Join our volunteers in providing safe, upgraded schools for Peru's working children. Poverty in Peru has its roots in high rates of illiteracy, lack of essential services and inadequate resources and training. Many children leave school early to help support their families.
In Lima, volunteer participants work hands-on with our in-country partner, IFEJANT, painting walls, installing windows and doors, and building fences to improve and expand educational centres for working children.
When you're done volunteering, we recommend participants take a breathtaking train ride through the Andes from Cuzco to Aguas Calientes and spend a few days around Machu Picchu, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and the most recognized historical site of the ancient Incas. Enjoy the shopping and history of Cuzco and the Pisac Valley. If you haven't already, spend a couple of days in Lima, The City of Kings. Lima is one of the oldest, most important capitals of South America and today is a vast, sprawling city that offers a great blend of history, parks, outstanding restaurants and excellent nightlife.
What to Expect?
Developing World Connections offers two-week trips for all ages of volunteers. Many high schools have gone with us to Peru because it is fairly close and students can also soak up a lot of cultural sites and activities in a short period of time.
We work with in-country non-profit organizations and take great care to ensure all volunteers have a safe, fun and rewarding experience. When you sign up to volunteer, you will be with a team of like-minded travellers. Each group is accompanied by a team leader who supports everyone from start to finish. Our team leaders are experienced travellers and former volunteers with a solid understanding of the volunteers’ needs.
Volunteers work side by side with locals on each sustainable project. Never built something before? Don't worry! No training or special skills are required, and you can take breaks whenever necessary.
We take great care to pre-screen your accommodations so they are clean, comfortable, and acceptable by North American standards. Restaurants providing everything from local to Western cuisine are chosen for their high standards in food preparation. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated.
Costs include in-country meals, accommodation and transport, as well as a substantial direct donation to the in-country partner. It does NOT include airfare, but if you book through a DWC affiliated travel agent, the entire trip cost, including flights, is 100% tax deductible. You can also fundraiser for your trip, and we'll issue tax receipts to anyone who gives $20 or more.
Program costs include:
- Access to a dedicated travel agent
- Issuance of charitable receipts
- Pre-trip resources/orientation
- Administrative resources
- Accommodation (double occupancy)
- Meals and bottled water
- Group airport and ground transport
- Trained team leader
- Cultural components
- A substantial donation to the project
- 24/7 staff support
Please visit our website to apply for this program.
- Program ID: # 2100
- duration: 1 to 2 Weeks2 Weeks to 1 Month
- location: LimaPeru12° 4' 56.2656" S, 77° 2' 49.6284" WPE
- Fitness level: Moderately Fit
- Closest Airport: Lima (LIM)
- Costs From: $1500 to $3000
- Program Type: Community Development Projects
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