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Group Information

See the listings below if you are committed to coming with one of the groups, and fill out the registration forms.

If you want to bring a group, contact us and let's get started.

For information on what to bring and Peruvian currency, please see the list below. 

Upcoming Events

    Wed, Feb 08
    People of Peru Project
    Feb 08, 2023, 5:00 PM – Dec 31, 2023, 5:00 PM
    People of Peru Project, 1703 Sunset Dr, Walla Walla, Washington 99362, USA
    This form is used exclusively by our dental staff for internal record keeping
  • Wright State University Elective Service Trip
    Fri, Jun 16
    People Of Peru Project HQ
    Jun 16, 8:00 AM GMT-5 – Jun 28, 8:00 AM GMT-5
    People Of Peru Project HQ, Iquitos, Peru
    Welcome to another fine Ohio Medical Group
  • Michaels Peeps
    Mon, Jul 03
    Jul 03, 8:00 AM – Jul 12, 8:00 AM
    Iquitos, Iquitos, Peru
    Boise's Finest
  • Kettering College Medical
    Sat, Jul 15
    Jul 15, 7:00 PM – Jul 29, 7:00 PM
    Iquitos, Iquitos, Peru
  • July 15-25  2023  Andes Mt. Benefit Ride
    Jul 15, 8:00 PM – Jul 25, 8:00 PM
    Cusco, Peru
    Cusco, Laras, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, Qeswachaka Bridge
  • Sonja Poormon Trei Facility Use
    Fri, Jul 21
    Iquitos, Peru
    Jul 21, 5:00 AM – Jul 26, 5:00 AM
    Iquitos, Peru
    When you are here you are family
  • Union College Global Health Nursing  2024
    Fri, Mar 08
    People Of Peru Project HQ
    Mar 08, 2024, 8:00 AM GMT-5 – Mar 14, 2024, 8:00 AM GMT-5
    People Of Peru Project HQ, Iquitos, Peru
    Welcome to another fine Union College Group
  • Middle TN School of Anesthesia or MTSA.
    Fri, Apr 19
    People Of Peru Project HQ
    Apr 19, 2024, 8:00 AM GMT-5 – May 01, 2024, 8:00 AM GMT-5
    People Of Peru Project HQ, Iquitos, Peru
    We are looking forward to a long collaboration with MTSA. Let the blessings begin.
  • Southern Adventist multi-discipline group
    May 07, 2024, 8:00 AM – May 16, 2024, 8:00 AM
    Iquitos, Iquitos, Peru
    Tennessee is in the house

What to Bring 

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While this list may not include everything you may need, please carefully read through the information below to ensure you are prepared for your trip. 

Here's an idea of what to bring with you:

  • Valid passport (original document, not a copy) with an expiration date of at least 6 months beyond the end of the trip

  • Check with your international carrier to ensure airport fees are included in your flight cost

  • Immunizations: Hepatitis A & B, Yellow fever, Tetanus (required to be current), childhood immunizations should be up-to-date, and a preventative measure against Malaria -- Doxycycline (recommended)

  • Travel insurance that covers medical, hospitalization, evacuation, lost luggage, lost passport & trip cancellation, etc.

  • Clothing appropriate for the work day such as jeans, light-weight pants or shorts, t-shirts/tank tops, and a light, water-resistant windbreaker for rainy evenings. For church services, bring skirts and blouses (ladies) and long slacks and short sleeve dress shirts (guys). Consider bringing clothing to trade for souvenirs or leave with the people in Peru.

  • Leave extravagant jewelry at home and bring inexpensive sunglasses, bandannas, t-shirts, watches, etc. for gifts or trade.

  • Swimming suit (large enough to cover all strategic areas), comfortable shoes (running shoes or lightweight hiking shoes, sandals, or shower thongs), and a sleeping pad (foam or small self-inflatable type) and lightweight blanket for overnight stays in the jungle.

  • Toiletries (brush, comb, shampoo, soap, toothbrush & paste, deodorant, etc.), towel & washcloth, adequate supply of personal medications, hand sanitizer, one roll of toilet tissue, insect repellent, and sunblock.

  • Snacks such as trail mix and dried fruit for traveling, granola bars, and camera and memory cards.

  • Peru runs on a 220 volt electrical system, so bring an adapter if necessary.


Remember to discuss any health concerns with a medical provider or feel free to email us for any additional information about traveling to Peru.

What Not to Bring


We are an Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug free organization. As in any culture, there are individuals in Peru who have turned to substance abuse as an escape from the realities of life, at the expense of their families. Because of our emphasis on healthy life styles and avoiding the destruction that we see every day that is caused by substance abuse, we do not want to confuse the population that we work with or dilute our position on this topic.


People of Peru Project is a high profile organization in the city of Iquitos. The local people know who we are and who our volunteers are. As a host organization, we reserve the right to be represented that way and keep the theme of our health and social services message consistent. Thank you for your cooperation.

The currency in Peru is called "soles". The exchange rate is about 3 soles for every 1 US dollar. 100 centavos (or pennies) make up 1 sole. The coins are worth different amounts: 1 sole is worth 33 cents, 2 soles are worth 66 cents, and 5 soles are worth $1.65. The bills are worth even more: 10 soles is worth $3.00, 20 soles is worth $6.00, 50 soles is worth $16.60, and 100 soles is worth $33.00.

When exchanging money, which we will do for you in our office in Iquitos, it is important to bring US dollar bills in good condition, without any tears or writing on them -- otherwise they will not be accepted. We ask you to bring 10s, 50s, or 100 dollar bills.

The series of 100 dollar bills from the US that start the first line of numbers with CB... and have the second line starting with B2.... have been counterfeited here in Peru so they will not take this series. 

 It is also recommended to bring a Visa debit card and memorize the pin number for secure access to money, just make sure to inform your bank that you will be traveling.

Traveler's checks are not recommended as they may not be accepted.

Peruvian Currency

Please read this carefully!

Register Your Volunteer Group

Volunteers are the lifeblood of People of Peru Project. If you or a group want to get involved and join us down in Iquitos, fill out the form! 

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