Welcome to Peru Volunteer and Travel
Peru Volunteer and Travel is an organization that is committed to helping the people of Peru as well as the environment. Every month we place many volunteers in a variety of professional projects such as physical therapy, dental, vision, nursing and medical, and also in non-professional projects including sports education, music exchange, teaching English, cultural immersion, sustainable development, agriculture, jungle conservation and childcare.
We guarantee volunteers a life-changing experience here in Peru. In addition to having many volunteer opportunities available, it is an amazing country to travel to. Peru has a diverse range of landscapes including mountains, jungle, coast, desert and glaciers. However, the most extraordinary feature is its rich cultural history. The blend of cultural sights and adventure tours make Peru an exciting location for volunteers and travelers of all interests. The most popular attraction is Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World, which is located just outside of Cusco.
Despite the jump in tourism, poverty is still a tremendous problem in Peru. Over 50% of the population lives in poverty. Poor government economic policies and extreme inequality make living even harder for low-income families. There are thousands of children living in meager conditions. The lack of access to necessary commodities means more than 25% of children under five are extremely undernourished. In remote areas this number jumps to 70%. Furthermore, low education standards continue to perpetrate these cycles of poverty, malnutrition and inequality. Many adults suffer from chronic diseases as they do not have the money or the access to medical services to be able to treat them. Additionally, there are many animals and plants in danger, especially in the Peruvian jungle. Although the government offers a little help it is not nearly enough.
For these reasons, and many more, Peru is the right place to volunteer.
Join us helping those in need in Peru and enjoy the beauty of the country at the same time.