FIMRC - Project HuancayoSouth America
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Working in a vibrant city in the Central Highlands of Peru you will assist in providing urgent healthcare, deliver health education to local orphanages and work to empower vulnerable women. After a rewarding day’s work enjoy a drink with your new colleagues and friends in the nearby bars and nightlife for an unforgettable and uniquely Peruvian experience.
A typical day
After breakfast with your host family you will head over to the nearby hospital to assist with patient treatment. There are a wide range of volunteering activities available dependent on your medical expertise, from taking part with observations in operating theatres, carrying out health screenings in rural communities to helping to empower communities by working with vulnerable women and teenage mothers. Following lunch at your homestay you can work to deliver health education and dental campaigns in the local orphanage or help out at the community organic gardens. Your working day will finish at 5pm leaving you time to explore the city. The type of work you will be given will depend on the immediate needs of the project, your skills, qualifications and length of placement.
Experience or requirements – Open to all ages, education or professional backgrounds all that is required is an open mind and flexible attitude. Volunteering placements are subject to completion of application form, background checks and pre-volunteering interview if required.
Minimum Commitment – 1 Day
Working day – 8AM – 5PM Monday - Friday
Price – $1034-$1234 (approx £765-£900) per week
What’s Included? – Homestay accommodation with telephone access and within walking distance to internet cafes, transportation, all meals, donation to project sites, in country support
- Airport Transfers Included
- Eco Excursions and Tours
- Meals Included
- Accommodation Included
- Placement Transfers Included
$1034-$1234 (approx £765-£900) per week
Includes homestay accommodation, all meals and daily transportation
During your placement you will be provided a room in the homestay accommodation giving you a chance to live within the community and make lasting friendships with your host family. Evening meals and telephone access will be provided through by your hosts during your stay. Each accommodation is located within walking distance to local internet cafes
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About The Area
Located in Peru’s Central Highlands, Huancayo is a culturally vibrant city, surrounded by small artisan towns. This is a popular destination for visitors due to its nightlife, hiking trails and nearby natural attractions. Despite the opportunities tourism provides many people still live in poverty with little or no access to clean water, sanitation and nutrition. In addition to these issues local healthcare providers face a range of challenges in delivering care to patients, from language barriers to distrust in modern medicines.
There are countless activities available nearby due to the urban location of this placement, visit the local markets or head to the bars after work to unwind or take one of the hiking trails to discover new surroundings. During your weekends you can visit some of the natural wonders of the region including glaciers and the Torre Torre geological formations.
FIMRC can provide a wide range of cultural immersion experiences and excursions and will provide detailed information on activities upon completion of your application.
Activities and Nearby Adventures
- Cultural Activities
- Guided Jungle Treks
- Healthcare Volunteering
- Eco Excursions & Tours
Meet the hosts
FIMRC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families through education and outreach programmes, providing much needed medical support and disease prevention to some of the poorest communities worldwide.
How To Get There
Huancayo is the capital of the Junin is approx. 8 hours drive from Lima or a 1-hour drive from Jauja airport. Pick up and drop offs will be arranged and provided by FIMRC.
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