Volunteers Medical / Dental

Volunteer Medical / Dental, Most health centers where our volunteers are placed are under resourced, and understaffed due to the exodus of health professionals to larger cities. There is a great need of efficient hands to help the doctors, nurses and medical staffs in treating the ever-growing number of patients in community clinics, hospices and small hospitals.

+ What Medical, Nursing and Dental programs are available to volunteer Abroad?

ABV Program Medical Nursing Dental
Honduras Yes Yes Yes
Guatemala Yes Yes Yes
Nepal Yes Yes Yes
Tanzania Yes Yes Yes
Peru Yes Yes Yes
Honduras Yes Yes Yes
Ghana Yes Yes No
Zambia Yes Yes No

An important element of these placements is learning about healthcare practices in third World countries. Medical and dental placements are available worldwide which assist the local staff in whatever capacity they may need, such as taking medical history, checking vitals, providing check ups, giving vaccinations and HIV testing...Read more... As a medical volunteer, you will experience firsthand the discrepancy between the standards of care available in developed countries vs developing worlds. Dental programs engage the volunteer in patient checkups, extractions, simple surgeries and cleanings.

 Volunteer in Peru-Ayacucho: Medical / Healthcare

Whether you are eager to gain professional experience, learn about public health issues, or simply looking to be challenged in a multicultural environment, an international medical volunteer program can be a definitive experience.

 Volunteer Zambia Livingstone Medical / Health Care

Volunteer Zambia Experienced health care professionals as well as enrolled medical / nursing students are welcome. Volunteers will work under the direction of the District Health Office in Livingstone. This program gives volunteers hands-on experience working at a clinic or hospital in the Livingstone area. Aside from providing clinical assistance, volunteer will participate in on-going community outreach work. Health / Nutrition education campaign and national immunization drives may be part of the program work.  

 Volunteer in Nepal Children and Women’s Hospital Kathmandu

Volunteers in Nepal, with medical / nursing training (2 year onward) are welcome to join this project.  You will be assigned to a local registered medical professional/staff (trainer).  To participate in a medical mission you must submit a copy of your certifications, or letter from the medical/nursing school confirming enrollment.

 Volunteer in Ecuador Quito North: Dental Program

Volunteer in Ecuador, this is a public hospital that offers the best instrumentation and technology of all public hospitals in Quito. The hospital specializes in providing dental health care services. Within the hospital is the general dental area with two different patient assistance rooms and has there dentists. In the near future, the hospital will be expanding the number of patient rooms in order to serve many more people.

 Volunteering in India, Medical & Health Jaipur

Volunteering in India Nursing and medical students, as well as medically trained healthcare professions, are placed in community clinics and participate in slum health outreach projects throughout in Jaipur.  It is a sad fact - In India most people die of treatable diseases. Many health facilities have very poor hygienic standards and most locals cannot afford treatment. With the level of poverty growing with the population it makes this an uphill battle for good healthcare. Since most of the medical centres are in impoverished neighbourhoods the patients are poor and cannot afford the expensive treatment in good hospitals.

 Volunteer in Ghana: Medical / Health Care (Kasoa)

Volunteering in Ghana Poor health conditions and poverty is a vicious cycle seen in many developing countries. Poverty causes poor health in that without proper resources, treatable diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and others contribute to disability and mortality within Ghana. Given the limited resources it is difficult for the hardworking staff to provide basic health care for everyone in the area. 

Volunteer in Kathmandu Center: Dental Hospital

Volunteer in Nepal, this program is recommended for trained professionals, dental students and qualified dental hygienists. Dental volunteers are based in a large dental hospital in Kathmandu which focuses services on the poor, marginalized  and  destitute  people  of  the  community.

 Volunteer in Nepal Kathmandu Medical / Nurse Programs

Volunteer in Nepal, this program is recommended for trained medical and nursing professionals, as well as student nurses, PA students and medical students. In this program volunteers learn firsthand the reality of the medical challenges in a developing country. Volunteers have observed in the surgery ward, helping with changing bandages, assisted with wound care, shadowed on rounds in emergency and maternity areas.

 Volunteer in Ecuador Quito North: Hospital Health

Volunteer in Ecuador, the hospital was founded in 1973. This public hospital offers the best service and technology of all public hospitals in Quito. It provides services for all areas of health to people who don´t have any medical insurance.

 Volunteer Honduras: Pre-Dental / Dentist

Volunteer Honduras Many people throughout Central America, including Honduras do not receive regular dental care. By partnering with the regional hospital’s dental department, A Broader View Volunteers provide necessary support to people who would otherwise not receive any dental attention

 Volunteer in Tanzania: Medical / Healthcare (Moshi)

Volunteers in Tanzania with professional credentials, or those currently enrolled in medical / nursing school are welcome at a busy health clinic in Moshi. The clinic is located within walking distance of the volunteer accommodations. Here, patient count can vary averaging about 100 per day.  Since this center lack modern facilities and has limited staff this is a challenging placement and a great learning environment. The clinic has about 12 full time workers including clinicians, nurses and medical attendants. Volunteer hours between 8:00am-6:00pm daily.

 Volunteer Peru: Medical / Healthcare

A Broader View Volunteers thrives on the efforts of our volunteers.  All of whom contribute to the current needs and ongoing health initiatives.  Whether you're assisting a new mother in the hospital, giving health education to teenagers, observing surgery, your experience allows you to better understand the Peruvian healthcare system as well as contribute to the improvement of health in the Cusco community and surrounding areas.

 Volunteer in Guatemala Medical Program Internship

Volunteer in Guatemala there are networks of public health centers offering free of charge care. One of these centers is located in the town of Xela. Volunteer in an outpatient environment which caters to poor families living in Xela. Spanish speaking volunteers with a health back ground (medical/nursing students, EMT) are welcome. Patients see vary between 200-300 per day.

 Volunteer Uganda: Medical / Community Health (Bulenga)

Volunteering in Uganda needed in support of two health centers in the Bulenga community. These health facilities offer maternity services and diagnosis, treatment of malaria, typhoid, diarrhea, as well as provide contraceptive services, immunization for infants, antenatal care, ultrasound scan services, and HIV/AIDS counseling and testing.  Volunteer will also be able to participate in health education focused on providing expectant and nursing teen mothers who visit these health centers.  Main topics include family planning and reproductive health, dietary nutrition for babies, and prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS. Weekly immunization services are provided at the health center, as well as some outreach into remote village areas.

 Volunteer in Ecuador: Medical / Dental (Quito)

Volunteer in Ecuador, Experienced professionals and medical/nursing students are placed in a public community clinic (Centro de Salud) which serves about 150-200 patients per day. The staff consist of 35 professionals in different areas of general medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, hospitalization, emergency ER, cardiology and lab.

 Volunteer Zambia: Medical / HIV Healthcare

Volunteer Zambia at a busy community clinic in the Chelston area of Lusaka. Experienced health care professionals as well as medical/nursing students are welcome to support the in- patient services at the clinic.  Patient count can vary from day to day. However volunteers will have a physician to shadow and work with. Volunteers need to bring their own medical equipment, gloves, lab coat, medical scrubs and appropriate shoes.  As a medical/nurse/dental volunteer you should expect to shadow, as well as have some hands on work.  Expect to be part of a team. These program are as much about learning about universal health care, as it is to offer hands on assistance to the local medical staff who you will be working with. 

All volunteers are required to pay US$70 administrative fee for clinical placement. This extra fee is collected and paid locally to the ABV staff in Lusaka.

 Volunteer in Tanzania: Medical / Dental Healthcare

Volunteer in Tanzania with professional credentials, or those currently enrolled in medical/nursing school are welcome at a district hospital outside of Arusha. Patient count can vary from day to day. Since many health centers lack modern facilities, or have broken equipment and lack of staff, the placements are very challenging. However volunteers will have a physician to shadow and work with. Volunteers need to bring their own medical equipment, gloves, lab coat, medical scrubs and appropriate shoes.

 Volunteer in Ghana: Medical Healthcare

Volunteers in Ghana support the work at a local health clinic or the regional hospital. Health care volunteer placements are open to all professionals including doctors, physicians assistants, nurses and EMT.  As a medical volunteer you will work with local staff in support of the health care efforts. There is a wide variety of cases but disease such as malaria, HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and syphilis, as well as childbirth/maternity needs are most common.

 Volunteer Guatemala: Medical Program (Alotenango)

Volunteer Guatemala,  there are networks of public health centers offering free of charge care.  One of these centers is located in the town of Alotenango, located about 6 miles outside of Antigua. This is a fully outpatient environment and caters to poor families living in this rural community.  Health care trained volunteers, and medical mission groups are welcome.  Spanish speaking volunteers with a health back ground (medical/nursing students, EMT) are welcome.

When can I travel?

Easy. Choose the dates that work best for you. Although some programs have date restrictions the majority of our volunteer programs are available year round. Volunteers select their own program start date and complete an online application. Once you have been accepted and dates approved, ABV will ask you to confirm your registration by paying a $120 included in the overall fee.

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.

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