Fly over the mysterious Nazca lines while being a volunteer in Peru

The Nazca Lines are formed by hundreds of geoglyphs located in southern Peru, in the Nazca Desert. They cover an area of approximately 520 square kilometers. These lines were created by the Nazca civilization, and it is estimated that they were made between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D., so they were not created all at once. This can be observed as some figures overlap each other. It wasn’t until the beginning of aviation in the 1930s that they were discovered because it’s difficult to appreciate these drawings from the ground.

In 1993, they became part of Peru’s cultural heritage, and in 1994, the Nazca Lines were declared a World Heritage Site due to the uniqueness of these drawings and with the aim of protecting and preserving this site.

Some curiosities about these lines that you can discover during your volunteer experience

What types of figures do we find?

The Nazca geoglyphs have different shapes, including geometric figures, human figures, animals, plants, and labyrinths. There are drawings of birds, such as the pelican or the seagull, which are over 250 meters long. Some of the most famous figures include the condor, the spider, the hummingbird, the monkey, the lizard, and the astronaut.

These geoglyphs were created by removing the top layer of the surface, which is made of alluvial material. This layer is about 15 to 20 cm thick, and beneath it is a stratum of about 40 to 50 cm, which is white/yellowish in color. Therefore, by removing the top layer, these contrasting lines were formed against the rest of the surface, which is brown in color.

How were these geoglyphs made with such precision?

The technique used to create figures with such precision remains a mystery. One of the most incredible yet well-known theories is that they were drawn with the help of aliens. There is another much more plausible theory, which explains that the Nazca civilization could rise to see the figures from the air. This theory suggests that they knew how to make balloons or kites to fly over these lines and thus refine them. This theory is supported by the fact that Nazca drawings of balloons have been found, and there are also remnants of very light fabrics that could have been used to make them.

The meaning of these gigantic figures is also unknown. One theory suggests that they were a giant calendar, based on astronomical observations. María Reiche, also supports and shares this theory. Reiche was a German mathematician who spent much of her life protecting, conserving, and studying these geoglyphs. In Peru, she is known as the Lady of Nazca because, thanks to her work, these lines have been preserved and have become internationally known. That’s why the aerodrome from which the planes fly over the lines is named after her. Additionally, there is also a museum in Nazca dedicated to her life and research.

Why did they draw these lines on the ground?

It is theorized that the purpose of these lines was to invoke water, as small cavities have been found in the geoglyphs, where religious offerings with animals and agricultural products have been found. Due to the dryness of the area, it is believed that these offerings were meant to make the gods bring rain.

It is a very special place in the world, due to its uniqueness and the mysteries surrounding it. We recommend visiting this desert and flying over these gigantic figures while being a volunteer in Peru; it is an unforgettable experience just like your experience in any of the volunteer programs found in this country.

What volunteer programs do we find in Peru?

Currently, Cooperating Volunteers offers 5 volunteer programs in Peru. Among them, we find the teaching volunteer program, which consists of helping the teacher give lessons to children with disabilities at the Special Basic Education Center. The children are between 2 and 5 years old, and the tasks you would perform in this program include playing games and activities, teaching them English, and assisting the teachers in whatever is needed. On the other hand, if you have studied or are studying a health-related degree, you may be interested in the medical program, where you can perform tasks depending on your experience, and outreach activities will also be carried out.
In Trujillo and Cusco, we find the women’s empowerment program, where the self-esteem of women will be worked on, and they will be taught and given tools to improve their possibilities of finding a job.

We also find the environmental program, where workshops and talks will be held to raise awareness about the environment. Tools will be given and they will be taught how they can contribute to this cause. Finally, the animal rescue program aims to help dogs that have been abandoned or are homeless. The tasks to be carried out include walking dogs, helping with feeding and care, as well as performing maintenance tasks at the shelter.

Live the international volunteer experience and take the opportunity to visit the mysterious and unique Nazca lines!

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Our volunteers will be able to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

What does volunteering focused on university practices involve?

At Cooperating Volunteers, we make agreements with different universities to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

The specialties we work with are extensive: medical volunteering, nursing, education, social work, psychology, physiotherapy, engineering, architecture…

The practices can be carried out in our designated destinations for this purpose, as well as in Spain.

If you choose an international destination, it’s a unique way to live an unforgettable and enriching experience, as you will have the opportunity to continue your education in another country, with a completely different culture.

Stepping out of our comfort zone and being part of the various projects at the destination will allow us to grow both personally and professionally, creating a more extensive curriculum.

And we are fully convinced that this experience will accompany you throughout your life.

You will be able to visit hospitals, schools, centers, orphanages, and participate directly and actively in the daily lives of all those people at the destination, always accompanied by other professionals willing to collaborate hand in hand with you and guide you in daily tasks.

If your university is not part of the agreement with Cooperating Volunteers, you can contact so that we can get in touch and make this experience a reality. 


Corporate volunteering consists of tailored programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills.

It is proven that teamwork directly impacts productivity. 

Collective effort surpasses individual capabilities, promotes diversity of skills, stimulates creativity, and facilitates problem-solving in the face of various challenges.

Therefore, it not only maximizes efficiency but also enriches the work environment.

We conduct corporate volunteering programs that consist of customized programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills, improve performance, and foster unity among employees.

We tailor projects to the corporate identity and size of the company, and we can adjust them to any destination and time of the year.

The advantages of corporate volunteering include:

  • Improving communication.
  • Group unity.
  • Cultural integration in different situations.
  • Employee training.
  • Increased Corporate Social Responsibility.

The future is aligned with a more responsible society, and participating in social projects positions our company among the list of revolutionary businesses that want to be part of the change.

If you resonate with this message, corporate volunteering is a unique experience both individually and collectively, and at Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the process to make it a unique journey.


Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. 

Spending quality time with family and being able to disconnect from our hectic routines is not only enriching but also necessary.

Sometimes we forget to communicate, connect, and dedicate time to each other. Each one of us lives focused on our jobs, schools… And it’s necessary to find the opportunity to pause and take care of ourselves.

Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. And of course, it creates lifelong positive memories.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we suggest moving away from those ‘more superficial’ trips (which can also be fantastic), but we invite you to live this experience to bring out our most empathetic and humanitarian side.

Family volunteering gives us the opportunity to be part of a positive impact, promoting values of solidarity and social responsibility.

There are many families who choose to experience these trips focused on cooperation and direct involvement with different communities around the world, where living conditions are very different and sometimes entirely precarious.

Projects are tailored to different ages, allowing us to work together.

An incredible way to fill our suitcase with memories, learning, and knowledge.

And although stepping out of our comfort zone often feels daunting, we assure you firsthand that it’s worth it.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the entire experience, from start to finish, to make it unforgettable.


At Cooperating Volunteers, we believe it’s never too late for anything, especially for volunteering and living a unique and unforgettable experience.

There are many people, increasingly so, who opt for responsible travel that involves social work.

Accustomed to organized and mostly touristic trips, at Cooperating Volunteers, we want to advocate for a more enriching experience, one that transforms us from within and allows us to be part of the change the world needs to see.

We can adapt both the destination and the duration of our projects to fit your needs.

It’s an opportunity full of emotions that allows us to significantly contribute to different communities and their evolution. And you can participate in different areas such as education, social support, or assistance in different centers.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Sense of purpose: Provides a sense of purpose by contributing your skills and experiences to meaningful causes.
  • Emotional well-being: Reduces feelings of isolation and establishes social connections.
  • Personal development: It’s continuous learning, skill development, and discovering new activities while keeping the mind-body active.
  • Physical health: Keeping active.
  • Stress reduction: The act of helping others reduces stress and contributes to mental health.

Living this experience will undoubtedly be a before and after. 


A volunteering initiative with leadership and impact through the educational action program.

When we talk about social volunteering, we refer to all those actions and activities carried out altruistically, selflessly, and with the aim of addressing multiple problems and needs of different communities, always focused on education and self-sufficiency.

Education is essential because it provides the tools and knowledge necessary for personal, social, and economic development.

Our goal is to create self-sufficient communities and provide opportunities for the future personal development of each member. The message is not to ‘give’, but to accompany in the process of training for self-managed provision.

At Cooperating Volunteers, many of our destinations and projects embrace this type of volunteering. Some of our projects include: community programs, education, women’s empowerment…

And although they are completely different from each other, they share a single objective: progress towards a society that can embrace us all in the same way.

If you are someone who is restless, who needs to see a change in the future, volunteering is an experience tailor-made for you.