This is the year you’ll travel Latin America while volunteering abroad. You have everything in order: your passport, flights and visa… everything, except your bags. And then you realise you don’t know what kind of shoes you’d pack. Do you need to pack towels? Shampoo and soap? It’s too much to think about!
Going through a travel packing list is always stressful, but we’re known for our hassle-free approach. That’s why we asked for packing suggestions from our local staff in Latin America so you can be 100% ready for your volunteer adventure.
We love going the extra mile for our volunteers and interns. Read to the end for a gift that’ll make your packing process even easier.
So let’s go full Monica Geller from Friends, and prepare yourself for packing!
What should I pack for Peru?
When preparing your packing list for your project in Peru, you have to consider the city you’ll be based in. Our Volunteer Advisor for Peru, Elvira Rosemberg, points out that while Cusco has dry weather, Puerto Maldonado is hot and humid.
If you’re heading to Cusco, you’ll need:
Closed, comfortable, non-slip shoes
Humectant cream to avoid dry, chapped skin on your hands and body
A warm jacket
If you’re working on the Amazon Rainforest Conservation Project in the Taricaya Ecological Reserve, you need:
A long-sleeve shirt
Elvira also says you should pack a lantern for the Conservation Project:
“At night it could be activities like night walks, and electricity is obtained with a generator, which is turn off at 8-8:30 pm”.
- Elvira, Volunteer Advisor
Joining our Archaeology internship? Don’t forget to pack a bucket hat and soft gloves!
Now that you’ve left behind the packing anxiety, you’re more than ready for your volunteer project in Latin America. Once you finish with packing, you’ll feel your excitement grow.
After adding your towel and pyjamas to your bag, please don’t forget to bring with you the most important thing: a great attitude to help making a better world!
Don’t forget your gift!
As an added extra, we’ve prepared an Ultimate Travel Checklist that you can download and print to tick-off as you go.
Now you only need to step onto the plane!