Physical Therapist/Physical Therapy Assistant/Physical Therapy Student
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Manos Unidas Peru
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Urb. San Luis E-3
LIVE in Peru
LEARN from a culture
Be a part of groundbreaking work for children and young adults with DIFFERENT ABILITIES
WHO WE ARE:
Manos Unidas founded the first and only private, non-profit school for children and young adults with different abilities in Cusco, Peru in 2009. MU currently serves 75+ children and young adults
3-25 years of age with our mission to include our students into their families, schools and workplace.
Students, recent graduates, and professionals (DPTs or PTAs)
TAKE THE CHALLENGE:
Work along side our physical therapist to provide direct therapy services to students in our Significant Disabilities program. Students in this program may have diagnoses, like cerebral palsy, or may have no diagnosis but experiencing physical barriers. You will also have the opportunity to coach our teachers in implementing therapy practices and supports within the classroom. Additional opportunities are available in orphanages, rural communities, home visits, family workshops, and specialized teacher training.
2 weeks – 3 months
March – December
- Beginning Level of Spanish – moderate to advanced levels preferred
- Willingness to learn and exchange information with an open mind
- Application Fee: $150
- Coordination/Donation: $600
- Food/Housing: $180/week
- Includes room and board with a Peruvian family and much more!
Read more about the Manos Unidas Volunteer Program here: www.manosunidasperu.org
Language/Cultural Support Available