FIMRC Volunteer Service in Huancayo

FIMRC’s site in Huancayo is currently able to accommodate groups of 2-14 volunteers. Volunteers in Huancayo perform shadowing rotations alongside Peruvian medical students in a large government hospital. Volunteers also spend time providing health education to children and families in and around Huancayo and may also assist in preventative health or vaccination campaigns.

Spanish proficiency is recommended, but not required by FIMRC. However, volunteers may find that any level of Spanish comprehension will enhance interactions with medical staff and patients.

The nature of the volunteer mission to Peru will vary depending on the number of volunteers in each group, the seasonal timing of the mission, the length of the volunteer trip, medical expertise and training, as well as the current needs of the community and clinic.

If you are not part of a group but would like to travel to Peru, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your range of available dates and we will work with you to match you with an existing group. If you are interested in traveling to Huancayo for a longer trip of four to eight weeks, please consider the Summer International Health Fellowship Program. This is an annual program running for two consecutive month-long sessions to provide an immersive experience to those interested in health professions.
The following is a sample for a volunteer mission trip in Huancayo:

 

Time

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

7:45

Depart homestay

Depart homestay

Depart homestay

Depart homestay

Depart homestay

8:00 - 12:00

Rounds in hospital

Operating Room

Labor and Delivery

Presentation on dengue with medical students

Psychiatric ward

12:00 – 2:00

Lunch at homestay

Lunch at homestay

Lunch at homestay

Lunch at homestay

Lunch at homestay

2:00 - 5:00

Health education in orphanage

Nutrition classes in Young Mothers’ Home

Teach English to local children

Interactive art activity in orphanage

Play with children in special needs school


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