Volunteering in Cusco

Nativos Spanish School offers volunteer work in different areas in and around Cusco. Volunteers need to be available for at least 4 weeks and the required level of Spanish depends on the project you will choose. Volunteering with Nativos gives you a chance to learn a new language, immerse in another culture, develop career and leadership skills and help to create a better world.

Requirements to do volunteer work

  • A minimum of 2 weeks availability for the volunteer work.
  • Volunteers take a Spanish course of at least 20 hours with us.
  • Accommodation with Nativos during the volunteer work.
  • A project donation of $ 50 USD (minimum) for the project you are working in. You donate this directly to the project.

We offer volunteer programs in different areas.


Nativos believes in the power of education. That’s why we offer many possibilities for teaching in a public school, after school class or social project. We have volunteer jobs like an assistant teacher in a public kindergarden and teaching English or sports in a primary or secondary public school. We work with various after school and childcare projects and you can teach in a NGO that has a social project that provides education to people in a difficult situation.

At the same time Nativos has a after school class where children do the homework , study, eat and play ; the children come from poor areas in Cusco and their parents work carrying stuff at least 20 kilograms at the market or the majority work in construction. Because some of the parents do not know how to read or write, we decided to open after school classes to teach them. If you would like to be part of our program, write us! And fell free to ask about our volunteer programs.

Social work and orphanage

Nativos offers volunteer jobs in a local orphanage in Cusco. You can also work with children in a cultural community center; do an important job in a shelter for handicapped children or in a shelter for elderly people, or maybe even work in a juvenile detention to help the guys get back on track.

Medical and health care

The medical system in Peru is probably totally different of the health care system in your country. You can help as a volunteer in a medical clinic, or do your internship in a public hospital to experience the way it works in Peru. You can help as a doctor’s assistant or as a nurse. We also work with NGO’s in Cusco that are active in the field of health care. You can work in a social project, focused on avoiding and treating malnutrition among young children in the poorer areas of Cusco. Or in a health project in a village outside Cusco.

Organization and marketing

Nativos also is an NGO that is looking for getting the funding for social projects. As a non-profit organization you need to be very clear about what you do, for whom, what it costs and what the results will be. Do you know something about fundraising and do you want to help a local organization with that? And with an IT background you can help with the website of the project to improve the communication about their activities to their stakeholders. If you feel you can make a valuable contribute, please contact us.

If you will work for us, you will have discounts in Spanish lessons. Free volunteer abroad programs in Cusco – Perú… only with Nativos Spanish School!

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