• Peru
    • Cusco
1 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Year Round
Host Family Hostel
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)


Starting Price
Price Details
Without compromising safety or impact, UBELONG aims to offer the world’s most affordable 1-week to 6-month international volunteering opportunities.

Fees include:
- Extensive pre-departure mentorship and support
- Volunteering alongside locals on projects that make a REAL impact
- Airport pick-up
- Housing and meals
- 24/7 in-country support
- Peace of mind from joining UBELONG, a social organization based in the US
- Brand name and networking opportunities that comes from being part of the well-known UBELONG Community
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance
Nov 01, 2019
May 08, 2017
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About Program

UBELONG offers 1-week to 6-month volunteering opportunities in Cusco, Peru.

Volunteer in one of these world-class projects:

- Caring for vulnerable children
- Caring for the elderly
- Assisting at an after-school center
- Caring for children with disabilities
- Assisting at a shelter for abused girls

- Kindergarten teaching
- Elementary school teaching

- Psychological counseling
- Medical assistance
- Public health education

- Cultural enterprise development

- Light painting and renovation

- Assisting at a sports center

Visit the UBELONG site for more details - the journey of a lifetime starts there!

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Program Highlights

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Volunteer on projects that truly need you
  • Live in the heart of Cusco and enjoy delicious meals every day
  • Go with a US based organization - legitimacy and peace of mind
  • The #1 program in Cusco and with the best reviews!

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Program Reviews

4.94 Rating
based on 50 reviews
  • 5 rating 94%
  • 4 rating 6%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Impact 4.65
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Safety 4.85
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Yes, I recommend this program

A Journey to The Unknown

This was my first time traveling abroad by myself. I was very nervous and excited to embark on my first trip. I had always wanted to volunteer abroad and found out about Ubelong through the global education director at my university. Ubelong Peru was my destination because of the project (working with the elderly) and being able to live with fellow volunteers. With the help of my mentor Martina, from Ubelong, I was at ease with my impending trip. Working with the adult community and meeting people from different parts of the world while in Peru was a blessing. I have a very basic knowledge of Spanish but with the team leaders and fellow volunteers I survived. I look forward to visiting this beautiful country again.

32 people found this review helpful.
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UBelong Review

The UBelong trip was truly a one of a kind experience. The volunteering experience was an eye-opener, and it was very safe. The volunteer leaders are incredible and humble people. I definitely recommend to choose UBelong as the program to volunteer through if you want to make an impact. The impact that you can make is definitely not limited, and you have the freedom to bring new ideas to the table. This experience has definitely made me a more culturally appreciative person, and more thankful for the life that I have. I volunteered in a disability school for deaf children and I volunteered at an orphanage shelter. Not only will you make a huge impact on the children's personal growth, but you will also experience a tremendous personal growth. I would have to say that UBelong would be the best volunteer program to participate in if you are planning to volunteer in Cusco, Peru.

What would you improve about this program?
I would say that this program can be improved in Cusco, Peru if the location where volunteers stay at would be changed to a hostel with better room conditions and healthier breakfast/lunch, and that the hostel also provide dinner. Other than this, it is an amazing program, and it really depends on the individual to make the most out of the volunteer experience.
31 people found this review helpful.
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A Transformative Experience

Volunteering in Cusco was overall the most challenging and most rewarding experience I've ever had. The shelter I worked in welcomed me with open arms and often let me know how much they appreciated my help. Of course, the shelter was run very differently than any of the ones I was used to in the U.S., which took a couple of weeks to adjust to. The girls I worked with will always have a special place in my heart.

33 people found this review helpful.
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UBELONG is, in my mind, the best organization for international volunteering. There are a variety of groups that exploit the travel- and service-hungry millennial generation - providing overpriced trips that don't actually immerse students in the culture. UBELONG is NOT one of these groups. I was impressed in every aspect of their program, particularly in-country issues focus and immersion. I have recommended UBELONG to everyone I know who would like to volunteer abroad, and will continue to do so.

32 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteer in Peru!

I think that UBELONG is a great organization. It is well-organized, easy to contact the right people, and is a really simple and effective way to go to a new country with the security of knowing that you will be able to volunteer somewhere that needs your help. I think that my experiences abroad with UBELONG have been my favorite trips ever, because I was able to combine volunteering and traveling, while learning new things along the way!

What would you improve about this program?
I think that the program could help encourage fellow volunteers to interact with one another a little more- I made great friends along the way, but would have loved to meet more people!
33 people found this review helpful.
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UBELONG Cusco, Peru Review

UBELONG gave me the ability to volunteer abroad almost effortlessly. The website was very informative and my mentor was always available for questions and led me along the path to volunteering smoothly. Communication was great. I also appreciated the Pre-Departure booklet. It had a wealth of information that the trip wouldn't have been the same without knowing.

33 people found this review helpful.
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UBELONG- Cusco, Peru

UBELONG is well run and well organized form start to post trip follow up. Their commitment to quality volunteer experience and impact comes across at every step, from the 50 page preparation booklet to following up on potential problems.

35 people found this review helpful.
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Revitalizing Volunteering with Excellent Organization

This is a review is in regards to a two week volunteer trip that I partook in through UBELONG. UBELONG is a superbly ran organization and having reliable and accessible volunteer staff allowed me to feel comfortable on my first solo volunteer trip. I also want to note that the project and volunteer amenities in Peru adequately reflected the descriptions that were provided and I hope to go on another trip through UBELONG in the near future.

32 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

It seems you must be at least 18 years old to volunteer. Take a look at the FAQ page for more questions! https://ubelong.org/volunteer-abroad/cusco-peru/ Hope this helps you!

Throughout your programme mentors will offer their support to help you have the best experience whilst on your stay.

With so much choice it can be hard. For me when I chose my programme I knew I wanted to go to South America as I had not been to that part of the world before. After lots of research into the courses and the place I found Peru was the place for me. Reading reviews of other people's experiences also helped me to decide.