Peru Volunteer Travel was created by Tierras Vivas for all travelers who want to contribute to reforestation efforts, trail cleaning, and work in schools through volunteering during their vacation.
Peru Volunteer Trips represent an alternative to the traditional way of tourism, as they allow travelers to contribute to the development of poor Andean communities and participate in reforestation efforts across the country. These trips also aim to promote solidarity between travelers and the local people they interact with at the destination. One of the main attractions of volunteer travel is the opportunity to visit cooperation and development projects carried out by NGOs in the field and actively contribute to their initiatives. This allows participants to engage with the social, cultural, political, and economic realities of the local communities.
During a Peru volunteer trip, previous experience, knowledge, and fluency in the local language are not required, as participants are always accompanied by trip organizers. Volunteer trips generally take place during high seasons, such as Holy Week, summer, and Christmas seasons.
Tierras Vivas offers a range of volunteer trip options in Peru, including reforestation and planting native trees (Quenua) in high communities, trail cleaning on the traditional routes such as the Inca Trail and Salkantay, assisting children from San Martin de Porres School with homework and participating in building and repairing houses for the communities during the cold season. They also provide teaching on experiential tourism to the local community and promote the protection and preservation of animal life along the trails.
Volunteering in Peru allows you to witness the stunning places in Peru and its neighboring regions. You have complete flexibility in organizing your time, and there is no specific time limit for your stay. However, it is worth noting that volunteering for a longer period of time can have a greater impact on the lives of the children involved. If you have nursing or doctor qualifications, your help in ensuring the children’s health is greatly appreciated. Similarly, if you have qualifications in psychology or psychotherapy, you can assist children in coping with educational challenges.
We genuinely appreciate any help you can provide!