Additional Important Information

Travel

European, US citizens can enter Peru with a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity from the date of travel prior to the expiration date listed. Volunteers who do not hold a passport must check with their respective embassies for information on travel eligibility. Volunteers are responsible for obtaining or renewing their passports and ensuring that all travel documents are in order.

Visa: US passport holders are not required to obtain a visa prior to travel. All travelers receive an “Andean Migration Card” upon arrival at the Lima airport. There is no additional charge for the migration card. Non-US passport holders should check with their respective embassies for current visa requirements and regulations. Volunteers are responsible for ensuring that they are legally eligible to travel abroad additional charge for the migration card. Non-US passport holders should check with their respective embassies for current visa requirements and regulations. Volunteers are responsible for ensuring that they are legally eligible to travel abroad.

Vaccinations: We refer all volunteers to the information provided by the Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov/travel for the most up to date vaccination recommendations. Please note the different recommendations not only for the country you are visiting, but also for the region in which you will be staying.

Flights

All volunteers are responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights and must fly in and out of Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima (code LIM). It is the volunteer’s responsibility to arrange all flights in accordance with the dates for which you have registered. If you are traveling with a group, please coordinate with your fellow group members to ensure that you arrive and depart together.

Sample Itinerary

The following is a sample itinerary of a one-week volunteer mission with Project Peru – Huancayo. This itinerary has been made to provide a clear, general impression of the way volunteer time is spent. Please note, however, that in order to ensure that a volunteer’s work has the greatest, most relevant impact on clinic and community, volunteer schedules are established upon arrival.

Time / DayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
7:00–8:30Breakfast Depart homestayBreakfast Depart homestayBreakfast Depart homestayBreakfast Depart homestayBreakfast Depart homestay
8:00–12:00- Medical field
- Social Work
- Education field
- Operating Room
- Observing
- Practice with the subjects
- Medical Center Rotation
- Working with the group
- Working with different materials
- Health Post Rotation
- Coordinating extra activities
- Health Campaign in rural community
- Evaluation to the students
12:00–2:00Lunch at homestayLunch at homestayLunch at homestayLunch at homestayLunch at homestay
2:00–4:00
4:00–6:00
7:00–8:00
- Planning sesión
- Spanish lessons
- Dinner at Homestay
- Suturing lesson
- Spanish lessons
- Dinner at Homestay
- Visiting the medical center
- Spanish lessons
- Dinner at Homestay
- Worker kids Program
- Spanish lessons
- Dinner at Homestay
- Worker kids program - Spanish lessons
- Dinner at Homestay