Location
  • Peru
    • Cusco
Length
4 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Language
Spanish
Age Min.
16
Age Max
99
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Apartment Host Family
Groups
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
1085
Price Details
Every Program can be extended at different extension rates

Prices may vary slightly due to exchange rate fluctuations!.
What's Included
Accommodation Equipment Some Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Jan 11, 2022
May 25, 2022
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About Program

Travel to Peru and get involved in meaningful volunteer projects. Rainbow Garden Village mainly offers social programs in the Peruvian city Cusco, but also provides animal welfare projects. By volunteering in Peru, you can support one of these projects and at the same time get to know the country and its people up close.

Experience the different landscapes of Peru, as well as the remains of the fascinating Inca-Culture. And why don’t you take some time off to hike to Machu Picchu?

Embark on a fascinating journey with RGV and discover Peru through one of our volunteering programs!

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Program Highlights

  • Individual Consultation and Organization of your entire stay
  • Accommodation included
  • Spanish language course can be added (additional costs)
  • Certificate of attendance, which will improve your CV

Popular Programs

Children having fun at the Children Center in Cusco

Support children in Cusco with their daily homework, assist with meal preparation, teach computer classes (Word, Excel and Power Point for kids), help organize the fundraiser and work on their website, and offer soccer or baking & pastry workshops, depending on your own skills.

Volunteer at the school for children with disabilities in Cusco

In this school for children with mental and physical disabilities you can teach and care for children and adolescents in the Peruvian Cusco. Here, the students, mostly from poor backgrounds, are getting prepared for an independent life within the Peruvian society. As a volunteer you can be active in different areas in this project.

Street Dogs Project in Cusco, Peru

In this project you will help dogs and cats. Your place of work is an animal shelter, which takes care of the sometimes very neglected dogs and cats and nurses them back to health. Your tasks include feeding the animals, taking them for a walk and caring for them.

Children having fun at the Kindergarten in Cusco

This Kindergarten in Cusco, in Peru, offers children between the ages of two and six the opportunity to gain intercultural experience at an early age. Support the kindergarten team and bring more international impressions for the little ones!

Women's Shelter in Cusco: Childcare

In Cusco, Peru, a women's shelter gives young mothers in complicated situations or after sexualized assaults, new perspectives. They receive comprehensive medical care and the opportunity to return to school or complete an apprenticeship. While the women learn or work, their children are cared for. Support the women by helping with childcare.

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Sophia
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Yes, I recommend this program

Women's Shelter and Childcare in Cusco

I volunteered at Juana de Aza from August 2019 to February 2020. My main responsibility was to take care of the children who were all between zero and three years old. since I worked in the morning shift from 9 to 3. I quickly learned to love Juana de Aza! What made it special were the people there - the children with their mothers. Although it took some time to break the ice, once the children started knowing and trusting me, and once the mothers started chatting to me, I was excited every morning to go to work and often stayed until night to tuck the children in. I loved how vibrant the women’s house was, despite everyone’s past and hardships. I loved coming to work in the morning and knowing that the children were excited to see me.
I even loved doing the dishes after lunch because that gave me the chance to chat to the mothers. With time, I was also given more freedom. We started doing crafts with the children, teaching the older one’s how to braid bracelets, or taking them on walks around the city center; I accompanied the mothers to go grocery shopping as well as to the doctor and had the opportunity to teach them a bit of English.
All in all, Juana de Aza was the highlight of my stay in Latin America. To me, the bonds I have managed to build to both the children and the moms are sacred. Nothing can top the moments when you talk to the mothers and it feels like you’re talking to a friend – just light hearted and untroubled -, when children jump into your arms or when your favourite child falls asleep on your lap. Some of the established bonds are still so deeply important to me that I have been determined to return to Peru since I have left to continue to be a part of the mother’s and children’s lives.

Although Juana de Aza was what made my stay in Cusco so very memorable, this is not to say that I did not fall in love with the country of Peru. Cusco, first and foremost, is a beautiful city. Surrounded by mountains and characterized by its beautiful history and architecture, I could not have picked a better city. Because I stayed with a host family I never felt alone and always had someone to turn to for advice. This was especially important to me during times such as Christmas – instead of celebrating Christmas by myself and missing my family I was able to experience a typically Peruvian Christmas. It also helped me to get to know a lot of Peruvian traditions, such as the tradition of wearing yellow underwear on new year’s for good luck. My host family was a vital part of me feeling safe and comfortable in Peru, but I quickly found that it was easy as well to meet locals as well as international volunteers and travelers. Cusco was the perfect city for a volunteer – there were many cafes and restaurants as well as clubs and a vibrant dancing scene. I would always recommend to start dancing Bachata or Salsa as this was the easiest way for me to meet people. Further, Cusco has a perfect location for weekend or day trips, including Machu Picchu or the Rainbow Mountains.

My stay in Cusco was everything – not only did working at the women’s house reshape my plans for the future, but I have also fallen in love with Peruvian people, culture and nature.

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