Long-Term Volunteering

Long-Term Volunteering

If you are a volunteer with more time on your hands WindAid Institute can provide volunteer opportunities. Working with WindAid Institute provides an ideal opportunity for you to gain experience working on sustainable projects, helping encourage conservation and educating people on the benefits of appropriate and renewable technologies.

Be it a gap year, sabbatical, career break or simply a change of career you have the chance to be directly involved in making a positive and long lasting difference in the lives of people living in Peru.

There are a variety of roles you can fill at WindAid Institute, be it building wind turbines, searching for, meeting and preparing communities for receiving wind turbines or developing and designing appropriate and renewable technologies to be used as alternative energy solutions.

The normal working hours for volunteers are 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Proficiency in Spanish is not essential but ability to speak the language will increase your opportunities with the WindAid Institute. There are no requirements of being an engineering student as long as your are passionate on the environment, renewable energy, or learning.

If you are interested in what we are trying to achieve and wish to volunteer please complete the volunteer application form.


$1995 per month – You will live-in at the WindAid Institute house and receive 3 meals per day (5 days a week). We will cover all your transport for volunteer related activities (such as travel to various communities within Peru). You will have full support from our volunteer director and coordinators in preparing for your travel to Peru and during your stay in Trujillo, access to Spanish classes and receive a WindAid Institute Shirt and/or hat.

Part of your volunteer fee also helps pay for the specific project you will be working on, wind turbines that we build as well as other essential items such as wiring and light bulbs for communities that currently have nothing.