Volunteer Work Programs
Do I need to speak Spanish to work as a volunteer?
Do you have contact details of institutions in the area?
Do you have any comments from previous volunteers?
How long do the volunteer programs last? Can I work for just one week, for example? I don’t have much time.
What are the costs involved for volunteers? Do we need to pay for these programs?
Q: Do I need to speak Spanish to work as a volunteer?
A: This depends on what type of work you are looking for. Typical volunteer work includes work in hospitals, teaching English and work on specific projects in rural communities. Hospital work will obviously require more knowledge of Spanish than the latter two examples. It is better to know at least basic Spanish to begin with. This way, both the volunteer and the institution will benefit much more from the time and the experience.
Q: Do you have contact details of institutions in the area?
A: Most volunteer programs are organized through Incas del Peru. We have contacts with a number of institutions in different fields. Our current opportunities include positions in:
- Health and Hospitals
- Service Industry
- Office Work
- Rural and Agricultural Work
Incas del Peru will help volunteers find the placement that best meets their abilities as well as the needs of the institution, and will organize accommodation, meals and transport to and from work.
Q: Do you have any comments from previous volunteers? Back to top
A: You can read some comments from past volunteers.... and also contact them!
..."One of the things that drew us to Incas was the no volunteer placement fee and we would receive significant discounts on food and lodging. We had been looking around and one of our constraints was money and most organizations charge heavy fees to volunteers.
We really wanted to volunteer but weren’t sure if we could afford it. We had sent an info seeking email to Lucho and he replied promptly and after struggling to find decent priced plane tickets we arrived in Peru" ... Read more
Ryan and Chelsea McClain from USA (
..."From 12 to 25 July 2007 we did voluntary work for the Aldea el Rosario, an orphanage. Through the Incas del Peru we got in touch with the Aldea El Rosario. We found out about the Incas del Peru because of a flyer we found in a hostal in Lima. The Incas del Peru introduced us in the Aldea and helped us whenever we had questions..."Read more
Jeroen and Debby Crecou from Holland (
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Q: How long do the volunteer programs last? Can I work for just one week, for example? I don’t have much time.
A: Usually volunteers are asked to work for at least one month to leave enough time for training. Incas del Peru will organize any Spanish classes you may need, as well as board and lodging.
Q: What are the costs involved for volunteers? Do we need to pay for these programs?
A: There is a $100 booking fee. You will also need to pay for lodging and food, which we can organize with a Peruvian family, recommended hostel or apartment. The price, of course, depends on the level of luxury! Please note that all volunteers will be eligible for a 10% discount on any services offered by Incas del Peru. Click here for more details.