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Volunteer Ecuador Quito Pre Med/Nurse Internship

This is a unique health care internship program in the north of Quito which provides free services to the poor patients with more than 300 beds available for hospitalization.

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First Aid Course before the start of the program, given by a health care professional with experience. Participants will learn: take vital signs, blood sampling, suturing wounds and more (theory and practice). The course is “optional”, an extra unique cost of $50 paid in country to the coordinator.

  • Wide range of medical services: Hospitalization, internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, physiotherapy, pathology, dentistry, emergency, orthopedics, neonatology, surgery, obstetrics.
  • You will rotate in the different areas each 2 weeks.
  • Weekly monitoring, Work supervised by nurses and doctors.
  • Certificate at the end of the program issued by the Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador, in     Spanish and English translation.
  • Medical assistance at the Health Center general tasks depending on the Station where you will be working and also depending on your interests.
  • Volunteers will have the chance to choose the station depending on interests, experience, availability and also depending on the language skills.

Volunteers could assist doctors or nurses after a week of observation. This program requires volunteers, between 18 to 60 years old with an intermediate knowledge of Spanish or you can take Spanish Lessons Immersion Lessons while in country.

First Aid Course before the start of the program, given by a health care professional with experience. Participants will learn: take vital signs, blood sampling, suturing wounds and more (theory and practice). The course is optional, an extra unique cost of $50

  • Medical assistance at the Health Center general tasks depending on the Station where you will be working and also depending on your interests.
  • Volunteers will have the chance to choose the station depending on interests, experience, availability and also depending on the language skills.

Required:

  • 3 to 5 White scrubs required, white comfortable shoes or white sneakers and bring basic tools as: oximeter, stethoscope, strip thermometer, gloves, mask, cleaning blue & red pens (to use and donate).
  • Add extra US$180 Hospital fee paid with your program cost.

Volunteer Health Care Internship Opportunities

Overview

  • Project length: From 2 weeks to 12 weeks
  • Project dates: Year round. Choose any date to arrive. Program has limited space.
  • Arrival airport: Quito (UIO)
  • Accommodation: Local host family
  • Require: Basic Spanish and/or take the Spanish Immersion Lessons.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Airlines: Lan Ecuador, American, United, Delta, Avianca, Taca
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Inclusions

  • Program starts and ends in Quito
  • Airport meet and greet in Quito.  Afternoon city tour and orientation
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 30-40 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 Quito. Country Entry fee. Country Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Extra hospital fee: US$180, Basic training: US$50 Travel & Health Insurance (US$53). Laundry and Internet

South America /US$
Weeks 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Ecuador / North Quito (Internship)10501340134015701570186018601920203021802330

The volunteer prices and the immersion prices are not combined, you choose from one or the other price.

South America / US$
Weeks 1 2 3 4
Ecuador - Spanish Immersion1065134016151990

Any extra week of “accommodation and meals” will be US$150/week after week 4 until week 12, more Spanish lessons can be paid locally to the coordinator.

 

A Broader View Volunteer (ABV)  allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.

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