Peru Volunteer and Travel

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...

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Tours throughout Peru

Enjoy the beauty of Peru with our tours to Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Amazon Jungle, and many other places.
Our special Helping and Traveling packages allow you to both volunteer and travel to the most amazing sites in Peru.

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Make a Difference Volunteering in Peru

Contribute your skills and time by making a difference in the lives of Peruvians or by caring for the environment and animals.
Peru Volunteer and Travel offers many volunteer projects such as childcare, medical, dental, education, jungle conservation, and many more!

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Spanish Classes

Spanish Classes

While volunteering in Peru, you can take the opportunity to improve your Spanish by taking classes that are specifically tailored to your Spanish level. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, or would like special courses such as Medical Spanish or Survival Spanish, there is a course that will fit your communication needs.

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Corporate Volunteer Retreats

Corporate Volunteer Retreats

Let Peru Volunteer and Travel organize your company’s volunteer retreat, that not only builds bonds and improves teamwork within your organization, but also allows you to make a difference and enjoy the wonders of Peru together!

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Music Project

Our Music Project was created to keep children and adults out of gangs and bad habits and, of course, to share musical knowledge between volunteers and Peruvians creating an enjoyable communal strengthening. Through music, these young children are shown how the love of music can brighten their own lives and that of others.

The music education program is designed to give the children of the slums a chance to let their voices and songs be heard. Those taking part in this program will provide students a basic understanding of musical theory as well, as instrument and vocal training.

Current classes include guitar, piano, introduction to music, and traditional music lessons where students share and learn cultural songs. The children of Peru have music ingrained in them and they love to sing, dance, and create music by clapping, stomping, and banging. By taking part in this newly developing program you can give these children a chance to transcend the confines of the slums through the joy and celebration that is the creativity and inspiration of music.

Note: A background in music and basic knowledge of musical theory and practical ability is imperative if you are to be a successful participant on this program.

Room and Board

Meals and accommodations are included. Most volunteers will stay in a homestay where they will live with a local family. Volunteers can expect to share a room with one or two other volunteers but in some homestays volunteers get their own rooms. We give the host family money from your fee for support, food, and board. We highly recommend staying with a family; that way you will also learn the Peruvian way of life, meet local people, eat typical food, speak the language (Spanish) and engage in local customs and traditions. Living is comfortable and all homestays have electricity and running water.

Volunteers can expect to experience a variety of flavors and meals during their homestay experience as Peruvian food is diverse. If volunteers wish to eat out, there are a large number of restaurants in your chosen city to suit all tastes and budgets. We will be glad to let the family know if you have special eating needs. Please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you. However, we need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. You will be well taken care of, but as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible towards the new culture and traditions.

First day! Your Introduction

The first day of your program (normally Sunday) your Orientation will begin at around 8:00 am and will be conducted by our staff. It will cover everything you need to know for your volunteer placement in the city including an introduction to Peru, Peruvian customs, language training information (Spanish), rules and expectations, safety, travel opportunities in Peru,and an introduction to your project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing. Once our orientation is complete, volunteers will be transported to their homestay and introduced to all relevant parties – homestay family members and program placement staff.

Spanish Classes

Spanish language courses are available for all volunteers regardless of their ability. PV Travel strongly recommends these for all volunteers unless they are extremely fluent. Volunteers should strongly consider these courses as they will allow them to work and communicate with all parties a lot more efficiently during their stay. These language courses are organized on arrival in Peru at the program orientation. The language course is tailored to each volunteer's current level of Spanish. The cost is very affordable and offered exclusively to PV Travel volunteers at a discounted price.

The Volunteer Day

While our programs are flexible and can be fit to your requirements, an example of a typical day is as follows:

7:30 AM Breakfast with the host family
8:00 AM Volunteer leaves home and takes public transport (or in some cases walks) to the project with other volunteers and program staff. You will be given a plan for your work. There is usually a tea break and a lunch break. Work and hours is dependent on the project and location that the volunteer is participating in.
2:00 PM-5:00 PM Work at the project usually ends. The volunteer at this point is free to visit and explore the city. When you first arrive you will also have the city tour in the afternoon and the night tour during the evening. You may also want to spend additional time with the children at your project up until the late afternoon.
7-7:30 PM Dinner with the host family.

If a volunteer is taking advantage of the Spanish language course, they will usually volunteer for half the day and take Spanish lessons for 1-4 hours in the other part of the day.

Weekends

On the weekend, volunteers have spare time and usually relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of their local town and Peru. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield such as Machu Picchu. At PV Travel we organize fun and interesting tours for our volunteers, so just let us know where you would like to go!

Requirements and Application Process

Requirements:

The minimum age for volunteers is 18 years old unless traveling with family members over 18 or their school. No previous volunteer experience or other qualifications are necessary as all skills are useful in our projects, although for the Music Project volunteers need to have a background or experience in music. We do require volunteers to be aware that they will encounter cultural differences in Peru, which they must be prepared to respect. Our volunteers must be willing to engage in their project and be open-minded towards the dissimilarities they may encounter.

Application Process:

- Step one, fill out our application by clicking Apply Now. Make sure to add This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to your email safe list to ensure receipt of our response.

- Once we receive your application, we will review it and notify you within a few days of your acceptance status.

- If you are accepted you will need to pay your deposit within one week to reserve your place.

- Upon receipt of your $250 deposit you will be sent our in-depth pre-departure brochure full of indispensible tips regarding preparation and packing, your destination and its customs, your accommodations, travel requirements and suggestions, and much more.

- After reserving your place please book your flight and send us your flight information so we can schedule your airport pick-up. Also, visit your doctor for any vaccinations you may require and do not hesitate to ask us any questions that you may have.

- The remaining total is due 30 days before the start of your program.

- Join us helping and traveling in Peru!

Services Included

• Volunteer placement in your preferred project
• Volunteer project management and administration for your selected program length
• Accommodations - Sundays through Saturdays (Family Stay, Shared Apartment or Hostel)
• 3 meals per day (Family Stay only)
• City tour
• Nightlife tour
• Airport pick-up
• Volunteer certificate 
• Transport to volunteer project the first day
• 24/7 support from our staff in Peru
• Free coffee and tea
• Access to computers with High Speed Internet
• Wi-Fi access
• Spanish classes at a discount (placement based on your level)
      - Certified Spanish teacher
      - Free Spanish placement exam
      - Free Spanish textbook and materials
      - Conversation exchange program
• Free salsa classes Monday through Saturday
• Volunteer discounts on tours throughout Peru

**Your fee also contributes to the purchase of needed supplies for improvements at your project.

2014 Prices

1 Week - $550

2 Weeks - $750

3 Weeks - $955

4 Weeks - $1160

Additional week after 4 - $190

No Registration Fees!

Economic Prices with Top Quality Service!

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