Quetzaltenango (Xela) Pre-Medical/Therapy

As a pre-medical or pre-nursing undergradute this is an excellent opportunity to assist in a medical center. Gain universal knowledge and experience in your future career path. Volunteer with a local foundation that believes in the physical recovery of all individuals, offering rehabilitation to all people from the Guatemalan community. They offer physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, hydrotherapy and special education to children and adults. Patients are disabled from for example car accidents, but also from birth with Down-syndrome, autism, or birth related brain damage.

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Volunteers can support in the different areas of therapy. If you´re a specialist in physiotherapy, you can do that, but also volunteers without experience are welcome to assist any of the other therapists (also the psychologist). Proficiency in Spanish is required.  We also recommend our Language and Cultural Immersion projects where you can learn Spanish while working in a health program.

*Volunteers need to arrive in Guatemala in the morning. Last bus to Xela departs at 3:00pm. Overnight in Guatemala city is not included in cost of program.  Departure flights from Guatemala City need to be scheduled after 2:00PM.

Volunteer Opportunities PreMed / Pre Nurse Therapy

Overview

  • Project length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Project dates: Year round. Choose any date to arrive.
  • Arrival airport: Guatemala City (GUA)
  • Requirements: Intermediate Spanish or Spanish lessons in country, US$80 donation fees.
  • Accommodation: Local host family
  • Meals: 3 per day M-F, 2 meals Saturday, no meals Sunday
  • Airlines: American, United, Delta, Spirit, Avianca, Taca
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Program Schedule

  • Program starts and ends in Guatemala City
  • Airport meet and greet in Guatemala City.
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 35-40 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing
  • Typical shift work can be: 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
  • Departure: Transfer to Guatemala City airport

Not included:

  • Flights to Guatemala. Visas and/or entry-exit fees. 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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My host family is nice. The host mother is good at cooking. My host family didn´t go inside of my ...
Good time here. Make sure the clinic staff knows what to do with us. Overall wonderful experience.
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