The third largest country in South America, Peru is known for its iconic cultural heritage – especially the renowned Machu Picchu and the remnants of the Incan Empire. Peru is a land of endless opportunities to revel in nature – from surfing the northern waters to hiking the Andes Cordillera; from trekking the Amazon rainforest to visiting cultural sites and enjoying traditional dishes. Peruvian people are very friendly, warm, and quick to assist and share their colorful customs.

Volunteers stay in the district of Puyllucana – a small village in the Northeastern part of Cajamarca. The scenery is stunning, the weather is enjoyable, and the locals are friendly. Located only a short distance away from Cajamarca city, this quiet location provides a relaxing atmosphere after an exciting day spent at your project.

The coastal town of Chiclayo is situated in the Northwestern region of Peru. You can easily reach Chiclayo, Peru’s fourth biggest city, by public transport which is cheap and frequent. Chiclayo offers shopping centers, a cinema, nightlife, and a vibrant, active surfing community, making it easy to meet new people and make local friends. From here you can visit the famous Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, the Tucume pyramids, and the dry forest of Algarrobos.


Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, though exceptions to this age requirement may be made on a case-by-case basis. Successful volunteers are hardworking, flexible, and open to truly immersing themselves in the culture. Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.



World Endeavors volunteers in Peru choose from projects in the following areas:



Volunteers in Cajamarca stay in a shared volunteer house and stay in shared rooms by gender, with beautiful views of the Andes Mountain Range. Three meals a day on weekdays (two on weekends) are included during your stay. The food will be typically Peruvian meaning lots of corn, beans, rice, chili peppers, potatoes, wheat, and other grains, all very vegetarian friendly.

In Chiclayo, accommodations are in a homestay in rooms separated by gender in a very typical Chiclayo neighborhood. Our homestay hosts are very welcoming, offering local family-style interactions and cultural exchanges. 3 meals per day are provided during the week, and 2 meals per day on the weekends. The food will be typically Peruvian meaning lots of corn, beans, rice, chili peppers, potatoes, wheat, and other grain, all very vegetarian friendly. Keep in mind that some local dishes may be spicy!

Dates And Costs

The World Endeavors Volunteer in Peru program is flexible in duration and can be tailored to last between 1 to 12 weeks. If you have the time, we recommend a stay of at least 4 weeks. Admissions are rolling, and World Endeavors volunteers can choose when they would like to start their program. Due to holidays, traditional vacation schedules, and seasonal work availability, there might be better times than others to volunteer at a specific location or in a specific project.

When you are ready to start planning your volunteer trip to Peru, contact us. Our experienced advisors will help you sort through any timing considerations unique to your destination or your volunteer project.

Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight.

Program Name First Week Each Additional Week
Volunteer In Peru $2,085 $300


  • Program Advisor: dedicated, experienced, and accessible for one-on-one guidance
  • Local Onsite Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
  • Visa guidance and support
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel Protection with 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Re-entry Support
  • Airport reception
  • Shared, single gender dorm style rooms
  • 3 meals per weekday and 2 meals per weekend provided


  • Round-trip transportation to Peru
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions


How To Apply

Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip a memorable, meaningful one. We can accommodate applications received 4 weeks prior to the intended start date up to a year in advance. If your intended start date is less than 4 weeks away, contact World Endeavors for more information.