Thanks to the work of our volunteers, DB Peru has been in 25 villages actively providing education and healthcare to more than 5,000 people on a yearly basis. We welcome all healthcare professionals and educators to join us. And, depending on your areas of interest or expertise, we can arrange a trip suited to your skills.

We are happy to coordinate your time with healthcare professionals in Peru in order that you might learn more about jungle medicine. And, if interested, we can tailor your trip so that you spend time in the hospitals in Iquitos or clinics in other parts of the jungle.

There are many roles for non-medical volunteers to serve on our trips. And, while we have bilingual guides to assist with our day-to-day work, we always welcome people who have conversational Spanish skills.

Although most of our time is on the river or in the villages, we will add adventures to your trip – jungle hikes with experienced guides: early morning canoe rides for bird watching, spotting monkeys and sloths. And, you will meet the gentle people in the villages along the Napo River and see the huts that they live in and the canoes they make by hand. You will be interacting with real people during their daily lives. Spanish is the common language in the jungle. There are many tribal languages, but the children learn Spanish in school and it is the accepted common language. However, if you speak little or no Spanish, we have a bilingual guide who will assist you. There is no English spoken in the jungle.

So come, bring your camera and your sense of adventure and share in our mission of bringing better healthcare to the villages in the Amazon rainforest.

To find a trip best suited to your area of interest, check out the Upcoming Trips Schedule.  For more information on trip costs, planning and preparation for a trip to the jungle, download our Volunteer Handbook or fill out your application now. If you have any questions about volunteering with DB Peru, email




Peru is a beautiful country with many exciting places to visit. While you are in the country, consider making time to visit Cusco and the Inca Ruins of Machu Picchu. DB Peru will be happy to coordinate any trips you would like to visit in Peru using the services of Say Yes to Peru Travel Company.

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