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Dental Volunteering in Peru!

Would you like to jumpstart your dental career by gaining hands-on experience and working under the mentorship of experienced professionals? Would you like to travel to the exciting destination of Peru?

Peru is a fascinating country, and the ideal location for your volunteer abroad adventure. You can hit up beautiful beaches, eat amazing food, and have your fill of shopping in boutiques and bustling markets.

doctor examing child's teeth

Explore Incan ruins, trek to volcanoes, visit beautiful lakes, and more. From the Amazon to the Andes, Peru has something for everyone!

You’re working hard to pursue a career in the dental healthcare field, but there’s only so much you can learn from books. You want to get hands-on experience, but until you graduate that’s hard to come by. What you need is an experienced dental professional who will be dedicated to mentoring you and teaching you the skills you need to succeed in your future.

We offer an exciting dental volunteer program in Peru that will give you that professional hands-on experience you’re looking for. You will shadow and observe talented dentists and assistants as they carry out a variety of dental procedures and treatments, teaching you valuable skills you’re sure to need in your dental career.

Your future awaits! Contact Global Crossroad today to learn more about jumpstarting your dental career in Peru!


Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

You can think of our dental volunteer opportunity in Peru as an educational internship. You will be shadowing and observing experienced dentists and dental assistants as they perform a variety of dental tasks you’ll need to master for your future career. These might include fluoride treatments, cleanings, filling cavities, removing teeth, fitting caps, etc.

This program will have a huge impact on preparing you for your future career in the dental field. You will learn many techniques and procedures you will need to know, and you will benefit from seeing up close and personal what it’s like to treat patients with this behind the scenes look at dental care. This project looks great on your resume!


Skills and Qualifications

We welcome dental students and graduates from around the world to join us in our Peru dental volunteer opportunity. You will need to be enrolled in an accredited institution and be able to present a valid student id or have graduated from your program. If you’re pursuing a future career in dental healthcare, this is the project for you!

Spanish language skills are not required, but they will help you make the most out of your experience as the dentist will be speaking to the patients in their native language.


Every day as a dental volunteer in Peru will be fun and filled with learning. You will have so many experiences which will help prepare you for your future career. You can expect to volunteer an average of 5 hours per day, Monday-Friday.

Your actual hours worked will vary based on your final placement, but here is a sample schedule to give you an idea of what to expect:

  • First Day: On your first day volunteering in Peru dental program, our in-country coordinator will bring you to your placement and introduce you to the knowledgeable dentist and assistants who will be mentoring you.
  • Orientation: You’ll learn all about the project, your schedule, safety protocol, and the customs and culture of Peru.
  • Weekdays: A typical volunteer day may look something like this:
  • 7.00 to 7.30 AM​: Fuel up for the day with a traditional breakfast shared with your welcoming host family.
  • 7.45 AM:  Head out to your placement, and spend the day being mentored by experienced dental professionals, getting lots of great experience that will help you in your future career!
  • 12.00 PM: Break for lunch. You can ask your host family for a meal to-go to eat at your project site and spend the time bonding with your fellow dental volunteers in Peru.
  • 3.00 PM: After you are done volunteering for the day, you will have plenty of free time to explore the exciting city of Cusco!
  • 6.45 PM: Enjoy a traditional dinner with your host family, practicing the local language and eating regional cuisine!

Dental Volunteering in Peru: Dates and Fees

Dates: Volunteer in Peru

All volunteer programs in Peru start at the beginning of each week. Global Crossroad is very flexible and understands that various travel constraints that you might face.

All volunteer work in Peru options are available year around, except at times programs like a volunteer teaching English overseas program might be closed for various holidays and vacations. Also, some programs are seasonal due to extreme weather conditions. Between the project link and a Global Crossroad representative, all of this specific information regarding programs dates will be available to you. If a program is unavailable, we will provide an alternative program for you to join.

Fees: Volunteer in Peru

Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality volunteering programs in Peru. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer program in Peru application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to your host family and project. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Duration Dental Project
  1 Week   $234
  2 Weeks   $368
  3 Weeks   $502
  4 Weeks   $586
  5 Weeks   $670
  6 Weeks   $754
  7 Weeks   $838
  8 Weeks   $922
  9 Weeks   $1,006
  10 Weeks   $1,090
  11 Weeks   $1,174
  12 Weeks   $1,258

Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
How your fee is allocated?
Spanish Lessons (Monday-Friday/10 hours a week): $75 (mandatory for medical project)
Airport Pick Up: $20
Summer volunteer and adventure (4 weeks include safari) $2,309
Mini adventure (2 weeks include safari) $1,299

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (host family)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

The volunteering overseas in Peru program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.


Accommodation and Meal

When you join a dental volunteering program in Peru, you will be staying with a welcoming and experienced local host family, an amazing chance to immerse yourself in Peruvian culture. You’ll get three meals a day with your host family of traditional Peruvian cuisine. You can ask for a lunch to go to take to your project site. Practice the local language around the table, participate in traditional customs, and learn more about this fascinating culture!

Read more about your accommodations and meals in Peru.


Free Time and Weekend Exploration

Peru has a lot to offer the international traveler, and you’re going to want to take some time to explore. We make sure you have evenings and weekends free during your Peru dental volunteer program, so you’ll have plenty of time to get out there and see more of this exciting destination.

Evenings are a great chance to experience Cusco, with its many restaurants, shops, markets, and both Spanish and Incan architecture. On the weekends, head out of town and check out more of Peru. From the Amazon to rainbow mountains to Inca ruins and traditional villages, you’ll find no shortage of things to do here!

Discover what to do in your free time and weekends in Peru.


Safety and In Country Support

Traveling abroad is a big undertaking, and it’s only natural you have concerns about your safety while joining our Peru dental volunteer opportunity. With Global Crossroad you can rest easy. Your safety is our number-one priority, and we’ve been helping volunteers have secure, satisfying, and meaningful trips abroad since 2003.

We offer comprehensive insurance, pre-trip guidance, carefully vetted and legitimate local partners we routinely visit, airport pick-up, safe accommodations and healthy local meals. You’ll also benefit from the guidance and support of our experienced and helpful in-country team.

Read more about our safety and support.


Dental Volunteering in Peru- FAQs

There’s a lot that goes into planning a volunteer trip abroad, but Global Crossroad is here to help you. You’ll need to do a little research before you go, but the internet is a sea of information and it’s hard to know where to look first. To make things easier on you, we’ve compiled some helpful info to answer some key questions you’re probably asking yourself:

Arrival and departure

You will be flying straight into the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport on your Peru dental volunteer trip. You should arrive one day before the start of your scheduled program date. As soon as you book your flight, give us your details and we’ll make sure someone is waiting for you when you land to take you safely to your accommodations.

Once you complete your project, you’ll need to set up a taxi to head back to the airport, or on to further travels. Why not make an adventure out of your trip and see a few more sites before you head back home?

Visa

You must obtain a tourist visa to volunteer in Peru in dental program.  On arrival visas are available for citizens of certain countries inlcluding USA, UK, Canada, and Australia. Do some research based on your home country to see what you’ll need to do.

You can get an extension of up to 183 days by visiting the nearby Peruvian embassy or by applying online. Visit the following link: to get complete visa information.

Vaccination

The last thing you do not want while on your Peru dental volunteering opportunity is to get sick. Protect yourself before you travel by making an appointment with your doctor and getting up to date on needed vaccines.

To travel to Peru, you should be up to date on vaccines for Typhoid,  hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, and other routine vaccines. Check out the Center for Disease Control's website for traveler's health recommendations.

Why volunteer in dental program?

Jumpstart your dental career

Nothing helps jumpstart your career like an internship and the dedicated mentorship of experienced professionals. Gain valuable experience in the dental health care field and have an exciting international internship to put on your resume and set you apart from other candidates.

Learn key dental procedures

Learn a variety of key dental skills and procedures like cleaning, repair work, extraction, x-rays, etc. Our Peru dental volunteer program is your chance to learn even more about the dental healthcare field and develop the skills you need!

Travel to a new country

Peru is a unique destination unlike anywhere else in the world. You can hike the Andes, float down the Amazon River, trek to volcanoes, experience a fascinating culture, explore Incan ruins, eat delicious foods, and more!

Make new friends

One of the best parts about volunteering abroad is all the exciting and different new friends you will make from all over the world. Bond with your fellow Peru dental volunteers, the local project staff, and make new friends as you travel and explore!

Contact Global Crossroad today to kickstart your dental career in Peru!


Other Volunteer Opportunities In Peru

No matter your passion or interests, we offer a variety of life-changing, volunteer programs in Peru, such as
street children,
orphanage,
medical,
teaching english, ,
teenage mother and much more. 

For more information on our exciting programs in Peru, contact us today.


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