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Dental Volunteer Program in Peru

Are you a qualified dentist or a dental student? Do you like the idea of using your skills on a well structured, meaningful volunteer program which really helps people in need? Does the opportunity to gain international experience of dentistry appeal to you? If so then look no further, as we have the perfect opportunity for you to do all of these things at the same time on our dental volunteer program, Peru.

  • Make a difference in the health of those who are suffering
  • Gain valuable medical experience working alongside medical professionals
  • Receive consistent support from our in country coordinator
  • Positively reviewed and recommended volunteering opportunity with the medical program in Peru

Global Crossroad has offered top class dental volunteer programs in the wonderful country of Peru for fifteen years. These opportunities are open to both current dental students and experienced dentists who want to combine travel and volunteer work. Dental assistant volunteer opportunities are also available.

Dental program volunteers in Peru work from dental clinics based in public health centers in Cuzco. The facilities available are fairly basic, but the staff offer various treatments, so there's plenty to observe and learn about.

Your role as a volunteer

Every day is different on these exciting Peru dental volunteer programs, as you get to help local dentists with a variety of tasks. These may include showing patients how to take care of their teeth, and administering fluoride treatments. Each placement is arranged based on the skills, experience, background and interests of each individual Peru dental volunteer, and may differ depending on the dates you are free to travel.

Dental student volunteers will spend most of their time shadowing and observing qualified staff from all the dentistry departments. There will be plenty of opportunity to take notes and discuss procedures with supervising staff. Along with the educational aspects of the role,most of the clinic work involves routine treatment and repair work, such as filling cavities, removing teeth, fitting caps and so on.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

To be eligible for this program you must either hold a recognized qualification in dentistry or be a student in this field of healthcare; some dental hygiene volunteer opportunities are also on offer.

Spanish language skills are not essential but they do help.

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.

Prices: 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 Orphanage/ Teaching/ Street Children Medical/Dental project
  1 Week   $209   $259
  2 Weeks   $343   $418
  3 Weeks   $427   $577
  4 Weeks   $511   $686
  5 Weeks   $620   $795
  6 Weeks   $704   $904
  7 Weeks   $788   $1,013
  8 Weeks   $872   $1,122
  9 Weeks   $981   $1,231
  10 Weeks   $1,065   $1,340
  11 Weeks   $1,149   $1,449
  12 Weeks   $1,233   $1,558
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

How your fee is allocated?

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.

Our Local Support

A qualified local dentist will act as your mentor and supervisor on this Peru dental volunteer program, while our locally based staff offers all the support you need with daily living and paperwork tasks.

Enthusiastic and high-achieving individuals get a lot out of our pre-dental and dental Peru volunteer abroad programs. A pro-active approach to the work involved is highly valued by the local staff, and they appreciate that some volunteers are able to take on extra responsibilities, such as running community workshops.

Dental volunteers on this program are able to experience authentic Peruvian culture by staying with a host family while working on their project. This is a unique, safe and comfortable way to understand more about how people live in Peru, as well as enjoy traditional food and family life. Of course you can also improve your Spanish speaking skills both with your hosts, and with others on the project.

During your free time there are lots of things to do, and places to explore in Cuzco and the surrounding areas. Volunteers really enjoy discovering the wonders of Peru together.