Peruvian farmers have operated in the highlands of the Amazon jungle for centuries, and volunteers can now join them. This is an immersive experience where you’ll be based in a small farming community in a cloud forest around four hours from Cusco, helping farming families to maximise their harvests.
Volunteers help with permaculture efforts on coffee, tea and cacao farming to learn about efficient practices and environmental sustainability. The money farmers earn depends on how much they can produce, so your efforts can directly impact their livelihood.
You’ll help with seasonal tasks, including planting seeds, tilling fields, harvesting, weeding and clearing out land for new crops. There is also scope for volunteers to spend time in the organic orchard learning about the various fruits and vegetables or to participate in a language exchange in the nearby village. Volunteers should be physically fit and have no problem working hard and getting dirty!
Volunteers are accommodated in dormitory-style rooms in living conditions that are rustic but comfortable. There is also a swimming pool to cool off in on hot afternoons.
Please note this project has a minimum duration of two weeks and an extra cost of US$75 (approximately £65) per week for supervision, materials and logistics. This amount will be included in the Program Fee quoted to you by IVHQ when you apply.Apply now