If you are an undergraduate studying biology, chemistry or any of the sciences and are considering a career in medicine this is the ideal program for you. You will have an opportunity to see what life as a healthcare professional will be like. Having this experience is a great way to strengthen your application to medical/nursing/PA school.
Your voluntary teaching work provides you with an opportunity to develop new skills in a very different environment. In addition, your work in the school adds to the educational experience of the children. It is a marvelous experience for them to interact with people from another culture who speak another language. They will learn the things more attentively and enthusiastically, and welcome you open-heartedly. When you leave school in the afternoon you will be content to see that your students have learnt the things taught by you and your efforts are bringing results. This, we are sure, will bring you great personal satisfaction in helping children who have not been so fortunate.
In the out patient department the most common diseases are malaria, fever, STD's, respiratory infections, and urinary infections. The clinic also provides services of family planning, reproductive health, vaccinations as well as HIV voluntary counseling and testing, Lab and pharmacy. Volunteers may be involved with giving vaccinations, taking blood samples, assisting in deliveries and in providing health checks. Home visits may be part of the volunteer experience also.
Undergraduate students will observe local dentists and provide hands-on assistance with cleanings, checkups, extractions and restorative care. Hygienists will be able to offer oral hygiene education and first time cleaning for children. Pre-dental students are welcome. You will shadow the local dentist and help manage the lines of patients, assist in record keeping, help with instruments and charting. This is a great chance to gain some hands on experience & knowledge of oral care in a developing country. You can enhance your Spanish skills, build up your resume and help at this understaffed department in a large busy hospital.
Volunteer Name: Grace Perry
Countries: Peru, Ecuador, Colombia
Program: 6 Volunteer Programs
Volunteer Name: Michelle Dunn
Project Location: La Ceiba, Honduras
Program Dates: 3/14 to 3/21/15
Volunteered at: Clinica La Ceiba.
Volunteer Name: Lena Sol Namkung
Project Location: San José Costa Rica
Program Dates: 03/16 to 03/19/2015
Volunteered at: Children´s Hospital
Volunteer Name: Alexis Stribbling
Project Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Program Dates: From 03/07 to 03/15/2015
Volunteered at: Orphanage
Volunteer Name: Amy Divincenzo
Project Location: Bulenga, Uganda
Program Dates: March 14 to 21, 2015
Volunteered at: School - orphanage
Volunteer Name: Tiara Britton
Project Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Program Dates: From Mar 08 2015 to Mar 15 2015
Volunteered at: HIV / Aids Awareness and Care
Volunteer Name: Robert Fierer MD
Project Location: Honduras, La Ceiba
Program Dates: march 14 to 21, 2015
Volunteered at: Clinica and hospital
Volunteer Name: Amanda Berry (WCUCOM)
Project Location: Xela, Guatemala
Program Dates: From 7/3/2015 to 14/3/2015
Volunteered at: Centro de Salud, Hogar Temporal, hogar ancianas
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A Broader View Volunteer is a 501 (c)(3) non profit charitable organization created in 2007 by Oliver and Sarah Ehlers. We arrange volunteer abroad programs for spring break journeys, gap year trips, humanitarian mission trip and peace corp alternative programs which provide an opportunity to do something so rewarding, that we guarantee you will never ever forget it.
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We arrange short-term international mission trips and long term volunteer projects in South America, Africa and Asia. Designed with flexibility and customized attention with volunteer options in African orphanages, teaching English, medical and dental volunteering, HIV awareness projects, conservation in national parks, animal welfare, environmental and community development. Volunteer in Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, South Africa, Cameroon, Vietnam, Nepal, Cambodia, China and the Philippines. Make a lasting impact that changes lives and provides you one of the most rewarding experiences of your life: Volunteering Abroad.