Company : International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Medical, Health, Medicine
Location : Delhi and Dharamsala
Duration: 1 week to 6 months
Approx Costs: 250 to 2500 $ Dollars (US)
Despite gaining a reputation as one of the fastest growing countries in the world, financial inequalities are widespread and affect the daily lives of the people in India.
Volunteers working in the field of healthcare can be of tremendous value to local staff and medical facilities. In Delhi volunteers work in hospitals, small clinics, old age homes, orphanages, mobile camps, child care hospitals and shelter homes to assist the staff in the treatment of patients. They can educate and guide these disadvantaged people about sanitation, hygiene, nutrition and provide first aid to people with small injuries. Equipment is basic but all staff and most locals have a good grasp of English. In addition to general clinic work, volunteers will also perform a number of home visits with the local staff.
On the Delhi program we work with six hospitals and one mobile ambulance. All of these hospitals and clinics are located in Faridabad. On the Dharamsala program the clinics are located in Dharamsala and Dharamsala. NB: Pre-medical students are able to participate on our Delhi health program. Naturally, volunteers are required to present a copy of their qualifications and/or certificates of any qualifications/experience to our program staff on arrival in India.
For the HEALTH placements in Dharamsala, volunteers need to be training or qualified in a relevant medical field (having completed at least 2 full years of medical training or still a medical student). Naturally, volunteers are required to present a copy of their qualifications and certificates to our program partner on arrival in India.
You must be 18 years or older on the volunteer program start date and have at least a high school education. All volunteers must provide a criminal background check.
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