Dental Internship in Cusco, Peru

Volunteer in Peru in our dental program located in a facility in an underprivileged area of Cusco, providing vital services to low income families. Volunteers will be working to develop a free dental healthcare campaign to help ensure that everyone has access to the treatment they need.

Dental Internship suitable for graduate and final year students

The dental internship is particularly suitable for graduates and final year students who want to gain valuable clinical experience. It is also possible for us to place students who aren’t in their final years, but you will be restricted to observing and helping with non-clinical tasks.

Public Medical Centres are under Budget

The public medical centres here are under budget and will not allow the free use of products/materials, therefore it is required that interns participating in this project bring their own supplies. Each intern should bring at least: medical gloves, shoes, first aid kit, periodontology kits, conservation kits, 3. 50 dental needle-different sizes, white medical jacket and Scrubs (to wear daily), alcohol wipes, gauze, medical cotton, dental composite resins (white fillings).

Dental Internship Volunteers help providing much needed treatment

By working in this project you will be a huge help within the community, providing much needed treatment which otherwise the people could not afford. You will also get to witness treatments from a different country’s perspective.

You will be living in Cusco, the gateway to the sacred valley and Machu Pichu and the archaeological capital of the Americas. It is a cosmopolitan city with one of the richest heritages of South America; when you are not working you will be free to explore this amazing place.




Start Dates & Arrival

Projects in Peru start on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. Participants on our volunteer in Peru programs should arrive on Sundays. You can choose to volunteer from 1 to 12 weeks

Project in Cusco

Cusco, the home of the Incas and the archaeological capital of the Americas.


Fees – Please note

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the projects incur a registration fee of  U$ 149.00 on top of the program fee.

Peru Fee 18.05.18

What is included in the program fee?

  • Airport Pickup in the volunteer location
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation for all projects (shared rooms in home-stays or volunteer residence)
  • 3 meals per day from Monday to Saturday
  • Support from local staff & Program supervision
  • In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
  • In-country administration costs
  • Donation to support the local project

There are no hidden costs. These programs are the most affordable to volunteer in Peru.

Iko Poran is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the lowest possible price. We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.

Participants in our Peru programs normally find US$ 70 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.

To avoid extra bank fees and exchange rate losses the program fee should be paid to the host country during the orientation only..

*Refundable up to 60 days before the program start date according to our Terms & Conditions


Medical and Dental projects in Cusco

Require an administrative fee of $100 for 1 week to 4 weeks, $200 for 5 weeks to 8 weeks, $300 for 9 to 12weeks. This is a mandatory requirement to place a volunteer in Cusco volunteer project and is added to the Program Fee invoice.


Accommodation & Meals

Volunteers working with us in Peru are placed either into host families or at a volunteer residence depending on the project. Three meals a day are provided from Mondays through Saturdays (breakfast & lunch are full meals, dinner is light).



You must be at least 18 years old at the start of your placement. Exceptions can be made for under 18’s accompanied by a guardian or with a parental consent.

All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance.

Language Requirements

To enroll in our volunteer in Peru programs it is important that you have a grasp of the basics of the Spanish language; in order to be able to communicate with the local people, the other staff/ patients/ children. We offer a week of Spanish lessons on arrival, it is highly recommended that you take at least these 20 hours before you start with the volunteering. Once you speak enough Spanish to communicate with the people, you will start work in your program for at least one more week. If you already know Spanish, or would like to take more than one week of classes, that can be easily arranged with your program coordinator.


You will have a competent support and advices from the local team and project leaders. Someone will always be available in the case of any emergency. Please keep in mind that you are in a different country and should take some precautions to avoid exposing yourself to certain risks.

The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience.


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More Volunteer Opportunities in Peru

Choose from some more volunteer projects in Peru!

If you love children, you can choose from educational work at a kindergarten, or teach English at school.

Furthermore we offer two different stages for medical students: you can work as a medical volunteer at a healthcare center in Cusco, or gain some practical experience with a dental internship.

If you are passionate about learning about local culture in Peru, you may immerse in an Andean Community, or experience the life of a village in the Peruvian Amazon.

Finally, if you are into architecture or love some practical work, try out our construction volunteering project.

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There is even a dental internship in Peru available, where medical volunteers can work at a healthcare centre in Cusco.

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