Volunteer Honduras: Undergraduate students (medical, global health, nursing) are welcome to join our health-related projects in La Ceiba, Honduras. These projects not only provide a hands-on learning opportunity in universal health care practices, you will also make a lasting impact on this Honduran community.

Pre-medical and Student nurses work side by side the local doctors and nurses at a very busy public, regional hospital in La Ceiba Honduras. This is the main medical source for thousands of people in the Atlantida region of Honduras. The hospital has both outpatient and inpatient services, including emergency care, mainly for low-income families.  Some of the daily volunteer task may include

  • Assisting in the maternity ward
  • Charting patients, taking vitals, assisting with consultations
  • Assisting with: cleaning wounds, changing bandages, sutures
  • Outreach campaigns: preparing materials/and set up

Our program is open to volunteers of all educational or professional backgrounds. As our sites are open year-round, volunteers are welcome to travel at any time and for any length of time. Whether you're learning about tropical medicine in the local hospital, giving dental health education classes, working on the ambulance or observing surgery, your experience allows you to better understand the Honduran healthcare system as well as contribute to the improvement of health in La Ceiba and the surrounding Atlantida community.

Overview

  • Project length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Project dates: Year Round. Choose any date to arrive
  • Arrival Airport: La Ceiba (LCE)
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday. 4 or 8 hours per day
  • Requirements: From Basic Spanish, US$100 donation a month
  • Accommodation: Local Host Family.
  • Meals: 3 per day 7 days a week
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older
  • Diploma of Participation issued by the Hospital. (Signed by the director of Hospital) Ministry of Health of Honduras
  • 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 or bus station meet in La Ceiba.  Afternoon city tour and orientation
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 20/ 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 or bus station 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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