Depending on your medical experience and Spanish language skills you may be asked to assist with various procedures such as suturing wounds, giving vaccinations, helping with taking vital signs of patients, being involved in the daily procedures of medical centers – observing or directly providing various sorts of assistance to existing doctors and nurses.
The Healthcare is particularly suitable for Pre medical and Medical students who want to gain valuable clinical experience. All the volunteers in this program work in the capacity of assistants to the doctors and nurses in the placements. Volunteers work for 4-5 hrs in a day for 5 days in a week. The volunteer schedule is flexible and can vary.
Volunteer tasks under the medical volunteer program in Peru
Volunteers joining the medical program in Cusco will be assigned a number of different tasks by their assigning doctor and will have to execute the same. Depending on the medical experience and Spanish language skills a volunteer may be asked to;
- Assist with various procedures such as suturing wounds, giving vaccinations
- Helping with taking vital signs of patients.
- Being involved in the daily procedures of medical centers.
- Observing or directly providing various sorts of assistance to existing doctors and nurses
- Shadow the Doctors on critical surgeries and operations
- Conducting hospital rounds with the doctors
- Maintaining files
- Routine patient check-ups like measure Blood pressure, check fever etc.
Medical program schedule
A generic day to day routine of volunteers joining the medical and healthcare program in Peru includes :-
Sunday - Arrival in Peru and transfer to your accommodation
Monday - Orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behaviour, food, and other suggestion over things to do in Peru.
Tue to Fri - Volunteer Work
Breakfast - 07:00 am to 07:30 am
Working hours at the placement - 08:00 am to 12:30 pm and 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm (the second shifts depends on the requirement at the placement).
Lunch - 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Dinner - 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards (Mon– Fri)
Weekends : Free to explore the city
Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating in.
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Volunteering Solutions Peru Reviews
I had a great experience because there are so many kids and just one teacher, so they are always in need of our help. .
The highlight of my volunteering experience was the relationship I developed with the children at my project. The highlight of my trip was visiting Machu Picchu..
I got to see many different treatments and procedures and how they were different from those in the United States. I had never been witness to a birth before this placement. The experience is priceless..
when a small child in the kindergarden ran to me and hugged me, when my pupils did not want to let me return home to Germany.
I loved my project. I loved the kids and it is amazing how in such a short amount of time you get to care and love them so much. I loved the challenge of being in control of a whole class and creating the activities. .
At first the placement was a challenge so many kids playing around but once you adapt and get to know each other it was a very fulfilling activity. I felt at home while being miles away..
I really enjoyed working with the doctors and people at my project. The highlight of our volunteering was being able to live in a hospital and feel how doctors feel when taking care of a patient..
This trip was one of the most meaningful experience I have ever had. It was great in the way that I could explore and witness a totally different culture and have a different vision about the world. .
I loved the program placement as it was so nice. When I taught something to them. They always learned everything so fast and really enjoyed . They made me so happy. The highlight was spending time with the children..
The program placement was amazing and its the best experience in my life. It was just perfect and I will go back to my home with loads of emotions that will be close to my heart forever. .
The pre departure booklet was very useful in helping me know what to bring and what to expect when I got to Cusco. I enjoyed getting to know the doctors and nurses and learning much from them. I had great hands on experience and made great friendships..
I enjoyed my experience at the placement very much. It is one of the best thing that I have done till now. I will return to my country with a big smile and a lot of memories in my heart..
The Volunteering Solutions website was very organized and easy to use. I liked how our progress was constantly updated and we had constant communication with program coordinator if we were missing certain items. The pre departure booklet was laid out professionally and clearly..
I really liked my program placement and there were enough patients despite doctors strike and Obstetrics was busy enough too. I loved getting to know the staff and chatting with them. I got competent in giving shots, which I was a bit timid about before. .
I enjoyed working at my placement. The staff was very kind and patient to explain things I observed and also got to do some hands on work the patients. I learned a lot about how the clinic works..
I enjoyed working at the placement provided by Volunteering Solutions. The coordinator was very friendly, helpful and professional. .
During my short tenure with Volunteering Solutions, I was able to rotate among many divisions within a community healthcare center..
The program placement was fantastic and I had a great time. Everything was great about peru, the program, people, culture and hospital staff. I loved being here in Peru. .
The placement was nice and it was a great experience helping children, teaching them English and some of them teaching me Spanish. The highlight of my volunteer experience was helping..
I enjoyed working at my program placement and I also learned a lot from Peruvian culture. The highlight of my volunteering experience in Peru was to practice nursing in different culture. It is completely different from my country. .
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