Experience the very best Peru has to oﬀer this summer! Volunteer in the local community on a range of projects aimed at improving education quality in the Sacred Valley. You'll be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and think creatively as you're immersed in the incredible local culture.
We work with the local communities at the grass root level and have developed a range of programmes that tackle environmental issues. We believe that education is the key to environmental awareness and as an environment challenge volunteer you will be helping us drive forward our long-term environment and climate action goals in our community. Projects you could be involved in include:
You will also have the chance to volunteer on a renovation project with the aim of creating a safer and more inspiring learning environment. You could be painting an educational mural, renovating a playground, creating a library, installing a hand-washing station and more!
Your volunteering days will be Monday-Friday with the weekends free to do your own travel. We recommend heading to UNESCO World Heritage city Cusco and making a trip to the infamous Rainbow Mountain!
After your volunteering you can join our optional extension trip for £599, where you’ll spend a week trekking to Machu Picchu. Taking the less touristy Salkantay route, you will see glacier lakes, trek through mountain passes and hang out with llamas before reaching the lost city of the Inca's. Download the challenge pack below to find out more.
Join Challenges Abroad to make an impact in Peru and become a global citizen.
To deal with the uncertainty that comes with COVID-19, we have introduced the following guarantees so you can confidently book your volunteer programme today.
Although we are confident that programmes will go ahead as planned, if your programme is affected by Covid-19 travel restrictions, your programme will be postponed to the following year, and your fundraising deadlines will be extended.
We are continuously monitoring the advice of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and speaking with our teams on the ground to ensure we are fully aware of all on-going situations. Although we expect all travel restrictions to be lifted by Summer 2022, if your destination is affected by coronavirus travel restrictions, you will be able to move your programme to one of our other destinations
Our volunteer's health and safety whilst overseas is our biggest priority. We are putting in place additional measures to enhance health and safety practices when travel resumes. Some of these measures include increased cleaning at our accommodation, reducing the number of volunteers sharing bathroom facilities, mandatory hand-washing before meals and an in-depth review of all in-country risk management processes.
I had an absolutely amazing time on my trip to Peru. Working with the children was so rewarding, the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu was the experience of a lifetime, the Amazon extension trip was an incredible ending to the entire adventure.Volunteer - Paige - Peru
You’ll learn so much, especially regarding to your social skills, which you learn both from teaching the kids and working with your mates. It’s also wonderful how you could use your own knowledge and capabilities to help a community in need.Volunteer - Long Hoang - Peru
Overall, I had a wonderful experience in Peru with Challenges abroad. Thanks Challenges Abroad for giving me the opportunity to help a community, learn about a different culture. The project was very well organised. Our team and challenge leader was amazing, and I've learnt so much from this experience.Volunteer - Isabella - Peru