My fiancé and I had an incredible experience volunteering in Argentina and now in Brazil. Our project in Buenos Aires was in a very special community of which we were welcomed with open arms. The family we worked alongside we now consider our own family!! Here in Rio doing sports development has been extremely rewarding and we are learning so much about this beautiful culture and even learning capoeira with the locals!! Felipe and his family have been SO accommodating & we are having a blast living with him and his beautiful fam! HIGHLY recommend all IKP programs :)!! – Lindsey Willis, USA
As a volunteer, you can participate in different campaigns during the year, according to the need of the community at that time.
Volunteers must be willing to participate in various activities that will arise – for example: sorting clothes, food, books, toys, etc, that come as a donation and distribute them. Moreover you can participate in children, youths and families inclusion projects or help to plan events for schools and communities, etc.
Visit our page with all the volunteer projects in Argentina
Volunteer on Community Development in Peru in this project to live in a rural village that offers full immersion into a traditional Andean life based on subsistence agriculture and textile production. This unique life experience will take you to the Sacred Valley of Cusco to get to know first-hand the agricultural practices and process of making textiles with natural dyes.
Living with a local family will give you the opportunity to learn their language (they speak Quechua; Spanish is their second language and they do not speak any English), experience their lifestyle, and taste their cuisine – with recipes dating back to Inca times still on the menu.
The accommodation and meals are basic due to the remote setting of this rural village, but you will be stunned by the beautiful landscapes. It´s important to be healthy and physically prepared to do manual labour for most of your volunteer time (your tasks will include preparing the earth, seeding and harvesting). So, if you are a hard worker and you are ready to do experience things that you never expected, this is the program for you.
Find everything about volunteering in Peru in full detail: requirements, costs and proceed with your application as a volunteer.