Volunteer with Indigenous Communities

This experience allows you to travel to either Peru for the Maximo Nivel Andean Immersion program or to Guatemala for the Mayan Cultural Immersion program. Volunteers get the opportunity to experience local culture and traditions. Participants are placed in small communities that each have specialities and cultural traditions where you will live with an indigenous family. Volunteer work includes caring for animals and livestock, helping with agricultural work, weaving, creating textiles, learning to prepare traditional dishes, assisting with local construction projects, and working with children at the local school. The program duration is minimum one week and you must be at least 17 years old.