Monthly Archive June 2017

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Medical Volunteers in Peru

Volunteer in Peru in our medical programs and leave your mark! You will be placed in medical centers located in disadvantaged areas around Peru, providing care mainly to low income families. These medical centers are not well equipped and most of the time there is not enough medical staff to meet all the demands of the patients.

Health Project Suitable for Medical Students

Medical Volunteers needed in Peru

Medical Volunteers needed in Peru

The health project is particularly suitable for Pre medical and Medical students who want to gain valuable clinical experience. All the volunteers in this program work alongside and in assistance of the local doctors and nurses.

Pre-med students can help the medical staff taking weight, height, blood pressure, heart rate and temperature, making beds, cleaning, preparing materials, administering vaccinations and sterilizing equipment. Med students with previous medical experience or good grasp of Spanish will be shadowing a doctor and will be asked to clean wounds, give injections, sutures, consult rooms and specialized departments, assisting doctors taking physicals and histories and drawing blood samples.

If you apply for this program you have the choice of working in three different cities across Peru.

Medical Volunteering available in Arequipa, Iquitos and Cusco

You can choose between projects in Arequipa, Peru’s beautiful white-stone city shadowed by the famous El Misti Volcano; Cusco, the Inca capital and the archaeological capital of the Americas; and Iquitos, the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon.

Requirements for Medical Volunteers in Peru

  • Volunteers who join the health project play an important role helping doctors, nurses and other medical staff. Therefore it is vital that volunteers speak Spanish to at least an Intermediate level, as the patients can only speak Spanish.
  • Volunteers must provide a CV and have a level of training, or experience in a medical field.

Each volunteer needs to bring medical scrubs, medical gloves, shoes and first aid kit to work with.

Find out more about volunteering in Peru

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Medical Volunteers in Uganda on AIDS Prevention

HenceYouCheck out the HIV/AIDS prevention program in for medical volunteers in Uganda. Since the country has been greatly affected by the AIDS epidemic, Uganda is home to more than 1 million AIDS orphans. Therefore, you will provide much-needed services through HIV/AIDS education and awareness, counseling and training, testing, and other duties. To apply, you must be a medical student, EMT or paramedic, or a nurse or physician. This program starts from $250 for your first week in Uganda.

Medical Volunteers in Uganda helping people affected by AIDS

Volunteer in Uganda in our health awareness projects. Uganda is at the heart of the sub-Saharan HIV/AIDS pandemic. Hence, an estimated 25.4 million people are living with HIV and approximately 3.1 million new infections occurred in 2004. In 2004, an estimated 2.3 million people lost their lives to the disease. Widowed mothers and elderly widowed grandmothers are the predominant heads of households.

AIDS is threatening the healph of the people in Uganda

HIV/AIDS results in a progressive depletion of the immune system leading to immune deficiency. This is why the weakened immune system is vulnerable to secondary diseases. However, access to medical care is non-existent for many Ugandans where almost half the population lives in absolute poverty.

Educate to prevent AIDS/HIV

Since most rural areas are severely lacking in services and HIV/AIDS awareness, nearly every family has had someone who is sick or has died from AIDS. Hence education continues as a primary weapon in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Therefore, awareness programs are provided at the community level, to schools and institutions, and at the personal level with individual counselling and home visits. Music and dramas by people living with HIV/AIDS can greatly contribute to educate local people. Also educational films help to enhance the awareness.

HIV/AIDS Counselling Training

You may choose to participate in one or more of the folowwing areas: HIV /AIDS Education and Awareness; HIV/AIDS Counselling Training (TOT); Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT). Please note: volunteers need to have a certification or proof of experience in a medical field, such as a medical student ID, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician’s credentials to participate in this Project.

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Medical Volunteers Needed in Brazil, Nepal, Thailand, Uganda, Tanzania and Peru

Find a unique opportunity volunteering overseas this summer on health promotion – medical volunteers needed in Brazil, Nepal, Thailand, Uganda, Tanzania and Peru.

Find the opportunities for medical volunteers below:

Medical Volunteers needed in Brazil

Brazil needs medical volunteers

Brazil needs medical volunteers

Work as a medical volunteer in Brazil supporting our health efforts and help to spread health awareness within low-income communities.

Health promotion and education is an integral part of furthering the goals of development. With a well-informed and healthy population, anything is possible.

However, there are extensive health problems that continue to threaten the wellbeing of the people.

As a medical volunteer you will be on the front lines of educating and raising awareness for healthcare issues impacting local communities. Whether you are involved in hands on health promotion and canvassing, healthcare advising, contraceptive literacy, or leading disease awareness workshops – your work will make an immediate, positive impact on your project.

Experience as a Medical Volunteer in Rio

Ana Nrooleyne working as a medical volunteer with the Red Cross in Rio

Ana Noroleyne working with the Red Cross in Rio

My overall experience was amazing, I enjoy every second of it and I learned so much about the culture. Definitely a experience that will change your life.

  • Ana Noroleyn from Texas

Find out more about volunteering in Brazil

Medical Volunteers in Nepal, at the Pediatric Hospital in Kathmandu

Volunteering in our Nepal Medical program will be one of the most challenging and most rewarding times of your life. It is a significant and generous act of humanity, but by giving your help you will also gain perspective and have a touching and unforgettable experience.

Magda from Camaxide, about her experience in Nepal:

Volunteering at a Kathmandu Hospital

Medical volunteers at Kathmandu Hospital

At the hospital I was able to exchange experiences and knowledge that was beneficial to both sides and was also extremely well integrated in the hospital routines. Thank You Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center for this opportunity!!! – Magda from Camaxide

Volunteer and live in historic Kathmandu

In this placement you will be living in the historical Kathmandu city, and thus you will get to witness the peculiar way of life of its inhabitants, and immerse yourself in Nepali culture. You will get to taste the wonderful food too as you are given a traditional Nepali Style lunch everyday while you are working. You will have a local support contact who will be there for you throughout your placement.

Requirements / Qualifications for Medical Volunteers in Nepal:

Applicants should be medical professionals, students or trainees. Your responsibilities and the type of work you will be doing depend on the resume you provide before you start. CV is required.

Find out more about volunteering in Nepal

Medical Volunteers needed in  Surin – Thailand

Affordable Volunteering in Thailand

Thailand Medical volunteers

Work as a medical volunteer in Thailand – you will be placed into a small community hospital, comparable in size to most western clinics, situated in one of Thailand’s poorest provinces.

The clinic is responsible for maintaining the health and wellbeing of the local village community; approximately 7000 people, the majority of whom are from underprivileged backgrounds.

Your duties and responsibilities are subject to your competency and formal experience. Volunteers with formal medical experience will have the opportunity to practice non-intrusive care under the supervision of the Thai medical team.

Find out more about health promotion volunteering in Thailand

 

Medical Volunteers needed in Uganda

Medical Volunteers needed in Uganda focussing on AIDS Protection

Medical Volunteers needed in Uganda focussing on AIDS Protection

Volunteer in Uganda in our health programs. Life in Ugandan community is no different to other regions of Africa and poverty still has a large impact on the quality of life the Ugandan people are able to enjoy. One of the largest problems Ugandan communities face through is a lack of medical knowledge, supplies and education.

Health Program focussing on HIV/AIDS

The IKPVA – Uganda Medical Volunteer Placement encompasses a number of fields and medical professionals and students are sorely needed. Our priority health program areas include HIV/AIDS, adolescent sexual reproductive health, and community health (mitigation of malaria and other diseases), building the capacity of rural communities in their efforts/initiatives towards improvement of sanitation and hygiene among others. This project aims to increase healthcare for rural people, decrease the prevalence of endemic diseases and improve village health by providing public health projects and promoting health education.

Find out more about AIDS Prevention volunteering in Uganda

Medical Volunteers needed in Tanzania

Medical Volunteers in Tanzania

Medical Volunteers in Tanzania

Volunteer in Tanzania in our medical project and help to treat people and create health awareness.

In 2002 the Servants of the Poor, Daughters of Charity opened the dispensary. Primarily their mission was to attend to basic healthcare needs and education of their local communities. Within this culture, cattle is their way of life and the main source of income, when necessary. Education and healthcare was perceived as less valuable, as people resorted to traditional healing methods.

When the facility began in January 2002, people did not see their assistance as necessary, as they had already become accustomed to their own methods of care. Only when these showed negative results did people begin to use the dispensaries facilities.

Find out more about health promotion volunteering in Tanzania.

Medical Volunteers needed in Peru

Volunteer in Peru in our medical programs and leave your mark! You will be placed in medical centers located in disadvantaged areas around Peru, providing care mainly to low income families. These medical centers are not well equipped and most of the time there is not enough medical staff to meet all the demands of the patients.

Health Project Suitable for Medical Students

Medical Volunteers needed in Peru

Medical Volunteers needed in Peru

The health project is particularly suitable for Pre medical and Medical students who want to gain valuable clinical experience. All the medical volunteers in this program work alongside and in assistance of the local doctors and nurses.

Pre-med students can help the medical staff taking weight, height, blood pressure, heart rate and temperature, making beds, cleaning, preparing materials, administering vaccinations and sterilizing equipment. Medicine students with previous medical experience or good grasp of Spanish will be shadowing a doctor and will be asked to clean wounds, give injections, sutures, consult rooms and specialized departments, assisting doctors taking physicals and histories and drawing blood samples.

Medical Volunteering available at Arquipa, Cusco and Iquitos

You can choose between projects in Arequipa, Peru’s beautiful white-stone city shadowed by the famous El Misti Volcano; Cusco, the Inca capital and the archaeological capital of the Americas; and Iquitos, the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon.

Find out more about volunteering in Peru

Links

Find the complete overview about health promotion volunteering at the IKPVA Homepage

Read about some of our volunteer’s experiences:

Wonderfull Experience at the Children Hospital in Kathmandu

Wonderfull Experience at the Children Hospital in Kathmandu! Rita from Portugal

Rita from Portugal spent six weeks as a medical volunteer at the Children Hospital in Kathmandu. She enjoyed living with ...
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Great Time in Rio

I had a great time in Rio – Medical Volunteer

I had a great time in Rio learning about the culture and building relationships with the people in the Engenho ...
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Medical Volunteers in Tanzania

Medical Volunteers in Tanzania

Medical Volunteers in Tanzania Become one of the medical volunteers in  Tanzania, help to treat people and create health awareness ...
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Medical Volunteers Needed

Medical Volunteers Needed in Brazil, Nepal, Thailand, Uganda, Tanzania and Peru

Find a unique opportunity volunteering overseas this summer on health promotion – medical volunteers needed in Brazil, Nepal, Thailand, Uganda, ...
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Medical Volunteer in Thailand

Medical Volunteer in Thailand: Internship at a Hospital in Surin

Volunteer on Healthcare in  Surin – Thailand We offer a medical internship at a hospital in Surin to work as ...
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Volunteering at a Kathmandu Hospital

Medical Volunteer in Nepal: Internship at the Pediatric Clinic in Kathmandu

When Magda from Portugal started her workaway with IKPVA as medical volunteer in Nepal, an old childhood dream came true ...
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Monkey Volunteering Abroad: Save the Vervet Monkeys in South Africa

Rescue Orphaned Monkeys: Make part of the vervet monkeys animal conservation volunteer program in South Africa. We  need help with the integration of the foster moms of 23 little orphans back into the troops.

Volunteers wanted for Monkey's Wellbeing in South Africa

Volunteers wanted for Monkey’s Wellbeing in South Africa

Orphaned Vervet Monkeys from other places are given a loving home….

Volunteering protecting Vervet Monkeys in South Africa

Volunteering protecting Vervet Monkeys in South Africa

Join the family at this amazing primate sanctuary in South Africa. At this special initiative, orphaned primates come from near and far and are given a loving home where they are rehabilitated and cared for until they can be released back into the wild.

With over 500 cheeky monkeys in care at any one time, this sanctuary always needs an extra pair of helping hands. Your participation will help to ensure they are all well fed, cared for and loved; and will help raise funds to maintain the place up to scratch for its gorgeous guests.

Care for Orphaned Vervet Monkeys in South Africa

This is an incredible option for those who go bananas for animals as you will get the chance to work hands on the vervet monkeys, under the guidance of experienced professionals.  At other occasions, you will be helping to carry out all the back-stage tasks which really ensure the monkeys’ wellbeing.

Gijs van Suijlichem volunteering with monkeys in South Africa

Gijs van Suijlichem volunteering with vervet monkeys in South Africa

“I’m having a wonderful time here and there is nothing that I don’t like.” Gijs van Suijlichem in our South African program

At the same time you will get to experience the amazing wildlife in the African bush, and make friends you will remember forever – some furry and some a little less so.

Highlights for Monkey Volunteering Abroad

  • You must be 18+ years old.
  • Working and living with Vervet Monkeys.
  • Enjoying the bush life of South Africa
  • Meeting amazing people from all over the world.

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Biodiversity and Environmental Protection Program in Uganda

Volunteer in Uganda and help to save and protect the biodiversity of the environment. Uganda depends heavily on environment and natural resources. However, the country suffers from environmental problems that put the economic, environmental and social development at risk. IKPVA’s biodiversity and environmental protection program offer participants with both valuable life-changing experience and an opportunity to make a difference.

Participants in the Volunteer in Uganda program do hands-on work and have a direct impact on the preservation of the environment in the host communities. Volunteers may help to integrate environmental curriculum in schools; promote sustainable utilization of natural resources— proper sanitation practices and alternative energy practices; promote environmental awareness activities— wastewater management, recycling, environmental youth clubs and park management; as well as promoting environmental approaches— sustainable agriculture, fuel efficient stoves and various agri-business strategies.

International Participants in the volunteer program

The program provides international participants with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in agro-forestry, tree planting and reforestation, with focus on the Western Uganda Highlands. The program brings together international volunteers on a regular basis to construct nurseries both with schools and communities, transplanting trees to degraded forest sites and train communities on agro-forestry techniques. Some of the activities depend on the current season. Please note, participants in our volunteer in Uganda environment program do not need to be a qualified or experienced to participate on these projects, however volunteers with special expertise are highly preferred.

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Teaching English in Ecuador

Volunteer teaching English in Ecuador and learning Spanish!

Teach English and open up a new perspective for children and adults of Ecuador

Volunteer in Ecuador in our teaching project. As a volunteer, you will have the chance to change individual path of life. Learning English will make it much easier for children and adults to work with tourists and also other volunteers. Many people in the community are interested, or already in the process of learning English. So you can offer them private or community lessons.

The Local Schools are also open for other educational subjects

The local school is also open for you to teach English and help with other educational subjects. Most of all, it is extremely important to give them attention and affection while teaching English as this is what they need the most. We suggest Iko Poran volunteers to give lessons in a playful and interactive way; this will definitely make lessons more effective.

Start your Volunteer Experience Teaching English in Ecuador

Find out everything you need to know about volunteering in Ecuador.

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Environmental Volunteering at Rio’s Tijuca Rainforest

Environmental Volunteering at the Tijuca National Forest helps preserving the world’s largest urban forest. You can volunteer on a reforestation project helping in the three nursery, counting species, opening and cleaning trails, cutting branches, painting fences/ signals, among other activities.

Tijuca Forest is the worlds largest urban rainforest, this program gives you, as a volunteer, the opportunity to take part in aiding the conservation of this natural beauty. You will be given the once in a lifetime chance to create alternative solutions to some of the increasing environmental issues this area faces, in response to plastics residues, waste and pollution.

If only I was born in Brazil

Iko Poran truly showed me the authentic life of a Brazilian. The warmth, the layback’d-ness, the everyday “Bon Dia’s”…. It was an experience that I will never forget. I am going to return to Brazil as soon as I can!! The people you meet, both local citizens as well as the foreign participants, have become friends I will never forget and hopefully see soon!
All in all, Iko Poran was an opportunity I would do again and again (especially to see Lola, the dorm cat).  – Eric Jin, Waterloo University

Magnificent Landscapes at the “Cidade Maravilhosa”

Rio de Janeiro boasts one of the most magnificent contrasting landscapes in the world: cascading forests on massive mountains adjacent to a world-class city. However, this contrast isn’t always mutually beneficial, as many of Rio’s treasured green spaces are damaged by urban sprawl.

Emily’s Experience with Environmental Volunteering at the Tijuca Rainforest

I was in Rio de Janeiro for 4 weeks helping out in the Tijuca rainforest and at the community garden in a favela. I met so many different people from all over the world and as a result, I not only learned about Brazil but many other cultures. It’s a great way to get to know a city and have more of a local feel and the program itself is very reasonably priced. I would definitely consider coming back to Iko Poran for volunteering again. – Emily, University of Waterloo

Environmental Volunteering helps to preserve the pristine nature of Rio’s Rainforest

As a volunteer for an environmental program you can help to support and develop some of the most precious natural spaces, while also helping in a community vegetable garden and experiencing favela life.

How to be an environmental volunteer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Find the complete information about affordable volunteering in Brazil

You may also like to read about more reforestation projects in other countries:

Reforestation Volunteer in Ecuador's Cloud Forest

Reforestation Volunteer in Ecuador’s Cloud Forest

Work as a reforestation volunteer in Ecuador’s cloud forest in order to help achieving long-lasting positive results both for the ...
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Nepal Medical Project: Internship at the Pediatric Clinic in Kathmandu

Portuguese Doctors Magda Gradil and Manuel Magalhaes ready for action in our Nepal Medical Project.

Nepal Medical Project at a Pediatric Hospital in Kathmandu

Based in Kathmandu city, this medical program is a great way to learn about the Nepalese healthcare system while immersing yourself in the local culture. Your tasks will vary depending on your background, but if you have medical training or formal experience, you will be able to practice non-intrusive care for patients, under supervision from local professionals.

This project also gives you the opportunity to share and improve your medical skills and to discover the most eminent health issues that developing countries face today. You will learn a great deal while also doing really valuable work; having a positive impact on the local community and the development of the Nepalese healthcare system.

Your duties will be decided subject to your abilities and experience. Volunteers with medical training or formal experience will, under the supervision of the local team of professionals, practice non-intrusive care. The hospital will welcome you as a keen learner and will also expect you to share your knowledge of the medical techniques from your country.

Volunteer and live in historic Kathmandu

In this volunteer placement you will be living in the historical Kathmandu city, and thus you will get to witness the peculiar way of life of its inhabitants, and immerse yourself in Nepali culture. You will get to taste the wonderful food too as you are given a traditional Nepali Style lunch everyday while you are working. You will have a local support contact who will be there for you throughout your placement.

Requirements / Qualifications:

Applicants should be medical professionals, students or trainees. Your responsibilities and the type of work you will be doing depend on the resume you provide before you start. CV is required.

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NGO Development in Cambodia

Volunteering on NGO Development in Cambodia may help the Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) offering different types of activities and services to uplift the living conditions of their populations. NGOs are often very limited in financial and staffing resources and will be happy finding volunteers joining the team temporarily.

Volunteers joining the staff of NGOs

Alex - Cambodia NGO Development

Alex in Cambodia

Many staff members are volunteers that receive no salary for their work and efforts. Often the organizations lack skills and resources to become powerful players at the local level.

As a volunteer in NGO development project you will work closely with the organization helping them in many different ways. Volunteers may work with general administration, organizational development, writing reports and proposals, developing ideas for income generating activities, IT, teaching English, and others.

Volunteering on NGO Development to achieve their goals

Volunteers’ work have been helping our partner NGOs to achieve more and better results meeting their goals and broadening their reach in their communities.

Skills required for volunteers on NGO Development in Cambodia

Volunteers from any background are welcome in this project. There are different NGOs working in many areas. All projects need help and there is always something you can do, but volunteers will go a much longer way if they can grasp the local language.

Want to become a Cambodia volunteer?

Find out everything about volunteer work in Cambodia.

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Volunteer Teaching in Cambodia

To work as a volunteer Teaching in Cambodia is a rewarding experience, inspiring young minds and seeing them grow can be one of the most exciting things a person can ever do and Iko Poran –Cambodia has a great range of volunteering projects where you can develop your experience and use your skills to help children in Cambodia.

Volunteers in this field work alongside local teachers or on their own; at preschool, they teach basic English skills, and carry out basic childcare duties; at primary and secondary, they teach core subjects, such as English, mathematics, science, and can initiate extra-curricular activities after school such as art, music, theatre, sports or gardening; they may also carryout small and manageable community groups or individual tutoring outside class for adults. In some schools, you will prepare tests and exams and even correct exams; the longer you stay the more responsibilities you will receive.

Participants in the Volunteer in Cambodia programs should not count on teaching resources being available and many classes may have large numbers but it is a challenge that is highly rewarding. Please note, volunteers do not need to be a qualified or experienced teacher to participate on the Teaching project.

Want to volunteer teaching in Cambodia?

Find out everything about affordable volunteering in Cambodia with us, and sign up as a volunteer.

We will take you step by step through the enrollment, and you also will learn about everything provided with the program, costs and requirements.

Have fun!

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