Medical Volunteer Programs in Alotenango, Guatemala

Company : A Broader View Volunteers Corps
Activity: Medical, Health, Medicine
Country: Guatemala
Duration: 1 week to 3 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 2500 $ Dollars (US)

In 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.

You will help with routine tasks; charting, assessing patients, exams, injections, health checks, and shadowing the local medical staff.  We need volunteers with Intermediate Spanish knowledge. Bring your own medical supplies such as scrubs, gloves, mask, stethoscope. This is a great chance to improve your skills, learn about medicine in a developing nation and improve your Spanish.  *This program can be combined with Language Immersion classes.

 

Overview

  • Project Length: From 1 to 12 weeks
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 6-8 hours per day
  • Requirements: Proficiency in Spanish or Spanish Immersion Lessons
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 17 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid

 

What is Included

  • Accommodation: Host Families
  • Meals: 3 per day M-F, 2 meals Saturday, no meals Sunday
  • Arrival: Airport meet and greet pickup
  • Orientation: Project Overview and Orientation
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

 

Not Included

  • Flights to Guatemala. Entry Visa.Departure taxes. Vaccinations.Local Transportation.Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

 

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