Peru Volunteer and Travel

Dental Care Assistant

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Help put a smile on the Peruvian children and adults!

Dental students or professionals can support the provision of dental care, participating in hygiene campaigns and healthcare education. Interns will be placed in "Centros de Salud" or clinics which provide both primary and basic emergency care to low-income families.

The program

Our dental care programs need volunteer with your skills and passion for helping others! As dental health is often one of the most critically underserved healthcare fields in Peru, there are people who are in desperate need of your abilities. 

In Peru, there are few opportunities for adults and children to have access to dental care and oral hygiene education. However, there are many great projects that are mobilizing skilled volunteers to maintain smiles across Cusco. 

Volunteer work

For established dental professionals or students, working abroad allows for an opportunity to spread your valuable, skills and knowledge to a population that would not usually have access to them. For dental or pre-dental students, working abroad allows you to observe your field in its most basic role and to help people.

Dental interns will be placed in local dental clinics and work alongside a licensed dentist to gain experience in practical techniques such as prophylaxis, sealants, restorations, and extractions.

Opportunities may be available to participate in outreach programs in schools and rural communities during the intern's stay. 

Interns will be given a level of responsibility according to their level of training and expertise. Spanish level and ability to take initiative.


Interns participating in this project need to bring their own materials to develop dental cures and prophylaxis (it is mandatory). 

- Conservation kits (x2)
- white medical jacket and Scrubs (to wear daily)
- Box of surgical gloves (x2)
- Alcohol wipes (x2)
- Gauze (x50)
- Medical cotton (x4)
- Dental composite resins (white filling B2)
- Box of surgical masks

** Prior to your arrival you may be required to provide copies of your training and credentials.

Note: The program is suitable only for dental students who want to gain hands on experience and skills before starting professional work.

Typical day

Upon arrival in Cusco, we will be waiting for you at Cusco’s airport, from where we will go to our host family. We will give you a health & safety and program orientation, and you will have time to rest.

Work usually starts on Monday, we will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to your project, for most projects we will take the public transport (or in some cases walk).

Monday to Friday:

7:30 AM  Breakfast with host family


8:00 AM  Volunteer leaves to the project.

 

8:30 AM  Arrival at the project, beginning of Volunteering

 

1:00 PM  End of project


2:00 PM-3:00 PM  Lunch is free to explore the city and enjoy the restaurants around Cusco.

 

2:00 PM-5:00 PM Volunteers at this point is free to visit and explore the city.

 

The volunteer at this point is free to visit and explore the city. Or can chose to take Spanish classes, which can be arranged at our office.


7-7:30 PM Dinner with the host family.

Details on Arrival

Upon arrival to Cusco, we will be waiting at the airport and take you to your accommodation and you will have a small briefing about your itinerary in Cusco including important information about the security, time, money, and also some recommendations for places to go. After this you can accommodate and meet other volunteers.

FLIGHT INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE SENT TO US PRIOR ARRIVAL IN PERÚ.

Free-time activities

On the weekend, volunteers have spare time and usually relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of their local town and Peru. Long weekends can be taken to travel further afield such as Machu Picchu. At PV Travel we organize fun and interesting tours for our volunteers, so just let us know where you would like to go!

Concert/Music
Climbing
Hiking
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Program 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 English (intermediate level) and Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Dental at University, college level
Required Documents
CV and Application form
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Ability to take initiative, leadership.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 13:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

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Before your journey

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Peru Volunteer and Travel (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Peru Volunteer and Travel

    • Internship placement
    • Internship project management and administration for your selected program length
    • Program and Safety orientation
    • Pre-departure support
    • Accommodations - Sundays through Saturdays at Host Family
    • 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner)
    • Airport pick-up
    • Internship certificate
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Transport to volunteer project the first day
    • 24/7 support from our staff in Peru

      **Your fee also contributes to the purchase of needed supplies for improvements at your project.

      Option:. Add tours throughout Peru to your program and make the best of your time!

    Airport Pickup at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

    We pick volunteers up from Cusco airport and transfer them to their accommodations. Flight information needs to be sent to us prior arrival in Perú.

    Accommodation
    Most volunteers will stay in a homestay where they will live with a local family. Volunteers can expect to share a room with one or two other Most volunteers will stay in a homestay where they will live with a local family. Volunteers can expect to share a room with one or two other .We highly recommend staying with a family; that way you will also learn the Peruvian way of life, meet local people, eat typical food, speak the language (Spanish) and engage in local customs and traditions. Living is comfortable and all homestays have electricity and running water.

    Volunteers can expect to experience a variety of flavors and meals during their homestay experience as Peruvian food is diverse. We will be glad to let the family know if you have special eating needs. Please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you. However, we need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. You will be well taken care of, but as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible towards the new culture and traditions.

    Volunteers will be sharing bathroom and common areas with other volunteers and members of the family.

    Guest Family Bedroom (Double)
    Food & Beverages

    2 meals are included (breakfast and dinner). Volunteers can expect to experience a variety of flavors and meals during their experience as Peruvian food is diverse.

    Lunch will be free to explore the city’s best restaurants or to cook at our kitchen.

    Internet Access
    Good access at the project site
    What's NOT included?
    Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
    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.
    Costs (Prices in USD)
    2 weeks (min. stay)
    $532.00
    3 weeks
    $679.00
    4 weeks (max. stay)
    $855.00
    Average fees
    $240.00/week

    You can volunteer at the project site in Cusco/Peru between 2 weeks and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Peru Volunteer and Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
    Crowdfunding Service
    Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Peru.
    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 Peru Volunteer and Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash.
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