Times of day
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
The Peru Community Project is based high in the Andes mountain range in the city of Cusco, the oldest continually inhabited city in South America and the staging post for Machu Picchu!
The project includes an after-school education programme and children's reading project.
The project focuses on the young and vulnerable to assist them in finding a way out of the trap of poverty by supporting them in their education so that they can become contributing members to their families and society.
The after-school education programme - Globalteer's 'Picaflor House' project - is based in Oropesa village outside of Cusco. The Focus is on taking the children off the streets and providing them a safe place to learn and enjoy being children. Once at the project, the children are provided with education and non academic activities such as traditional dance, arts, sports and excursions.
Some of the children attending the school in Oropesa come from surrounding villages and walk up to 4 hours per day to attend school. Some children live away from their families to be closer to the school. Many children are required to work for their lodgings away from home.
Volunteers assist the local staff to teach English, play sports, participate in arts and crafts classes, reading and fun activities. Volunteers also help with manual work to improve the project: painting, decorating, gardening etc
As a UK registered charity, Globalteer is different than many other organisations who connect volunteers with delete projects around the world, as we are 100% not-for-profit, so the more money we raise, the more we can invest in helping the delete projects we work with.
By volunteering with us you will be helping established projects with long-term goals to bring practical and achievable solutions. All the projects we work with have been chosen by Globalteer because they are answering a genuine need, and are working towards making asustainable difference in their local community.
Because our projects have clear objectives and a demand for volunteers to help achieve these objectives, there will always be work for you to do - every volunteer has a vital role to play during their placement.
Where your money goes
The placement fee that we ask for not only covers the costs of organising your placement, but unlike most other organisations, a donation is always made directly to the project on behalf of each volunteer – no matter how short the placement. So not only will you be helping the elephants while volunteering, but your donation will support the welfare of the elephants and the sanctuary's long-term objectives in the years to come!
We don't charge a registration or application fee, and you are required to pay nothing until you are accepted and ready to commit to your placement. More than that, we clearly list everything that is included in your placement on our website, which as a minimum includes accommodation, transfer on arrival, in-country support, letter of reference (if requested) and orientation.
As a charity, we are legally required to ensure that all money we receive is used to achieve our charitable objectives, so you can be sure that every dollar donated by you will go towards a good cause!
- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
To apply or learn more, go to our Peru Community Project page. This page has everything you need to know about this exciting volunteering opportunity!