Otra Cosa Network has connected up with various Peruvian charities and organizations looking for willing and capable volunteers interested in enriching their travels to Peru with working as a volunteer for some time (usually minimum one month). We have contacts with over 20 organizations that need volunteers to support their regular work and special projects.
We believe that visiting other countries can be much more than cruising from one national park to the next archaeological site and from one party here to the next beach over there. Otra Cosa Network gives you the opportunity to make your travels into a deeper and more rewarding and worthwhile experience by doing voluntary work in Huanchaco, Trujillo and other locations across Northern Peru.
You can find details about the volunteer projects, including the type of volunteers they need and the type of experience the project can offer you under Our Projects.
There are details about affordable accommodation under Accommodation Options and some general information about living in Huanchaco under Locations. Please also visit our Spanish Lessons page for more information on Spanish lesson packages Otra Cosa Network can provide.
Otra Cosa Network doesn't believe in charging excessive amounts to enthusiastic people just wanting to help out by volunteering at worthwhile projects in Peru. We do however have to charge a minimum volunteer payment to cover the expenses that make our work possible (see current minimum volunteer payment in the All about Money section.). You can also see Where the money goes?
You will have the chance to visit the projects of the other volunteers during the volunteer project tour and take part in the weekly lunches and occasional excursions we organize.
If you have an own idea for activities you would like to organize or are conducting a research for your studies please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to help you with our contacts in Huanchaco and elsewhere in Peru.
Check out the available Project descriptions and requirements and who knows where it will bring you! After you have chosen a project that you like and think you are suited to help with, you can apply for the position you want following the link Apply now.
Then we can try to match you up with an appropriate project for you.
Good luck and hope to see you in Huanchaco!