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Volunteering at local clinics or hospitals in Peru

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Project Overview

Volunteer in Peru and join our ongoing health programs to get the opportunity of working with professional doctors or specialists, while at the same time explore medical carriers and gain more work experience in medical field. Peru is a country that has the lowest levels of investment in health in Latin America. It is estimated that the Government spends only 4.3% of its GDP on health. This lack of investment in healthcare by Government, and the difficulties of the eligible accessing free medical care, as well as the nutritional deficiencies and lack of cultural understanding which discourage women from accessing healthcare are all elements which contributed to a variety of diseases in Peru. Another major problem is the lack of possible water and proper sewer systems that has caused the population to be exposed to a large number of waterborne illnesses. Moreover, the extremely low ratio of doctors to patients i.e. 1.17 per 1,000 people brings another significant problem. However, the conditions of healthcare in urban areas have been improved up to some extent but the poor people in rural areas are still deprived of basic healthcare. They even die of curable diseases as the doctors and nurses are not willing to work in rural areas and the people have to travel far and wide for the proper treatment. Thus after seeing all these troubles, we GVS have teamed up with local hospitals, clinics and NGOs to bring doctors, nurses, and other medical volunteers in those parts of Cusco and Urubamba (beautiful cities of Peru), where there is lack of doctors and nurses to treat local people. Join us now and save lives of ordinary citizens while gaining more experience in your own field.

Responsibilities and Role of a Volunteer:

Responsibilities and role of a medical volunteer vary, and depends upon education, skills, experience, qualifications and the current needs of the community. You are not allowed to perform major surgeries or operations. You might have the opportunity to rotate through various departments such as Cardiology, Medicine, Nursing, Surgery, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Emergency ward etc. You will be assisting local doctors or nurses in treatment of their diseases. You will also help with vaccination, checking blood pressure, temperature, recording attendance, patient history, changing bandages and weighing babies. You should also educate the local community about how to use the unsafe water and how to make healthy meal. You also have the opportunity to observe the experts or professionals in diagnosing a patient. You can also assist with public health campaigns and organizing and developing educational seminars. As the hospitals are poorly resourced, so you can support them by bringing light medical stuff with yourself such as stethoscope, blood pressure pump, thermometer, tweezers, torch, syringes, scissors etc. You also need to distribute food and medicines among patients. You should also make them aware about health issue. Thus your volunteering stay in medical projects will not only allow you to get fantastic medical experience but will also help the poor people of Peru with life threatening illness.

PLEASE NOTE: Medical projects are very sensitive so you need to be conscious about your each responsibility. You will receive your working schedule and other kind of help from local doctors or nurses who are very friendly and love your assistance in medical projects. Normally, you are required to work for only 3 to 4 hours per day in a week with the exception of weekends, but if any volunteer is interested in doing some extra work then he/she can consult local doctors or medical staff. They will arrange the working schedule according to your own choice. Other than this, you are also expected to make certain disruptions in the working schedule due to your exam, cultural and traditional festivals or other similar situations. During these times you will be free from work. We always recommend our volunteers to manage their free time for a short holiday trip.

Project Skills and Education Requirements:

Our medical placement is available for only doctors, nurses, pharmacists, medical students and volunteers having some medical related experience. Volunteers without having any experience in medical field are not allowed to work in this project. This is the reason why we ask our volunteers to submit a proof of healthcare certification, such as an ID as a medical student, EMT or paramedic certification or nursing or physician's credentials before joining this project. Besides this, interested volunteers need to be 18 years or above at the start date of project. You should also know medium level of English. You should understand that during your stay in hospitals/clinics, you will not do any thing that might create problem for local people and staff. You are also expected to be open minded, flexible, independent, enthusiastic and hardworking. A lot of patience, compassion and eagerness to work with patients are also required.

Project Factfile

The below given project fact file gives you a quick and general overview about the program. If you having any confusion or questions about the given program, then please feel free to write us: info@globalvolunteersolutions.org and let us know about your problem. We will solve your problem and our customer care centre will reply you in 1 - 2 days.

Country: Eduador
Project Type: Teaching English in Buddhist Temple School Project
The Locations:  
The project starting dates: Our orphanage project begins on every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. If you are not able to schedule your flight date in the above mentioned date, then please write us: info@globalvolunteersolutions.org for other alternative dates so that we could arrange alternative dates for our volunteers.
Who can apply – This project is open for all ages and nationalities. You should be at least 18 years old. How ever, if a volunteer is less then 18, then he/she has to take permission letter from their parents or from their guardians.
Requirements and other skills: this project does not need any specific qualification or special experience, all you need is lots of enthusiasm, flexibility, self - motivation, full confidence and open mind to learn from new cultures. A volunteer must have at least medium level of English communication skills for this project, as you will need English to exchange your views with others
Project Duration:

We have both short - term and long - term projects. How ever it will depend on the volunteer's demand and flexibility. Projects are available from 2 weeks up to 12 weeks.

Required Donation: You pay $ 220 for 2 weeks, US$75 for every week thereafter except registration and application processing fee.
Donation Contribution: almost 70% - 80% weekly program fee directly goes to your food and accommodation plus project support. Remaining 20% - 30% donations goes to field management, coordinators and other general expenses in the host county.
Arrival/Departure Point:  
Accommodation: you will get minimal types of accommodation. Volunteer should not expect any luxurious accommodation while stay and work in the project site. Our Accommodation depends on your project locations. You may stay with a host family or in a Guest House in single or shared room with a fan, with a shared bathroom with cold water and half board.
Food: Host family provide 2 - 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch or dinner) or as per the itinerary. You will receive normal and same types of food that local family prepares for themselves. Volunteers do not expect special food from the host family. Some volunteers have lunch at the orphanage or as per the itinerary
Project Hours: Working Hours are flexible; 5 - 6 days a week, approximately 3 - 4 hours per day, all other time is free. The project coordinator or staff will provide you all the working hours and activities that you will need to prepare in the project.
Cost of getting to the project from host family: Depending on location; up to 1 hour bus ride or other types of transportation (Budget approximately US$10 - 15 per week). This is NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR WEEKLY FEE.
Support Group: GVS has an effective and sound support system which is always present to route and guide you whenever you need any kind of help. You can contact our local coordinator 24/7 for any help or assistance.
What you will gain: From GVS orphanage project, volunteers will learn a lot. Volunteers will have a breath taking experience in Sri Lanka, as you will be helping the disadvantaged and poor children's. Visits to different tourist sites and ancient temples and fords will unable volunteers to learn from Sri Lankan culture and their tradition. This project will also help to develop your socializing skills, confidence level. Besides learning, this project will add tangible things to your resume, which will help you in your professional career, and you can easily achieve your goals and brighten your future.

Program Dates & Costs

In order to adjust the flight schedule of the volunteer and to make our schedule more flexible, All Global Volunteer Solutions programs start on every 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month

Weekly Program Fee for volunteering only

volunteers are advised to adjust their flight schedule and other important works according to language program schedules (not available in Thailand). It is very unlikely to make extra arrangements for the missed classes. Internees and volunteers can stay and wait at the hotel on their own expense to start the program from the beginning.
Note: if a volunteer could not schedule or arrange their flight date in the above mentioned dates, then please write us for other alternative dates
Weekly Program Fee for volunteering only

Language and cultural orientation program Fee: US $ 250

Volunteering in week Total weekly Cost Volunteering in week Total weekly Cost
2 weeks volunteering     US$ 220 2 weeks Internship       US$ 255
3 weeks volunteering     US$ 295 3 weeks Internship       US$ 330
4 weeks volunteering     US$ 370 4 weeks Internship       US$ 405
5 weeks volunteering     US$ 445 5 weeks Internship       US$ 480
6 weeks volunteering     US$ 520 6 weeks Internship       US$ 555
7 weeks volunteering     US$ 595 7 weeks Internship       US$ 630
8 weeks volunteering     US$ 670 8 weeks Internship       US$ 705
9 weeks volunteering     US$ 745 9 weeks Internship       US$ 780
10 weeks volunteering     US$ 820 10 weeks Internship       US$ 855
11 weeks volunteering     US$ 895 11 weeks Internship       US$ 930
12 weeks volunteering     US$ 970 12 weeks Internship       US$ 1005
Cost of airport receive, transfer to host family/ hostel: US$ 95
01. What in-country support do I have when in Peru?
02. Can I get a daily schedule of programs in Peru?
03. Where is the Peru programs situated?
04. What is the official language of Peru?
05. How long does the Peru volunteer program last?
06. Will GVS arrange my flight to Peru?
07. Is there a particular airport that I must contact and book my flight with?
08. When should I arrive in Peru?
09. How will I recognize the GVS country coordinator?
10. What should I do if my flight to Peru is delayed?
11. What happens if my in-country contact fails to show up?
12. Is there anything I need to prepare before leaving for Peru?
13. How do I travel back to the airport after my volunteer program?

General Questions, Before you Travel

01. What's the best time to apply for a Peru volunteer program?
02. How long will it take for GVS to process my application?
03. What are the documents required from me during the application period?
04. Are there necessary qualifications for volunteers in the Peru program?

Passport and Visa Information
Visa requirements
Program Informations
Food and Lodging

01. Where, how and with Whom Will I be staying with in Peru?
02. What room will I be staying in?
03. Can I stay with my girlfriend/boyfriend or female/male friend at the same room?
04. Can I bring my local villager friend in my room?
05. Can I bring electrical appliances?
06. What about my meals?
07. What are the dos and doníts during the project duration and the stay with the host family?
08. What happens if I am unhappy with my project or hosting facilities?
09. May I decide how long I want to stay once I get there?
10. What do I do in my free time when I am not working in the project?
11. What about drinking water?

Health and Safety Queries

01. Is it safe in Peru?
02. What are the principle healths risks in Peru?
03. Do I need to get health insurance?
04. Who do I contact in case of a health - related emergency?
05. What are the sanitary conditions in Peru?

Money Information

01. Is it safe to carry cash with me?
02. How much money should I bring with me?
03. What is the local currency and how do I know the exchange rate?
04. Are ATMs easily available? If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
05. How do I make contact with the GVS in - country coordinator?
06. How can my family members contact me?

Local Culture Information

01. Is there a special dress code that I should follow while staying in Peru?
02. What should I know about Peru's religious conduct?
03. How do I respect the Peru's people?

Materials to Bring

There are different materials that you can bring with yourself

Free Time

01. Enjoying free Time in Peru




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is derived from generic information about the country, and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly, and the information contained here may not be up to date. Participants should consult Global Volunteer Solutions staff or travel advisors to verify this information.