Volunteer at a Medical urban health center

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Program Description

In Guatemala, there exists a network of public health services, free of charge. In Quetzaltenango, there is a medical health center, where local inhabitants from the city or surrounding communities can obtain free health service.
They offer basic health care like doctor’s consults and baby´s vaccinations, and growth monitoring. The health posts only work with daily consults, they don´t receive overnight patients.

Volunteers are always needed at the health posts. Volunteers often work:
- Vaccination room (vaccinating babies), checking their height & weight
- The family planning clinic, doing consultations and giving injections
- HIV clinic, testing women and do frequent consultations
Volunteers have the opportunity to rotate in the different clinics if your skills allow this. Also, if you have experience in specific fields like psychology, lab work, dentistry or physical therapy, you can work in those clinics.

Highlights

Most help is needed in the mornings, so it's perfect to combine your volunteering with Spanish lessons in the afternoons, which is a nice way to improve your Spanish but also learn about the Guatemalan culture.

On the weekends we can organize nice trips to surrounding sites

Qualifications

A beginner-intermediate Spanish level is helpful (enough to understand the instructions of the therapists). To improve your Spanish, we suggest online language lessons with a private Guatemalan teacher.

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What`s Included

Do Guatemala offers a complete and well-organized volunteer experience. You pay a one-time fee which includes:

- Free airport pickup and transportation
- A detailed document on how to prepare for the trip
- All volunteer arrangements and supervision
- 24/7 assistance on the ground
- Free registration for Spanish school if you want lessons (normally $30)

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Program Locations

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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Program Details

Provider:
Do Guatemala
Location
  • Guatemala: Quetzaltenango
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1 year+, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months, 6-12 months
Languages:
Spanish
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
$ 175 one-time payment

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