Health Education Volunteer, Dharamsala, India

Company : iSPiiCE
Medical, Health, Medicine
India
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 250 to 2000 $ Dollars (US)

Rural areas grapple with all manner of health problems; the people not only lack information and knowledge on how they can prevent diseases but have challenges accessing quality health care.

As a volunteer in India, through engaging in health education, you will be helping the rural community improve its health standards. Volunteers work primarily with women and children delivering health awareness education in basic first aid, sanitation and nutrition – at different stages of development including pregnancy. One does not have to be trained medical personnel to offer awareness information but to be involved in treatment it is a requirement that a volunteer produce evidence of training and working in a health care setting.

Working as a volunteer in health education equips the community with skills and knowledge that they can use to prevent diseases. You will be contributing to a healthy community, and as they say a healthy society is a prosperous community.

You will travel with English speaking guides to local villages and communities to provide advice and information for women and families. That might include offering breastfeeding suggestions, general health tips, and just about everything else. We will assign a project that meets the needs of the community at the time of your arrival.
 

Tasks

  • Make community health visits with guide and offer health advice
  • Make referrals to local health professionals
  • Promote social and emotional health awareness
  • Deliver training in groups, at schools and community centres


Requirements

  • Qualification in healthcare or health educationi>
  • Sensitivity to differences in health & personal care
  • Good communicator
  • Passion for facilitating change


Cost

  • Currency USD GBP AUD EURO
  • 2 weeks: $700 £535 $910 €600
  • 3 weeks: $850 £650 $1100 €730
  • 4 weeks: $1000 £760 $1300 €860
  • 5 weeks: $1150 £875 $1500 €990
  • 6 weeks: $1300 £990 $1690 €1120
  • 7 weeks: $1450 £1100 $1890 €1250
  • 8 weeks: $1600 £1220 $2080 €1380
  • Extra Weeks $150 £120 $195 €145
  • You will be required to pay $200/£165/AUD 275/€190 as an application deposit.


What Is Included

  • Meet & Greet at New Delhi Airport, transfer to, and one night stay at a hotel in Delhi
  • Pre departure information 
  • Transfer by bus or train from Delhi to Dharamsala
  • Accommodation 
  • Program briefing and Hindi lessons on arrival at the volunteer house
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and filtered purified water is also supplied 
  • Private car transfers (to and from work placements)
  • Yoga classes & local sightseeing
  • 24 hour support
  • A donation to local good causes
  • Certificate
  • & more

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