Community Development Volunteering in Peru

Support the local community members of Oxapampa to achieve their individual goals and those of their community.

Durations:  1 - 12 weeks

Program information

Contribute to the achievement of several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the communities of Oxapampa. Support community initiatives that serve to empower local community members, including girls and women.

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Program overview

Participate in locally led sustainable development initiatives in communities surrounding Oxapampa and on the grounds of our partners CDS. Work to support the goals of local youth and women as well as other community members. In the process, learn about how we can identify the most important needs of the communities including sustainable initiatives and prototypes helping to protect the cloud forest and its habitat.

Depending on the needs of the community and the project at the time of your participation in the program, you might get involved in a range of activities such as supporting community associations related to rural tourism in business topics or providing English and environmental workshops, facilitating English lessons for professionals looking to work in the tourism sector, or supporting local business owners and entrepreneurs with creating more sustainable businesses. Volunteers might also get involved in environmental initiatives such as seasonal reforestation, invasive vegetation removal and environmental education workshops at local schools.

Communication with community members on this program is conducted in Spanish. If you are not fluent in Spanish, Spanish lessons will be required. These can be requested when you book onto the program. Simply speak to your Enrolment Manager to learn more.


  • Contribute directly to global impact goals.
  • Practice skills like intercultural communication, public speaking, and training which can be added to your CV. 
  • Immerse yourself in traditional Peruvian culture. 
  • Learn the importance of environmental education.
  • Live and work with other GVI participants from around the world. 
  • After your volunteer program, you can visit some of the famous sites such as Machu Picchu. Whilst on project discover many of the amazing local attractions, including waterfalls and jungle.

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GVI Latin America, Peru, Oxapampa
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Exclusive offer. Book before the end of the month and receive up to 0 off this program.

COVID-19 flexibility. If COVID-19 prevents you from travelling, change your location and dates free of charge.