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Chile: Orphanage

Chile: Orphanage

In La Serena volunteers support an orphanage/children's center. Currently the center offers nursery to about 20-25 underage children, some of which are orphans and live at the center full time. This is a very proactive project with over 20 babies and toddlers 9 (numbers may change if they are adopted or in foster care). One of the main characteristic of this project is the incorporation of the families and the community to the educational work. The parents of the children are so poor that they cannot afford to keep their children healthy or well fed. The projects serve as a day care, kindergarten and support center.

India: Teaching Program (Udaipur)

India: Teaching Program (Udaipur)

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.

 Argentina: Animal Rescue Center

Argentina: Animal Rescue Center

We seek to improve the quality of life of street dogs, educate people about responsible ownership, and in turn educate the dog abandoned giving him up for adoption to families that meets the requirements for a full life in order to close the circle of abuse.

Honduras: Dental Program (La Ceiba)

Honduras: Pre-Dental (La Ceiba)

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.

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Volunteer Name:  Ethan Shire
Project Location:  Cusco, Peru
Program Dates:  July 5 – July 19th
Volunteered at:  Kindergarten

Review Ethan S. Volunteer in Cusco, Peru

Volunteer Name: Christine Lee
Project Location: Cusco, Peru
Program Dates: 6/28 to 7/19/15
Volunteered at: Health Center

Review Christine L. Volunteer in Cusco, Peru

Volunteer Name: Alexsandra Ramirez
Project Location: La Ceiba, Honduras
Program Dates: July 6- July 24, 2015
Volunteered at: Clinic and Hospital

Review Alexsandra R. Volunteer in La Ceiba, Honduras

Volunteer Name:  Emily Campbell
Project Location: Rwanda
Program Dates: From 05/17  to  06/27/2015
Volunteered at: Orphanage/School

Review Emily C. Volunteer in Rwanda

Volunteer Name: Megan Lin
Project Location: Cusco, Peru
Program Dates: 6/28 - 7/19/15
Volunteered at: Health Center

Review Megan L. Volunteer in Cusco, Peru

Volunteer Name: Meaghan Connolly
Project Location: La Ceiba, Honduras
Program Dates: May 25th – July 25, 2015
Volunteered at: Hospital and clinic

Review Meaghan C. Volunteer in La Ceiba, Honduras

Volunteer Name: Elizabeth Rooker
Project Location: Quito, Ecuador
Program Dates: June 13th to July 24th 2015

Volunteered at:  Child care center

Review Elizabeth R. Volunteer in Quito, Ecuador

Volunteer Name: Matthew Gaubatz    
Project Location: La Ceiba, Honduras
Program Dates: June 18 - July 18, 2015
Volunteered at: Clinic and Hospital 

Review Matthew G. Volunteer in La Ceiba, Honduras

Volunteer Name: Lily Kim
Project Location: Cusco, Peru
Program Dates: 6/28/15 - 7/19/15
Volunteered at: Health Center

Review Lily K. Volunteer in Cusco, Peru

Volunteer Name: Abby Campbell
Project Location: Rwanda
Program Dates: 06/08-06/19/2015
Volunteered at: Primary School

Review Abby C. Volunteer in Rwanda

Volunteer Name: Lily Seo
Project Location: La Ceiba, Honduras
Program Dates: July 13 to 27, 2015
Volunteered at: La Clinica and Hospital

Review Lily S. Volunteer in La Ceiba, Honduras

Volunteer Name: Chelsey Miller
Project Location: Cusco, Peru
Program Dates: May 29th, 2015 – June 24th, 2015.
Volunteered at: Orphanage, Kindergarten

Review Chelsey M. Volunteer in Cusco, Peru

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