Volunteering in Peru
From 2 Weeks
All programs are available for a minimum duration of 2 weeks.
The programs start every Monday.
Basic knowledge is required.
The projects are located in Cusco.
The Children of the Sun
The civilization of the Incas is best seen in Peru over any other country and here many Inca traditions are still alive today. Cusco was the center of the Inca empire, which is why it is now known as the archaeological capital. The city is an ideal starting point for expeditions that dive into the exciting Inca Empire.
The Incas considered themselves children of the Sun God.
The Inca religion was very complex. They worshiped gods that represented forces of nature, their religion was a combination of animism and fetishism and some of their rituals included the sacrifice of animals and even humans. One of their most important gods was Inti, the Sun God. The royal family believed they were directed descendants of Inti. The Incas considered themselves children of the Sun God and the sun had a great influence on their daily life, ceremonies, and architecture.
Internship Positions in Peru
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3 Steps to an Internship in Peru
Our Services for Your Internship Placement
Individual placement of internships with regard to subject, duration and time
Contact person of our local partner organization during the entire preparation phase for your internship abroad
Creation and processing of the contract between you and the company
Assistance with visa formalities
On request, an arrangement of a language course or organization of accommodation
Information about cheap flights, insurance, vaccinations, and other important travel information
Organization of the transfer to your accommodation
Presentation of a welcome package (depending on location)
Detailed information about the respective city and surroundings
SIM prepaid card for your mobile phone (depending on location)
Information documents on various leisure activities
Tips for using public transport
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As a Medical Student in Peru
Medical care in Peru certainly looks very different than we are used to in Western countries. Especially for medical students who are still in training or study, this is a good opportunity to see how local practices and smaller clinics in South America work. As an assistant to the local doctors and nurses you will learn to provide good medical care with the meager resources of the hospital.
Another medical project is offered in a small private clinic for physiotherapy. You would
assist the therapists in their work
support the children with their exercises
make sure that the equipment is always in working order
There are various health initiatives that support the struggle against malnutrition of the children in poorer areas of Cuzco. Volunteers can assist organizations such as these.
Social assistance for Peruvian society
Voluntary work is particularly valuable in the social field because it the most vulnerable part of Peruvian society. A huge number of the population need social assistance:
the children working on the street
people with disabilities
the elderly who are without family support.
The support for the children in orphanages, homes or community centers is of crucial importance since it offers them the best chance to lead an independent life in the future, learning and growing stronger from their past.
A special form of social assistance is in a nursing home in Cusco. Here volunteers will help care for the elders and help out in the kitchen serving food. The best part of all is truly the social part of your work, giving them company, sitting with them and being a patient listener as they share their life stories.
Arts, Culture, and Community
In the community center in Cusco, theater, dance or mime workshops are offered for all those who would like to get in touch with others and work closely with the community or those who just want to help out. There is also a library with a plethora of books on culture, a small cinema and a stage. The tasks of international volunteers here are very diverse and special skills are efficiently put to use. For example, volunteers can:
help screen films and encourage discussion thereafter
can share their knowledge with small youth groups or teach software applications, if they are confident in using computers
Teaching at Public Schools
The continuous economic boom in Peru has not yet produced sufficient prosperity for a large portion of the population. Therefore, volunteer work is especially recommended in social sectors such as education, in order to boost the native population. There is an after-school project in Cusco, where children receive help with homework and participate in other activities.
Another opportunity is teaching in a secondary school, helping students transition into working life. Here you will usually start as an assistant teacher and then after a few hours of assisting, you will teach independently.
As a sports teacher, you can take part in an afternoon sports program that takes place daily from 15:00 to 17:00.