant's iron levels at a clinic.
Midwifery Internship in Peru

From €2505

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Gain work experience in a maternity ward and learn directly from local midwives and doctors

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
A projects abroad intern is seen giving a check up to a local boy whilst on her nursing work experience in Peru.
Nursing Internship in Peru

From €2505

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Gain overseas experience as a nursing intern in Peru by working alongside professional medical staff

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
An intern gains nutrition work experience in Peru by planning and presenting at a workshop on healthy foods.
Nutrition Internship in Peru

From €2505

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Help rural communities in Peru live healthier lives to reduce malnutrition, and add overseas experience to your CV

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
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Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.


Speak to one of our Peru experts on:

021­ 234 8002

or email:

to start planning your project

SAFETY AND STAFF SUPPORT

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


Find out more about safety and backup.

Where we are based in Peru

All of our Peru volunteer opportunities, except for Conservation, are based in Cusco. Our Conservation Project is further away, near the town of Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon Rainforest.

Cusco

Cusco is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Once, long ago, it was the capital of the ancient Incan Empire. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with archaeological remains and beautiful Spanish colonial architecture. It’s found in the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range.


In Cusco, you can enjoy varieties of delicious Peruvian cuisine, like the national dish, ceviche, which is raw fish cured in citrus juices and spiced with chili peppers. During your free time, explore the city’s cobblestoned streets, or take a hike in the lush green mountainous surroundings. And no visit to Peru is complete without visiting the incredible Machu Picchu.

Puerto Maldonado

Our Rainforest Conservation Project is located in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, at the Taricaya Ecological Reserve. The closest town is Puerto Maldonado, and Taricaya is a one-hour boat trip down the Madre de Dios River from here.


At Taricaya, you’ll be surrounded by vast jungles filled with wildlife. Picture yourself waking up every morning to the sounds of the rainforest, listening to monkeys jumping from tree to tree. You’ll also be able to see the beauty of the rainforest from the highest canopy walkway in South America.  

AIRPORT PICKUP, FLIGHTS AND VISAS

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Peru Arrival Procedures page.

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