There are thousands of adults and child around the world who lack proper oral healthcare.  Volunteers are welcome in the dental department of a large public run hospital in La Ceiba, Honduras.  Work along side the skilled staff in the dentist clinic and have the opportunity to observe a variety of dental procedures.

Activities:

  • 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.
  • For those less than proficient (able to understand and speak Spanish at a conversational level) we recommend our Language Immersion option.   This will combine half day in the dental clinic and half day of Spanish lessons, 5 days a week.  However, translator are available to hire ($15 per day, paid locally) to help you get acclimated into the project. All volunteers need to bring their own supplies such as scrubs, gloves, basic hand instruments.

Overview

  • Project length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: La Ceiba (LCE)
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8 hours per day
  • Accommodation: Host Families
  • Requirements: From Basic Spanish, US$100 donation a month
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Airlines: Taca, Air Viva, Cayman Air
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Program Schedule

  • Program starts and ends in La Ceiba
  • Airport meet and greet in La Ceiba.  Afternoon city tour and orientation
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 40 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing
  • Typical shift work hours are  8am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
  • Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights to La Ceiba. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

When you join an A Broader View program your financial contribution supports the hundreds of needy communities where our volunteer programs are based.  Donations are helping to stimulate the local economies with coordinator and hosting jobs, with new constructions at local school and orphanage, with much needed medical supplies to under served hospitals and clinics. 

ABV works tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where we are based.  As a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization we receive 100% of our funding from our volunteers' program fee donations. Your program fee is used for airport pick up & transfer, departure transfer, placement logistics, orientation, food & accommodations, in-country assistance as well as programmatic administrative support and continuity of our volunteer programs.   If you have questions about our program fees email to [email protected] or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

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