Student Volunteer Program
Be a part of groundbreaking work for children and young adults with Different Abilities
Autism Education Program
Significant Disabilities Program
Inclusive Education Program
Young Adult Vocational Training
2 week intensive program for organized student groups
Students participate in a full cultural and educational immersion program incorporating hours within the classrooms, specialists and staff. Participation with teacher/parent workshops, home visits, rural area visits with collaborating organizations, visit to orphanage, tours to local ruin sites and Macchu Picchu.
Residential program for individuals (30-60 days)
Students select a program focus and create a specific project based on their area of interest and field of study. Students may participate in teacher/parent inservice days, visit student homes and rural communities.
Internship site for graduate and doctorate students (30-90 days)
Based on previous collaboration with the your university. Interns will select a program focus and create a specific project based on their area of interest and field of study. Interns may participate with or host teacher/parent inservice days, visit student homes and rural communities.
Volunteer program will be individually project based depending on skill set, expertise and area of interest. Volunteer hours can be spent within classrooms with students, supporting teachers, supporting program supervisors or carrying out teacher, parent or community workshops.
Duration: 14 days – 3 months
March – December (School is closed Dec 21-March 1)
Accommodation: Volunteers will be housed in an independent apartment 1 floor below the home of a Peruvian family. Meals will be served in the home of the family upstairs. The apartment has 2 bedrooms and is fully furnished with one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, living room and dining room table. Wi-fi is included. Vegetarian options are available.
- Accommodation with a local family
- 2 meals per day and tea time
- Support with travel arrangements to and within Peru
- Pre-Departure preparation
- Airport pickup
- Cultural orientation and introduction
- Weekly volunteer support throughout the program
- Administration fees
- Direct donation to Manos Unidas
- Spanish classes
- 4 day Trek OR 2 day visit to Macchu Picchu
- Cultural adventures
- Alternative day hikes in the sacred valley
- Women’s Circles in the Sacred Valley
- Sports Activities with locals
- Alternative trips to hot springs
- Local festivals
- Local transportation costs
- Food in restaurants
- Travel excursions within Peru
- Airfare to and from Peru
Application Fee: $150
*Short Term Professional Exchange Volunteers without intermediate-advanced language skills have the option of working with an interpreter at an additional cost.