Peru Dog Rescue Volunteer



Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)




The Peru Dog Rescue Project is based in the magnificent city of Cusco, the oldest continually inhabited city in South America and the staging post for Machu Picchu.

Established in 2010, the Peru Dog Rescue Centre works with dogs that have been abandoned, abused or injured in and around the city of Cusco. Additionally, the centre works with local authorities and other organizations to sponsor sterilization and deworming campaigns, as well as raise awareness in Cusco about the importance of caring for dogs.

Volunteers work directly with the dogs at the rescue centre, preparing their food, walking, socializing and training the dogs. Many of the dogs at the centre previously lived on the streets and suffered serious injuries from being run over by cars, fighting among packs or beatings by market stall owners as well as suffering from malnourishment and general mistrust of humans.

The main objective of the Dog Rescue Centre is to nurture the dogs back to health through receiving veterinary treatment loving care from veterinary students and volunteers. Whenever possible the animals are placed in caring adoptive homes.

The Dog Rescue Centre is located approximately 15 minutes outside the historical center of Cusco, the undisputed archaeological capital of South America.

Why Globalteer?

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!

Fee Required


  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

To apply or learn more, go to our Peru Dog Rescue page. This page has everything you need to know about this exciting volunteering opportunity!