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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A high school student takes a child's blood sugar measure on our medical internship in Peru
Medical Internship in Peru for Teenagers
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  • Price: $3,005 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $530 USD
  • Start Date: Summer/Winter Break
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 15-18
A staff member shows teenagers different species during rainforest conservation volunteering in Peru
Rainforest Conservation in Peru for Teenagers
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  • Price: $3,105 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $580 USD
  • Start Date: Summer/Winter Break
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 15-18
Peru conservation volunteers
Animal Rehab in the Amazon Rainforest – Peru
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  • Price: $2,520 USD for 1 week
  • Extra Weeks: $380 USD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 1 week
  • Ages: 16 or over
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We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.

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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.


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.

Airport pickup, flights and visas

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Peru Arrival Procedures page.

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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.

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