VOLUNTEERING IN Peru

SOUTH AMERICA

Peru is a truly diverse South American country which is rich in must see sights from the snow capped Andes Mountains to giant sand dunes in Huacachina.

Amazon Conservation

Amazon Conservation

Peru

Help scientists collect data on local flora and fauna with the aim to monitor, preserve and enhance the biodiversity of the rainforest. Join a team helping to conserve the endangered rainforest through research and community schemes.

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Children’s Day Care

Children’s Day Care

Peru

Help to care for young children at an outstanding kindergarten providing child care, educational support and daily meals to children from low income families in Arequipa.

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Community Education

Community Education

Peru

Help provide educational support to children from low income families in the mountainous Ancash region. By encouraging positive attitudes to education and nutrition, the project aims to break the poverty cycle.

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Top 5 reasons to visit and volunteer in Peru

  • Machu Picchu - the most famous Inca site in Peru, and a trip to this country would not be complete without a mountain trek on the Inca trail. Sunrise over these ancient ruins is a sight that will stay with you forever.

  • Adrenaline rush - if you like your extreme sports, Peru will not disappoint. Try out some sand boarding down the giant dunes near Huacachina, surf some extreme waves on Peru’s coast, paraglide from the coastal cliffs of Lima, ride dune buggies and go river running in the Amazon - awesome!

  • Arequipa and Colca Canyon - Arequipa is known as the ‘white city’ It is a beautiful colonial city which has been declared a UNESCO Human Heritage site. It is an ideal starting point for an overnight homestay near the volcanic Colca Canyon which is an area of astounding scenic beauty.

  • Amazon - the Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world and is home to many incredible animals including cougars, jaguars, tapirs, giant otters, llamas and over 1200 species of birds. Peru is an ideal starting point for your jungle adventures.

  • Shamans - if you are a spiritual person or interested in learning about the traditions of healers and spiritual advisors, Peru offers some interesting options from Amazonian shamans to Andean curanderos or even have a guinea pig rubbed over your body to remove impurities!

Peru boat on Amazon

Peru boat on Amazon

Peru mountain and airstrip

Peru mountain and airstrip

Peru city square

Peru city square

Peru condor in flight

Peru condor in flight

Peru trekking

Peru trekking

Peru city architecture

Peru city architecture

Peru monkey in jungle

Peru monkey in jungle

Peru Amazon river crossing

Peru Amazon river crossing

Perus traditional ladies in dress

Perus traditional ladies in dress

Peru amazon jungle

Peru amazon jungle

Peru canyon and lake

Peru canyon and lake

We are driven by the needs of the projects we support. We only offer sustainable volunteering projects that have lasting and positive impact on the local community.

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AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • Wall Street Journal
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Year Out Group
  • Sunday Times
  • the independent
  • theguardian
  • DOFE
  • Right Tourism
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Tourism Concern

POD VOLUNTEER

RESPONSIBLE VOLUNTEERING
Sustainable needs-based volunteering projects that have lasting and positive impact on the local community. Volunteers of all ages are needed to make a difference overseas.

Pod IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION WITH ASSOCIATED CHARITY
Structured to minimise costs for volunteers and maximise benefits for the projects we support.

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