I am hoping to volunteer in Peru, i've looked online and found Cross Culture solutions,which seem to do great programs but very expensive, I spoke with other people and they said that I should be able to find somewhere there???
Does anyone know of any other, reasonable companies or if it would be worth just booking flights and chancing it?!
How long are you looking to go for?
There are definitely much cheaper options than Cross Cultural Solutions. I did IVHQ in India, which only came out $500 (plus airfare). With that said, I have no idea how the IVHQ program in Peru is, but it might be worth looking into. So much depends on the ability of your in-country staff to deliver a great service and put you in a good placement.
If you are heading to Cusco you can check out Proyecto Peru (proyectoperucentre.org). They have a learn spanish program which I did. They also offer FREE volunteering projects. Only catch is that you have to be able to speak reasonably well spanish and volunteer for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Do you they provide free room and board? Cuz that would be pretty sweet!
No they don't. But it's possible to find cheap accommodation. My girlfriend and I found a room in an apartment from a add posted in a cafe's toilet. Ended up paying 195 s./ per week for the two of us
Hey volforever, I would like to learn more about your volunteer experience in india. That's something I'm interested in doing on my next trip to india.