Volunteer Peru, Many of Cusco’s medical and dental facilities are critically understaffed and underfunded. The hospitals are overburdened with patients, many of whom have illnesses preventable by basic hygiene and healthy living practices. International medical volunteers fill a necessary gap.

Undergraduate students (medial, global health, nursing, dental) are welcome to join our health-related projects in Cusco Peru.  These projects not only provide a hands-on learning opportunity in universal health care practices, you will also make a lasting impact on the community of Cusco.  

Pre-dental students will shadow in a local Peruvian dentist and assist the staff with non-evasive tasks. Procedures such as fillings and repairs are most common, as well as root canals and extractions. Pre-medical and Student nurses will support the Centro de Salud which provides both primary and basic emergency care to low-income families.  Some of the daily volunteer task may include

  • Assist with patient consultation and diagnosis
  • Assisting in different departments, shadowing the doctors and nurses
  • Working in the triage/admissions area
  • Outreach campaigns: preparing materials/and set up

Our program is open to volunteers of all ages and educational or professional backgrounds. As our sites are open year-round, volunteers are welcome to travel at any time and for any length of time.  Volunteers in Cusco Peru are housed through ABV’s homestay program.  Homestays are with local families, in clean, comfortable, safe neighborhoods.  All homes have western style toilets and showers.  Homestays all have telephone access and are located within walking distance of internet cafes. Volunteers are asked to indicate all housing preferences, including meal requests and pet/food allergies in the application forms.

Sample Itinerary - Monday through Fridays

  • 730am Breakfast at your homestay
  • 800am-1200pm   Hospital/clinic rotation (shadowing, assisting, charting)
  • 1200pm-200pm Lunch at your homestay
  • 200pm-500pm Hospital/clinic rotation or Language Immersion lessons
  • 730pm Dinner at your homestay


  • Project length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Project dates: Year round. Choose any date to arrive.
  • Arrival airport: Cusco (CUZ)
  • Accommodation: Local host family
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Requirements:  All clinic/hospital/medical placements include a administrative fee.  $100 for one month, $200 for two months, $300 for three months.
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov


  • Program starts and ends in Cusco
  • Airport meet and greet in Cusco.  Afternoon city tour and orientation
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 40 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing
  • Typical shift work hours are  9am-1pm and 3pm-7pm
  • Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights to Peru. Visas and/or entry-exit fees. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

When can I travel?

Easy. Choose the dates that work best for you. Although some programs have date restrictions the majority of our volunteer programs are available year round. Volunteers select their own program start date and complete an online application. Once you have been accepted and dates approved, ABV will ask you to confirm your registration by paying a $120 included in the overall fee.

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.

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