• Peru
    • Cusco
2 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Age Max
Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Guesthouse Host Family
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type
Budget Solo


Starting Price
Price Details
Please see more information about costs here https://www.inlexca.org/costs/


Accommodations with a host family with 2 meals per day for all programs or dormitory in the wildlife/conservation projects only with access to kitchen.
• Participation in cultural activities.
• On call support throughout the service.
• Coordination with the host country organization of volunteer service.
• Orientation to volunteer work or intern placement
• Welcome at Cusco airport with transport.
• Certificate of program completion.

Extra costs

Travel or health insurance
Weekend leisure travel.
Personal expenses

What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals
What's Not Included
Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Some Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Jul 28, 2022
Nov 04, 2022
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About Program

Peru is the cultural convergence point of South America. From beaches, jungles, high mountains, Inca ruins, rich culture, and adventure, Peru has something to offer for every traveler. Although majestic, the country also suffers from acute poverty levels and a portion of the population lacks access to basic services like education, health, and proper infrastructure.

INLEX offers a variety of projects in the areas of education, childcare, wildlife preservation, Microfinance, healthcare, and more. INLEX works primarily in the regions of Cusco and the Sacred Valley.

Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here.

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Program Highlights

  • 24/7 support
  • A variety of projects that match your interests and the project's needs.
  • Set in the beautiful city of Cusco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Improve your Spanish while staying at a host family and taking Spanish lessons.

Popular Programs

Volunteer in childcare in Peru

The childcare program is perfect for patient and affectionate volunteers looking to help young children in Peru that face challenging situations stemming from poverty. Volunteers coming to the childcare program will be assigned to work in day cares or orphanages where they will be working on a variety of tasks.

Medical INLEX

Rural clinics in Peru are always in need of extra hands to help assist doctors and nurses. INLEX partners with various clinics around Cusco and the region to promote adequate treatment to low income patients. Interns in the medical program must be studying medicine, be professionals in the medical or health field or have a related proven background. Interns will assist doctors and nurses in clinics diagnose and treat patients.

Wildlife volunteering in peru

The wildlife sanctuary was formed as a small family run foundation that aims to help endangered species, wild animals or mistreated animals rehabilitate back into the wild or into proper care. Most of the animals in the sanctuary have been seized by the government due to illegal possession or inhumane treatment and require special care to be rehabilitated. Not all animals are able to be rehabilitated, and some spend their days in the sanctuary under special care and proper conditions.

teach abroad in Peru

Volunteers in the education program will help teach what they know best. Subjects like English language, music, arts, and basic science are in high demand. Volunteers are not restricted to those subjects and can join any other subject where they can be of help. Volunteers work in the mornings in the schools, or in the afternoon in after school programs that seek to support children with tutoring, homework and to keep them busy with positive educational tasks.

Program Reviews

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  • Impact 4.75
  • Support 4.25
  • Fun 4.75
  • Value 5
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Childcare in Cusco, Peru

I had a wonderful time in Cusco, Peru, helping in a Kindergarten in the mornings and an After School Project in the afternoons. I played with the kids, helped with the Organisation of the daily work and helped the teacher with everything. I learned so much about the culture, met so wonderful people and was very well received by everyone. So I was able to give a lot to the kids, even without speaking a lot Spanish. Thanks for this amazing time. I really enjoyed being part of the daily life. Living with my host family was also a great experience.

  • Social Impact to the kids and families
  • Learn about peruvian culture and way of living
  • You get so much back from the kids
  • Not a real contra: your impact is more emotional, so you don’t really know how the impact works, but I think you see it in the smiles of the child’s :)
43 people found this review helpful.
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My experience with Inlex was one of a kind.
They made me feel like a family.
Working in the kindergarten was amazing and they were very helpful.
The host family they put me with also were amazing.
Overall I would give them a 10/10 they were very helpful and accommodating.
If you ever needed additional help IO was always there to help and provide guidance.
The kindergarten was a great place to learn about culture and Spanish.
I would recommend this program to solo travelers. It was worth it at the end.

  • Learning spanish
  • Learning culture
  • Family environment
  • None
48 people found this review helpful.
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Medical Volunteer in Peru

I was lucky enough to volunteer at a local clinic in Peru. I was really scared coming into this, because I had never traveled out of the country by myself. I'm really glad that I completed this trip, and feel like a stronger person coming out of it. My time here has not only confirmed that I'm on the right path, but has taught me a lot about the type of doctor I hope to be. I learned how to empathize with patients when you deliver bad news, and how to celebrate when you deliver good news. One thing I realized is how taxing it is on your mental health to be with sick patients all the time, but the doctors were constantly giving me advice and helping me through some of my first times with patients. The clinic opened their doors to me, allowing me to learn and thrive more than I could have imagines. From assisting in surgeries to perfecting my Spanish, no textbook or lecture will be able to teach me things I learned first hand in Peru. This experience has taught me to take risks and try new things; find my own path. I’m really excited to take everything I’ve learned and put it into practice, both in my personal and professional life.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I was able to assist in a hysterectomy with a lady who had an 11cm tumor on her uterus. 11cm seems small, but on average a uterus is about 7cm.
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Voluntariado en Perú

Translation: First volunteering and I had the opportunity to meet some amazing kids, every day I learned many more things from the people who helped there and the children, who have an incredible discipline at all times, are very applied and friendly.
This home offers a lot of love, reason more to leave all my help there.

Between adventures, help in the tasks and meet each of these people, I managed to strengthen my confidence in social work. I also had the opportunity to travel to Peru for the first time, and to explore how beautiful Cuzco is, its culture and tradition.
Walking through the streets of Oropesa with the children was quite an experience, they told me their school days and the way they could help was unequaled.

Primer voluntariado y tuve la oportunidad de encontrarme con unos chicos increíbles, cada día aprendía muchas mas cosas de las personas que ayudaban allí y de los niños, quienes tienen una disciplina increíble en todo momento, son muy aplicados y amistosos.
Este hogar ofrece mucho amor, razón mas para dejar toda mi ayuda allí.

Entre aventuras, ayudas en las tareas y conocer a cada una de estas personas, logre afianzar mas mi confianza en la labor social. Así mismo tuve la oportunidad de viajar a Perú por primera vez, y recorrer lo hermoso que es Cuzco, su cultura y tradición.
Caminar por las calles de Oropesa con los pequeños fue toda una experiencia, que ellos me contaran sus días de colegio y la forma en que podía ayudar, fue inigualable.

What would you improve about this program?
Translation: Transportation back to the airport, since the home is a bit far from Cusco, and being with the luggage makes it a bit more complex to return.

El transporte de vuelta para el aeropuerto, ya que el hogar queda un poco lejos de Cusco, y estar con el equipaje hace un poco mas complejo el volver.
76 people found this review helpful.

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