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Teaching Children in India: Joey’s Uplifting Presence

Joseph Guzman chose to volunteer teaching children in India. With his joy and dedication he was a great and positive presence at the school class in Jaipur. We would like to thank Joey to travel the long way from the USA and really inspire the children. Great Work!

Joseph Guzman with his class in Jaipur

Find out more about teaching children in India as a volunteer

You will be teaching English at a CSR (Community school) in Jaipur, situated in the southern part of the city. Since the school is catering to children from an economically weak & marginalized area, quality English teaching with all other required amenities provided are a great advance for the young students. Our in country partners have supported the school with all the furniture, infrastructure & teaching materials like boards etc. There are around 54 students who are studying in 1st to 5th grades. As a volunteer you will teach the students the necessary things that will help them in developing their interpersonal skills. You will also help the local staff in daily operations of the school. The top-most requirement of the project is to develop the overall personality of the students by encouraging extracurricular activities, art & craft, group discussions, teaching & communication.

Want to be a volunteer in India?

Visit our page with thee projects for volunteer work in India available.

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Volunteer in Rio de Janeiro Teaching English

What about volunteering in Rio de Janeiro teaching English? Rio de Janeiro is still one of the most charming volunteer destinations. Since people are very welcoming and eager to learn English from a native speaker, you will have a unique experience! While teaching young kids from the favela, you will enjoy to get around in this fascinating city. Because our volunteer organization is located in Rio de Janeiro, you will find the volunteer programs with the best cost / benefits equation with us!

Read about Alejandros experience in Rio de Janeiro teaching English to kids from a favela:

I had the oportunity to participate in a volunteer program with Iko Poran in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
I was an English teacher for kids in a community. I had an excelent oportunity to learn about languages, people and new cultures as well as the one to help people and build a better future. The programs that the organization has are very fun and you really feel that you are helping.
The support that the members give you is great and I would like to congratulate Felipe, who really makes you feel like at home and trully fights with all his hearth to change the present and future of communities all around the world.
This was an amazing experience and I higly recommend it for everyone who feels that he wants to help and learn. – Alejandro

How to be a volunteer in Rio de Janeiro teaching English?

Find here our full information about volunteering in Rio de Janeiro, and how to sign up. If you want to learn more about teaching English in more contries, find our Teaching Volunteer Programs here.

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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 a Nepales family, and soon overcame the language barrier. At the hospital, she learned about the practises of treatment, and found her way to help the children:

It was a wonderfull experience this 6 weeks in Kathmandu, a unic experience that I will never forget. I had an opportunitiy to learn first hand about Nepalese family life and to share everything with them, like it was my own family. Be a volunteer in Konti Children Hospital it was a rewarding experience. However in the beginning I felt little frustrated. Because of the language barrier, the diferent practices from what I used too, I felt that I didn’t help as much I desire.

But then I take the opportunity to observe, discover, learn about the health cares, most common diseases in Nepal and listen all the experience and dificulties of the parent’s and all the staff of the hospital.

I start to be able to help slowly according to my capabilities.

After this experience I felt lik the Nepali people did more for me than I did for them.  – Rita Gomes da Silva (Portugal)

How to be a volunteer at the Children Hospital in Kathmandu?

If you choose to travel as a medical volunteer in Nepal, you will  be working at the Pediatric Hospital in Kathmandu. At the Children Hospital, you will have both the opportunity to improve your medical skills and share your special knowlegde from your hoem country. While you are working at the clinic, you will discover the most eminent health issues that Nepal faces today. You will learn a great deal while also doing really valuable work.

Find all the detail necessary at our page with the volunteer programs in Nepal, and how to apply.

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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 de Rainha community. I worked with talented, passionate and hardworking health professionals who were willing to help and answer questions at all times. I really enjoyed being immersed in the community and learning about all aspects of the healthcare system in Rio de Janeiro in particular including the many challenges. This was an unforgettable experience I would highly recommend. – Jefrin

Medical internship in Rio de Janeiro

Working as a Volunteer in the medical field in Rio de Janeiro is a great opportunity to help the poorer parts of Rio with a variety of medical issues. As a medical intern, you can work in a clinic and assist the local doctors and nurses. In addition, you can also promote health awareness in the suburbs and favelas of Rio and provide important educational work.

An open-minded medical team on site is always at your side

As our interns told us, the clinics are full of devoted doctors and nurses who really gave them an insight into how the clinic works. The whole medical team is very nice and ready to work with the volunteers, even if the volunteers are still learining Portuguese. Finally, you can have good learning experiences, shadow doctors, and learn some basic medical techniques

Immerse yourself in the culture and art of life of Rio de Janeiro during the medical internship

The Medical Volunteer Program allows you to immerse yourself in the culture and get a feel for the Brazilian health care system. But of course you also have enough free time to enjoy the vibrant life in the city center and to be on the beach of Copacabana or Ipanema!

Feel inspired to work as a medical volunteer with the healthcare system in Rio?

Find the healthcare volunteer project in Rio on IKPVA’s Homepage, or go to our page with all the volunteer programs in Brazil.

You can go to our page with all the medical internship programs in more countries like Peru, India and Uganda as well.

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Ming’s Experience in Ecuador: The Smile I will Never Forget

My ‘family’ treating me so well…

Ming's Experience in Ecuador

Ming: The Smile I will Never Forget

How can this program be improved?

It will be better if the connection with local family is improved. Sometimes the internet is not good in this small village, so volunteers need someone who can speak english well.

  • Ming

Feel inspired to Volunteer in Ecuador?

Find the full cataloge with the projects to volunteer in Ecuador on our Homepage.

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Volunteer Work at an Artisan Shop in Ecuador

In the Artisan Shop of Renée and Mariana you can work as a volunteer in the arts and crafts, and thereby develop your artistic skills. Working in the shop, you can learn the techniques of Ecuadorian arts and crafts and create your own jewelry!

Mariana and Renee have opened the Artisan Shop as a Sustainable Project

Together with the group “Taller” Mariana and Renée have opened the craft shop to create a new source of income for the village population. The Taller group began work ten years ago and acted as a catalyst in the community. In doing so, Mariana and Renée also adopt an ecological approach: they create the handicrafts of seeds and materials, which they sustainably grow and harvest in the cloud forest. As a volunteer, you will not only learn how to make modern and traditional jewelry from natural materials, you will also get insights and culture.

The artistic production is closely linked to the history of the indigenous Yumbo people and the initiative for reforestation in the educadorian cloud forest.

Handicraft made of natural materials, which also contributes to ecological change.

So, with your volunteer work in the craft shop, you will not only help generate income for the villagers, but you will also be actively involved in environmental change in the rainforest region of Ecuador. A truly sustainable volunteer project that will also familiarize you with the culture and the Spanish language.

You can combine the work in the craft shop with other volunteer projects

Iko Poran offers a wide range of activities for volunteers in the village Last Tolas in the cloud forest of the Ecuadorian Andes. You can choose whether you would rather teach English at the school, work in the vegetable gardens or nurture the herbal garden with medicinal plants. If you want to engage in ecology and environmental protection, you can plant trees as part of the reforestation project, or work in the nursery.

Sustainable ecological projects for a gentle tourism

You can even plant coffee trees and pick coffee beans or milk the cows on the farm. For gentle tourism, you can help create footpaths in the cloud forest and much more. If your heart beats for the arts, try the handicraft shop selling souvenirs, where you can also learn how to do handicrafts.

Would you like to work as a volunteer with handicrafts in Ecuador?

Find here all the information about volunteering in Ecuador, and how to enroll.

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Volunteer in Peru Teaching English in Iquitos

Anthony and Halley Patterson, from Australia, have been teaching English in Iquitos, Peru. 
We would linke to thank you very much for sharing your time, knowledge and efforts to help our partner projects.

Volunteer in Peru, teaching English in a high school located in an Amazonian community close to Iquitos. You will be providing evening classes for other members of the community as well. Many times, artesans who make pottery and embroidery are eager to learn basic phrases in English, wich allows them to interact with tourists who buy the pottery.

The English Students are Highly Motivated and Teaching them is a Rewarding Experience

Our volunteers are taken aback and inspired by the eagerness of their students to learn and interact in English, and find it a very humbling experience. As a volunteer, you will give these students the opportunity to practice with a fluent English speaker. Improving their language skills will give open up opportunities for a better future. The school is located close to the riverside with an incredible view.

Living and Working in the Loreto Region – A Beautiful Nature Reserve

You will be living in Iquitos in the Loreto region of Peru – the world’s nature reserve. In your free time you can explore all the mysteries and wonders of this beautiful part of the world.

Volunteer in Peru as an English Teacher – how to proceed.

Read the following article with the full informationa about volunteering in Peru, learn about everything provided with the volunteer program, costs and requirements. From there, you may proceed with your application.

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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:

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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.

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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 a medical volunteer in Thailand. The small community hospital is similar to most western clinics, and provides for the health of the population in one of the poorest provinces of Thailand.

Since the clinic is responsible for maintaining the health and well-being of the local village community, your contribution as a medical volunteer is so important. Around 7000 people live in the vicinity of the clinic, most of them from the poorest backgrounds.

Focus of work in medical internship in Thailand

The medical staff at the hospital will select your medical internship assignments according to your experience and specialist knowledge. Medical volunteers with formal medical experience will have the opportunity to undergo non-invasive treatment to the patient under the supervision of the Thai medical team.

Thai Health System: Support the local staff at the clinic and help raising health awareness

The medical volunteer program is not designed to interfere with the Thai healthcare system or bring about major changes. The goal is to raise awareness of the complex health issues facing rural Thai communities and to support local staff in their work.

Medical internship in Thailand: gaining experience and getting to know the culture

In addition, the experience as a medical volunteer in Thailand provides a wonderful and culturally impressive experience. Since, of course, the Thai culture will be new to most, we encourage you to be open to new impressions!

Note:

The medical internship in Thailand is very popular with the volunteers. That’s why volunteers can be grouped during peak periods to do medical internships at multiple locations.

Meals for medical volunteers in Thailand:

Please allow US $ 10-15 a day for basic meals and also keep in mind, you’ll spend a little more on group excursions and evening outings.

Arrival Airport:

Bangkok International Airport, Suvarnabhumi – BKK.

Are you interested in joining the medical internship as a medical volunteer in Thailand?

Learn all about Volunteer Programs in Thailand, detailed program details, accommodation and fees.

From this page you can access the application form. If you submit the form, we will contact you within 48 hours and arrange everything for your voluntary stay.

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