Honduras La Ceiba Medical and Nurse Programs

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Program Description

The public healthcare system in Honduras has a lot of issues and is one of the worst in all of Latin America. La Ceiba just opened a public hospital in the hopes of serving the most poverty-stricken community members. Very few affordable hospitals are available so even middle-class families make us of public hospitals. These hospitals are understaffed and in need of healthcare professionals and medical and nursing students to help out.

We are looking for medical and nursing students, EMT licensed professionals, and dental students to shadow and provide aid to local doctors and nurses. Volunteers will go along on daily routines, though duties will vary dependent on background and Spanish language skills.

Volunteers have the opportunity to go between departments such as the pharmacy, laboratory, and dental clinic. They will also be able to assist with checkups, clean wounds, provide sutures, and go on daily rounds. One week volunteers will only be able to observe and help with some basics, however, those who volunteer over a week will have a more hands-on experience.

This is a great volunteer opportunity for those looking to hone skills, add to resumes about developing nation’s healthcare, and improve Spanish abilities. For those who are not fluent or intermediate in Spanish, then we suggest our language immersion course. We also have translators available ($15 per day) so that they can help you overcome any issues. Volunteers must bring supplies such as scrubs, gloves, masks, and a stethoscope.

*Pre-medical and medical volunteers must pay $50 for a donation fee directly to the hospital. This fee is collected locally and required for all health-related placements.

Highlights

Volunteers can work with a variety of departments including pharmacy, dental, and laboratory
Volunteers will enhance their resume with healthcare work in a developing nation
Volunteers will help with an understaffed healthcare system

Qualifications

Proficiency in Spanish or pay an extra $15 per day for a translator

In order to provide you with the very best service, we require that you read our policies. At the bottom of the online application you will be required to check the box that you have read and understand the terms and conditions of volunteering with A Broader View (ABV).

- You must be 17yrs old to participate. Children accompanying their parent/legal guardian must be 12yrs old.
- Travel insurance and medical coverage is not included in the program cost. These are the responsibility of the volunteer. Volunteer Card Insurance (US$45)
- ABV is not responsible for loss of property, personal injury, illness, accident, delay or expense sustained by the volunteer while participating in our program.4
- ABV and its agents are not responsible for any financial obligations or liabilities the participant may incur including damages to property, or injury to others while participating on this program.
- ABV is not responsible for the cost of extra activities (sightseeing, language class etc) incurred during the course of your program. Daily transportation costs are the volunteers’ responsibility, although we try to confirm accommodations within walking distance to work site or bus transportation (very cheap in each country).
- Volunteers agree to follow the laws of the host country, the policies of the community in which they volunteer, and/or the rules of the host family, failure to do so will result in the termination of your program and forfeiture of all program fees.
- A non-refundable deposit of US$120 is required along with your application. Program costs paid in US dollars only. We begin the confirmation process once the deposit is received. Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure. Volunteers agree that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has commenced.
- Cancellations must be received in writing. No refunds are issued for cancellations received less than 45 days prior to departure.
- Prices on the website are subject to change without warning. Once the deposit is received, the program fee cost is guaranteed and will not change.

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Included:

Accommodation: Host Family
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Arrival: Airport meet and greet by ABV Staff
Orientation: Project Overview On-Site
Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

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

Program Locations

La Ceiba, Honduras

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Program Details

Provider:
A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Location
  • Honduras: La Ceiba
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks
Languages:
English, Spanish
Participants:
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
Cost:
Starting from US $895: 5% Discount for groups over 5 volunteers

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