Volunteer with HOP Hands on Peru

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..

What We Need

Hands to Care: We need volunteers and interns to participate in the medical campaigns. 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 administering vaccines. Public health education is essential to the Hands to Care volunteer as well.
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.
Anyone interested in public health work, women's empowerment, environmental interaction, sexual and reproductive health rights.
¡Doctors and nurses welcome!

When & Who

Special sessions for university students:
May 17 - June 22 (5 weeks)
June 27 - August 2 (5 weeks)
May 17 - August 2 (10 weeks)
March 4 - March 12 (1 week)
minimum stay = 1 week

What we Provide

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.

Our Fees


Information on www.handsonperu.org

Contact Person

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

Other Ways to Help

Logo and Graphic Design
Social Media Help

Please help us manage our Facebook and instagram pages to attract more international volunteers and health professionals!
Please help us design health and marketing materials.
Any fundraising help is appreciated!

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!


What are you waiting for?

We at HOP Hands on Peru would love to hear from you!