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Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia + Chile

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Population = 32 Million People

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Currency = Nuevo Sol

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Language = Spanish

About Peru

Australian university students volunteer abroad in Peru

Start your bucket list adventure to Peru

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Peru, where ancient history, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant culture converge. Home to the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu, rich Quechua culture, and the lush Amazon rainforest, Peru offers a unique blend of adventure and discovery. Whether you're trekking the Salkantay Trail, exploring the Sacred Valley, or indulging in local cuisine, Peru promises an extraordinary adventure for every traveler. Start your Peruvian adventure today and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Whether you're looking for opportunities to develop your skills or are passionate about purposeful travel, our programs in Peru provide once in a lifetime adventures.

Where you'll be based

Be wowed by the stunning Sacred Valley, where our hub in Peru is based! You'll be completing your projects in the neighbouring towns on Urumbamba and Ollantaytambo, home to some unbelievable Inca ruins. You will also have the opportunity to visit UNESCO World Heritage city Cusco, located not far from our hub. This beautiful city was the former capital of the Incan empire and is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Imagine cool cafes and restaurants, cooking classes, hipster neighbourhoods and incredible churches. Or if you’re more adventurous and can brave an early morning start and high altitudes, you might want to trek to the top of Rainbow Mountain!

Challenges in Peru

Even though Peru has a booming tourism industry and has made great progress in recent years, it still faces significant social and economic challenges. Many communities live below the poverty line and rural communities especially, struggle to access quality healthcare, education and income generation opportunities. This is where you come in... use your skills, knowledge and passion to make a difference in Peru!

Top Tip: choose a program that aligns best with your passions and interests:


🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Peru Community Challenge

🗻 Machu Picchu Challenge

❤️‍🩹 Peru Health Promotion Challenge

♻️ Amazon Sustainability Challenge


What to expect from a Global Citizenship Journey in Peru

Making an Impact

During your time in the Sacred Valley, you will be working alongside our charity, the FutureSense Foundation. Our FutureSense Peru team are based in the Valley year-round and work alongside the local community. This ensure that all of our challenges are meeting current community needs and are part of a long-term plan that aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This means that your participation in a challenge makes a contribution that has an ongoing, positive impact in the community.


We are committed to ensuring that our volunteer programs in Peru and around the world are sustainable, while safeguarding children that we work with and fostering global citizenship. You can learn more about our sustainable development projects in Peru by visiting the FutureSense website.

Australian university students volunteer abroad in Peru to teach English

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