Centro de Salud Paushiyacu



Name of the project: Working and learning from local doctors in a small public health clinic in Tena


Location: Barrio Paushiyacu, Tena, a mid-sized city in the Amazon region



Not Included


Project description: This is a busy clinic about 10 minutes walk from the center of Tena. There are normally 3 doctors there in the mornings and 2 in the afternoons, as well as 2-3 nurses throughout the day. People come in for a variety of treatments, and many of the patients are mothers who come in with sick children. They are always quite busy and understaffed and would greatly appreciate volunteers who can help.


Range of volunteer tasks: As a volunteer, you would learn a lot very quickly and soon be prepping the patients to see the doctors (taking histories, vitals, etc). In addition, you could sit in with the doctors’ meetings to learn more, as well as get some practical skills in giving shots or certain medications.  There is no previous medical experience necessary, though the more knowledge you have, certainly the better.  The doctors will teach you a lot and you will get valuable experience if you are interested in going into medicine in the future.


Minimum amount of time: 4 weeks


Minimum level of Spanish required: High intermediate – advanced.  Good communication and language skills are very necessary in a medical setting


Experience Necessary: As stated above, no medical experience is officially required, but this is a perfect site for those wanting to study medicine in the future and want some clinical experience. If you do have experience in medicine, you would be that much more valuable to the clinic in what you can give and they would surely appreciate that.


Schedule: Clinic opens at 8am till 4:30pm, Monday through Friday



• Transportation from the airport of Quito

• Introductory tour

• Welcome dinner

• 20 hours of Spanish lessons

• Transportation to the project after class

• Transportation back to Cusco

• Accommodation in a shared apartment (Family house with bedroom, it is possible to have three meals a day for a fee of 30 euros / week during the course).

• Accommodation in a carefully selected bedroom

• Salsa lessons, cooking lessons, games during the Spanish lessons (once a week)

• Games during the language course

• Teaching materials for the course

• Support / contact person in the project

• Emergency number of the local teams are available 24 hours to 24 hours

• The support of our local staff

• A T-shirt from our organization

• The support of our coordinators of our, in advance experimented, programs during and after your trip

• Certificate of your participation in the project

• Certificate of your Spanish course

• A ride on horseback or rafting

• Administration costs

• School activities every weekend (extra charge)






• National and international flights

• Travel insurance

• Vaccinations

• Personal expenses for leisure

• Tickets to tourist sites







4 weeks

(Incl. spanish lessons one week)


8 weeks

(Incl. spanish lessons four weeks)


Extra week Spanish lessons

Extra week accommodation

  USD 1,019

  USD 1,439

  USD 229

  USD 190



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