Volunteer Programs: Medical
Program costs: US$250 application fee + US$495 per week (1-4 weeks), and US $200 per week after this. This includes accommodation, meals, coordination, supervision, training, airport pick up.
Public Health - Nutrition in Philippines
Do you have an interest in the nutrition needs of children? Do you want to help educate parents? The goals of this nutrition project are two-fold. The first is to provide a stable supplementary feeding program for malnourished infants or pre-school children aged three to six years old. The second is to disseminate information to parents about the importance of healthy nutrition through a series of workshops and seminars. Through this process parents get to witness the improvement that good nutrition has on the health of their children whilst at the same time learning how to best utilize their available resources to provide a stable diet irregardless of their personal income.
Public Health Improvement in Uganda
Are you a confident speaker? Can you communicate important information in creative ways? Do you want to learn the reality on the ground regarding public health in Uganda? In this project, volunteers work alongside local counselors and health care professionals, in a variety of programs designed to help Ugandans stay healthy and make good decisions about their health care. Volunteers talk to people in village meetings, private homes, and churches.
Medical in Rwanda
Are you a doctor, nurse or health professional? For volunteers with medical qualifications we have opportunities based in local clinics in Rwanda. Activities vary and will be dependent on your skills. Some activities you may be involved with are patient consultation, general nursing, family planning, antenatal and postnatal care, nutrition, dispensing medication and keeping patient records up to date. There may also be the option to assist with home based care.
Rural Health Clinic in Philippines
Are you a qualified doctor or nurse? Are you non-qualified but committed to improving the health of vulnerable people? Both qualified and unqualified medical volunteers can join this project to provide much needed assistance whilst at the same time experiencing the reality of healthcare in a developing country. Day to day clinic activities will range from assisting the local doctor with daily consultations to helping with local government based initiatives such as vaccinations or deworming. Aside from this, volunteers may also have the opportunity to visit local barangays during community clinic consultations.
Healthcare Clinic in Peru
Are you medically trained or currently in training? Prepared to share your skills and knowledge? Do you feel inspired to help the most vulnerable Peruvians stay healthy? In our Healthcare Clinic program, volunteers will work at a clinic for impoverished families in Cusco. This project is for med students or currently qualified nurses or doctors. Volunteers for these projects require at least intermediate Spanish as the staff they will work with have limited English. Notarized documentation of your medical school, nursing school, or other medical credentials will be required.
Surin Elephant Village Life - Nursing in Thailand
Our student-nursing project works directly with rural communities in and around the province of Surin, one of the poorest and under-funded regions in Thailand. Working alongside local authorities we aim to provide essential basic medical care to those who are in desperate need.
Healthcare in Guatemala
Are you a Spanish speaking doctor, nurse or med student? We need volunteers to work at either one of the rural clinics surrounding La Antigua, or in clinics for mentally and physically disabled children. There are roles for licensed professionals, medical students and pre-med students, however volunteers require at least intermediate Spanish as the staff they will work with have limited English. Volunteers should be aware that the range of activities available to them will depend on their experience as well. Notarized documentation of your medical school, nursing school, or other medical credentials will be required.
Healthcare in Costa Rica
Are you medically trained or currently in training? Prepared to share your skills and knowledge? Do you feel inspired to help the most vulnerable Costa Ricans stay healthy? Volunteers work in a medical setting, such as an ambulance service or a hospital. This project is for med students, pre-med students and qualified nurses or doctors. Volunteers for these projects require at least intermediate Spanish as the staff they will work with have limited English. Notarized documentation of your medical school, nursing school, or other medical credentials will be required.
Healthcare - Occupational Therapy in Costa Rica
As a volunteer in the Occupational Therapy Program, you will be providing your skills, patience and understanding of intellectual diversity in an international setting. OT placements include a school for disabled children as well as other projects. Volunteers will work with program coordinators to arrange and run workshops and classes in the following areas: knitting, cooking, horticulture, arts and music. They will also provide general help to the individuals attending the school such as assisting during class time as well as helping with daily physical therapy activities. Volunteers may also help with seminars aimed at the families of the autistic children to help them better understand and cope with their condition.