Mundo Verde we have different volunteering programs. We do
not charge a penny to “connect” volunteers to the
organization. These organizations work with homeless
children, woman suffering domestic violence and nature.
Remember, we offer VOLUNTER WORK FOR FREE.
Our volunteering programmes are divided into three main
topics, children, women and nature (plants and animals).
1. Organizations involved with children projects work in
Cusco area, our main link is targeted to one organization
“Jesús mi luz”, children live there and attend school, these
children come from violent homes or have no home at all.
Their ages fluctuate between 5 and 12 years and their hope
is to meet people who can teach them how to be children.
Our volunteers are expected to spend time with these
children, either during the morning or afternoon, in this
time they will play games, they will help with school
homework, if a volunteer has a particular skill, it would be
most welcome if he or she teaches to the children in this
organization. We have developed the English Teaching
Programme (ETP) so our children will benefit from volunteers
who will teach English as a second language. The minimum
commitment time is 4 weeks to teach English and 3 weeks to
spend time and help or teach any other skill such as music,
painting, acting, etc.
2. The other programme is about working with women suffering
domestic violence; these women come from poor areas around
the city and do not have legal orientation access, so they
will come to these organizations to get help. Volunteers
here are expected to spend time with these women and try to
talk with them and make them see that they are important and
they have rights. The minimum commitment time for this
programme is 2 weeks.
3. Nature programme includes organization working in the
animal field or plants field, a conservation project is also
available. To work with animals, the volunteer must,
sometimes, be away from the city in order to get to help.
Animal species are usually horses, Andean condor, and the
local zoo. To work with plants, the volunteer must like
botany and working outdoors, medicinal plants is the main
scope of this programme so the volunteer will spend time
helping directly in the field and or some herbariums.
The final project is about environmental conservation has to
do with planning and developing strategies to clean rivers,
valleys or towns, in these projects volunteers will help
organizing and carrying out planes. The minimum commitment
time for this programme is 2 weeks.
The children and women programmes can be booked even 2 weeks
before arrival, the nature programmes must be booked 6
months in advance at the least, although, sometimes spaces
will be available due to cancellations. All programmes
need a basic knowledge of Spanish language,
particularly when working with children. If the volunteer
has no Spanish, we recommend taking lessons before coming
and/or once in Cusco at Mundo Verde Spanish School, our
schedules are flexible and are targeted to improve the
language to work in these fields.
As for accommodation and food, we do not supply these; we
can help you arranging these though by presenting two
First option: Student/Volunteer residence, full board and
lodging, internet access, cable TV, hot water, telephone
access, laundry once a week, our residence is located at
downtown, and rooms are prepared on a double basis.
Vegetarian food available, the cost per week is US$100.00 (food
is not included on Sunday nor dinner on Saturday)
Second option: Family stay, the volunteer will stay with a
local host family, they will share everything in the house
with the volunteer. This includes 3 meals per day, private
room, cable TV, hot water, phone access. The cost per week
is US$100.00. No laundry available.
As a volunteer you will have a flexible schedule and you can
go on your trip at any time, remember, you are a volunteer!!!
So, if whilst volunteering you decide to go on a trip, let’s
say Inca Trail, Sacred Valley, or the Amazon rain forest,
just feel free to go, you just have to let us know in
advance. If you need information on how to organize these
trips, feel free to ask for help, we can organize them for
If you decide to volunteer with us, feel free to request the
volunteering booking form.
Thank you for considering taking a
Spanish course at Mundo Verde!!!