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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.
Travel or health insurance
Weekend leisure travel.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteers working in the alpaca farm work alongside staff to take care of these wonderful animals who have helped shape the identity of the Incan culture and Peru. The work is very similar to any farm where most tasks revolve around feeding and
cleaning the alpacas. The farm also receives visitors, and volunteers can help assist visitors and in administrative tasks as needed.