Volunteer opportunity posted by: Operation Groundswell
Posted on: November 27, 2012
PROGRAM DATES: JULY 3 – AUGUST 15, 2013
Backpack with a purpose next summer with Operation Groundswell!
Discover the real Peru by working on community-requested projects both on the outskirts of Cuzco and in the countryside. We will begin our work with Sembrando Semillas, an NGO that serves as both a yoga retreat and alternative education center. Last year we helped them with a massive greenhouse project, starting each morning with yoga and meditation and finishing each day working with local children.
Next we will head high up into the mountains to work with Asociación Kallpa Cuzco, a non-profit organization that works to facilitate the building of healthy, sustainable communities in the incredibly beautiful "Four Lakes" region. Projects will focus around community health and wellness in the villages there. Last year we worked in the lakeside village of Chahuay, helping renovate and reopen an old, dilapidated playground using all local materials. Cutting hay in the mountains for rooftops, stripping bark from wood for posts, we spent the days baking in the hot mountain sun and our nights around the fireplace!
To learn more about our upcoming trip and project, click here.
As we always work on community-requested projects, our work is subject to change depending on the community's needs at the time we are there.
OG combines meaningful volunteer experiences with cultural exchange and off-the-beaten path adventure, which means you'll also get to explore the Peruvian cuisine, culture, history, and geography. Get a glimpse of a sample itinerary of what you can expect from this OG trip to Peru by clicking here.
PROGRAM FEE: $2650