Volunteer Overseas for PreMedical / Nurse / Dental Students

We have many undergraduate students who volunteer with us in health related projects. These projects, which welcome pre-medical and pre-nursing, pre-dental students, provide a learning opportunity in universal health care practices. Pre-dental students can shadow in a local dental office and assist the staff with non evasive tasks.

+ What dental, nursing and medical student volunteer abroad programs are available?

ABV Program Pre-Med Nursing Student Medical Student Dental Student
Costa Rica Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ecuador Yes Yes Yes No
Nepal Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tanzania Yes Yes Yes Yes
Peru Yes Yes Yes Yes
Guatemala Yes Yes Yes Yes
Honduras Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vietnam Yes Yes Yes No

Options for pre-medical and pre-nursing students include a children's clinic which provides care to kids with cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, and other disabilities. Another program is a residential center for adults and children residents with physical and mental ailments. Volunteers would help with early stimulation therapy, physical therapy support, verbal interaction, as well as feeding and cleaning.

Volunteer Costa Rica San Jose Pre-Medical / Pre-Nursing

Volunteer Costa Rica If you are an undergraduate studying biology, chemistry or any of the sciences and are considering a career in medicine this is the ideal program for you.  You will have an opportunity to see what life as a healthcare professional will be like. Having this experience is a great way to strengthen your application to medical/nursing/PA school.

Volunteer in Ecuador Quito PreMed Nurse Internship

Volunteer in Ecuador, 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. 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.

Volunteer in Nepal Kathmandu Dental Student Internship

Volunteer in Nepal a dental internship  in  Kathmandu  offers  dental  students  and  undergraduates  the  opportunity  to shadow,  learn  and  enhance  their  dental  knowledge  by  observing  a  variety  of  dental  procedures.  Internship hours are approximately 35 hours a week, leaving free time on the weekends to explore this fascinating city and surroundings.  Interns  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 / EMT Students

Volunteer in Nepal, if you are an undergraduate studying biology, chemistry or any of the sciences and are considering a career in medicine this is the ideal program for you. This program is 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 Kathmandu. Having this experience is a great way to strengthen your resume and application to medical/nursing/PA school.

 Volunteer Costa Rica Pre Dental Escazu

Volunteer Costa Rica For many people in Costa Rica basic dental health needs are unaffordable. Local people rely on public clinics (not private expensive care) for their dental needs.  As you can imagine the number of patients can outweigh the means of the local dental staff. Our volunteers, those interested or currently enrolled in dental school, are welcome to volunteer in one of these public clinics. Not only is this is great hands on learning experience, you will be helping the local dental staff with their overworked schedules.

 Volunteer in Tanzania, Arusha: HIV and Malnutrition

Volunteer in Tanzania at a medical center based in Arusha focused on supporting children afflicted with HIV/AIDs.  This program is helping hundreds of families living with HIV/Aids and those suffering from malnutrition.  Working with a local grassroots organization you will see how one person can truly help and change the life of someone in need.

 Volunteer in Vietnam: HealthCare / Therapy Support

Volunteer in Vietnam, Do you have physical or behavioral therapy skills? Volunteers with medical training are needed to support a center supporting children with physical and mental disabilities. Unfortunately, due to low resources, there is a lack of understanding and skills to support those with disabilities living in residential projects. There is a great need for volunteers who can use any specialized skills in physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, speech therapy, or other professions with qualifications that could support children with mental or physical disabilities.

Volunteer Peru: Premedical / Predental

Volunteer Peru, Many of Cusco’s medical and dental facilities are critically understaffed and underfunded. The hospitals are overburdened with patients, many of whom have illnesses preventable by basic hygiene and healthy living practices. International medical volunteers fill a necessary gap.

 Volunteer Vietnam Ho Chi Minh: Rehabilitation Care Center

Volunteer Vietnam, The residential center cares for 320 children that have Cerebral Palsy, Brady Genesis & Mental Disabilities. Most of the children were left in hospitals and on the streets, 60% of the children here have cerebral palsy so many of them can’t walk or take care of themselves. There is simply not enough staff to care for the amount of children with such severe disabilities. On the day shift in each room there is usually 4 to 6 people taking care of 32 to 40 children on average. On night shift there is usually only 1 to 3 people working in each room.

Volunteer in Ecuador Quito North: PreMed & PreNurse

Volunteer in Ecuador, this is a non-profit medical institution whose mission is to improve health, education and welfare of children and low income people in Quito; through training, low-cost health programs and promotion of socio economic assistance to help solve the problems of the neediest.

Volunteer in Ecuador: Pre Medical

Volunteer in Ecuador, undergraduate students (medical/nursing/public health) are welcome to join our health related project in Quito. This local facility provides services to impoverished families/children. The center's mission is to provide medical attention to both children and adults with all types of acute illnesses, chronic diseases and rehabilitation therapies for children with special needs. There is a day care center for babies and toddlers, rehabilitation services for children with Down's, cerebral palsy and other disabilities, as well as health checks and treatment.

 Volunteer Costa Rica, Escazu: Pre-Medical Program

Volunteers Costa Rica are needed and welcome at this transitional shelter for children with chronic illness. The care center can accommodate 25 children, most of whom suffer from burns, healing from a transplant, awaiting surgery or are being treated for chronic disease. Patients from the National Children’s hospital are referred here to avoid prolonged hospitalization, and also provide housing for those coming from rural areas.

Volunteer Honduras: Pre-Medical/Pre-Nursing (La Ceiba)

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.

 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.

Medicine and Dental, Medicine in Honduras

"Volunteering to provide medical and dental care here in La Ceiba Honduras was one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences of my life. The people here really need the care and the equipment that we donated. It was also rewarding being able to perform and teach some extremely useful Oral & Maxillofacial surgical procedures on the patients and doctors working here (respectively). I would highly recommend doing this program here in La Ceiba Honduras to anyone.."

Dr. Nicholas Gadler
Medicine and Dental, Medicine in Honduras

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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