Health Care Assistant

Assist doctors and nurses, taking care of children and adults with disabilities, care assistant for the elderly

The project
This project is at a medical facility in Peru, this enables volunteers to participate in various clinics in Cusco. In each centre the medical staff set high standards of care and support to patients even outside of their medical treatments, they help create an environment that is comfortable and encouraging and always have an open mind towards patients' problems, questions, and needs.

When you are volunteering on this you will be able to participate in a variety of different tasks such as  taking care of children, realizing home visits, as well as assisting in kitchen and laundry duties. Nursing students with medical or first aid training will get the chance to work along side clinic staff in different areas of medicine. 

This project is directed to assisting the indigenous and socially ostracized members of the Peruvian society who cannot afford comprehensive medical treatment. The volunteer program is so crucial as the project depends on volunteer workers and donations in order to keep running, by doing this volunteer program you will gain valuable experience and it will also be self-rewarding seeing the difference you are making in peoples lives. 

Your work
Working tasks will depend on your medical experience. Volunteers not from a medical background will typically be helping nurses, on a day to day basis you can expect to be: taking care of small children by playing games, assisting in kitchen and laundry duties, going on home visits, helping to create a comfortable environment. 

Volunteers with medical care experience will have the chance to assist clinic staff in different areas of medicine. This will be through observing procedures with them and even helping on smaller tasks such as checking blood pressure. 

Health Care Assistant Meet new people Learn new skills Work in hospitals Make friends Make a difference

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 08:30 - 16:30

Any questions? Just ask. We at South America Inside are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

In your spare time there are a wide range of activities to choose from in Peru, most of the volunteers go hiking and explore the nature and take in the amazing views peru has to offer while also understanding its culture, there are bars where volunteers can go to socialize.



What's included?
Consultation of our experienced staff | Translation of documents | Placement in volunteer project | Orientation on arrival | Orientation kit | Local support | 24h-Emergency Number | Accomodation home stay | Advice on travel insurance | Flight booking service (optional) | Certificate of participation | Application fee
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.

You have the posibility to stay with a host family in a private single bedroom. Bathrooms and other living areas will be shared. This is a great way to try the local cuisine and also improve your Spanish skills.

There is also the option to live in a single room in a guest house with other volunteers (prices vary).

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

If you stay with a host family full board is provided ( 3 meals per day).

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
25 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Cusco/Peru between 4 weeks and 25 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Peru

Check out first

Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Peru. Please check the visa regulations for Peru.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Peru and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Peru.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Peru.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Velazco Astete (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.
What can you do in leisure-time in Peru while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Cusco, Peru, Cusco, Peru

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