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Home to incredible bucket-list destinations including the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, the Andes mountains, and the Amazon Rainforest, Peru is the perfect place for the adventurous traveller. Kaya Responsible Travel offers volunteer and internship placements in Cusco and the Amazon which allow you to give back and make a real difference, while you travel.
Based in the ancient city of Cusco, you can work on community-based projects, and make a real difference to vulnerable communities including young mothers, at-risk youths, and people living with disabilities, as well as our Healthy Kitchen Clean-Burning Stoves initiative.
For environmentalists, our Amazon rainforest project works on environmental and wildlife conservation. Living in a remote location in the heart of the Amazon, each day you will experience its incredible biodiversity. With thousands of species of birds, insects, mammals, reptiles and plants indigenous to the Amazon, this experience will stay with you forever.
- Live and work in the Amazon Rainforest, and experience one of the world's most diverse ecological sites
- Intern/ volunteer in environmental or wildlife conservation in the Amazon Rainforest, and make a real difference to conservation efforts and research
- Volunteer on community and social projects with vulnerable communities such as at-risk youths, people living with disabilities, and young mothers
- Travel Peru in your spare time and witness incredible sites including 15th century Inca Citadel - Machu Picchu
- Experience traditional Peruvian food and festivals in the beautiful colonial city of Cusco
Peru is not only famous for their scenic landscapes but they also have made a mark with their Peruvian textiles that has been a part of ancient cultures.
Booking this internship will give you the chance to get hands on in different fields including multimedia, website management and social media platforms while you help the weaving cooperatives create a sustainable livelihood for the indigenous community.
Contact a Kaya placement advisor now to check the availability of the dates.
Education is vital and with the limited resources that the small primary schools have in the outskirts of Peru, they still manage to make the academic learning possible for Peruvian children.
If you are enthusiastic about teaching, this is where you come in to assist the teachers in facilitating the classes as well as extra curricular activities and conduct initiatives for school improvement.
If you have a special spot for special children and you plan to earn credits for your degree, this program is perfect for you! You will be working in a centre in Cusco that hosts around 75 special individuals from 5 to 35 years old with different cases to help them with their special needs, improve their speech and motor system and in promoting their skills to perform daily activities with minimal aid.
If you are passionate about conservation work this internship will give you opportunities to learn more about wildlife, habitats and scientific approaches and develop your skills on data collection, research and even leadership.
Enjoy an in depth experience of Peru's forest and wildlife while immersing in the Peruvian culture.
Work in a Peru kitchen while promoting good hygiene and sanitation practices to local families as they aim for a healthier community with less cases of ailments and better performance at work and in school.
This is also a great jumpstart to know the Peruvian culture by learning their native dishes at their kitchens.