Peru Medical Volunteer!
Are you looking to gain rewarding medical volunteer experience? Do you want to visit Peru to experience the lovely scenery and learn about their culture and traditions?
Peru is a South American country steeped in a rich history, a place where Incan ruins and Spanish colonial architecture stand side by side. You’ll find a rich and blended culture, great food, mountains, beaches, volcanoes, traditional villages and more.
With Global Crossroad’s medical volunteer program in Peru,
you can get the professional experience you need while traveling the world at the same time! You’ll shadow local doctors and nurses, learning a tremendous amount and seeing up close and personal what it’s really like to treat and diagnose patients.
Kickstart your medical career today! Contact Global Crossroad to learn more about our exciting and educational program in Peru.
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
You will spend your time observing and shadowing experienced doctors and nurses. You will join them as they treat patients for a variety of injuries and illnesses, giving you the amazing chance to see up close and personal what it takes to have a career in the medical field.
Volunteering in medical program in Peru will have a huge impact on jumpstarting your medical career. You will learn so much from the experienced professionals and get an in-depth look at what you have to look forward to in your future profession. You can think of this project as an international internship, something that looks amazing on your resume!
Skills and Qualifications
If you are pursuing a career in the healthcare field, our medical volunteering opportunity in Peru is perfect for you!
You will need to be enrolled in an accredited institution and be able to present a medical student id in order to participate or be able to provide proof of having gradated from a medical program.
Beginner to intermediate knowledge of Spanish is required for this medical volunteering program in Peru. If your level of Spanish is quite low, you’ll need to enroll in our 1-week crash course Spanish program. You can continue to take courses as you volunteer; however, you must achieve a basic level of Spanish fluency.
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’s a sample schedule to give you an idea of what your days will look like:
- First Day: On your first day as a medical volunteer in Peru, you’ll be escorted to your placement, which may be a local hospital or clinic. You’ll meet the helpful and experienced doctor and/or nurse who will act as your mentor throughout this exciting program.
- Orientation: Learn all the ins and outs of your volunteer project, including your schedule and safety protocol. We’ll go over the customs and culture of Peru to get you started on the right foot.
- Weekdays: A typical volunteer day may look something like this:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: Enjoy a traditional breakfast to start your day with your welcoming host family.
- 7.45 AM: Head out to your placement, and get ready for an exciting day full of patients, charts, treatments, and a behind the scenes look into the reality of the medical world. You’ll be in your element and learn so much you will use later in your future career!
- 12.00 PM: Break for lunch. Ask your host family for a to-go lunch and eat at your project site with your local project staff and fellow Peru medical volunteers. This is a great chance to connect with people from around the world who are just as passionate about healthcare as you are!
- 3.00 PM: When you are done volunteering for the day, you’ll be free to explore the fascinating city of Cusco. Team up with your fellow volunteers to try new restaurants, visit markets and architectural sites, and make the most of your time abroad!
- 6.45 PM: Enjoy dinner around the table with your local host family, getting a true taste of culture through t
Peru Medical Volunteer 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.
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
$25/week surcharge for medical project
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:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
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
During your Peru medical volunteering program, Global Crossroad will ensure you are served three healthy local meals per day, and that you have safe, clean, and comfortable accommodations in a good area.
You’ll be staying with an experienced and welcoming local Peruvian host family who will offer you a true home away from home. You’ll have a comfortable room shared with fellow volunteers of the same gender, running water and western style toilets. Immerse yourself in the Peruvian culture with this enriching host family experience!
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
You’re headed to Peru to advance your future medical career, but you’re also going because you want to see the world. Get out there and make the most of your time abroad! You’ll have weekends and evenings off from your Peru medical volunteer program, which gives you plenty of time to experience some of the amazing things this destination has to offer.
Cuzco is often overlooked as a gateway to the popular tourist sites like Machhu Picchu, but this city has a lot going on you won’t want to miss during your afternoons and evenings off. Weekends are the perfect chance to hit the road and see more of the country.
Safety and In Country Support
Safety is the number one reason to go with a trusted organization like Global Crossroad when volunteering abroad. Since 2003, we’ve helped over 20,000 volunteers just like you have unforgettable experiences in 20 countries around the world, and we’ve never had a single major incident.
When you volunteer in Peru in medical program, we’ve got you covered. We offer pre-trip guidance, travel insurance, safe housing and food, and access to amazing projects we have long-standing relationships with that are doing great work in the world. You’ll also have the support of our experienced in-country team.
Peru Medical Volunteer - FAQs
Volunteering abroad can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. To make things easier for you, we’ve compiled this list of helpful information to answer common questions prospective volunteers have when considering a big trip like this:
Arrival and departure
To join our medical volunteer opportunity in Peru, you will be flying to the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. We recommend you arrive one day before your assignment starts. Just let us know your flight details when you book, and we’ll set up an airport pickup for you as part of your volunteer fee.
If you experience any delays or changes in travel, keep us updated and we’ll reschedule for you. When it’s time to head back home after your amazing trip, you’ll need to book a taxi to the airport.
You’ll need a tourist visa to become a medical volunteer in Peru, so do some research online to find out the requirements based on your nationality. On arrival visas are available for citizens of USA, UK, Canada and Australia.
You can get your visas extended by visiting the nearest Peruvian embassy personally or by applying it online in advance. Please use the following link: to learn more.
Medical volunteers in Peru are going to be exposed to sick patients and will be at a higher risk for picking up a bug while you travel. Be sure to protect yourself by making an appointment with your doctor and getting up to date on your vaccines at least a few weeks before you take off.
We recommend visiting the Center for Disease Control's websit for traveler's health recommendations. For travel to Peru they suggest vaccines for Typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, and other routine vaccines. Your doctor can help you decide what is best for your particular situation.
Why Peru Medical Volunteer?
Kickstart your medical career
Future doctors and nurses, this is the perfect project for you! Get your medical career on the fast track with an exciting educational medical internship abroad! This will look amazing on your resume, show your dedication to your chosen profession, and set you apart from other candidates in today’s competitive job market.
See a different side of medicine
Medicine is viewed and treated differently all over the world. You may be enrolled in medical school in your home country, but you will really benefit from getting a glimpse at how an international healthcare system operates.
Make like-minded friends from around the world
Your fellow Peru medical volunteers are going to be on this international adventure with you, and you can connect with them on your journey and over your shared passion for healthcare. Make friends from around the world and forge bonds that could last a lifetime!
Travel to an exciting South American destination
Has Peru been calling out to you? This your moment to travel there with a purpose. See otherworldly rainbow mountains, the mighty Amazon River, and fascinating Incan ruins. Go to a Carnival like parade to a sun god, eat traditional foods, trek to a volcano, and more! Adventure awaits!
Contact Global Cross today to kickstart your medical career in Peru!
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