Medical care and assistance

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founded in 2017
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High­lights

Creating hygienic habits
Creating a space for children can learn how to wash their and about hygiene issues.
Supporting health campaigns in different medical areas.
To provide families with the information and tools necessary to prevent and combat various common diseases.
Family follow-up: Problems within the family, intervention in the home, and accompaniment
Community health activities carried out in communities in Cusco, Peru through volunteering. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
It helps low-income families with health problems, family violence or life-threatening problems.

The project does not limit you to just being in the medical centres, you can also gain experience from the check-ups and follow-ups that are carried out in the Andean communities of Cusco, always under the supervision of a professional or project coordinator. Some of the roles in which the volunteer participates are:

  • Accompanying and helping in the tasks of a professional in your speciality.
  • Providing basic medical care.
  • Participate in the planning and organisation of medical campaigns.
  • Informative workshops on communicable diseases, nutrition, contraceptives.
  • Carry out examinations for the diagnosis of infectious diseases (oral hygiene, cancer screening, blood pressure, glucose control).

Community Health: Here you work in hospitals or medical centres. The volunteer can be involved in the areas of:

  • General medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics
  • Laboratory

Typical day

Volunteers work weekdays from Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 15:00.

Upon arrival at the assigned centre, the volunteer is informed of the area in which he/she will be working and the tasks to be carried out.

Weekends are free for volunteers to explore and discover all that Peru has to offer. 

Free-time activities

Peru is one of the most diverse countries you could go to: it has everything from jungle to mountains, from historical cities and inca ruins to a bustling modern capital, from sandy beaches to sandy desert oases... Peru has everything you would like to discover as a traveler and far more. Some of the places we would recommend you to visit during your stay here are:
  • Lima: Peru's capital, it's located in its central coast. Here you may find modern buildings and beautiful historical monuments, with warm temperatures all year round. Lima has even been declared a World Heritage Site due to its astonishing concentration of monuments. Some of the monuments we recommend you to visit are the Citadel of Pachacamac, the palace Torre Tagle Plaza de Acho, the House of the Inquisition, the National Museum, and the Alameda de los Descalzos.
  • Cusco: Known as the "Navel of the World" and the city where you will be staying at during your volunteering, it's one of Peru's main tourist spots. Cusco is well known for being a charming and mystical city, filled with unique churches, colonial buildings, picturesque streets, and very friendly people. While in Cusco, you can visit places like the Plaza de Armas, Qurikancha,  and Saqsaywaman. Additionally, from Cusco you can go visit Machu Picchu, one of the archaeological jewels of the world, and a place you can definitely not miss.
  • Manu National Park: A national park right in the Peruvian Amazon, it's the perfect oportunity for you to discover the world's greatest biodiversity, while also getting to know many of the native communities that still live and maintain their traditions in it. It's the perfect place for any person who loves nature, travel, and responsible tourism.
  • Callejón de las Huaylas: A valley of immesurable beauty, with many landscapes, where you can find a large amount of places to visit, such as Inca relics in places like Honcopampa and Tumshucaico, picturesque Andean towns filled with folkore and traditions, 22 hot springs (of which the most well-known are the Chancos Hot Springs and the Monterrey Thermal Baths), lagoons, cascades, and many other places that are part of the charm of this valley.
  • Huacachina: A village built surrounding a desert oases in the South of Peru, it's an excellent place to discover a unique culture, and explore the desert. There are also opportunities to do sand boarding.
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV, motivation letter, copy of your passport and Medical certification
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We expect volunteers to be dynamic, proactive, collaborative, patient, and adaptative (especially to situations like a different climate and culture). Most importantly, our volunteers must be very passionate about helping children and teens.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer
  • Pick up at the airport and transfer to your accommodation.
  • Accommodation during the volunteer placement
  • Breakfast at the accommodation
  • Support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from the local and international Adventure Volunteer team
  • Program monitoring and evaluation
  • Orientation and induction to the program
  • Certificate of completed weeks of volunteering
  • Accident insurance during your volunteering
  • Liability insurance for your activity
  • Receipt of your program fee from the NGO
  • Guidance, counselling and management in the choice of the program

All volunteers are required to put in an additional $30 which is donated to the hospital.
Airport Pickup at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
Volunteers will be picked up at the airport at between 8:00 and 21:00. If the volunteer arrives outside of these hours, they may have to cover some additional fees.
Accommodation
Los voluntarios se hospedarán en un albergue de voluntarios cerca del área del proyecto donde tendrán una cama en una habitación compartida, WIFI, acceso a áreas comunes, un casillero (candado no incluido) y lavandería de bajo costo.

El albergue puede cobrarle un depósito de 20 soles que le será devuelto al final de su estadía.

Youth Hostel
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Cuzco. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Peru provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The project is open all year round. 
Volunteers must arrive on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, as this allows them to be more easily integrated into the project.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$600
3 weeks
$763
4 weeks
$927
5 weeks
$1,090
6 weeks
$1,254
7 weeks
$1,417
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,235
Average fees
$243 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Adventure Volunteer will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Medical care and assistance

Community health activities carried out in communities in Cusco, Peru through volunteering.

$223/week

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