Overview of Volunteer with the Healthcare Program in Antigua, Guatemala
Because of Guatemala’s poverty, people often find themselves in less than ideal healthcare situations. People often live without proper medical attention or healthcare services. Volunteering with a healthcare project gives people the care and attention they deserve!
Volunteering overseas with a healthcare program in Antigua Guatemala is a fantastic way to give back to those who need it while providing an opportunity to become fully immersed in your surroundings.
As a healthcare volunteer you will create bonds, provide crucial services to those in need, and have a once in a lifetime experience that will change both the lives of the people and your own.
Role of Volunteer
You specific tasks as a volunteer will depend on your qualifications, interests, skills, and education level. The following are in crucial demand in clinics and hospitals: medical students, doctors, nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, dentists, nutritionists, psychologists, and orthodontists. If you specialize in another area, feel free to contact us and we’ll help place you in the proper environment.
Whatever you decide to do will help greatly in the lives of the community members. Volunteering opportunities with a medical project will change everyone’s lives for the better. Details will come to you about your specific assignment before you arrive in Antigua.
Skills and Qualifications
All medical students and healthcare professionals are welcome to volunteer with this project. You should provide us with your qualifications when submitting an application.
Most placements require volunteers to speak Spanish as most patients will not speak English, unless willing to pay for a personal translator. You can also take classes as part of your program to better your knowledge of the Spanish language.
You should love what you do and have a caring, patient personality!