Hermanos Unidos


Name of the project: Hermanos Unidos


Location: Cusco




Not Included


Project Description: Centro de Salud Mental is a mental health center, which offers psychiatric treatments to poor people. The patients are divided in three groups, depending on the stage of the disease. The first group contains 35 persons with alcohol problems and drugs problems. They are staying for a minimum of 2 months in the project and can leave the center once they feel better. The second group contains approximately 35 persons who suffer from mental diseases such as depression and schizophrenia. They are staying in the center as long as treatment is necessary. The patients from the third group suffer from serious mental diseases. Most of them have a mental disability, no health insurance or their family can’t take care of them. Therefore they’re staying permanently in the center. Approximately 30 staff members are working in the center, including doctors, nurses, psychologists and students from the local universities doing their internships in the center.


Wide variety of tasks for the volunteers: The tasks you will complete are depending on your experience and specialties. The daily program of the patients consists therapy with a psychologist (individual or in group), medical evaluations and different workshops. You can help the patients during the workshops, such as mechanics, shoemaking, plastic arts and pottery. The volunteers organize some recreational activities such as film moments, sports and playing games. You can also help the psychologist, who works daily with 4 patients in the “Dreaming room”. This room offers security to the patients and the opportunity to dream, play and feel free. The intention is to create a place where the patients can forget the reality of life for a while.


Activities: The project organizes an excursion for the patients once a week. You can help the staff member to care for the patients during these excursions.



Minimum time required: 4 weeks


Other skills required:

• Doctors

• Nurses

• Psychologists

• Volunteers without specific studies


Required level of Spanish: Basic, intermediary


Timetable: 8 am – 12 pm or from 2 pm – 6 pm



• 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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