This program is particularly convenient for volunteers who do not have time to commit to a month or more of volunteering abroad but would like to make some contribution and also travel along with other volunteers on the weekends to one of the most spectacular places in Peru.
Volunteer Program Schedule
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month
Project: Intercultural Projects
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 4-6 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing included in Cost
Day 1 Sunday: Cusco airport pick up and transfer to volunteer residence or host families to unpack and rest.
Day 2 Monday: Orientation
You will receive the orientation at the VS Office early in the morning and have the rest of the day to explore the city by you.
Days 3 – 11: Intercultural projects
Our Social projects seeks to contribute to the development of the poorest families in our population, principally in poor rural areas and marginalized urban areas in order for them to attain integral human development, which translates into better living conditions in harmony with nature. Volunteers will be working in rural nursery schools where there is just 1 teacher for 30 little kids aged between 3 and 5 years old. During those two weeks you will be helping four hours daily from Monday to Friday. You will provide care, love and attention for these children as well as assisting the Peruvian staff at the projects.
Day 6 – 7 Weekend – Saturday & Sunday: Free day to explore Cusco by yourself
This day you will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Cusco by yourself, you will need to get the Cusco Visitors Ticket at the Local Government office to visit museums, cultural centers, small ruins, and Cusco festivities (festivals are moveable)
Day 12 Thursday: Sacred Valley tour connection to Aguas Calientes
Discover the Sacred valley of the Incas - go on a guided tour to visit the beauty of Pisaq, Ollantaytambo ruins, and small towns around followed a lunch in a traditional Inca restaurant. Then take the Train at Ollantaytambo to overnight in Aguas Calientes town to visit Machu Picchu Sanctuary the next day.
Day 13 Friday: Full day Tour in Machu Picchu
"Machu Picchu is a trip to the serenity of the soul, to the eternal fusion with the cosmos; where we feel our fragility. It is one of the greatest marvels of South America. A resting place of butterflies in the epicenter of the great circle of life.
Early in the morning, you will depart from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu sanctuary by 15 minutes bus up; the guide tour will guide you for 2 hours at the Sanctuary. Then you will be free to explore Machu Picchu by you. You will back in Cusco around midnight.
Day 14 Saturday: Goodbye Cusco
You can spend your last day saying good bye to Cusco and shopping or continues travelling around Peru. This is your last morning at your home stay.
1. - Cusco is a very Catholic city, so there will be local festivals during the months of May till July. 2. - All participants for the 2 weeks special program must send us by e-mail their passports and ISIC Cards to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as the placement details is received. 3 - The visitors entrance tickets for the Sacred Valley tour is not included in the program fee.
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Volunteering Solutions Peru Reviews
I had a great experience because there are so many kids and just one teacher, so they are always in need of our help. .
The highlight of my volunteering experience was the relationship I developed with the children at my project. The highlight of my trip was visiting Machu Picchu..
I got to see many different treatments and procedures and how they were different from those in the United States. I had never been witness to a birth before this placement. The experience is priceless..
when a small child in the kindergarden ran to me and hugged me, when my pupils did not want to let me return home to Germany.
I loved my project. I loved the kids and it is amazing how in such a short amount of time you get to care and love them so much. I loved the challenge of being in control of a whole class and creating the activities. .
At first the placement was a challenge so many kids playing around but once you adapt and get to know each other it was a very fulfilling activity. I felt at home while being miles away..
I really enjoyed working with the doctors and people at my project. The highlight of our volunteering was being able to live in a hospital and feel how doctors feel when taking care of a patient..
This trip was one of the most meaningful experience I have ever had. It was great in the way that I could explore and witness a totally different culture and have a different vision about the world. .
I loved the program placement as it was so nice. When I taught something to them. They always learned everything so fast and really enjoyed . They made me so happy. The highlight was spending time with the children..
The program placement was amazing and its the best experience in my life. It was just perfect and I will go back to my home with loads of emotions that will be close to my heart forever. .
The pre departure booklet was very useful in helping me know what to bring and what to expect when I got to Cusco. I enjoyed getting to know the doctors and nurses and learning much from them. I had great hands on experience and made great friendships..
I enjoyed my experience at the placement very much. It is one of the best thing that I have done till now. I will return to my country with a big smile and a lot of memories in my heart..
The Volunteering Solutions website was very organized and easy to use. I liked how our progress was constantly updated and we had constant communication with program coordinator if we were missing certain items. The pre departure booklet was laid out professionally and clearly..
I really liked my program placement and there were enough patients despite doctors strike and Obstetrics was busy enough too. I loved getting to know the staff and chatting with them. I got competent in giving shots, which I was a bit timid about before. .
I enjoyed working at my placement. The staff was very kind and patient to explain things I observed and also got to do some hands on work the patients. I learned a lot about how the clinic works..
I enjoyed working at the placement provided by Volunteering Solutions. The coordinator was very friendly, helpful and professional. .
During my short tenure with Volunteering Solutions, I was able to rotate among many divisions within a community healthcare center..
The program placement was fantastic and I had a great time. Everything was great about peru, the program, people, culture and hospital staff. I loved being here in Peru. .
The placement was nice and it was a great experience helping children, teaching them English and some of them teaching me Spanish. The highlight of my volunteer experience was helping..
I enjoyed working at my program placement and I also learned a lot from Peruvian culture. The highlight of my volunteering experience in Peru was to practice nursing in different culture. It is completely different from my country. .
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