Sustainable Community Huaraz, Peru

4.0
(73 reviews)73

Agricultura, Jardinería y Cuidado de Animales.

Help a sustainable project
17 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
31 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with the locals
30 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

4h

Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Arts
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.

Amount

US$ 10

Per day

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Description

Los voluntarios aportan $10 dólares por día y por persona, es para cubrir los gastos de alimentación, alojamiento, pago de servicios básicos, suministros y otros.

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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Tent
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
Certificate
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Support
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Availability

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
4 weeks

The Experience

We are looking for people who like to work in the field with Andean people, to be able to exchange cultures, traditions, ancestral customs, animal care and other activities more ... WE HAVE FEW REQUIREMENTS: The $8 payment is for the purchase of kitchen supplies, electricity, water, internet, bedding laundering, and other services to ensure that the volunteering experience is in good hands and in good conditions.

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Requirements

  • Beginner Spanish or Beginner English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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73 Reviews

4.0

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Sustainable Community

4.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 31 Immersing in the local culture
  • 30 Meeting locals
  • 27 Get in touch with nature
  • 18 Practicing Spanish
  • 18 Meeting international travelers
  • 14 Developing environmental awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 8 15. Life on land
  • 6 3. Good health and well-being
  • 4 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 4 17. Partnerships for the goals
  • 2 6. Clean water and sanitation
  • 2 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 2 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • 2 11. Sustainable cities and communities
  • 2 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
  • 1 2. Zero hunger
  • 1 7. Affordable and clean energy

Denmark

5

I had a really great time staying with Nelson and his family. The area is beautiful and there are good hiking and camping opportunities in the mountains. I got to practice my spanish and hear a lot about the lives and traditions of the people. Its a place to enjoy the mountains and the culture of the andian people. Regarding work and tasks it's very flexible and there are options of both relaxing and working as it is mostly up to you how you spend your stay.

16 days ago

United States

5

If you want to immerse yourself with a Quechua family for a week in the Andes, I recommend this experience. The family was generous with their knowledge and patient with my questions. Be prepared for rustic living conditions and in return you can more deeply appreciate the history and customs of the region. Work included groundskeeping at the neighboring ruins, gathering wood for the stove, and feeding the pigs. In your free afternoons or days off there is amazing hiking right in your backyard. My Spanish improved and I got to meet other amazing volunteers from all over the world.

2 months ago


Nelson Jovano replied

Thank you very much for all your help in my project, my dear Margot. If you ever wish to return, do not hesitate to contact me. Best regards from afar. 🤗

New Zealand

5

Nelson and his family were so kind and welcoming to me, I felt so safe and well cared for while I was staying there. My time with his family was a great opportunity to disconnect and recharge in nature. The work was very light and easy, and I was left most of the day to myself. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for a quiet, safe place to unwind and disconnect from the busyness of life.

3 months ago


Nelson Jovano replied

Thank you very much, dear Francesca, for all your help. I hope you can come back sometime, and please don't hesitate to contact me. Best regards from afar. :)

Germany

3

We had a very nice time atthe community. We did Social Media and it was nice to produce the TikToks. Nelson and the family is very kind. We would recommend the stay! Also, there were some points we didn't really like: -The food is not very good (sometimes the family eats better stuff, you get the cheap food) -Its overpriced, especially if you compare it to accomodations in Huraz -No water during the day, which nobody told us in the beginning -In our opinion they don't treat the animales very nice Still recommend! The days we worked were nice and also there are a lot of hikes around!

20 days ago

Germany

3

We really liked our stay at thethe community, helped with social Media and had a very authentic Experience. The Family was super nice and helped us out whenever we needed Help. Unfortunately, there were also some downsides of the stay: - the food is Not very nice, Sometimes the Family ate better and gave us the cheap food (mostly potatoes and rice) - it's rather expensive If you compare what you get vs what you would get in Huaraz - there is Not really a room/space where you can warm Up or Just relax - the Treatment towards their pets wasn't to nice (maybe thats Just us) Still recommended!

21 days ago

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