Imagine volunteering in a clinic, school or orphanage during the week, and then visiting Machu Pichu or Nasca Lines on the weekend?

Visiting Ayacucho is like stepping back in time.   The pedestrian friendly city center is filled with cobblestones streets, old colonial homes, and churches.  The city has an abundance of small churches, and relish in their rich cultural heritage of their Andean ancestors.   Due to its important strategic location, between Lima and Cusco, Ayacucho was one of the most important cities during the Spanish colonial era.

Ayacucho is one of the poorest regions in Peru with an overall poverty rate of 68.3 per cent, and nine in ten household living in poverty in rural areas. Some of the reasons for this are the lack of agricultural land, financing and knowledge about commercialization, insufficient access to formal work for low-income families and limited development of micro-enterprises.

A Broader View Volunteers Abroad Gap Year Projects Overseas

Volunteer programs focus on mental and physical health needs, education and social welfare projects.
Volunteering in Peru, being part of a working overseas humanitarian project allows you the change to give back while visiting this beautiful country.


  • Project length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Project dates: Year round. *Some projects have a specified time frame
  • Requirements: Basic Spanish
  • Arrival airport: Ayacucho (AYA) via Lima connection
  • Accommodation: Local host family
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Airlines: Lima to Ayacucho: Lan Peru, Start Perú, LC Perú
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid


  • Program starts and ends in Ayacucho
  • Airport meet and greet in Ayacucho. Afternoon city tour and orientation
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 25 to 40 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing and afternoons free to explore the city
  • Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights to Peru. Visas and/or entry-exit fees. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet. Tours to Cusco, Nazca Lines, Machu Pichu, to the Apurimac Valley  Village


When you join an A Broader View program your financial contribution supports the hundreds of needy communities where our volunteer programs are based.  Donations are helping to stimulate the local economies with coordinator and hosting jobs, with new constructions at local school and orphanage, with much needed medical supplies to under served hospitals and clinics. 

ABV works tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where we are based.  As a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization we receive 100% of our funding from our volunteers' program fee donations. Your program fee is used for airport pick up & transfer, departure transfer, placement logistics, orientation, food & accommodations, in-country assistance as well as programmatic administrative support and continuity of our volunteer programs.   If you have questions about our program fees email to [email protected] or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

Explore Volunteer Opportunities

 Search By Country

Search By Programs

Top Locations: Peru | Ecuador | Honduras | Costa Rica | India | Nepal | Uganda | Ghana | Tanzania