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

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.