Help create a bright future for children in Peru
and join our pediatric strabismus surgery project or our vision screening project for adults.
**NEW TRIP INFORMATION FOR 2023!
We have two trips happening now!
TRIP #1: A five-day strabismus surgery project in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Peru, Hospital de Apoyo II in Sullana, Peru. This project, our first post-pandemic, and our first in Sullana, will provide surgery to 60 children identified by the Ministry of Health as needing treatment for strabismus.
When: September 2-9, 2023!
Where: Sullana, Peru
TRIP #2: A four-day Adult Vision Screening project in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Peru, Hospital de Apoyo II in Sullana, Peru. This project, our first vision screening project in Sullana, will provide vision care, referrals for cataract surgery and other care, and eyeglasses to adults as directed by the Ministry of Health.
When: September 11-16, 2023!
Where: Sullana, Peru
Who Can Volunteer?
On our surgical trips, pediatric ophthalmologists and anesthesiologists who are currently licensed and board certified are eligible to join us. On our vision screening projects we need optometrists. Documentation of education, licenses, and certifications as required by the Peruvian Ministry of Health, are obligatory.
Also welcome are experienced scrub techs, OR and PACU nurses, and circulators with current licenses, certifications, and references.
Translators fluent in Spanish and English are always needed.
SEPTEMBER 2-9, 2023!
September 11-16, 2023!
Lodging, Meals, Surgical Project Supplies
VER arranges for all lodging, meals, local transportation, and surgical project supplies via SEE International, equipment, and surgical facilities during your volunteer service. Lodging will be arranged locally at a hotel in Sullana. Upon registering for the Peru project, volunteers receive a complete “Welcome and Orientation Packet” to prepare and plan for the trip. An optional excursion to Machu Picchu and Cusco can be arranged for those who are able to stay a few extra days after the project.
VER is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that relies on donations to fund our sight restoring projects. The volunteer participation fee for the Peru project is $1,250 for physicians and $750 for all other volunteers. Volunteers also provide their own roundtrip airfare from their home city to the Piura airport in Peru plus emergency medical/evacuation insurance. Airfare, medical insurance, and the volunteer participation fee are considered donations and tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax professional for details. VER provides a donation receipt as required by the IRS. VER can provide assistance with travel arrangements.
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