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Nurses: Volunteer with CMMB in Peru

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Are you a Nurse wanting to make a huge difference to women, children and communities in Peru? Join our team in Trujillo, Peru! Spanish speaking international nurses join our community healthcare programs to improve the health and well-being of the most vulnerable.

Volunteer Position: Nurse/RN (Spanish fluency required)

Term: 6 months

Locations: Trujillo, Peru

Program Description

CMMB - Healthier Lives Worldwide is an international, faith-based NGO providing long-term, co-operative, medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. For over a century, we have worked to strengthen and support communities through healthcare programs and initiatives, the distribution of medicines and medical supplies, and the placement of volunteers.

CMMB’s Volunteer Program addresses the critical need for professionals in areas that lack sufficient resources for quality preventive and curative health services, especially for women and children. Our Volunteer Program has placed thousands of practitioners around the world to help develop and implement community health interventions, work at local hospitals and health facilities, conduct clinical training for host country counterparts, and deliver essential medicines and supplies. The ultimate goal of CMMB's Volunteer Program is to support our country teams and local healthcare workers by sending volunteers that are dedicated to strengthening local health systems and supporting a pattern of sustainable development.

CMMB in Peru:

Peru’s recent economic growth hides unjust social inequalities. Development has by‐passed the remote rural regions and chronic malnutrition among children is common. These factors are driven by food insecurities, poverty and inaccessibility to health services. CMMB Peru’s project activities are committed to further reducing malnutrition, anemia, and other determinants of maternal and child morbidity.

CMMB Peru health projects focus on improving the health and nutrition of women, children, and their communities in underserved and marginalized areas including: Distrito Macate, Provincia del Santa, Region Ancash; Distrito de Chilca, Provincia de Huancayo, Region Junín; and Distrito La Esperanza, Provincia de Trujillo, Region La Libertad.

Placement Site: Trujillo, Peru

Trujillo is located in the north of Peru, the second largest city in the country and known as the cultural capital. The district of La Esperanza is located just outside of Trujillo and to the north on a large sand dune and hosts 151,846 inhabitants.

CMMB Trujillo works with 700 families (1000 días) on issues of maternal and child health, including prevention of/recovery from malnutrition and anemia, and 25 children on community-based rehabilitation. There are 13 staff members in the Trujillo office working with 32 community health workers. The offices have Wi-Fi, work desks, printing facilities, and restrooms.

Learn more: https://cmmb.org/champs-community/trujillo-peru/

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate in project/community site visits and CMMB project-related trainings and events.
  • Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans and update patient medical histories and progress notes.
  • Perform physical examinations and make tentative diagnoses.
  • Collaborate across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs.
  • Collaborate with health specialists and civic groups to determine community health needs and co-develop need-based goals.
  • Evaluate learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances.
  • Instruct patients and families on topics such as health education, disease prevention, and childbirth; develop health improvement programs.
  • Provide clinical capacity building and health education to local staff and community health workers
  • Implement initiatives to educate the community about health topics and resources.
  • Distribute health education materials.

Qualifications & Skill Requirements:

  • Spanish Fluency
  • Relevant degree (BSN/RN)
  • Active professional license in good standing. Minimum 1 year of clinical experience as licensed practitioner
  • Ability to perform in resource-limited working conditions
  • Ability to work collaboratively and professionally while navigating cultural and language barriers
  • Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health, and community health or preventative medicine
  • Problem solver, able to identify needs, and develop solutions
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Willingness to work in resource-limited settings
  • Experience in Community Nursing settings preferred
  • International experience or experience working in developing countries is preferred

Benefits & Conditions: Each international volunteer who serves 6 months or longer in the field receives a round-trip ticket to their placement site, housing, a monthly stipend, insurance coverage, storytelling and fundraising training, and the opportunity to contribute to vital community development initiatives for under-served populations while building a longstanding legacy for the community. Volunteers are required to share stories from the field and cover part of the cost of their placement through fundraising ($5,000).

Interested? Apply Today!

Contact & Application:

Apply online at: https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org

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About CMMB


1212 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 11, New York, NY 10001, US

Mission Statement

Inspired by the example of Jesus, CMMB works in partnership globally to deliver locally sustainable, quality health solutions to women, children, and their communities.


CMMB is a leading faith-based NGO focused exclusively on global health care for the world’s poor, by building healthy, sustainable communities through community engagement and partnerships. Now entering its second century, CMMB is committed to integrating and focusing its programming around saving the lives of children and mothers by concentrating on leading causes of mortality in targeted communities.

Building around a new CHAMPS (CHildren And Mother PartnershipS) model, CMMB works at both the community and clinical levels in these targeted communities to strengthen health services and address the leading causes of maternal and child death. CMMB has committed to develop 20 CHAMPS sites by 2020, incorporating at least 3 in Haiti, Kenya, Peru, South Sudan, and Zambia.


Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Children & Youth, Faith-Based, Health & Medicine


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Country officeTrujillo, Peru



  • Nursing
  • Physician Assistant
  • Children Medical Services
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Pediatrics




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months

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