Most Affordable & Trusted Volunteer Programs in Cusco from $310

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Trusted by 90,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the most popular volunteer programs in Cusco and 40+ other destinations around the world.

You can choose from 10 volunteer project options in Cusco and give back for periods ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks. Your Program Fee includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support. You’ll be accommodated in a homestay, with other like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world.

IVHQ is trusted to support the meaningful adventures of thousands of volunteers every year, so before you even depart for Cusco, you’ll receive outstanding personalized service from your expert Volunteer Program Manager and exclusive access to superior pre-departure volunteer training.

With IVHQ, you can expect to establish real connections within the local community while supporting projects that make a genuine difference.

Current IVHQ Volunteer Projects in Cusco:

  • Teaching English
  • Special Needs Care
  • Childcare
  • Medical
  • Jungle Conservation
  • Animal Care
  • Construction and Renovation
  • Andean Immersion
  • Spanish Service Learning Course
  • IVHQ’s Cusco program is available year-round, offering a start date on every Monday
  • Highly affordable program fees starting from $310 - IVHQ provides the most affordable and top-rated programs
  • You’ll be joining between 25 and 60 other IVHQ volunteers who start in Cusco each month
  • You’ll be traveling with IVHQ, the volunteer travel experts, and joining a network of 90,000+ volunteers. Our outstanding safety systems and track record set us apart, we are the world’s safest organization
  • Your efforts will have a positive impact because our programs are community-driven with a focus on supporting long-term local needs

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based on 49 reviews
  • Impact 9.2
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 9.6
  • Value 9.4
  • Safety 9.4
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IVHQ in Cuzco

From the moment I signed up for the IVHQ volunteer program in Cuzco, Peru, I was impressed with the communication and level of detail from the head office. Jamie answered all of my questions and sent me more than enough information for me to feel comfortable arriving in-country.

When my TACA AIrlines flight was overbooked and I couldn't make it to Cuzco on the correct day, the local partner (Maximo Nivel) made me feel instantly at ease and promised to arrange an alternate orientation time for me.

The Manager of PATAS, the affiliated travel agent, was on time to greet me at the Cuzco airport and helped me get acclimatized to the altitude and a new city. From there, the Maximo Nivel staff (the local partner) did everything in their power to ensure I had a wonderful experience.

This included a comprehensive in-country orientation, an introduction to my project, and getting me settled into my cramped, but cozy shared accommodation. Although my project working with street kids at the local police station was emotionally draining, the staff at Maximo did their very best to support me by providing ideas for activities and checking in with me regularly.

The team at Maximo and Patas helped me sign up for Spanish lessons, find cafes to access wi-fi and work, and plan for my trip to Machu Picchu. The IVHQ/Maximo partnership provides excellent value to volunteers and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend IVHQ Cusco to anyone looking for a meaningful and reasonably priced volunteer experience.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Amazing Experience

I had support since the day I got in Cusco, there were people waiting for me in the airport, that left me at my familyhouse, etc.
I loved the country more than any other I've already been. I did childwork, and the kids were so receptive, they gave me reasons to believe we volunteers could really change their lives, even if we stay there for only a few days-weeks.

The region of Peru I stayed in is very poor and kids had basic necessities, such as baths, different foods (one of them asked me to bring him cheese!), etc. I live in Brazil, but in a region that does not have a lot of poor people, so it was very touching to be able to change these kids lives, even if just for a month!

I recomment the program to everyone, and IVHQ for the support I had during my stay!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Wonderful trip abroad

I had a fantastic time volunteering with IVHQ in Cusco, Peru. Cusco is a fabulous city and I was thrilled with my experience. I found the volunteer work to be rewarding and worthwhile. I volunteered with young children in a rural community center where I helped children with reading, their homework, English language skilsl, and hygiene. Lots of soccer games were played on the beautiful mountains and I formed great relationships with the kids. The volunteers were also able to provide community members with much needed resources, like vitamins and healthy snacks. The house that IVHQ put the volunteers up in was beautiful, the meals were delicious, and I formed great friendships with other volunteers. Cusco was a wonderful place to volunteer for 5 weeks. I also highly enjoyed traveling around the country and volunteering in the Amazon.

Yes, I recommend this program
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An Amazing Experience in Peru with IVHQ

I spent 3 weeks volunteering in Cuzco, Peru, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. The staff at IVHQ was so helpful in preparing me for everything ahead of time, and they even sent me emails to check up on me while I was there! The local staff was friendly and knew my name by day one. They worked with me to make sure my volunteer experience was exactly what I wanted, and even helped me change projects mid-stay. I spent two weeks in an orphanage, with some really great kids, and then spent the last week in an after-school program. Both places really changed my life, and I have learned more from those kids than I ever expected.

Yes, I recommend this program


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