Nursing and Medical Work (for qualified professionals and student) - Surin
|Project At A Glance
Start Point: Bangkok
End Point: Surin
Duration: 1-12 Weeks
Hours: 30-40 Hours per week
Arrival Date: First Friday of the month
Food: Meals not included
Room: Shared volunteer house
Medical volunteers work in Surin, NE Thailand. Volunteers work in a combination of local hospitals, rural community clinics and childcare centers. In addition to our own outreach program, we work in coordination with Surin’s Department of Public Health and village leaders.
Our aim is to support rural people in Thailand by providing medical care throughout the year. While volunteers assist existing medical services, our outreach programs bring care to the door of the most needy. Thailand’s rural poor have very little or no access to alternative treatments such as physiotherapy. Presently, medical volunteers are needed in a wide range of medical fields.
Thailand’s health service provides a limited service to people in rural areas. We would like to hear from all medical professionals in all fields. We are confident that regardless of your area of expertise, we can find a volunteer project for you. Our medical volunteer work is extensive from assisting medical staff in a rural community clinic, to working on our own outreach program, to helping with healthcare and promotion in schools and childcare centers. Our outreach program has now been expanded to include more rural villages where medical volunteers assess the health of the villagers, promote health, carry out treatments and provide advice. For higher efficiency, medical volunteers keep notes to assist future volunteers help these people.
We seek the support of student nurses to provide nursing care in Surin, Thailand. You will be provided the perfect framework for student nurses to complete their Elective Placement or an internship (subject to agreement from their educational institute). The scope of nursing work is extensive. Volunteer student nurses will work in a number of walk in health clinics for rural people in and around Surin City. You will assist the qualified Thai staff in all aspects of their work.
Volunteers work a 4 day week with the long weekend to relax or travel. On volunteer days our staff will pick you up in the mornings and take you to your project. Your pick up time will around 8am and you should be returned back to your accommodation by 3-4pm. Our in-country staff work alongside you translating and supporting you throughout your day.
Applicants interested in joining our volunteer health program must possess a healthcare certification such as an ID as a medical/nursing student, EMT, paramedic certification, nursing, physical therapy, midwifery or physician's credentials. Volunteers must be proactive, patient, responsible, enthusiastic and passionate about healthcare.
Medical and nursing students looking to join this project must have completed at least their first year of university training.
Volunteers who join the medical and nursing projects will live together in one of several houses rented from the local community. The houses are all located very close to each other and within a very short walk of Surin’s excellent amenities including restaurants, supermarkets, shops, internet café’s, ATM’s, pharmacies, launderettes and much more. Each house has several twin-shared bedrooms, a basic but fully functional kitchen, bathrooms with hot showers and shared communal areas both in and outdoor. The houses are in safe and well-lit locations of Surin. Furthermore, the staff office and accommodation is located just 50 meters away and the team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Transport to and from the location is provided for you and included in the overall placement fee. In addition to your transport, a member of our team who will also help to translate your conversations and questions and will accompany you each and every day on your placement.
Meals are not included in the placement fee to give you the opportunity to eat what and when you want too. Food in Thailand, particularly outside of the major cities, is plentiful and very low cost. There are also many western options easily available should you wish to try a taste of home! For those of you who like to cook, our team will also arrange a couple of evenings to teach you how easy it can be to make your own tasty Thai treats.