HOP Hands on Peru

Huanchaco, Peru, South America
We are a charity focused on health promotion and disease prevention through our project CESAPU - Centro de Salud Pública..

Volunteering Activities

Disaster Relief
Women Empowerment

What We Need

Hands to Care: We need volunteers and interns to participate in the diferente community based programs. Depending of the program the volunteer will be expected to be able to take height, weight, blood pressure, respiration rates, pulse, and clinical history. The volunteer will also be trained to do the following: glucose meter tests for diabetes, auscultation exams, and potentially assist the nurses with vaccinations.
Hands to Teach: We need volunteers and interns who are interested in education or who just love kids and want to give teaching a try. You will be expected to follow a set curriculum/ program using set standards of discipline and reward.
This project is good for anyone interested in public health work, women's empowerment, environmental interaction, sexual and reproductive health rights, nutrition, mental health, community engagement, primary care, among others.
¡Doctors and nurses are welcome!

When & Who


We have a structured program for health students (particularly those interested in going to med-school). Students will get to participate in health campaigns, 3 medical classes per week, and rotations in local hospitals and clinics. Perfect for students who want to travel during their spring / summer / winter breaks
3 week course December 18 - Jan 8 (50+ hours of direct observation)
1 week course March 3 - 9 (15+ hours)
1 week course March 10 - 16 (15+ hours)
5 week course May 19 - June 23 (100+ hours of direct observation)
5 week course June 30 - August 4 ( 100+ hours of direct observation).

This year-round internship is perfect for students who have already graduated, or are taking a semester off. We offer exceptional experiences for young leaders who seek a platform for social impact, giving them the opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of global poverty. This internship is designed for passionate individuals who are dedicated to global health and development, to help research, design, implement and evaluate one of our many community programs.
minimum stay = 1 week

What we Provide

Types: Homestay, Guesthouse

Airport pick up (in Trujillo or Lima), Bus transportation from Lima to your location, Homestay and meals in your location, Transportation to the worksites and to the programmed activities, cultural activities, also 1 travel weekend (transportation and hostel, only available for volunteers who stay over 5 weeks), Hop t-shirt, Material for the medical lessons (Hands to Care) / transportation for orientational meetings (other programs), Material for Hands to Teach classes.

Types: Variety, Vegetarian, Accommodate Dietary Restrictions

3 meals per day.

Wifi & Satellite
Hot Water
First Aid
Hospital Transport

Our Fees

$30 daily

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More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pretrip Assistance
Pick Up/Drop Off
Social Activities

Contact Person

Katie Baric
Calle La Liberación Mz. E Lote 12, Centro Poblado Villa Los Angeles, Huanchaco, Peru.

Other Ways to support us

medical supplies (thermometers, blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes, gauze, etc.)
Craft supplies, yarn, crochet and knitting needles, pens, pencils, paper

Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

Hands on Peru is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit with an international commitment to improving access to medical care and education for disempowered and marginalized communities in Trujillo, Peru and its surrounding areas. In December 2016 we built our project CESAPU - Centro de Salud Pública, focusing on prevention, promotion, and education of health! We have 5 interactive community programs that focus on sexual and reproductive health education, women's empowerment, Zumba for physical and mental health, recycling and environmental awareness, children's psycho-social development, and disease screenings and doctor's checkups to prevent common diseases! We have created a holistic, integral approach to health and human development in a low-income peri-urban community and have volunteer opportunities for everyone! From volunteers interested in education and child development, to doctors and nurses, and everyone in between!