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The Perros Project operates “on the ground” volunteer projects every other year (during odd years). If you are interested in traveling with us to Huanchaco for our 2022 clinic, here are a few things you should know as you consider the opportunity:

Volunteering with Perros 

(during our biennial clinic)

1. We typically take 10-15 volunteers with a preference for people who have experience in veterinary care (veterinarians, vet-techs and vet students). We also give preference to volunteers who are fluent in Spanish.

2. The work is very hands-on. Our three main volunteer areas include:

  • partnering with Peruvian veterinarians to offer spay and neuter surgeries at no cost

  • conducting community outreach to encourage the population to improve the lives of their animals through sterilization, vaccination and treatment for ticks, fleas and mange

  • working at the area shelters, doing basic improvements

3. Outside of airfare, the personal cost for this trip is very minimal. Typical cost per day is $20-$40.

4. While there is no shortage of work to do, we strive to include one free day. Huanchaco is a beach town, perfect for relaxing, sightseeing and eating good food.


Volunteering with Our Partners

(when we are not in country)

Although we are unable to work directly with volunteers while we are not in Peru, we are happy to connect you with our partners on the ground if you are traveling in the area and want to help out. All interested volunteers should be proficient Spanish as there is little English spoken in the area. Once we have an idea of your interest and experience, we should be able to match you with the right partner in the Huanchaco area.

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