Archaeology volunteering for teenagers in Peru also includes weekend trips to places like Machu Picchu.

Archaeology Volunteering in Peru for Teenagers

Learn from archaeologists and work with a group to uncover ancient civilisations and history in Peru

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  • Travel back through time to ancient South America and work at excavation site in two national parks.
  • Learn directly from experienced archaeologists as you uncover and protect ancient Incan and Wari structures and artefacts
  • When you’re not working, our staff will organise fun cultural activities and an exciting weekend trip to Machu Picchu.

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Det här är ett projekt för dig som är 15-18 år


Is volunteer archaeology for teenagers in Peru right for me?

Are you a history enthusiast? Do you want to know more about how the ancient Inca people lived? If so, this is the project for you!

This project is also ideal if you want to explore an interest in archaeology, history, or anthropology. The experience you get will add value to your CV, and a professional archaeologist will teach you what you need to know.

This project is available for teenagers in high school. You do not need any experience or qualification to take part. Our staff and archaeological team in Peru will guide you through all your work activities, and will oversee all your weekend activities as well.

Archaeology volunteering for teenagers in Peru also includes attending presentations.

What will I do on this project?

In Peru, you’ll join a group your age and take part in various exciting archaeological activities. Your project work can include the following:


  • Work with professional archaeologists and help with their activities at famous dig sites
  • Attend presentations to learn more about the ancient Incan Empire
  • Help preserve and maintain national heritage sites
  • Take part in community outreach days to give back to the local community




Your work will focus on the following areas:


Work with professional archaeologists and help with their activities at famous dig sites


You will spend a large amount of time working at archaeological sites. You’ll join our archaeological team, and they’ll teach you everything you need to know. You’ll gain experience with activities like:


  • Mapping
  • Excavation
  • Cleaning and maintaining current sites
  • Exploring areas for new sites
  • Classifying artefacts


Attend presentations to learn more about the ancient Incan Empire


We also teach you a lot about archaeology outside of excavation sites. Our staff will organise presentations for your group to give you a deeper insight to local history and events. You’ll learn about the famous ancient Inca death cults, the Great Inca Rebellion and more.


Help preserve and maintain national heritage sites


As an Archaeology volunteer, you’ll become part of our efforts to protect and preserve natural heritage sites.


You’ll work at the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park, the second most important site of Inca ruins in Peru. Unfortunately, some of the ruins here have been damaged by tourists in the past. You’ll help preserve and maintain these sites, so we can protect the country’s history.  


Take part in community outreach days to give back to the local community


Aside from archaeological work, there will also be opportunities to help the local community. We will organise community outreach days in disadvantaged areas. For example, you can paint and renovate a play area at a local school.


Where will I work in Peru?

Cusco

You’ll live in Cusco, the second largest city in Peru, and stay with a local host family.


Today, Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site near the Urubamba Valley in the Andes mountain range. The city is filled with beautiful architecture from many centuries of civilisation. You should definitely try local Peruvian dishes like ceviche (Peru’s national dish), rocoto relleno (stuffed spicy peppers), or lomo saltado (stir fried beef).


Most of your project work will take place outside of Cusco. We work in two national parks, Pikillaqta National Park and Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park.


Over the weekend, our staff will take you and the other teenagers in your group to visit other ancient wonders. These include Ollantaytambo, where the Inca fought their last battle with the Conquistadors, and Machu Picchu.

Ankomst, visum och hämtning

När du anländer till flygplatsen i din valda destination, kommer en av våra Projects Abroad anställda att möta dig och hälsa dig välkommen till landet. Du hittar mer information om ankomstflygplatser, introduktion och visum på vår sida Ankomst i Peru.


What are the aims and impact of the Archaeology Project for teenagers?

The main aim of this project is to advance research into the ancient civilisations of South America. We work with experienced archaeologists to do this, and we have an official partnership with the Peruvian Ministry of Culture. This partnership allows us to uncover and protect ancient Incan and Wari structures and artefacts. 


This kind of research is critical. By having a deeper understanding of the past, we can see how it has shaped our present. This is also a way to protect history and cultural heritage.


We rely on volunteers like you to help us do this. Travelling to Peru is also a way for you to gain experience and do something different and unique. It is especially valuable if you want to study history, anthropology, or archaeology at university. You’ll learn from professional archaeologists and do hands-on work at some of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. 


Join us in Peru and work with other teenagers to continue to uncover the past, and explore your passion for archaeology and history.

Volunteers take a break and take a photo at the archaeology for teenagers project in Peru.

Vi mäter resultatet av vårt arbete varje år

Varje år deltar tusentals ungdomsvolontärer på våra projekt runt om i världen. Under deras tid utomlands bidrar de till att göra en långsiktig positiv skillnad i de samhällen där de arbetar. För att visa vilket resultat deras hårda arbete har, sammanställer vi varje år en rapport som heter High School Specials Impact repor.

För mer information om den insats våra ungdomsvolontär gjort under året, läs vår senaste rapport.


Mat och boende

Du kommer bo hos en värdfamilj i Cusco. Din värdfamilj kommer välkomna dig som en familjemedlem till deras hem. De kommer lära dig mer om deras traditioner och om den lokala kulturen. Vi tror att det här är det bästa sättet att verkligen lära känna kulturen i ett nytt land. Du kommer få en unik upplevelse av Peru.

Vi försöker alltid placera våra ungdomsvolontärer så att de delar rum med en annan Projects Abroad volontär eller praktikant, av samma ålder och kön. Ditt rum kommer vara enkelt men bekvämt, rent och säkert.

Din projektavgift inkluderar tre måltider om dagen.

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Säkerhet och personalstöd

Din säkerhet är vår första prioritet. Vi har många processer och system på plats för att se till att du som ungdomsvolontär har all extra hjälp och support som du behöver. Vår egen Projects Abroad personal finns alltid med dig och de andra ungdomsvolontärerna, oavsett tid på dygnet eller dag i veckan. De ser till att du trivs i ditt boende och känner dig hemma på din projektplacering. Om du skulle stöta på något problem, finns vår personal alltid där för att hjälpa dig.

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När du anmäler dig betalar du endast 2700 kr, vilket dras av från totalpriset. Avbetalningsmöjligheter finns och vi kan också ge tips på hur du kan samla in pengar

Vill du delta på fler än ett projekt? Ring oss på 0855921116 för att ta reda på om vi kan erbjuda rabatt.

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