INLEXCA offers volunteer programs based in Cusco giving the perfect opportunity to travel with purpose while living in a beautiful and mystic setting in Peru. Our volunteer programs range from 2-24 weeks and offer home-stay accommodation or in volunteer guest house.
We have numerous projects that you can volunteer in such as: Education, Special Education, Childcare, Environmental Preservation, Medical, or Sports.
- 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
What to Expect
Most of our programs are in or around Cusco. Our environmental program is located in the Peruvian Amazon.
Volunteers work 4-6 hours per day, Monday - Friday and are encouraged to spend weekends, holidays, and time off exploring Costa Rica's nature, culture, and exotic places.
Volunteers can work on projects across a number of areas:
Help teach children in Peru by volunteering in the education program and passing on the information you know. Volunteers can assist the teachers and if staying for longer periods , volunteers can have their own class assigned. Volunteers in this program can be assigned to a school or after school program in Cusco depending on availability and the volunteer’s profile. You can write down your preference on the application form for either a school or after school program.
Usual work schedule is from 8 am to 1pm in the schools and 2 pm onward in after school programs.
Students with disabilities need special attention to help develop their full potential and appropriate methods for their specific condition. As a volunteer in this program ,you will be helping assist classes that are built to develop the skills of special needs students. Children in this program have conditions such as: Blindness, Deafness, Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy. It’s very important that volunteers joining the special needs education program understand that this program requires one to be patient and loving.
Volunteers joining the childcare program in Cusco will be working in kindergartens for children from 3-5 years of age from low income homes. Most children come from small, poor communities close to the school. Volunteers help the staff in the pre-school to teach and care for the children.
Volunteers in the environmental preservation program would be helping in the transitional area between cloud forest and high jungle of Qosñipata which is found in the bio geographic space located in South Eastern Peru and immersed in the Neotropics. The Project is next to the small community of Chontacha also the villages of Salvación, Patria, Atalaya and Pillcopata , all of them in the Valley of Qosñipata, Reserva Biosfera del Manu, Paucartambo, Cusco Perú.
Volunteers joining the medical and health program will be assisting in different heath posts around Cusco. Health posts are the first line of treatment before serious cases are referred to hospitals. In the health posts preventive and recuperative medicine is practiced. Observation and participation is allowed if the volunteer has advanced studies of medicine. For pre-med volunteers participation and observation is allowed only with supervision
Do you like sports and have practiced a specific discipline? Help teach children in Cusco get involved in sports by helping to coach them and practicing a sport with them. We support a sports organization that offers facilities and training for a number of different sports to the whole population of Cusco. They offer sports such as are taekwondo, volleyball, gymnastics, athletics and basketball.
24 hour support
Housing & Meals
Accommodation is provided and includes placement with a local host family. You will have a private bedroom with shared bathroom facilities.
Breakfast and dinner are provided seven days per week. Food differs by region, however, beans, rice, meat, seafood, fruits and vegetables, and tortillas are staples in the Peruvian diet.
Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once capital of the Inca Empire, and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture.