The Volunteer Program
Beyond Volunteering provides volunteers with the peace of mind of a safe and fulfilling experience. We prepare our volunteers ensuring them a safe experience that integrates them with their volunteer organizations and Peruvian culture. Our projects are carefully selected based on their reliable and engaging volunteer programs while our team is in Peru to give volunteers the necessary support before, during and after their experience in Peru.
Volunteer Program Highlights:
• Safety and Security
• Diverse Selection of Volunteer Projects
• Group and Individual Personalized Experiences
• Preparation and Guidance
• Extra Benefits to Complement the Volunteer Experience
As the volunteer projects we offer are diverse, so too are the opportunities for volunteers. Below are just a few sample opportunities that exist within our projects:
• Education & Child Development
• Trade Skills
• Teach English
• Sports & Physical Education
• Special Needs Children and Adults
• Psychology (children and adults)
• Anthropological Studies
• Music, Art and Performing Arts
• Communications (Radio)
• Web Design
• Health and Physical Therapy
Note: if you do not see a specific opportunity you are interested in, contact us. Many volunteer projects are flexible and are open to suggestions.
Check out our Project List for specific volunteer opportunities associated with each project.
1. Application Process
Designed to help volunteers find what project is the best match. We work one-on-one to ensure volunteers are satisfied with their decision. See our Steps to Apply and APPLY NOW.
2. Preparation Before Arrival
Volunteers should be prepared for their experience before arriving. To ensure this, we provide preparatory documents and materials covering: general information about Peru, safety and security, travel recommendations, and specific information regarding your host organization and what to expect. We are always available to answer any questions or concerns as they arise before your arrival to Peru.
3. Arrival to Peru and Orientation
Once you arrive to Peru, you will be in good hands as you will be picked up from the airport, taken to a comfortable hotel and after a good night’s rest, be briefed at the orientation program. During this orientation period, we integrate our volunteers with Peruvian culture and provide a personalized orientation geared to prepare individuals or groups for their specific volunteer experience.
4. Volunteer Experience
Once we have put you in the hands of your host organization, you are not on your own. The host organizations will quickly become your new family and, in most cases, you will sleep and dine under the same roof. Even when you are with your host organization, we will be supporting you and we are always available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns and to help in any way we can.
5. Travel Opportunities
The volunteer experience in Peru does not have to end with the organization. We also offer an array of amazing and unique travel packages and tours to complement your time here and help you experience the many diverse wonders Peru has to offer.
Often the hardest and saddest moments for volunteers are the goodbyes after such meaningful experiences. Of course, we are here to help. An exit interview and evaluation is completed to guarantee that your voice and opinions are heard, and improvements to the program can be made accordingly. We will also provide a certificate of completion and a gift for you to remember your volunteer experience.
The requirements to volunteer with Beyond Volunteering are listed below. Please note that organizations may have additional requirements.
• Minimum 18 years of age.
• Application and deposit. Please read the Steps to Apply and follow them accordingly.
• Proof of medical insurance. See disclaimer for more information.
• Spanish – level depending on project. See below.
• Commitment to work hard, be open-minded, have fun, and help others in need.
The required level of Spanish varies according to the project and their specific programs. Most prefer or require at least a basic level of Spanish. However, there are a few projects where Spanish is not necessary. See our Project List to find out project requirements.
Want to learn or improve your Spanish? We also offer assistance in finding Spanish Courses before or during your volunteer experience. Contact Us for more information.
Anybody can be a volunteer. Ideal volunteers are those that are open-minded to new experiences, absorbing their environments and learning from others. Volunteers are kind, caring, and giving individuals, who are always willing to lend a hand and share their values and customs. A volunteer is not limited by his or her age, lack of or over experience, but instead they embrace their uniqueness to share with others their experiences and perspectives. Volunteers embark on a life-changing experience for themselves and those around them.