While in Peru, Projects Abroad volunteers love to visit the famous Machu Picchu ruins.

Volunteering in Peru

Volunteer in Peru in the city where the ancient Inca once ruled, or in the Amazon jungle

Volunteer in Peru with Projects Abroad and address specific needs in local communities. You can contribute to long-term goals.


You can support early childhood development at understaffed childcare centers or help local teachers improve their English. Or, help us uncover the past on our Incan and Wari Archaeology Project. You can also discover your wild side by helping with conservation efforts in the heart of the amazing Amazon Rainforest like well-known veterinarian, Dr Evan Antin, did on an episode of the Animal Planet series, 'Evan Goes Wild'.


Most of our projects are based in Cuzco, but we also have a have a Conservation Project in the jungle. Our full-time staff in Peru are there to support you 24/7 if you need it, wherever you’re based.


There is a lot to see and do in your free time. You can visit the amazing Machu Picchu and soak in hot springs. Make the most of your trip and do as much as possible.

Projects available in Peru

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Last Minute Trip
A high school student takes a child's blood sugar measure on our medical internship in Peru

From $2,970 USD

Medical Internship in Peru for Teenagers
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Learn directly from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches with a group your age.

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Last Minute Trip
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Peru, go on an organised weekend trip to Mach Picchu.

From $2,570 USD

Childcare & Community Volunteer Work in Peru for Teenagers
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Join a group of volunteers your age and support disadvantaged children and do community work while exploring Peru

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A student finishes an English exercise on the white board at a volunteer teaching placement in Peru.

From $2,065 USD

Volunteer Teaching in Peru
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Work a at schools in Peru and help young students and teachers improve their English language skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A picture of a group of volunteers from Projects Abroad out on a dig during their archaeology volunteering in Peru.

From $2,520 USD

Incan and Wari Archaeology Volunteering in Peru
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Work with experienced archaeologists on ancient Incan and Wari excavation sites in Peru

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Female medical intern in Peru getting laboratory experience while on her medical placement.

From $3,355 USD

Medical Internship in Peru
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Observe and learn from local doctors at healthcare facilities in Peru and get international work experience

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
Last Minute Trip
Archaeology volunteering for teenagers in Peru also includes weekend trips to places like Machu Picchu.

From $3,070 USD

Archaeology Volunteering in Peru for Teenagers
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Learn from archaeologists and work with a group to uncover ancient civilisations and history in Peru

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A spider monkey relaxing at the animal rehabilitation center in Peru

From $3,220 USD

Animal Rehab in the Amazon Rainforest – Peru
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Live in the Amazon Rainforest and help with vital conservation work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Two students doing Midwifery internships in Peru test an infant's iron levels at a clinic.

From $3,355 USD

Midwifery Internship in Peru
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Gain work experience in a maternity ward and learn directly from local midwives and doctors

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
A volunteer working with children in Peru sits with a child in a classroom to help them with an activity.

From $2,070 USD

Volunteer with Children in Peru
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Work with local teachers to support early childhood development at disadvantaged childcare centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.


Speak to one of our Peru experts on:

(+1) 212 244 7234

or email:

to start planning your project

Where we are based in Peru

All of our Peru volunteer opportunities, except for Conservation, are based in Cuzco. Our Conservation Project is further away near the town of Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon Rainforest.

Cusco

Cuzco is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. It was once the capital of the ancient Incan Empire. Today Cuzco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with archaeological remains and beautiful Spanish colonial architecture. It’s situated in the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range.


Peru is famous for its food. You can enjoy different dishes like the national dish, ceviche (raw fish cured in citrus juices and spiced with chili peppers). You’ll get plenty of time to explore the city. Walk down cobblestoned streets, or take a hike in the city’s surrounding lush green mountains. And no visit to Peru is complete without visiting the incredible Machu Picchu.

Puerto Maldonado

Our Rainforest Conservation Project is located in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, at the Taricaya Ecological Reserve. The closest town is Puerto Maldonado, and Taricaya is a one-hour boat trip down the Madre de Dios River.


You’ll be surrounded by vast jungles filled with wildlife. Picture yourself waking up every morning to the sounds of the rainforest, listening to monkeys jumping from tree to tree. You’ll get to experience the beauty of the rainforest from the highest canopy walkway in South America.

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SAFETY AND STAFF SUPPORT

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


Find out more about safety and backup.