Medicina y Salud in Peru

  • Volunteer and make new friends in Peru
  • Volunteer and travel in Peru
  • Discover an amazing culture in Peru
  • Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.-William James
  • Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. -Author Unknown

TRANSPARENCIA ante todo

 

Uno de los pilares de nuestro trabajo es la transparencia. Consideramos fundamental que sepas qué sucede con tu dinero cuando eliges participar en nuestros programas. A continuación,  te contamos el destino de tu aporte:

 

TASA DE REGISTRO: verás que todos los programas tienen una  tasa de registro de USD 279, válida por 12 meses desde el comienzo de tu programa. Muy bien; se trata del ÚNICO ingreso que recibe Voluntarios al Mundo por la organización del mismo. No existen costos ocultos, ni comisiones, ni ninguna clase de ayuda económica que percibamos de otras organizaciones; solo trabajamos duro para mantener nuestros costos al mínimo.

¡Te invitamos a comparar precios! Comprueba por ti mismo que nuestras tarifas no solo son competitivas sino, además, mucho más bajas que las de varias otras organizaciones que ofrecen programas similares.

 

¿CUÁL ES LA FUNCIÓN DE LA TASA DE REGISTRO?

 

La tasa de registro asegura tu lugar en el programa seleccionado e incluye: 

Asistencia antes, durante y después de tu viajeMonitoreo y evaluación constante de las organizaciones con las que trabajamosAcceso a nuestra guía informativaCostos de marketing

 

TASA DE ORGANIZACIÓN:  Es la suma que abonarás directamente a nuestro aliado local. La misma ya cuenta con un descuento especial e incluye los costos de alojamiento, comidas, orientación, transporte y pago del staff encargado de brindarte soporte en tu destino. Un porcentaje de esta tasa será destinado al desarrollo de nuevos programas. Si calculas cuánto podrías llegar a gastar en el caso de alojarte en un hotel y comer diariamente en un restaurante, notarás que su costo es mínimo.

Teniendo en cuenta el especial precio de los programas brindados por Voluntarios al Mundo, puedes tener la certeza de que tu pago se dirigirá directamente al proyecto local que has elegido.

Non-medical health program

Peruvian government doesn’t provide its disabled citizens with appropriate inclusive policies, and funds destined to the non-governmental organizations and charitable institutions is often deviated by corrupted intermediaries. With such circumstances and with 22 percent of the population living in poverty, the three million Peruvians with some physical or mental disability often become invisible to the eyes of most people, including their own families who sometimes abandon them.

This program is placed in a home that shelters twenty children and fifty adults lodged in three departments: women’s, men’s and children’s. It is run by religious sisters and although volunteers don’t necessarily need to be religious themselves, they need to be respectful of other people’s beliefs.

The program is aimed to provide a safe and loving environment, companionship and essential care to the most vulnerable people in the city. Due to the permanent lack of funds and staff, these charitable women need volunteers with a big heart and the willingness to help them in any way possible.

Tasks vary from routine household activities (cleaning, laundry, cooking, serving meals, etc) to entertainment  and educational activities such as  reading,playing games, singing, dancing, going to the park, giving training in handcrafts, cooking, baking, carpentry, etc.

Volunteers don’t need to have any previous experience or specific skills to participate in this program and any extra pair of hands is greatly appreciated. Yet any skills or  background in physiotherapy or occupational  therapy are particularly useful. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring forward creative ideas to improve the quality of life of these misfortuned but wonderful people and to organize recreational  activities as well as fundraising campaigns.

Working with the most vulnerable of people and in challenging circumstances is by all means a truly initiatic and deeply transforming  experience; as well as a wonderfully rewarding one that a volunteer will look back upon with great joy and pride! 

Healthcare and medical programs

Peru suffers of a high rate of infectious diseases such as waterborne bacterial diseases, hepatitis A, typhoid, dengue, malaria and yellow fevers and leptospirosis among many others.

Cusco has 435.000 people and public health facilities and services are poorly equipped and underfunded. So professional in the healthcare and medical area willing to supply quality medical care and share their knowledge are very welcome to join these programs.

CWs' local team will place international volunteers where they are mostly needed and will be of greater help accordingly to their specific background and expertise .

To volunteer for these programs you’ll be required to bring the appropriate certificates and to have intermediate to advanced Spanish language skills. We also recommend you bring your own working supplies such as white coat, stethoscope and scrubs.

The programs take place in local hospitals, clinics and dispensaries in and around Cusco, and as a volunteer you may be asked to undertake routine hospital tasks such as visiting patients, sterilizing equipment, doing laboratory work, making beds, cleaning etc. You can also help prepare and carry out educational and health awareness campaigns and engage in enriching cultural and experience exchange.

Please keep in mind that Peru is still an underdeveloped country in many aspects and you must be tolerant, flexible and open-minded to make the best of this experience. But be reassured that with the right attitude, this may also be a wonderful, enriching and very fulfilling experience.

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Working with the most vulnerable of people and in challenging circumstances is by all means a truly initiatic and deeply transforming  experience; as well as a wonderfully rewarding one that a volunteer will look back upon with great joy and pride! 

Program Fees:

 

Volunteer period (weeks) 2 3 4 5 6
Medical USD 485 USD 635 USD 785 USD 935 USD 1085

 

*Please note: All Volunteer programs in Cuzco attract a refundable*Registration Fee of USD 249 on top of the program Fee.  A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment. You can calculate the value of your currency in US dollar using this currency convertor. 

 

*Please read our refund policy.

What do my fees pay for?

 

Registration Fee:  Discounted program feesSupport and guidance from CW staff, program marketing costs, pre-departure assistance, CW Solidarity Fund, administration costs, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

 

Program Fee:  Accommodation and 2 meals per day (homestay), airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs.

 

What’s no included:  Air tickets, Vaccinations, transfer back to the airport at conclusion of program, Certificate of Good conduct, Spanish lessons (optional), Visa, Local travels, Personal expenses and International Insurance against sickness, accident and 3er party liability. In addition to providing health insurance, the plan must cover medical evacuation and repatriation. Our participants in Perú generally find USD 55 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.