Volunteer Physiotherapy in Cusco, Peru

from 2 weeks
Working hours
6-8 hours
Minimum age
from 18 years
Physiotherapy skills

Overview: volunteer as physiotherapist in Peru

Especially during medical studies or medical training, it is advisable to complete a clinical internship or a final year abroad. Both are compulsory components of the study schedule and are a major part of the practical part of the study. There are many volunteer opportunities in South America, where students can perfectly connect their practical year with a volunteer work and a meaningful travel. One of the opportunities is becoming a medical volunteer in Peru.

Volunteer works or internship in social fields such as education and medicine are especially vital for the development of medical programs in rural or remote areas in Peru. Most of the people in those areas rely on free medical care.

This small private hospital is always looking for volunteers who want to offer their support  and their medical skills in physiotherapy. The hospital has a room with special equipment for general physical therapy and a space for the treatment of children.

Service volunteer in Peru- what's in and what's not in

Services for your volunteer work abroad include the active support in the preparation of your entire stay abroad. The team of our partner organization in each country supports you, wherever you require it:

What's included:
  • Placement in a volunteer project according to you demands
  • Assisting visa application
  • Information about cheap flights, travel insurances and other important travel documents
  • Airport transportation with direct transfer to your accommodation
  • Accommodation (host family or shared flat or apartment)
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • 20 hours Spanish course
  • Organization of a rental car or scooter if demanded
  • Orientation on site through a staff member
  • Tips and information about freetime activities
  • Prepaid SIM card for your phone
  • Contact person during your stay abroad
  • 24-hour emergency number
  • Regular meetings with all volunteers or interns
  • Certificate
What’s not included:
  • Visa 
  • Flights
  • Insurance

Your coordinator in Peru

Donny is Dutch and since the end of 2008 he lives in Cusco, Peru. He worked at a Spanish school and volunteered at an internship organization in the centre of Cusco. He is responsible for the marketing, communications, the website and online sales. He loves travelling, "it makes you richer", he said. "It’s an escape to another world, far away from your daily live. Seeing beautiful countries and meeting interesting people charges the battery for the rest of the year." Every year he took a month to travel with his backpack in countries in Africa and South America. Until he finally came back to Peru where he met Yuliana, his wife. From that moment, travelling became living in another country. "I now see what I didn’t see travelling!"

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