Perú Social partners with Peruvian institutions, NGOs and individuals that have years of experience and commitment to social initiatives to improve the quality of life of hundreds of citizens in some of the ‘asentamientos humanos’ or shantytowns of Lima, the most underprivileged and forgotten communities in the capital Peru.

All projects take place in different ‘asentamientos humanos’, most of which are located 45 minutes away from your stay. Perú Social provides daily transportation between the volunteer stay and the project sites.

 

We offer our Standard 1-Week, 2-Week, and 3-Week Travel & Volunteer Programs, but we can also create Customized Programs for traveler/volunteers who wish to participate in a much shorter or longer period, to fully experience Peru and maximize the time they have in the country. These Customized Programs can be a combination of travel & volunteering, just traveling, or just volunteering.

EDUCATION

The single most important challenge that many families in Perú face is access to basic education. Although significant improvements have been made in recent years, thousands of children in Lima’s unprivileged districts are not receiving quality education. At Perú Social, we deeply believe that volunteers can play an essential role in changing the face of education in Perú. With this belief in mind, we have designed programs focusing on: teaching, extra-curricular activities (sports, arts and crafts, cooking…), and enrichment activities for the younger ones. Volunteers are involved in one or more of these programs depending on each volunteer’s interests and abilities. All educational programs are meticulously planned with a long-term vision to ensure their sustainability and impact.

  • All volunteers teaching English must be native speakers or have a proficient level of the language.
    *For more information on the education programs please email info@sasocialperu.com

 

CONSTRUCTION

Over the last decades, the city of Lima has grown in size after years of migration from the rainforest and the Andean regions to the capital, giving birth to dozens of informal housing areas known as ‘asentamientos humanos’. These communities often lack adequate basic infrastructure, whether it is homes, schools, nursery homes or clinics. Through our construction program, volunteers are involved in different stages of the construction of facilities for the communities involved: transporting materials, woodworking,laying the foundations, framing, installing doors and windows, etc.

 

FOOD SUSTAINABILITY

For many families in the ‘asentamientos humanos’, having daily healthy meals is simply not possible for a number of reasons, be it financial constraints or access to quality ingredients for their meals. Our food sustainability program aims to teach inhabitants of the ‘asentamientos humanos’ how to become self-sustainable on their own crops. Volunteers that participate in this program are involved in all phases of the agricultural cycle: preparation of soil, sowing, adding manure and fertilizers, irrigation and harvesting.

 

STANDARD TRAVEL & VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

One-week program:

● Volunteer work in Lima

● Transportation from Volunteer Home to volunteering projects and vice versa

● Trips to: Cusco, Inca Sacred Valley, Maras & Moray, Machu Picchu

● Accommodation in Lima, in the districts of Barranco or Miraflores

● Breakfasts included

● Transport to and from airports in Peru

Program Fee: $1,200

  • Fee does not include travel insurance, dinners in Lima, lunch and dinner at traveling destinations, visa (if needed), flights in and out of Perú, vaccinations, souvenirs,
    spending money.

Two-week program:

● Volunteer work in Lima

● Transportation from volunteer stay to volunteering projects and vice versa

● Trips to: Cusco, Inca Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Huaraz and Laguna 69 (including transport, accommodation and guides)

● Accommodation in Lima, in the districts of Barranco or Miraflores

● Breakfasts included

● Transport to and from airports in Peru

Program Fee: $1,600

  • Fee does not include travel insurance, lunch and dinners, tourist visa (if needed), flights in and out of Perú, vaccinations, souvenirs, spending money.

Three-week program (A):

● Volunteer work in Lima

● Transportation from volunteer accomodation to volunteering projects and viceversa

● Trips to: Cusco, Inca Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Huaraz, Laguna 69, Paracas, Huacachina and Islas Ballestas (including transport, accommodation and guides)

● Accommodation in Lima, in the districts of Barranco or Miraflores

● Breakfasts included in Cusco

● Transport to and from airports bus stations and train stations in Peru.

Program Fee: $2,000

  • Fee does not include travel insurance, lunch and dinners, visa (if needed), flights in and out of Perú, vaccinations, souvenirs, spending money.

Three-week program (B):

● Volunteer work in Lima

● Transportation from volunteer accomodation to volunteering projects and viceversa

● Trips to: Cusco, Inca Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Huaraz, Laguna 69, Amazon jungle (including transport, accommodation, tours and guides)

● Accomodation in Lima, in the districts of Barranco or Miraflores

● Breakfasts included

● Transport to and from airports bus stations and train stations in Peru.

Program Fee: $2,200

  • Fee does not include travel insurance, lunch and dinners at traveling destinations, visa (if needed), flights in and out of Perú, vaccinations, souvenirs,
    spending money.