Will someone meet me at the airport?

Yes, your National Coordinator will pick you up at the airport even if you arrive in a holiday.

Will someone travel with me to the host family and program location?

Not necessarily, since all arrangements will be done before your arrival.

Is training an important aspect of the program?

Yes, all participants will receive training on: culture, language, spiritual traditions, Peruvian customs, etc.

Can I change projects if anything goes wrong?

Quite a few things can of course go wrong during a voluntary service. Nothing and nobody is perfect. Misunderstandings or lack of communication can make a service period fall. Communication is, however, the key to solve a really difficult situation sometimes. Changing a project should be the last option if nothing else works.

Can I withdraw from the program?

As for changing projects, withdrawing from the program is to be seen as a truly exceptional measure, if nothing else works. Consider carefully the alternatives before taking a final decision. Then bear in mind: such a decision is not your private thing only. It involves all three partners of your RV project: you as the volunteer, the sending organization and the host organization.

Will I get my money back if I withdraw from the program?

There is no reimbursement if you withdraw from the program.

What are my rights and responsibilities as a volunteer?

Please read “Terms and conditions for volunteers”

What do I get for my fee?

Please click on Program Fees for more details about fees.

Can I get a special diet? (vegetarian, vegan, etc)

Yes up to a certain point. There are places where it will be difficult to arrange vegetarian or vegan food for you.

Any health risks I should be aware of?

To prevent stomach infections, we suggest you drink only bottled water without ice cubes and do not to eat food sold by street vendors, as well as uncooked (raw) vegetables.

What if I have an emergency?

Your first emergency contact has to be your National Coordinator who will be available to you 24/7 in case of emergency.

What if my family needs to contact me while I am in Peru?

Your family can contact you in the family homestay’s number. If this is not possible, they can always call your National Coordinator, who will contact you immediately.

Can I do sightseeing outside of the program? What is the best time for this?

Yes, during weekends and after you finish your commitment with the Organization, you will be able to do sightseeing at your own. Your National Coordinator can help on options to where to go.