Health programme

Volunteer in hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, nurseries in Peru !

The health system in Peru is among the poorest in South America. Lack of resources, mismanagement of resources and lack of training of health professionals do not improve the situation.

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You can engage in a volunteer placement in a number of projects in and around Cusco to provide medical care for the disadvantaged. These people do not have the means to pay for care in private centres and without the existence of these projects their medical problems would not be treated.

You can engage in the following areas:

  • General medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynaecology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Volunteer programme in Peru GlobalongRehabilitation
  • Psychology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Traditional Andean Medicine
  • Odontology
  • Radiology
  • Clinical laboratory
  • Pharmacy
  • Nurseries
  • Retirement homes

Experience or training in the medical field would be an asset, but you can participate even if you do not have any. The tasks depend on your skills.

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You will assist the nursing staff and physicians in the areas mentioned above, you can prepare the drugs in the pharmacy, or learn the basics of traditional medicine of the Andes, based solely on herbs and medicinal plants.

Children in the nursery need attention and appreciate that recreational activities are organized here with extremely limited resources.

At the nursing home, our volunteers help with the following tasks:

  • Organizing activities such as singing or dancing
  • Supporting older people when walking
  • Assisting the staff by taking blood pressure etc.
  • Volunteer in Peru GlobalongMotivating patients to participate in games and discussion groups to stimulate them
  • Helping the therapists and physiotherapists
  • Helping staff to maintain the premises and garden

Your schedule will depend on the placement that you choose, but you will work either in the morning or the afternoon from Monday to Friday, and you will be free at the weekends.

Entry requirements:

You must commit to a minimum of 4 weeks to create a relationship of trust with children and staff.

By agreeing to a volunteer placement in a country like Peru, you must show that you are flexible and understand that there is no set timetable. You should be independent and mature.


Please note that the hospitals apply an administration fee of 270€ to this project. This fee is not included in our genral fees. 

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