At UGO we combine life changing volunteer experiences with life coaching for people who want to find clarity, more meaning, or a sense of purpose. This is anything but a traditional volunteer abroad trip. With pre trip, on trip and post trip programming, we zero in on what makes you tick or what is getting in your way, so you can get more from your life, all while connecting with and helping others.
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Purpose, Passion & Power

Program: Sept - Nov 2019; Trip Dates Oct 17-25, 2020

Purpose, Passion & Power

per person

Looking for more meaning in your life?

Want to wake up every day feeling passionate and fulfilled?

Do you want to finally stand in your power?

This transformative program is about self-discovery, giving back, taking powerful action, really connecting with others, and achieving what you never thought possible.

After this epic experience, you will:

Gain more clarity on what you want in life

Connect to a greater sense of purpose

Feel powerful and confident in your life

Experience a whole new lease on life

Have an extraordinary community of like-minded individuals

What you can expect:

You’ll embark on a powerful three-month process that features an abundance of learning, dynamic self-reflection, meaningful service, and deep connection with yourself, your team, and your greater purpose.

You’ll dive deep into self-discovery through structured one-on-one and group coaching as well as during cozy fireside chats and shared meals.

During our immersive experience in Peru we are partnering with Sharing Dreams Project l a local organization dedicated to the well-being of women and children in the Peruvian Andes.  You’ll work alongside local people to on a meaningful project that will make a real difference in the lives of those in need.  As a team, we will learn about their current programs and what the community needs most. From there we will develop a long-term plan to support them when we return home. You’ll be truly changing the lives of those in need ~ and there’s no better feeling than knowing you are making a real difference.

Program Dates: September – November 2020

Destination: Huancayo, Peru

Trip Dates:  October 17th – 25th, 2020


  • Included
    Purpose, Passion & Power
Day 1: Arrival in Lima & Stay Over in Lima, Welcome Dinner, City Tour (TBC)
Day 2: Depart for Huancayo Early Morn, Welcome Dinner
Day 3: Begin Volunteering
Day 4-7: Continued Service, Cultural Exchange & Deep Reflection
Day 8: Back to Lima, Farewell Dinner & Night on the Town
Day 9: Fly Home (or head to Cusco for those staying to visit Machu Picchu.)
Post trip optional: 3-night excursion to Machu Picchu


History of the City

Huancayo Peru is the capital of Junín Region, in the central highlands of Peru.
    • Elevation: 3,259 m
    • October Temps: High of 21 and low of 14
    • April Temps: High of 16 low of 3
    • 7 Hr Car Ride from Lima
Our volunteering is carried out in the villages of the Mantaro Valley. Our main work focuses on Cerro Hermosa, an area located 20 minutes walk from the city of Huancayo.  

Our Partner Charity

Sharing Dreams Project is a non-profit organization based in The Central Andes, is managed and driven by volunteers. They have developed social programs, in the most vulnerable villages of the Peruvian Andes, where there is the greatest concentration of people living in extreme poverty and economic, social and cultural exclusion. Women Empowerment “Warmy” Project “Warmy” Project, whose translation from Quechua into Spanish means Woman, aims to create psychological self-help groups for women, in areas such as gender, domestic violence, self-esteem and group organisation. The majority of these people come from families that have migrated from other provinces that suffer from extreme poverty and political violence (Huancavelica, Ayacucho or the Central Forest), and that are trying to improve their economic situation and give their children better education opportunities. It is an area where basic water, drains or sanitation facilities are non-existent. In addition, there is a lack of presence or support from local governments or other institutions. The people suffer from sexism, alcoholism, domestic violence, child abuse, amongst others.  
Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel, located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru, above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows, which cuts through the Cordillera and originates a canyon with tropical mountain climate. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was constructed as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472).The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historic Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.
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