Volunteer with DB Peru
We are happy to coordinate your time with healthcare professionals in Peru in order that you might learn more about jungle medicine.
There are many roles for non-medical volunteers on our trips. And while we have bilingual guides to assist with our day-to-day work, we welcome people who have conversational Spanish skills.
For more information, please view our volunteer handbook below:
Along the Napo River
In the communites
Apply to our program
We would like to extend a welcome to any university, medical or graduate student who would like to work in the lower Napo River region of the jungle to collect data for research projects or complete a practicum. Depending on the particular needs of the individuals involved or those of the university, we will be happy to assist with any planning or logistical details.
We also provide oversight and learning opportunities for students or residents wishing to complete the field study of their university major or residency. For students accepted into our program, we will provide the university with a course outline of practical experience, defining goals and objectives with timelines, as well as appropriate follow-up requirements.
Get to know the people in the villages
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, a climb to the canopy walkway and early morning canoe rides for bird watching and spotting monkeys and sloths. You will interact with people in the villages and see the huts that they live in and the canoes they make by hand.
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 sense of adventure and share in our mission of bringing better healthcare to the villages in the Amazon rainforest.
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