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Health Care Volunteering in Peru
International Volunteer Travel partners with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Peru to offer volunteer placements at health centres and medical clinics in Lima and Ventanilla cities of Peru.
Health Care Volunteer Duties
As an overseas medical volunteer (nurse, doctor, dentist, laboratory technicians, etc), you will work with local staff in support of their health care efforts. Generally you will assist and support the nurses, doctors, dentists or clinicians in the normal routine of medical work e.g. taking vital signs, dressing wounds, taking patients history and keeping medical records, counselling patients, providing assurance and moral support to patientsí family, medical laboratory work, surgeries, etc.
Other Peru Programs
To read more about various areas of international voluntary
work in Peru, please click on any choice below:
Volunteer with Children
Health Care Volunteering
Teaching Volunteer in Peru
Peru Volunteer Program Highlights
Location: Lima, Capital City of Peru.
Length of Program: 2 to 12 weeks.
Arrival Dates: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every Month.
Airport Arrival Time: Preferably by 4:00 PM.
Airport Transport: Airport pickup and drop off provided.
Professional Requirements: All health care volunteers (doctors, nurses, and program students, etc) need proof of training such as practicing license, health care student ID, etc.
Accommodation and Meals: Accommodation provided in special selected Host families. 3 local Peruvian meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are provided per day. You are allowed to pack your lunch from home for free.
Laundry: Free, a $10.00 value per week.
Basic Spanish: Free lessons, 2 hours per day, for one week.
Schedule: Mondays to Fridays. 3 to 8 hours daily.
Transportation: Most projects within 5 to 20 minutes walking distance from home. Projects further off can be reached by walking or by local bus at your expense and cost up to about USD 2.00 for a daily return trip to and from project. See specific project for details.
Program Costs: For international volunteer peru program fees, please click here.
Submit an Application
Questions and Other Information
To access more information on any aspect of our South American programs in Peru please click on any link on the left or top links bars. For answers to your questions not provided on the link pages, please go to the page on Frequently Asked Questions