Light Up A Life

Light Up A Life - Volunteer with the WindAid Institute

Change your world – Experience volunteer-work abroad in South America on sustainable and environmental projects making an immediate and direct improvement on the lives within Peruvian communities by building wind turbines.

WindAid Institute offers 4-week placement programs and long term volunteering based in Trujillo, Peru, geared towards people interested in directly improving the lives of those living without the benefits of electricity.

Anyone can participate with the WindAid Institute as there are NO PREREQUISITE SKILLS REQUIRED nor knowledge of wind turbines or engineering. We will guide volunteers every step of the way (in English or Spanish) to ensure an educating and rewarding experience.

The volunteer experience is ideal for anyone with an interest in addressing climate change, developing appropriate and renewable technologies, engineering and design, building wind turbines or for someone who just wants to make a positive change in other peoples lives.


Trujillo is a colonial city known as “La Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera”, “The City of Eternal Spring” because of its very sunny weather all year round. The third largest city in Peru, it is located in North Peru and just 10 minutes away from the world famous beach resort of Huanchaco. For those traveling on-wards there is easy access via the Pan American Highway North to Mancora and Ecuador or South to Lima, Cusco and Bolivia.

Living in Trujillo

Your accommodation will be in a safe neighborhood within close distance of the city center, shopping malls and place of work at the WindAid Institute facility. There is electricity, hot showers, flushing toilets and Internet access. Food is a nutritious and cultural range of Peruvian and South American dishes and is prepared for you each day during the week. There are plenty of excellent restaurants, shopping malls, department stores, nightclubs and bars making Trujillo a modern city.