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Physical Therapist

  VFE8LH Adventist Volunteer Service
  South Peru Union Mission (Unión Peruana del Sur)


The physical therapy consists of working with a doctor of physical therapy in an orphanage setting where there are hundreds of special needs children as well as patients that come from the surrounding community. You will also assist in evangelism, medical clinics, construction, and children’s ministry.


  • Pre-Physical Therapy student.
  • 1 year College
  • English, Spanish
  • CV/Resume
  • Gender: Either
  • Marital Status: SIngle


Scrubs for medical works, modest shirts, shorts, jeans and work pants are acceptable. For church and special functions, dresses, dress pants and shirts.

No tight pants, short shorts, spaghetti straps, low cleavage, or clothing with questionable logos or messages, no jewelry, tattoos, colored painted nails. Women: midriff must be covered when bending down.


The housing provides bunk beds with mattresses, mosquito netting, table and chair. Other supplies are purchased in nearby Pucallpa for personal needs.


  • Accommodations
  • Utilities

Not Included

  • Visa
  • Medical
  • Travel to and from Location
  • Local Travel
  • Food/Meals
  • Liviing Allowance - Volunteer should raise $300/month plus airfare plus money to use for required vacation to leave country and return to renew 180 day Visa.  

Additional Information

Required Inoculations - Update tetanus, Typhoid, Yellow Fever(should be taken at least 10 days prior to the trip), Hep A

Other Medical Recommendations - Prophylaxis for malaria if prescribed by physician.

After you have been voted into this position by the General Conference, your volunteer status will be changed to "Assignment Voted." You must then provide your travel itinerary to: 1) your place of service, 2) your Home/Sending Division so they can request insurance for you, and 3) your sending organization (if you have one). To do this, please log on to your AVS website account where you can email it automatically to the organizations previously mentioned.

Upon arrival in Peru at Lima (Jorge Chavez International) airport, pass through immigrations, at the immigrations desk, request 183-day-tourist-visa and receive tarjeta andina (the bottom half of a white form you will fill out upon arrival in Peru for the immigrations checkpoint. Immigrations will stamp the paper, which then constitutes your visa for entering the country. It is very important to store this paper in a safe place, as it is required for you to leave the country.) Before expiration of 183 days, leave country for 24 hours for visa renewal (recommended border countries Ecuador or Bolivia)

Photo by Catherine Heath on Unsplash


You will have awesome opportunities to share your faith while meeting a huge need at an orphanage for children with special needs.

Lima, Peru

10-24 Months

September 2019 - June 2020

Age 20-50

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