Volunteers in the Public Health program will work together with our staff on public health initiatives led by Vive Peru staff. Work will focus on our Parasite Prevention Program and our Health Education & Training Program, which you can read more about in the Community Outreach Programs section of our website by clicking on the links above.
Volunteer activities will include community visits to collect laboratory samples, home visits to collect data and provide counseling to families, preparing and presenting talks on disease prevention for community members as well as participation in community medical campaigns.
The following is a sample weekly itinerary for Public Health Volunteers. Individual volunteer experiences will differ depending on the priorities of the public health program and communities throughout the year.