Summer Volunteer Program Peru 2024
Summer Volunteer Program Peru 2024

Cusco, Peru

Summer Volunteer Program Peru 2024

Trip Highlights

  • Volunteer in Peru and work at rural nursery schools to teach kids
  • Opportunity to deeply explore Amazonian Rainforests and soak in the wilderness
  • Volunteering opportunity in both Cusco and Arequipa
  • Enjoy the Titicaca Lake and experience the Andean life
  • Hike along the trails of Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley
  • Meet other likeminded volunteers from around the world



Be a part of the Summer Volunteer Program in Peru with Volunteering Solutions and make your Summer Break worth cherishing! Engage in some meaningful volunteer work to make a difference in the lives of the people and head out for weekend excursions with your fellow volunteers to Machu Picchu in Cusco, navigate the Titicaca Lake in Puno and visit the beautiful countryside of Arequipa.

This program is particularly convenient for volunteers who do not have enough time to commit and are looking for 2 weeks volunteering opportunity that would comprise the best which Peru has in store! This program is perfect for college and university students, as well as solo travellers, backpackers, and families who are keen to experience something different.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the time of joining the project. Participants should have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. Volunteers need to be flexible, open-minded and have a passion for working with children. You should also be proactive and have the ability to take initiative  All volunteers must provide a clean criminal background check report prior to joining the program. A parental consent form shall be required for Under 18 participants joining the program. A beginner-intermediate level of Spanish would be an added advantage for the participants in the program.



Day 1,Sunday: Cusco airport pick up and transfers to volunteer residence or host families to unpack, orientation and walking city tour.

Day 2, Monday to Day 5, Thursday: Intercultural projects in Cusco
Our Social projects seek to contribute to the development of the poorest families in our population, principally in poor rural areas and marginalized urban areas 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, Friday: 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 7,Saturday: Machu Picchu Tour
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 epicentre 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 guided tour will guide you for 2 hours at the Sanctuary. Then you will be free to explore Machu Picchu with you. You will back in Cusco around midnight.

Day 8, Sunday: Arequipa bus station pick up, transfer to accommodation, unpack, breakfast, and enjoy the countryside tour in the morning. 

Day 9 Monday to day 11 Wednesday: After breakfast your local coordinator will take you to a day care center for kids in need. You will assist the care giver to fee the babies, to play with them, to teach to walk and paint. Volunteers are free in the afternoons to explore the beautiful city of Arequipa.

Day 12, Thursday: Enjoy the Titicaca Lake and experience the Andean life
You will visit the Uros floating island, then, you will navigate the Titicaca Lake to arrive to Amantani Island. You will share a typical and organic lunch with a family, after it, you will be able to participate in intercultural activities until dinner time. After dinner, you will participate in a traditional Andean dance!

Day 13 Friday: Good morning!! Taste a typical breakfast with the family to depart to Taquile island. We will walk to the village where we will enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants. We are going to arrive to the port around 16:00 hrs. 

Day 14 Saturday: Goodbye Cusco

You can spend your last day saying goodbye to your new Friends or visiting the city of Cusco and shopping or continues traveling around Peru.

Important note

  • Cusco is a Catholic city, so there will be local festivals during the months of May till July.
  • All participants for the Summer program must send us by e-mail their passport copies and ID students card to as soon as the booking confirmation is received.
  • The visitors' entrance tickets for the Sacred Valley tour is not included in the program fee. This visitor entrance ticket you will need to buy at the Local Government office to visit museums, cultural centers, and archaeological sites.



A 2-week long summer volunteering and travel project that blends meaningful volunteer work along with exciting weekend excursions to the marvel that is Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and Arequipa.

Airport Transfer

Volunteers are picked up from the Cusco Airport by the local coordinator or representative. Those volunteers who are already in Cusco will be picked up at a meeting point decided beforehand. When arriving in Arequipa from Cusco, volunteers are picked up from the bus station and transferred to the homestay.


Volunteers are provided accommodation with a host family in both Cusco and Arequipa. While on the Sacred Valley tour, accommodation is provided in a hostel.


On the first day after arrival, orientation will be provided by the local staff. Areas like culture, greetings, locations, transportation, safety, and volunteer placements are given during the orientation. The orientation will be given by the local staff in Peru.


Volunteers are provided with three cooked meals a day (Monday- Friday) at the Volunteer residence. Meals usually consist of beans, meat, local vegetable and fruits, natural juices according to the season, etc. Principle meals in Peru are breakfast and lunch, dinner is pretty light.

During your Free Time

Volunteers are free to visit and see places or do shopping during their free time. While in Cusco and Arequipa, volunteers can explore the city in the evening after the placement or spend time with the host family as well. 



















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2 Weeks $999

Please Note: -An application fee of $229 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment. (A 4% international banking fee is charged at the time of payment)

What are you Paying for?


  • Airport, bus station or hotel pick up
  • Orientation and walking city tour
  • Accommodation in shared rooms in a homestay
  • Childcare project
  • Meals Monday to Saturday
  • Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour: (Guide and touristic bus for the Sacred Valley tour, train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and return, accommodation in a hostel, round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Pichu sanctuary, entrance ticket to Machu Pichu sanctuary and guiding for 2 hrs at the sanctuary, lunch at Sacred Valley)


  • 24/7 support from local coordinators in Arequipa
  • Bus station pick up and transfer to accommodation 
  • Country side tour 
  • Accommodation in shared rooms in a homestay
  • Childcare project
  • Wifi
  • Meals


  • Bus station pick up in Puno 
  • Transfer to Titicaca port
  • Transportation to visit the Uros, Taquile and Amantani islands
  • Lunch, dinner, and breakfast in Taquile island
  • Certificate Of Completion (Upon Request)

What's NOT included?


  • Meals on Sundays and during tours
  • Accommodation on Sunday night when you back from Machu Pichu
  • General Entrance Ticket to visit the archaeological sites at the sacred valley
  • Private bedroom in Aguas Calientes hotel
  • Local transportation
  • Drop off to airport and bus station
  • Bus ticket for Cusco to Arequipa
  • Accommodation the 14th day


  • Entrance tickets to visit the countryside of Arequipa (10 PEN) 
  • Meals during the tour (lunch)
  • Local transportation to go to the project
  • Drop off to Arequipa bus station 
  • Bus ticket Arequipa to Puno


  • Breakfast the 1st morning
  • Entrance tickets to visit the islands (30 PEN)
  • Drop off from the port to the bus station or hotel
  • Accommodation before and after the 2days/1 night tour in Titicaca lake
  • Bus ticket from Puno to Cusco
  • Bus station pick up in Cusco (coming back from Puno)




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