Medical/Public Health Assistant

High­lights Voraus­setzungen Leist­ungen Termine & Preise Bewert­ungen
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Koordinator | David
Koordinator | David
Spend time in some of Buenos Aires' best clinics, hospitals, and public health research institutions, supporting both patients and nursing staff! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
About the Program

This placement focuses on improving the health and nutrition of some of the most impoverished areas of Buenos Aires. Interns will be expected to raise awareness in the communities, to mothers, children and mothers to be about the importance of a balanced diet and the risks of stunted development for children who are malnourished. In this position it will be important to be able to conduct presentations that are informative in order to improve the lives of those living in the villas. Participants will be responsible for assisting staff members in evaluating the health and nutrition of children in the villas, up keep of materials needed for evaluations, as well as encouraging families to attend regular health checkups. 

Your tasks

As a volunteer in this program, you will gather data and study community and clinical health challenges, including both large-scale pandemics and rare illnesses. You may have the chance to observe surgeries and attend rounds with staff, as well as assisting with public health outreach and education. Gain insight into the field of international health, and build teamwork and collaboration abilities. This is an excellent opportunity for current or recent students who are committed to health education or professionals looking for a short term program.

Through the volunteering experience, language abilities will improve tremendously and participants will be surprised how quickly they pick up on day-to-day conversation. In order to get a leg up at the start of the program, volunteers may choose to enroll in a short Spanish language course provided by Mente Argentina.

Your benefits

Program coordinators from Mente Argentina provide pickup from the airport and 24 hour assistance to make sure your stay in Buenos Aires runs smoothly without any problems. We pay close attention to put interns in positions that match their abilities and interests, and give them support through the process of applying. The weekly outings and societal activities we offer help participants become familiar with and understand the Argentine lifestyle and really feel like a part of the community. You will heighten your global familiarity and get a better idea of the culture of Latin America through cross-cultural understanding. And last but not least, you get to know and pursue a unified goal with people from all over the world to achieve a collective goal and make friends for a lifetime.

Tagesablauf

A typical day for a volunteer includes some hours of volunteering paired with free Mente activities in order to get to know Buenos Aires and socialize with other participants.

In the morning, the volunteer usually meets with the volunteer coordinator and their fellow volunteers and start the day together, organizing their activities and schedules. The work takes place in hospitals where volunteers can shadow and assist medical staff depending on their qualification, as well as schools and other public spaces where volunteers are raising awareness and informing the locals about measures of prevention, the importance of a healthy nutrition and many other topics. After traveling home to their apartments or host families, the volunteers can enjoy their free time and join the free Mente Argentina activities such as city tours, happy hours and meet ups. 

Freizeitaktivitäten

Activities included in the program fee (at no extra charge): 
- Buenos Aires City Tour 
- Tigre and Delta Tour 
- La Boca, San Telmo & Puerto Madero Tour 
- Tango Lessons 
- La Bomba Percussion show 
- Buenos Aires Pub Crawl 
- Buenos Aires Graffiti 
- Mente Argentina Nights & Many more

Konzerte/
Musik
Museum/
Oper
Sports

Voraus­setzungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Ausbildung
auf Highschool Niveau
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag

Leist­ungen

Dienstleistungen von Mente Argentina

The indicated fees include the stay in a student residence. It is possible to stay in a shared apartment, homestay or a private apartment instead. The fees for those vary as indicated in the accommodation description below. 
Other included services are:
- Official International Volunteer Certificate granted by Mente Argentina
- Exclusive Accommodation in the best areas of Buenos Aires: Palermo, Belgrano, Barrio Norte or
Recoleta (all utilities and expenses included)
- 1 Week of Intensive Spanish Lessons (Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm).
- Full access to Mente Argentina Tours & Activities
- Private Airport Pick Up
- Private Airport Drop Off
- Welcome Orientation
- Mente Argentina Welcome Kit (calling card, insider's city guide, maps, and more)
- Health Club Membership: Free Gym membership included
- Mente Argentina ISIC Global Discount Card
- Tango Lessons
- Conversation Language Exchange Partner
- Mente Argentina On-site assistance & Support Services 24/7

Abholung vom Flughafen Ministro Pistarini Airport

Our driver will pick up the volunteer at one of the two local airports, EZE or AEP. The driver will be informed about the arrival time and flight number and double check the arrival time. He will wait for the volunteer in the arrival area right customs with a sign with the volunteer's name. The driver will bring the volunteer to his accommodation and will be in contact with the local coordinators who will meet the volunteer upon arrival.

Unterkunft

All of our accommodation options are located in the most exclusive neighborhoods in Buenos Aires such as Palermo, Belgrano, Barrio Norte or Recoleta, close to public transportation, so that you can safely and easily navigate the city during your stay. 

Student Residence (Shared Room) / Shared Apartment (Single Room) / Homestay (Single Room) / Private Apartment

  • 4 Weeks USD 1.560 USD 1.660 USD 1.760 USD 2.060
  • 8 Weeks USD 2.410 USD 2.610 USD 2.760 USD 3.350
  • 12 Weeks USD 3.210 USD 3.510 USD 3.710 USD 4.600
  • 16 Weeks USD 4.010 USD 4.360 USD 4.610 USD 5.800

*Please feel free to ask us about special discounts for groups or longer stays

Gastfamilie Einzelzimmer
Verpflegung

With the student residence housing option there is an optional meal plan available.

Internetzugriff
Gute Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Ministro Pistarini Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Argentinien zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Argentinien bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Argentinien antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Argentinien überprüfen.

Termine & Preise

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

The program is available during the whole year, starting every Monday. 
The volunteer can move into the accommodation included in the program during the weekend before program start. We recommend participants to arrive 1-2 days before program start in order to settle.
The minimum stay for volunteering are 4 weeks but we recommend longer stays in order to get familiar with the organization and the tasks and improve the languages skills.
Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
4 - 16 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
4 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 1.560
8 Wochen
$ 2.410
12 Wochen
$ 3.210
16 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 4.010
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 320 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. Mente Argentina wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Zahlungen werden von PayPal abgewickelt, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter. Falls du keinen PayPal Account hast, kannst du die Anzahlung auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)

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Medical/Public Health Assistant

Spend time in some of Buenos Aires' best clinics, hospitals, and public health research institutions, supporting both patients and nursing staff!

$320/week

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